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JDHAPPY Posts: 86
7/30/18 9:25 P

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So so proud of you NITEMAN3D! We joined Planet Fitness about a week ago and I've gone 6 out of the 7 days. OMG, I am so out of shape, but I know I will feel better if I stick to this. You are so right. I have lowered my expectations and don't beat myself up. Just going to go slow and easy and keep going!



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7/30/18 7:28 P

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The last time was the clincher for me. You learn what 'gradual' means. There's no jumping in with both feet anymore. It's a matter of sneaking up on goals lest you overdo and end up out of commission for a few days, only to have to start over. The upside is that it does work. I too was in my late fifties the first try and actually lost a hundred pounds, only to find a bunch of it later. A little over four years ago I started again and have been very successful... just a lot slower. Whereas the first time I lost it in a little over a year, this time I'm not done yet and it's been over four years. I'm in no hurry to finish since maintenance seems to be my weak point. If I can just lose a couple pounds a year now I'll reach my ultimate goal near my ninetieth birthday and I'll decide what to do from there.

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7/30/18 8:22 A

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I am determined to reach my goal. Even if it's a slow process...as long as it's a forward process I will be happy.
Age is a funny thing. Sure things change and so we must adjust our way of thinking and move on. But I do believe (and there are tons of inspirational people out there to prove it) that it can be done no matter what age!
Onward and upward ladies. We got this!!

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7/27/18 4:34 P

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I totally agree that you can do it at our age...just have to keep moving, watch portions, and keep at it.

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JDHAPPY Posts: 86
7/27/18 4:17 P

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I first joined Spark when I was 58. Had been struggling with my weight since my kids were born. When I look back on what I wrote, I can see that I wasn't a very happy camper with my weight loss struggles and I would give up and gain it all back. I'm 65 now, started over once again 3 months ago. I'm now 20 lbs down from my highest weight and I joined a gym. No more yoyo dieting. At my age, starting over hurts too bad. I'm older and stiffer and the initial exercise is a killer until I get used to it. I am determined to eat right and move! I am happy today! I was using my age as an excuse to not be able to lose weight. It comes off slower but it does come off.



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