SparkPeople Anyone over 70 Team Messageboard We are a group that formed around a topic called Anyone in their 70s, and since we chat frequently, we want to be constituted as a team so others may join us easily. SparkPeople Anyone over 70 Team Messageboard Information for writers Writers check these sites out. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>17/may/13/so-you-want-to-be-a-writer-c<BR>olum-mccanns-tips-for-young-novelists </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>k/top-tips-for-new-writers-on-getting-<BR>started/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/ </link> <BR> <BR><BR>d/authors-share-one-piece-of-advice-fo<BR>r-writers <BR... Wed, 11 Nov 2020 14:22:40 EST Spark Trivia-----Did You Know? One serving of red bell pepper delivers a whopping 190 mg of vitamin C! Broccoli contains 132 mg, kiwi boasts 137 mg, and oranges come in last with 83 mg. According to the National Institutes of Health, the daily recommended value for vitamin C is 90 mg for men and 75 mg for women, so one serving of red bell pepper will more than cover your needs. <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:08:32 EST Christmas Cards How many of you still send out and like to receive Christmas Cards via the post? <BR> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 06:40:42 EST OVER 70 HELLO ! I turned 79 June 8th, aiming for 93 ! Life is great, retirement is great, a wonderful world. I just returned from a trip to Wisconsin, I live in Illinois near St. Louis. I drove the 650 miles, with confidence. A friend went with me, we took a Scherenschnitte class, one more thing checked off of my Bucket List. Live-Love-Laugh, MISSNUGGY Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:43:41 EST Just a quick check in.. Doing okay in Ohio. Anyone else need a quick check in? Mon, 3 Jun 2019 14:49:27 EST starting anew as anyone started a new life at 70? Sun, 2 Jun 2019 19:51:42 EST A Good Day Today was a good day. I stayed close to home and got caught up on some chores I have been letting go. I am starting Spring cleaning. <em>125</em> Going to rest soon. Bye for now <BR> Mon, 8 Apr 2019 20:55:19 EST Just turned 70 Hello, I am moving into the fast lane at 70. I am wanting to reconnect with a support group. I can't get to a computer everyday but I try to stay on track. WOW 70 amazing. Tue, 2 Apr 2019 13:15:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:02:03 EST How many words can you make out of Transportation? Trying to find words in Transportation will help your mind to think. Are you gamed to try? <BR> <BR> Transportation <BR> <BR> l. Transport 2. Narrations 3. Train 4. Orations <BR> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:00:32 EST Am trying yet again I have tried to loose this weight, but have not stuck to any sort of plan. So, I've come here once again to find a safe place to talk and share. Am starting fresh today. <img Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:32:27 EST Storm Good Sunday morning all, <BR> <BR> Had just finished my breakfast eggs,hash browns, and toast when a very loud pop was heard and the lights went off and everything electrical quit. Just as it had gone off it return and everything was on again. Have no idea what happened. Nothing was happening weather wise outside. The iPad was telling me It was not on line. I went upstairs to see what the desktop was doing....I pressed the button and it had power to come on. I was checking the iPad sti... Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:41:15 EST I really like this movie, book, whatever??? Do you have a favorite movie, book or whatever to suggest? <BR> <BR> Last night I watched the movie BOOK CLUB. It was pretty good. Not as good as some of the older ones but what new movie is? <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Dec 2018 14:25:15 EST How many words can you make. I have this on my team. <BR> <BR> Longfellow <BR> <BR> 1. Long Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:37:25 EST Childhood Friends How many of you are still in touch with at least one childhood friend? Sat, 17 Nov 2018 06:52:12 EST Help me get to know you! I am trying to get to know all of the great members of this team, maybe this post could help me. <BR> <BR> If you would please copy &amp; answer all of these questions. Add or omit as you like <BR> <BR> 1. My name is: Karen <BR> <BR> 2. I live in : Ohio <BR> <BR> 3. I was married for 25 years. Been single for 29 years <BR> <BR> 4. My family is: constantly growing. Now up to 26, I think <BR> <BR> 5. Years ago I was: stay @ home mom, waitress, preschool teacher, Head Start family advoc... Sun, 21 Oct 2018 17:23:39 EST How was your today? My day was really good today; I'm patting myself on the back for staying on my eating plan. There were no temptations coming my way which made the committment easy to adhere to. <BR> <BR> How 'bout you? Was your day a good/great one? Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:15:12 EST College Student With A Brief Interview Request Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Jae; I'm attending an upstate NY college online and one of my assignments is to interview someone who's over 70 regarding emotional wellness. It's a brief 5-question survey, and it can be totally anonymous. You can be as brief of verbose as you'd like. I only ask that you include your occupation or if you're retired. The questions are below: feel free to respond that you'll participate in the interview, and then email me your responses at, in or... Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:41:09 EST Tracking Just started again. Trying to find my way around. Been measuring to see if I lose any inches. Finally found this chat room. <BR> <BR> Where can I find a chart to see my inches progress? <BR> <BR> Have the recipe app, but can't figure out how to get them to my food tracking. <BR> <BR> Any help much needed. <BR> <BR> I will turn 70 in a few days. Want to sTay active as long as I can. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:05:22 EST Fitness app? I need suggestions for iOS fitness apps. I don’t want Fitbit. Currently I am able to walk our neighborhood and I would like to see how I am doing. I love to walk but can’t do it all the time due to a health reason. But for now I am loving the walking. Thanks Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:49:56 EST Juicing I am getting into the habit of making vegetable/fruit smoothies. And I love them. I notice that I feel better when I put all of these good vitamins into my body. <BR> Does anyone else make smoothies like this? Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:36:30 EST Spread Sheet question Is this spread sheet a place to put in our weekly weight? A place to be accountable? Will someone please explain to me how this works. Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:18:37 EST I am new here I am new here, and really have no idea what I'm doing. I'm 75, and have been trying (and not succeeding) in losing weight for the past few years. I thought perhaps if I became part of a group of people my own age, I would be more true to myself in this quest. <BR> <BR> June Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:13:27 EST How to add more magnesium I am coming up short on this even with the senior multi vitamin. I do not like to ear a lot of nuts and seeds. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:53:19 EST Points I'm sure I will appear stupid but I have a points I want to post but I really don't understand A) What it is all about. and B) how I accomplish it. Can any one out there help me? Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:36:05 EST Stress Test Yikes,,,here is what I did Monday! No food , drink, or water from 10 PM until about Noon the next day and then have to do the treadmill . Heart rate up to 145 so we did 30 more seconds at that level after about a minute or so leading up to it! Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:17:42 EST Binging <img src="">Last night my husband had to go to the hospital. he is alright but as I sat waiting at home I did what I always do when I'm anxious, binged. It annoys me because I know I'm not going to feel better. It won't fix my anxiety and it just makes me feel bad for doing it. Enough moaning. It's another day and I'm back on track. