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9/16/18 1:54 A

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I'm in my seventies and built like Adonis. Okay, I lied about that last part, but I am in my seventies and I'm in much better shape than I was over twelve years ago when I started here at fifty-nine. That even includes one pretty bad backslide which means I've lost a bunch of these pounds twice. I've been either losing or maintaining for the last four and a half years.

I'm no longer obese, I'm off Diabetes meds altogether, my Arthritis is much more manageable, my blood pressure and resting pulse are normal even under the new guidelines, I've had the hernias repaired that were caused by lard, I've had the retina repaired that was impaired by the Diabetes... I'm sure I'm missing several other benefits of losing the weight and paying attention to my health, but you get the point. Yes, you *can* do it. I'm one of the laziest human beings on earth and if I can drag myself into it, anybody can do it. Try and fail and try again, but never, ever quit. Just keep trying till you win. Welcome to SparkPeople!

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9/15/18 11:57 P

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It's possible! I'm 59 and I've lost 103 pounds in the last 18 months. I'm pretty much at goal weight and have been for the last few months. I no longer worry about weight, but rather firming up what I have with regular weight lifting and cardio.

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9/15/18 7:13 P

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It’s hard, but if you keep organized, and a positive attitude, you can do anything.
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9/15/18 1:51 P

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It just seems like it's so much harder to lose weight after 50 and I don't want to spend the second half of my life as an obese woman. Wondering what is really possible to achieve in the way of a nice looking figure.

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