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:46:56 EST How to Share A Blog Does anyone know how I can share a blog written by another on Spark people so that this group can see it? Sat, 9 Jun 2018 13:15:41 EST Triumph about the Monday visit! Great news On Weds. I found someone at the healthcare facility who listened to my comments about the mammogram. <BR> 1. I am not in a government study. (There is none to her knowledge) <BR> 2. Tech used overly clinical words disregarding patient's well being. <BR> 3. The patient rep was really concerned because the tech stayed in the room when I disrobed. (even tho I said it was OK.) They're never supposed to do that! <BR> Fri, 8 Jun 2018 17:06:12 EST Andouille Sausage Anybody tried this? It was delish...with okra and jambalaya mix I had taken out of the freezer. Got it at the Jewel grocery store on special. Tue, 5 Jun 2018 17:38:36 EST How's It Going? still trying to catchup with the Quality dept. where I had my mammogram done yesterday. Lots of phone tag. Had a question. <BR> <BR> Why is it so hard to communicate with medical staff? Tue, 5 Jun 2018 17:36:38 EST Points I am no sure how to "give the team my points'? I have 91 right now. Can someone walk me through it please. <BR> <BR> heather Tue, 5 Jun 2018 11:56:08 EST Dropping by to Say Hello! This is my first time on this chat. I found it by looking at my team from May of 2015 when I rejoined Spark people. Right now that team is inactive, but the members are still exercising and tracking fitness. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:47:45 EST The Teenaged Years What did you do for fun in your teens ? <BR> I loved dancing and we went in groups to afternoon dances called a'Fair" which was held from 2- 6 pm. <BR> We also went to lots of matinee shows at the cinema. <BR> We admired singers like Bobby Darren, Rick Nelson, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino , Pat Boone. <BR> It was a fun time indeed. <BR> Roz <BR> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:08:34 EST The Teenaged Years What did you do for fun in your teens ? <BR> I loved dancing and we went in groups to afternoon dances called a'Fair" which was held from 2- 6 pm. <BR> We also went to lots of matinee shows at the cinema. <BR> We admired singers like Bobby Darren, Rick Nelson, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino , Pat Boone. <BR> It was a fun time indeed. <BR> Roz Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:05:00 EST Good night This was a busy weekend so I didn't get here much. I look forward to meeting everyone. I am mother of two great daughters and three grandchildren. I still work at home some -- editing dissertations. My husband and I moved from Florida to S Carolina about eight years ago because it is so beautiful here. He passed away three years ago and I'm still learning to live without him. I am very active in my church, I volunteer at Lutheran Hospice of Greenville, the Food Pantry, and I help provide meal... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:35:07 EST Newbie Hi, I'm Nancy, 73, retired and live in Michigan. I;ve been doing spark for about 3 months so still newbie on Spark but not new to trying to lose weight. I like the new short spark challenges. <BR> <BR> for Hobbies, I read, quilt and play on computer. (too much sitting) <BR> <BR> Nancy Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:19:56 EST Birthdays? What do you remember of your birthday <em>383</em> celebrations when you wee a child? Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:46:26 EST Need to Change my Ways I am 73 and moved to Fl in July 2015, could not handle cold anymore. My weight gain is more from lack of exercise then overeating, although I don't eat the right things. I had to have 2 stents in my heart in Oct 2015. I think that didn't help my exercise much but I have turned in to a couch potato that watches TV probably 8 or more hours a day. I am on statin drug that gives me leg pain but if I walk in the pool makes a big difference but pool closes in late Sept. I tried joining Y but ... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 08:33:20 EST 2018 weigh in spreadsheet <link><BR>/d/1Tvb--xpvXDnMVZVLm_Najkk6gL14u1OH__<BR>yvgIIx0AQ/edit#gid=0 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-xpvXDnMVZVLm_Najkk6gL14u1OH__yvgIIx0A<BR>Q/edit#gid=0 </link> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:26:15 EST Did You Know??? Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in animal foods and in the body’s blood, brain and nervous systems. It is essential to the structure of every cell in the body. The dietary goal for adults is to limit intake to fewer than 300 milligrams of cholesterol each day. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 03:05:45 EST Old and need motivation Hello been on spark off and on since 2009 <BR> 72 as of sept 4 <BR> WW again seems at least 2x,s a year join <BR> Been to jenny Craig,curves,tops you name it I've done it <BR> I suffer depression so that's a daily problem <BR> Do 5 is not too many this year <BR> Mattie 53 years <BR> I do have kids and grandkids but would rather not talk about them <BR> Need motivation Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:35:55 EST A little new at this Learning how to use all aspects of this program. I live in Illinois and happily retired for 6 years. I have been "dieting" for most of my adult life and trying to lose baby fat from pregnancy over 40 years ago. <em>20</em> I definitely yo-yo and consistency is a problem. Hope this team will help with motivation. Wed, 31 May 2017 11:04:01 EST Hello from a new team member Hello! I've been on SparkPeople for a while, but this is a brand new team for me. I live in sunny Southern California, close enough to Disneyland to hear the nightly fireworks. MommaDot sent me a warm welcome (Should I call you Dot?), so I thought I'd say "hi" to everyone. She also asked what I prefer to be called. My login name refers to my love of scuba diving, and my name is Diane. Both Diane or Di are fine. I respond to both. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know all of you! <BR>... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:33:16 EST Your first experience at the movies. Hello, <BR> I am a student and and searching for a kind person willing to answer a few questions regarding your experience at the movies. This is for my Cinema History class and I was asked to interview someone over 70 years old. Unfortunately, my only remaining grandparent is suffering from Alzheimer's and I have no other friends or family that can help. <BR> <BR> I would be so grateful if anyone here is willing to help. Only my Professor will see your responses and as far as your personal... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:04:02 EST Where are you? I've been away from Spark for too long! It's strange, isn't it, that an apparent misfortune can yield a benefit of sorts? I am pretty much dependent on a walker here in the condo and a wheelchair if I have to go out - bummer - but - I'm having the opportunity - yeah, really - to play on my computer. That means I can spend some time getting back to reconnecting - started with Spark when I was 77 - 82 next month (good grief!) and feels good to be back after being busy away. My question - wh... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:08:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:04:33 EST Candidia WHAT IS CANDIDA? <BR> A fungus is a microscopic organism that typically lives harmlessly in people. However, if your inner ecosystem is out of balance and your immunity is weakened, you are at risk for a fungal infection, like Candida (also known as a yeast infection). <BR> <BR> A single-cell organism, Candida reproduces asexually and thrives on some of the body's byproducts: dead tissue and sugars from food. Unless its environment is altered and its source of food is eliminated, it quickly ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:53:03 EST Osteoporosis I was recently diagnosed. Does anyone else have this and how are you handling it? Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:09:13 EST question how do I earn points for the team? any help will be appreciated. Thanks Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:48:28 EST How many of the old radio programs do you rememer? Long Ranger <BR> Lux presents Hollywood <BR> Amos and Andy <BR> Stella Dallas <BR> Tue, 3 May 2016 11:48:00 EST How many of the old movie stars do you remember? Clark Gable <BR> John Wayne <BR> Rita Hayward <BR> Sophia <BR> Audrey Hepburn <BR> Roy Rodgers <BR> Gene A <BR> Dale Evens <BR> Tue, 3 May 2016 11:46:50 EST Does anyone like Cowboy music? I loved all the old stars, a lot gone. I don't know all of the new ones. I do know Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine, as watch them on the Voice, but only hear them sing on there. I was watching the awards last night and have to go back as it is recorded and did not finish it. <BR> I know some of them, but not all. Tue, 3 May 2016 11:44:56 EST First name and where we live. My name is Leona and I live in Harris, Minnesota. <BR> <BR> Now, other you can copy and paste the above names and add your information so we see all the names on one post. I hope I have not confused anyone. Mon, 2 May 2016 09:23:37 EST Can you find names from Massachusetts? This is a game we play on my team I started. It helps the memory. Each one has to find a word in the word Massachusetts. See how many we can find. <BR> <BR> Chat Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:48:50 EST Hi - New to the Team I'm 70, live in Pennsylvania, retired from retail bakery, caregiver for mom, my husband's mother, have an assortment of physical ailments, trying to lick a sugar addiction and get healthier. I am starting to get into a regular walking schedule. It's been 3 years since I had two new knee replacements and I fell behind in the exercise department. It's good to be here with you. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 23:29:51 EST Weight chart on spreadsheet Spreadsheet 2016 DO NOT POST ON THIS TOPIC, PLEASE <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/d/17Km0Yf1jGNuZqmSESLPTRoyMhSbQ13Eo29<BR>IBkaZdWwA/edit#gid=0 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Yf1jGNuZqmSESLPTRoyMhSbQ13Eo29IBkaZdWw<BR>A/edit#gid=0 </link> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:25:28 EST DD and her service DAD dog Our dd has diabetes and has had since she was 11 years old. She is now 49. DD doesn't see color our of her left eye. Now her blood sugar drops and she doesn't realize it has dropped until she is unconscious. Her blood sugar has dropped as low as 8. There is now service dog's that can tell when diabetics blood sugar is low or high, before it get so low that it is dangerous for the diabetic. This group picks there dogs though the dog shelters. DD started look the process about 6 months a... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:37:55 EST hello, Hi all, I am so happy to find this forum for people in my generation! I am 72 next month, morbidly obese (275) . I like to exercise in the pool at the fitness center, easier on my old joints. I do water aerobics, some swimming (working on increasing swimming time and number of laps) and chair yoga. <BR> <BR> I joined Spark People on December 30, came down with pneumonia on New Years Eve and had surgery on my eyes January 13th. LOL, So good with nutrition tracking, fitness, not so much.... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:59:34 EST 70 but who's counting. Hi I am susancats42. I adopted children in my 50s and now have a 21 y/o in college and a 15 y/o in HS. It is hard to realize I am in my 70s since I am still working full time and working on losing the weight I gained when I quit smoking a long time ago. I love my work with young soldiers and will work as long as my health and my mind keep going. If there are any others in a similar situation I loved to hear room you. I am an anomaly for my age group - hard to find peers. Glad I found this gro... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 04:57:43 EST chatter I have got to tell you gals about our driver's license renewal my husband was dreading it so bad he knew he could not pass the test and so did I but any way the people praised him for being such a good person and not driving made him feel better. It is for the best and yes mine are renewed too and so far have not driven but may have too who knows. I am the only one who says the other cars are aiming at them, oh sorry Dot forgot about you . <BR> Looks as if we gonna get more rain and ... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 17:27:05 EST Hello new here... Hello I just turned 70 on the 24th of Dec.. but still feel 69,, what is with that? will I feel 70th soon or have to wait till I am 71.. like a one year anniversary before you know it happen.. just asking and wondering.. plus I hope you have a sense of humor.. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:16:38 EST Birthday list 2015 only active members posting on Anyone Over 70 <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> JANUARY <BR> 1/20 Russ (REJOHNSON3) <BR> 1/28 Dot (mommadot630) <BR> FEBRUARY <BR> MARCH <BR> Noranui, 3/3/28 <BR> Betty...Happyfeet4 3-29 <BR> APRIL <BR> April 15 + Lee <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> 5/31 Camey <BR> JUNE <BR> 6/20 Helen (HELEN-BR) <BR> JULY <BR> 7/3 Nasreen (nasfkab) <BR> 7/13 Elsie (saintbernard6) <BR> 7/23 Jean (jeanshep2) <BR> 7/24 Mary Lou (Peedle) <BR> AUGUST <BR> 8/19 Marlene (GGKIDS7) <BR> ... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:30:45 EST Returning "Old" Member Mornin' All! <BR> I belonged to this team awhile back but...unfortunately....let my participation fade as I went off program. Of course I regret it and am starting over and feel better already! <BR> Would enjoy some company on this disappointed to find declining participation in SparkPeople for whatever reason and glad that you are still here and active! <BR> Have a happy day! <BR> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 09:12:11 EST Hmmmm...I thought I had already posted here... I'm new and a refugee from fitbit. I'm a tour guide at an aviation museum. Sat, 2 May 2015 11:56:31 EST Inactive.... reluctantly! You all have been so welcoming, friendly, and kind that I am loathe to quit and so have decided to simply become inactive until I can fit in to this busy, social, and delightful group. <BR> Be well...will drop in from time to time..... <BR> Be kind to yourselves.... <BR> Robin Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:19:48 EST New thoughts on including more greens..... Just received this in my morning batch of email and liked some of the recipes so much that I'm passing on the url for anyone else who is interested <BR><BR>deshow-greens?ecd=wnl_wlw_021615&ctr=w<BR>nl-wlw-021615_nsl-ld-stry&mb=G6g8q0a5w<BR>WNbHEKQBsR7dChonS%2fH3cwy4zo%40ZTdMn04%3d Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:40:45 EST Just Chatting..... A beautiful, sunny day ahead....windy too, but that's no problem when I think that's just Mother Earth breathing! (Although the high winds alarm JessieCat, an indoor cat who regards high winds, waving tree branches, etc. as a direct threat). I find the computer too compelling and have learned to break up my sessions with a few trips up and down the afraid that if I just sit I'll take root in place! Yesterday was a "rest" day and I am so looking forward to weight training this ... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:48:46 EST Hello Happy to be with this group.....I love our age group....we have weathered much and gained much in perspective, understanding, and in the art of living. I don't mind being my age (72) and don't try to be younger....I like where I am--although there are always difficulties that go along with living, at our age we've developed the skills to either handle them or learn how to handle them. I love eating healthfully, exercise, intelligent discussion AND a good laugh! So thank you for you...... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 21:52:42 EST Ed's research: $70 Billon and Medicare This is essentially what I have been able to glean from fact based commentaries. It's a little confusing how the $$$$ float from program to program and proposal to proposal. However, it does appear that some seniors may pay more for Medicare but there should be savings down the road. I'll keep looking into this as I promised. With the new Congress coming next month it will be something we'll need to watch as they wrestle with the need to tweak or cancel ACA. <BR> <BR> <BR> The claim that... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:48:59 EST It's the happiest time of the year...... Good morning everyone, thank you for the warm welcome. Just might spend the day wrapping presents. <BR> <BR> I'd like to share my very favorite Christmas song. If the link below doesn't work, you can copy and paste it into your browser. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.......have a happy day! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Yay, got it to work! Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:29:32 EST Hello I have been off and on SP for the past 3 years. I'm glad I found this group. Most people my age (75) IRL are afraid to venture into cyber space. I love the computer, and wish it was around when I was growing up. I've kinda taught myself through lots of crashes but I won't give up because it boggles my mind. <BR> <BR> I have followed WW, and lost about 20 lbs. but now I'm at a standstill with the last 10 to lose. I do the treadmill a half hour every day but really slowly, only to keep my... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:29:18 EST Countdown spreadsheet I have just got a new computer and am unable to find the spreadsheet for registering weekly weight. I am not sure if it was this team that was doing it! Is there anyone out there that can help me? The spread sheet started off as a countdown to labour day but then was continued and was on google docs, I think. Any help would be gratefully received! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:05:30 EST Good morning to everyone <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:33:31 EST halloween Happy Birthday, Mel. May you have many more and the good health to enjoy them. <BR> Happy Halloween to everybody on this site. I think I may have broken my addiction to corn candy this year after getting off to a bad start last month. Or maybe they're not making it as good this year. <BR> Kathy Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:43:07 EST BOGO Thanks, Lee, for telling us what Bogo stands for! I had to read through a lot of writing to find out but I was determined. Acronyms--I think that's what they are called--drive me nuts when I can't figure them out. "Buy one get one free"--think I can remember that. <BR> Helen, thank you for telling us about Peter Robinson's new book. I seem to be having trouble keeping up with everything these days and Amazon snows me under on a daily basis with news of all the new books. Of course I don'... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:13:55 EST Back I've been gone from SparkPeople for about 2 years, maybe longer, due to my husbands' illness. Sadly, he passed away in September. I'm still trying to believe it - it must be true as he sure hasn't been home lately!!! He was only 73, but had a very bad heart. We tried to get him on the heart transplant list and the clinic discovered that he had a rare kind of leukemia. That took him off the heart transplant list but they did install an LVAD (Left Ventricle Assist Device) and that gave hi... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:06:44 EST Learning to Track Nutrients Hi, I am 71 and am a food-aholic. I joined Spark around the 1st of June and have lost 24 lbs so far! I have counted calories many many times over the years and lost the same lbs over and over, but this is the first time I have ever tracked calories online and also the first time I have ever tracked Proteins, Fats, and Carbs. For the first time in my life I feel like I am beginning to understand what it means to eat a "balanced" diet. Fortunately for me I already like fruits and vegetables... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:58:21 EST Hernia Surgery Double hernia surgery yesterday. Definitely cuts down the exercise Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:24:32 EST Weight Loss in Females over 70 years old? Hi Spark Ladies over 70 ~ I am so needing to hear about or from anyone that has lost at least <BR> 25 lbs after turning 70 years old... please, when and how you accomplished this. AND, how did you get off the couch to get started on your healthier living program ? I am great health and 50 lbs over weight but would be thrilled with a 25 lb loss. Please advise ?? <BR> Sincerely, <BR> LotaDottie2 <BR> Florida <BR> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:58:09 EST Labor Day Can I please be added to the labor Day chart? Current weight 284 .... would like to realistically like to lose 50 pounds. I plan to eat properly and add exercise. Name Jackie Shell. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! <BR> <BR> Jackie Fri, 30 May 2014 09:16:29 EST I have missed you girls!! Hi again <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I am slowly "getting myself together" had a busy month and gained weight <BR> started to check out "Over 70" again and can see all your kind familiar faces <BR> and chats <BR> Hope you all are doing well as I am <BR> Hugs to all <BR> Yvonne Thu, 1 May 2014 13:28:36 EST Just turned 70 Just turned 70. (Birthday 4/4/44). Been active for past 5 years, after losing 75 pounds, and getting my life back! Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:23:55 EST I'm new here Hi all <BR> <BR> I live in the southern part of MI with my DH and 3 fur-kids. Hopefully I am finally on track with my weight loss. I've really struggled the last few months. <BR> <BR> I love reading and watching the birds and deer we get in our yard. My main passion is quilting. I spend many hours at the different quilt projects I have in process. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:13:47 EST Stay healty in your mind today and forever <BR> <BR> Hi girls <em>67</em> <BR> just a good morning from me in Cloudy cool Florida <BR> I only want to wish all of you a wonderful day <BR> with lots of wonderful things coming your way ... <BR> <BR> I myself is on the way to the hospital for my husbands <BR> pre op... .......he is such a good man <BR> we love good husbands don't we:) <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Hugs to all <BR> Yvonne Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:16:24 EST waiting in Can be a pain in the butt <em>67</em> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:54:36 EST waiting in Can be a pain in the butt <em>67</em> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:53:52 EST Hello Good (late) morning! I got a late start this morning so I'm running behind on everything, but since I'm new here, I wanted to make sure I at least took a minute to say hello and wish you all a blessed day. Hope to be back later. :) <BR> <BR> Just realized I clicked a wrong button...I'll get the hang of it! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:44:59 EST Would like to join your group... Hi, my name is Jody (JodyAnna), I'm re-learning to use the SparkPeople site, and I'm delighted to find a group of People My Own Age! I'm a Jersey Girl by proximity and a Pennsy Girl at heart. In-between we lived in NC on a block with a bunch of 30 somthings...really nice people, but they didn't have the same reference points :)). I'd love to have you stop by my page, and I look forward to having someone to chat with. Hope you're having a great day! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:41:56 EST Keep up your Mammograms Good girls do the mammograms ....I did too and that saved my life I had a double mastectomy one and a half year back.. and I was totally healthier than healthy when they discovered the lump..... <BR> But with High tech these days they did put in the new ones imm. so now wiser and better <BR> but wouldn't wish it on anyone .... The Lord took me thru it Im still here <em>67</em> <BR> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:15:22 EST Devotions Simplify Your Faith <BR> <BR> by Max Lucado <BR> <BR> How do you simplify your faith? How do you get rid of the clutter? How do you discover a joy worth waking up to? Simple. Get rid of the middleman. There are some who suggest the only way to God is through them. There’s the great teacher who has the final word on Bible teaching. There’s the father who must bless your acts. There’s the spiritual master who’ll tell you what God wants you to do. <BR> <BR> Jesus’ message for complicated re... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:23:52 EST Good morning to everyone <BR> Every morning and every breath are a blessing <BR> the sun shines and I just blogged <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Trying to figure out whats for lunch...need as everyone else to keep <BR> it L E A N <em>362</em> think its going to be a Romaine salad <BR> chicken strips olives green and blue some carrots <BR> and that will be it.. <BR> After that a treat....a 25 calorie Swiss chocolate bag ( they really are not that bad ) <BR> <BR> Not always fun to be on a diet but it pays off.... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:21:50 EST Afternoon hello to all <BR> <BR> That's what I always say .......after rain always sunshine will come True <BR> after 2 days were having lots of sunshine again <BR> <BR> Its the same with life after bad ...good always arrives <BR> <BR> Blessings to everyone <BR> Yvonne <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:01:23 EST Sunday hi in the rain.. <BR> Rain on a Sunday can be fun and good ......I can escape lots of duties outdoors ..... <BR> gardening aso .... give me a reason for just doing NOTHING and don't have to feel guilty <BR> In other words ....its GREAT <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:50:39 EST Friday hello to all Hi guys <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I have been browsing thru the chats some and you girls seem to <BR> have a lot going on and also be such nice Ladies <BR> Hope to join in later when I am more familiar to the Spark pages <BR> I did use Spark People last fall but somehow it came on the backburner <BR> better keep it going this time.. <BR> Have a Happy Friday Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:30:22 EST Hi to everyone from Florida Hi guys <BR> <BR> Im Yvonne and I do live in Florida <BR> its time to lose weight (((AGAIN))) and probably need support <BR> doing so like everyone else....its a steady battle <BR> the older I get the more difficult it is to keep all <BR> Extra pounds away.... <BR> spark people is a great way to get support Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:46:11 EST Why did you select your user name? OK!I asked for it so I go first! The "BENE" in my user name stands for "Benedictine." Many years ago, I took religious vows although I am a layperson. Many orders in Catholicism have associates. My pastor and boss is a Carmelite and they have associates, although I think all theirs are men, as he is from India. The priests get to be 1st Order; nuns 2nd Order; and laypeople 3rd Order, although that doesn't make any of us higher than the other! The 38464 is my zip code! Hope you will share too! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:19:26 EST weight loss <em>521</em> Hello, I'm new at this, trying to get acquainted with everyone and things you can do in here. Health problems has slowed me down and my weight is creeping up on me. I just need some motivation to get going. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 18:00:22 EST hello i am new to group hi my name is Betty Facciuto-Mclaughlin and i am originally from Hamden, Ct. that is near New Haven, Ct. and now i live in Homer, MI. about 30 miles southeast of Battle Creek, MI.. i have a 16 yr old dog Cora. and a 7yr old cat. Kat Kat.. i have 3 boys and and 6 grandchildren. I love talking on my computer. and want to meet happy 70 plus year old people. I volunteer at a Free store in Concord, MI. i do this mostly on Sat.but take others who have no cars shopping. mostly grocery shopping. I ju... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:36:26 EST jan Barb I know the feeling , I am swearing off food for a few days will not hurt me one bit. Live on my fat for a few days . I have got to get this eating under control Or my pants will be getting tight again. I do okay for a while then bank I am off for everything I can eat . did not walk today it is darn cold and I hate to have 80 one day and 45 the next and that is what happened . I did not even walk today so that really makes a difference . <BR> Oh well got to stop complaining and just ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:14:51 EST back again Have been gone for a long time. Had to create new username as forgot my other. <BR> A few setbacks and here I am again. <BR> Plan on sticking it out this time. <BR> Have been having feet trouble so am not as active as I would like to be. <BR> <em>200</em> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:33:54 EST Trip We will be leaving at 2:30 am tomorrow Yikes! <BR> Wima Sun, 22 Sep 2013 20:21:26 EST Trip Hi to all start our trip at 2:30 am so it's to bed early tonight. I will try to post if I can lots of relatives to see and of course the wedding of GS. <BR> WILMA Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:14:01 EST Trip Hi all <BR> Monday we head out at 2:30 am thank goodness we are taking the shuttle so DH doesn't have to drive the two hours to the airport. I forgot to mention in my first note my health has changed I fell 3 years ago and fractured my back in 2places it has not been the same since then. I can only stand for 3-4 minutes then have to sit down. So no exercise for me. <BR> I have a gal come clean every 2 weeks. I tried to do it sitting in a chair with rollers and almost tipped over. I had to ... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 00:35:27 EST Back Good to be back the site has changed some so have to get used to it again. <BR> Thanks for the warm welcome. Will have to catch up on everyone. <BR> WILMA <BR> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:11:14 EST Returning Hi all post did not show up trying again <BR> Returning after a year or more will be going to g sons wedding in a week but need to do this now or I might not get started again. WILMA Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:28:20 EST Returning after a year or two Hi all it has been way to long since I. Posted . Gained again. If at first you don't succeed try try again. Soooooo here I am not a good time to do this I guess as we are traveling and going to gson wedding a week from now. But if I don't start now I may not. Good luck to all Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:14:31 EST Hi I'm new here Just wanted to say hi so far am just reading the posts here since I came in late on the topics mentioned. I learned to drive at 15 but my dad wouldn't let me get a license so I was 26 when my husband taught me again and I got one. He was going to Japan for 6 months with the navy and before when he went for 3 months I had to have neighbors in navy housing take me when I had to go to the commissary, exchange or take kids to the doctors. <BR> <BR> I married at age 17 my husband kids that it wa... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 16:35:09 EST New to this group Hi, <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for awhile but haven't been active. A lot has happened this past year. But now I'm back and needing get serious about losing weight and getting active. At 73 it's easier then ever to lose it if you don't use it and self discipline and exercise are so easy to not do. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:59:59 EST 70's wanna be------ actually 100 wanna be OK I lied I am almost 67 and a half. I never got over trying to act older than I actually am. <BR> I am not afraid of aging! I am afraid of the alternative. Want to put it off for a while anyway. There will be a time when I embrace it not quite yet. <BR> <BR> I want to be a 70's person, then an 80's , etc. <BR> <BR> I want to learn from you all who have been there done that. I am always looking for role models! I just retired this year and love it so far! Went out on top of my gam... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:23:57 EST back I am back but Spark won't let me talk to you Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:34:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 31 May 2013 04:15:51 EST limited mobility Hi, I am just 70 and while I've been trying to lose weight, my back has been getting worse. It has affected all parts of my life. I can only walk very short distances because of my back and the arthritis in my feet. I used to walk 2 miles every morning, but since I have developed these problems, I have also developed a stomach which I never had before. I have lost 20 lbs this past year but I still have a long way to go. I am not supposed to bend, lift or twist. Not sure what they want... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 14:02:02 EST PLEASE POST ON ANYONE OVER 70 GROUP CHAT Click on the Anyone over 70 group chat, that is where we all chat, come on over Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:41:16 EST I'm new here! Hi everybody I am new here and still finding my way around this amazing site. My name is Nola I live in Western Australia and have a heap of weight to lose <em>9</em> . I have decided after years of looking after every one else, 2013 is my year to look after me and get fit and keep healthy. I look forward to meeting you all. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:13:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:25:29 EST New to team Good Evening, <BR> <BR> Still working my way around the site,don't know if this the right place to post.I have just returned about a month ago to SP figuring I better get with it and get a healthy weight on me.Really tired of carrying all this extra weight around,makes me feel sluggish.I can't begin to tell you during my lifetime the gazillions of pounds I have lost and regained.I'm sure most know how I feel.But of course I never dreamt at my age I would still be battling this weight. <BR> ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:59:23 EST What Are You Reading? Books, Articles, etc? I am finishing Moon Cursed (A Nightcreature Novel) by Lori Handeland. This one is on the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, Nessie. I have been there and a beautiful area. H2 channel happened to have a show on Nessie Saturday. <BR> Leona <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:42:19 EST Genealogy Does anyone do Genealogy for your family history? I have been working on mine for years and even though it takes a lot of time, I enjoy it. <BR> Leona Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:10:30 EST Between 69 & 70..Can I join? I need to lose 25# and really need some incentive! I don't move around as much as I could and though I lost 15# last year with WW I have regained 3# and my pants are getting tight around the waist again! Not Good!! This is day 2 on Sparks and I am glad to be working on my goal again! Hope we can help each other! Fri, 3 Feb 2012 02:40:35 EST Some ideas on how to get started I am over 70 so this may be the team for me. I am also a slow loser, can you be on more than one team? I would like some advice as to what some of you are eating to actually lose the weight. I have seen some recipes here that seem quite high in calories. Any advice is appreciated. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:51:28 EST new joined today Hi - glad i found this team <BR> <BR> i am a senior citizen but young at heart. I live in SE FL now but lived in NYC most of my life. I am alone now having lost DH and family and my close friends. <BR> <BR> i am an avid reader and also love exercising. i do at home weights/bands/kettlebells/ and everything else. use to do lots of walking but tore tendon in arch and arch stiffening caused by advanced yoga poses. but always doing something. also nutrition - love veggies. <BR> <BR> g... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 18:36:25 EST anyone over 70 Hello everyone nice to see so many my age still trying to be healthy...I will be 74 in 2 weeks and I have always tried to keep my weight down but the old stories of long ago are coming back to haunt me of how as you get older it is much harder to keep it off well I'm there trying to get it off(help ladies) Tue, 1 Nov 2011 11:46:50 EST Getting off to a Good Start - The Hard Part I spent 90% of my life a little heavy, but it never really interfered with much, I was active and my heath was good. At about age 70, I'd sold my business, and found that being so close to the refrigerator was not such a good thing for me; my weight crept up from a reasonably comfortable, but still heavy, 230 to 265. One day I woke up and said this is crazy; I'd just had to have one hip replaced, and it was obvious that I was headed to more problems related to carrying too much weight. Lik... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:37:13 EST Thanks for the welcomes and goodies I have been trying to find out how to respond to each of you individually for your welcomes and goodies on my blogs. I really appreciate them but haven't master that technique yet. <BR> <BR> So I am taking this means to say "thank you". I knew when I read the description of this team that I would love being here and your actions have validated that I was correct. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:32:58 EST Hi, my name is Janice! Just thought I would introduce myself. <BR> <BR> I am a 73-year-old widow who lives in Missouri. I have two daughters but no grandchildren. I will love to hear stories about your children. <BR> <BR> I reached my goal several years ago and last year begun to have trouble with my knees and thought that the best thing for them would be to prop them up and rest them. Well, it helped the knees and I gained weight. Then again this year I decided I would do a project that required me to put pr... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:07:02 EST Looking for weight loss buddies my age Hello! <BR> I am a returning SparkPeople loser who lost and regained. Now I am starting all over and looking for some buddies to have fun with as I work on losing these pounds. <BR> <BR> I started this new journey of weight loss on August 22 by joining Weight Watchers. I used their PointsPlus plan and have lost 5 pounds so far. However, I like the tools and support better here on SparkPeople. So here I am! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting all of you! Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:52:21 EST Just me I'm back on Spark after a few months absence. So who am I? <BR> Originally from the north of England, I've lived in Australia since 1965. Two grown children and widowed 23 years. I enjoy the freedom of living alone, but it has it's drawbacks, like the time I was cleaning the shower and the sliding doors stuck, trapping me inside! No-one within call and there was only a six inch gap for me to squeeze through. Eventually I did manage it but there was some *soft tissue* sore... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 07:35:10 EST I'm new and confused I do know how to get to the Chat Along, but thought I'd say Hello here. I haven't found the place where we can put our new weight as we lose it; not sure what the terms mean, i.e., "add a link;" does it mean for this forum or what? Anyway, I digress. I am 74 1/2 yrs. old, breast cancer survivor -- finished chemo, shingles, radiation in June 2008; finished weekly infusions of Herceptin for 1 year in June 2009. I have a terrific family -- 5 grown with 19 grands. I love reading the many pos... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 10:24:00 EST My third day as a newbie Having joined on May 28th, I am thrilled to have found the SP website and what it offers, as well as this SparkTeam. My dietitian has designed a food plan for weight loss and I was able to enter all that info into My Nutrition tracker which makes life much easier. I am able to follow her plan easily but my weight fluctuates up and down with no significant loss. However, over a week and a half I lost 4 1/2" that she feels is muscle, which is heavier than fat. Hopefully, the pounds will sta... Mon, 30 May 2011 15:21:31 EST Happy Mother's Day Put your mom's picture as your profile picture for Mother's Day. <BR> <BR> That's mine! Sun, 8 May 2011 02:34:55 EST Looking to stay healthy I do weight training 3 days a week, try to walk a mile 5 days a week, eat sensibly, and have a positive attitude about life. <BR> I just retired the third time since 65 (I am now 75) and enjoy life. <BR> I was a pastor for almost 50 years, have taught in graduate schools, and am an avid semi-professional photographer and writer (magazine articles). <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:19:33 EST Newbie from Australia Hi my name is Patricia I am 71 and I can also relate to the still trying to lose weight. I am from Australia and this is the first month of my journey to losing weight again. I love the Nutrition page and it is helping me enormously, I work out my days calories and I know then what I am eating. I have a very suportive husband of almost 54 years, 1 daughter and 1 son in their 50's, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. We live in Yamba, a lovely seaside town of 6000 people in Northern New... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:11:30 EST Give me trouble gals. I blew it! Just couldn't resist today and had a slice of pizza and some ice cream. My mouth was just watering for something sinful. I have done two weeks of 1000 calories and I guess I just couldn't be good for much longer. Hopefully I will get back on the right path tomorrow. Have lost 3 lbs. so far. Wish it would come off faster but being an "old gal" and having a metabolism that is very low, I guess I should be grateful. Anyway, go ahead and let me have it! Fri, 4 Feb 2011 19:42:55 EST I am new Hi all, I am 71 and recently lost my husband of 52years. Dr gave me anxiety meds and the weight I lost over the past 18 months is slowly creeping back up. Need motivation to watch what I eat. Biggest downfall is late evening snacking and becoming couch potato. Memephyl Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:33:09 EST I'm new and am 74 I'm in need of more energy and I think losing some of this weight is my answer. I'm a full time care giver for my Alzheimer husband. I need to take better care of me. So here goes. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:03:25 EST Newbie Hi, <BR> I am new here, but it is my second time around. I tried it once before a few years ago but gave up on it. I plan to stay this time. Still trying to learn how to navigate the site, LOL Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:30:31 EST Hello everyone ! My name is Carol and I am a newbie to message boards. <BR> I am 70+ a widow, mother and grandmother to 4 super granddaughters. I belong to a book club, a scrabble group and a daily coffee group. So all in all a busy life. I've read your posts and would love to join in. <em>213</em> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 01:05:40 EST Everyone upright and moving??? YES, We just completed our morning hour long walk with the neighborhood crew. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:35:42 EST Ticker Tape I am really intellegent, however, I have not figured out how to change my ticker tape. I have lost 3 pounds and I want to change the tape. Sheeesh!!!! Anyone willing to spell it out very simple for me? Thanks. I am doing well and trying to figure out this site...... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:07:01 EST Candy Corn Well, I did it. I bought a small package of candy corn and wolfed down 6 pieces!!!!! It tasted sooo good. Now I have it out of my system and hopefully my husband will eat the rest of them. I am still so new at this site and there are so many things I don't understand or know how to do...Guess I need to go to the Help and print out what I need to know. This in itself is a challenge But I know you can teach an old dog new tricks. It will take time, but I am looking forward to getting to ... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 21:23:28 EST Q.O.D. Oct. 9th Who was the first prime minister/president of your country & who is the current one? If You are knowledgeable of your neighboring country, what was theirs? <BR> Sat, 9 Oct 2010 13:44:17 EST DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR DIETERS Subject: Daily Devotions for dieters <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 91:3 <BR> Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. <BR> <BR> Bert woke up in a cold sweat. He had dreamed that he was lying on a beach, when suddenly the sand began to shift, and he felt himself being sucked downward. Try as he might, he couldn't twist or turn out of the trap. Every way he moved, the sand gave way. He realized that the only reason he was sinking was due to his we... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:16:57 EST First Week So far I'm doing really well. I've been trying to lose weigh for some time and was stuck. Tracking my food has really helped. <BR> <BR> I should introduce myself. I'm a grandma living in Washington. I really love it here. I'm a diabetic and am doing a low carb diet. <BR> <BR> I have a question and wasn't sure where to ask it, so I'm going to include it here. I should be eating more veggies than I do but they just don't appeal to me anymore. I have to force myself most of the time to eat th... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 23:29:25 EST Let me introduce myself Hi I just joined the team even though I won't be 70 until Oct. 5th. Jen told me about the team. <BR> I am of course retired (kind of) but my hubby and at at the age of 65, left our home and family in Ontario, Canada and came to the west coast of Canada to work with volunteer Missions. For 4 years we worked with a Haitian mission and now we are working for a mission group started by our own pastor. <BR> We love it in British Columbia (the beauty of God's creation)but we do miss being close t... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 12:14:45 EST Here I am at almost 73 still trying to lose weight I can't believe that I am still trying to find a way to lose and maintain a good weight at 73. I get so discouraged sometimes when I look in the mirror, not only because of the wrinkles but because of how fat I am. I am encouraged so far on SP. It seems easy to follow and so far have not had any cravings or nibbling. I can see that there is a lot of good support from other members and good information to be had. I only started on August 23, 2010 and feel in charge <em>213</em> I'm gla... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:46:57 EST Thanks SparkPeople May 15, got home from a 14 day cruise after traveling with friends in RV's for 6 weeks. The scale said I'd hit a new high :( Three months later with the help of SparkPeople to keep me focused I'm half way back to my 1960 wt. of 160. Thanks SparkPeople! I think I'm going to make it, little by little. Added benefit, my blood pressure is behaving well and I've reduced medications. !!!! <em>306</em> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 18:29:42 EST Exercise just joined excersize club . Did weight machines. fannnntasstic! love it . There is a swimming pool also . Will do both tomorrow Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:30:36 EST Spare time - Hobbies, etc. Hi Everyone, I'd like to start a conversation about what you all do in your spare time - or for hobbies and past time????? Especially those of you that are retired. <BR> <BR> I sometimes feel like I don't "do anything" during a day and think I need a hobby or something, but more was curious to see what everyone does???? <BR> <BR> "Inquiring minds want to know" <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Bettyor <em>298</em> Mon, 9 Aug 2010 19:50:22 EST New member I everyone, Jo here. I need help to be more healthy and fit. I am a quilter and I sit alot. I also have a stage 4 metastic colon cancer husband of 54 years. I am so stressed that I eat all the wrong things and my weight has balooned to 240 pounds. I am tall 5feet 11 inches. I need to stay healthy to take care of him and to feel better about myself. I have been neglecting all my once good healthy ways. I guess I joined because I need Help and encouragement. I do hope I can find it here Tue, 3 Aug 2010 06:38:34 EST New to the team Hi everyone, Glad to have found a team of folks that I can relate to. I live in central MA and am a 76 yr. old grandmother of 7. Pretty active in general. Sometimes the body doesn't move like I wish it would. I joined SP to lose some weight and keep motivated (especially exercising.) Love the nutrition & fitness tracker. <em>213</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 04:57:08 EST My Intro Hi team, thank you all for the warm welcomes. <BR> My name is Joan, tried to join using a different name but for some reason it wouldn't take it, so resorted to my current user name. <BR> I live in upstate New York, a mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. About 7 years ago, I returned to New York from Florida, after the death of my husband. My youngest daughter wanted me near her, and as a result, I watch her two girls while she works. <BR> I have been on so many diets and have always g... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 08:18:58 EST Finally in the right age group I am new here, and so happy to find a group in my own age bracket. <BR> So anxious to get to know you all. <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:26:33 EST Hello Hi--- I am Sherry, Mother of 4 and grandmother of 9. I live outside of Phoenix, Arizona and this is my 3rd mime with Spark People and this time I am dong it for just ME and no one else. I am very determined to succeed this time. <em>213</em> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 14:10:29 EST One week into the program I was so afraid to weigh this morning because I didn;t think I had lost.But I got up the nerve and weighed..Woohoo !!!! I 've lost 3.5 pounds this 1st week.Now I feel better about keeping up the good work..Thanks everyone for all the encouragement this week... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 06:47:13 EST Working together with my age group My name is Shirley,and it's nice to be in a group closer to my age of 74.Encourage is very important when losing weight,at any age.God bless you all Tue, 6 Jul 2010 11:06:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 22 Jun 2010 06:45:07 EST The Spark I've read most of the book now. Very inspiring. I was looking at the pictures & stories and I kept looking for one in our age group. Didn't see any. <BR> It's harder becoming a successful loser at our age but there must be some. <BR> I hope if there's The Spark 2, the author includes the older age group. <BR> Eveline Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:59:22 EST DR. OZ SMOOTHIE Has anyone tried the Dr. Oz's belly fat -blasting smoothie as featured in the 3/8/10 Woman's World weekly magazine? <BR> <BR> I would surely like to talk with anyone who has used the ingredients in this smoothie. <BR> <BR> I checked his website and there is nothing there like what was published in this article. Supposedly, he and his family all use this for breakfast. <BR> <BR> I sure would like to know if anyone has used this smoothie. <BR> <BR> Rose Marie <BR> <BR> PS: Sleep well ! <e... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 22:20:33 EST GUESS I AM SHY It has taken me some time to introduce myself and get involved. There is so much to see and do, I am on the site more than I am doing anything else. I hope soon I can begin to devote some time to my laundry, etc. <BR> <BR> I am soon to be 71 years old. I live in snow country near a ski resort in western New York. <BR> <BR> My husband is a third generation basket maker and that is how he makes a living. I have lost my identity and am seeking myself here at SparkPeople as well as needing... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 23:04:51 EST FOUND YOU -ADDITION Introducing myself, Rose Marie. I am a soon to be 71 gal, married, 3 adult children, two gals and a guy with 2 fabulous male grandchildren. <BR> <BR> That covers in basic details. <BR> <BR> Since joining SparkPeople and reading the articles, I took down my original SparkPage blurb which identified me as "Basketmakers Wife". Why? Because I am so much more than that. My life has become so intertwined with the business that I have lost site of my own identity. <BR> <BR> Now in addition t... Mon, 31 May 2010 13:39:25 EST FOUND YOU AGAIN FINALLY I originally saw the Anyone over 70 Speed Limit several weeks ago. It must have been by accident. <BR> <BR> I got up my nerve and joined SparksPeople a few days later and after all the preliminaries, I typed in Anyone Over 70 or Speed limit 70 and did not find this group. <BR> <BR> Today, darn it, I kept looking and here you are and here I am. <BR> <BR> I think this is the place for me! <em>9</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 29 May 2010 13:16:53 EST Resources for Diabetic with temporary Disability Hi, I have lost a considerable amount of weight (over 160 pounds) the last 2.5 years and now weigh less then my Mom. She is 74 years old, 5'3", type 2 diabetic, 244 pounds with high blood pressure. She was living alone independently, she is a widow of 10 years, until earlier this month when she fell and broke her humerus just below her should socket. She does not have internet access and does not desire it. <BR> <BR> She does eat leaner meat (turkey, fish and chicken) and lots of veggies.... Thu, 20 May 2010 13:40:11 EST How tall are you We have been talking about 5'7" <BR> How tall are we? Who is the shortest and who is the tallest. <BR> <BR> I am 5'3" I used to be 5'4" <BR> Irene Mon, 17 May 2010 22:25:20 EST New to the over 70 group Good morning folks! I'm from Massachusetts and the weather here is chilly and damp today. I've got 4 grandchildren who ALL graduate this spring. $$ Wow! My dearest friend is my Golden retriever named Abbyrose. Its great to get the big welcome from her when I get home from the office. I'm looking forward to a more sensible way of eating and to perhaps lose a few pounds along the way. Wed, 12 May 2010 05:13:45 EST SENIOR MOMENTS I just had one and huddled with wrong team! They will be asking whos this person suddenly joining in. Have you had a senior moment lately? I seem to be having a few but my excuse is I have been unwell! Ree <em>246</em> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 04:06:06 EST Some really good DVD that would help a beginner. I need something for the senior over 70. My balance isn't good. To start with I need an exercise rather slow. I can not keep up with most of these exercises and get discouraged fast. Anybody recommend anything? Tue, 20 Apr 2010 01:15:19 EST New to Team and to SP I just joined SP and this team. I have been on yoyo diets my entire life. But I am now at my highest weight. I was diagnosed in December with Bullous Pemphigoid which is an autoimmune disease which attacks the basement layer of the skin. If you want to know more about this condition you can look it up at <BR> <BR> The treatment for this is mega doses of Prednisone, which as you probably know, causes increases in weight. And being an eater anyway, my weight has really sho... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:38:26 EST May I stay with you all? Hi there, <BR> I just joined this team as well as a few others. I will be leaving my 70's soon and I wish it was because I joined by mistake, forgetting that I was only 39! Unfortunately or fortunately as it may be..I will be soon be turning 80..guess it is fortunate that I have made it this far. But 80 sounds so OLD!!! <BR> I like to hang out with kids and 70 sounds like a kid to me now... <em>247</em> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:14:39 EST All The Chocolate Eggs Well I must admit, I buy all that chocolate for my grandchildren but eat way too many myself. No excuse just the same old story, can't seem to resist even though I mean to watch those calories. <BR> Anyway, another Monday ahead and a fresh start! <BR> Happy Easter Everyone. <BR> This is my first message with Spark! <BR> Carol Sun, 4 Apr 2010 13:57:36 EST I need support Where do I start? Forgive me if I ramble. I have just had a bad time with an ongoing bowel problems imsomnia and some depression., I am want to come out of it. I gained two pounds during this bad time, now need to work at getting that off plus more. I do eat very healthily, low fat low cal but am not very active. Trying to change that now and tell myself I CAN do it. I dont have to give into disabilties. I need help on self belief. I tell myself I CAN do it but would apprecaite some support f... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 03:57:28 EST Omega 3 fatty acids Good for getting rid of Cholesterol. Salmon, haddock, walnuts, almonds, olive oil, chick peas, kidney beans, lentils,pinto beans, to name a few. <BR> Can you name anymore? Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:26:23 EST Regarding neuropathy Neuropathy has been a problem or me or way too long. My doctor recently put me on Metanx. It seems to help. Could be placebo effect, of course, but those of you with the problem might ask your doctors. <BR> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 19:19:38 EST Oh, dear. It's inevitable. Another March snow. Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:05:19 EST shopping I have to go to /sams /club this week to do my bulk shopping look forward to those little carts with the free sampling. Does anyone else do this. I must try to stick to my list and skip the carts. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:31:50 EST Hi from Akron Ohio I had bariatric (lap band) surgery in January of 2009. I've lost about 80 pounds and have at least 20 to go. With the loss, I've cut my insulin and lasix in half and my BP meds by 25%. <BR> I know the location of every thrift store in town. It's great looking through the regular (not plus) sizes! Sat, 20 Mar 2010 12:46:59 EST question can anyone tell me how you get the blogs that you write to show up on your team pages. I have written two and they just show up on my spark page? Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:47:23 EST New to the team Hello, I am ciscomonty2. I am 70 years old. I have a busy exercise schedule. 5 days a week during Winter months. (You see I am from Winnipeg, Canada.) 7 days a week during Spring and Summer months. I have about 7-9 lbs to lose and look forward to joining the team. My email is Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:38:57 EST New Grnadma Spark I saw the great articles in the First magazine and they encouraged me to join. I really need to lose weight and get more energy. I had a knee repacement and have trouble with endurance when I am walking. Garyjan Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:44:25 EST Newbie Hi <BR> <BR> My name is Donna. I live in Waterford Ohio on a farm with my DH. I am the Mother of three and the Grandmother of 5. I am 71. <BR> <BR> I love to quilt and read. I belong to Curves and try to go five days a week. <BR> <BR> I would love to find a buddy that lives close by. Fri, 5 Mar 2010 17:37:50 EST Spaghetti and meat balls Wed has always been spaghetti and meat balls. My DH and I do not like the beans suggested in my sparks nutrition. So today I combined my beans in my meat balls and no one was the wiser. I finally know what to do with all those beans. <em>334</em> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:35:56 EST Hello Everyone Hello I am a 79 year old Grandmother from Wisconsin. I am looking to become healthier and in the process maybe take off some weight. Maybe that will help the blood pressure problem. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:53:14 EST New Team Member Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Geri, I am not 70 yet but close. I will be 69 in July so maybe that's close enough. I'm new to SP so still learning my way around the site. <BR> <BR> I think I will be most compatible with you so I would like your assistance and support because I have type II diabetes and need to loose 40 pounds or my Dr. says I will have to go on injections instead of oral med's. I want to prevent that if I can. <BR> <BR> My husband and I moved from FL to south GA to help ... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:55:14 EST vacation I am going to start packing for my trip with the girls hope to be back tues. Will miss you all. Doris <em>433</em> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 07:04:33 EST Hi Everyone, I'm Yvonne I am delighted to find this group. I am 70 years young and have been a Sparks member for about a month. Am looking forward to meeting people my own age. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:13:46 EST Waiting for the snow! We're under a Winter Storm Warning here in northern Kentucky again. Expect 5-8 inches on top of the 6-8 inches we already have. Ain't Global Warming wonderful??? Sun, 14 Feb 2010 18:53:08 EST Hi I Just Joined Hi, My name is Monty. According to my birth certificate I turned 70 on 2/9. I wrote a blog on my page on my birthday about age and what it means to me. <BR> I didn’t realize there were teams that were related to age. Your team looks like it has a lot of “young “team members. <BR> Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:00:19 EST Males Sparkpeople Over 70 Am I the only guy using this site? Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:31:09 EST I'm new to this group I'm 76 years old. Started the program weighing 144 pounds, and I'm now 141.5. Enjoy this website very much. <em>213</em> Sun, 7 Feb 2010 20:19:22 EST About Myself Retired military, now a full time farmer. Raise cattle and hay. Used to raise tobacco, but got out of tobacco business because it is so labor intensive, provides such a low return on investment, and of course, all of the health issues involved. Happily married for 38+ years with 2 children, ages 25 & 23. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 11:33:21 EST New Guy Joining Four years ago, at age 66, I rode a bike across the US and got my weight down to 174 pounds - close to my ideal weight of 159, but not there yet. I immediately ballooned to more than 200 pounds - again I might add - because I'm basically very lazy and have to be dragged kicking and screaming to do any exercise on a regular basis. The same thing happened to me at age 50 after running in 2 marathons (The Marine Corps Marathon and the San Diego Marathon) and a half marathon (The La Jolla Half Ma... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 11:29:19 EST dutchess Hi today is my birthday 74 not starting out this year to good fell and hurt myself real bad I will heal though and get back in the grove. Love all the recipe ideas. hope I can keep up and lose those extra pounds. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 07:52:16 EST hHi my name is WELENE, Im new Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:07:27 EST Hi from England My name is Joy, I shall be 74 on Tuesday and I,ve just found this site. I,m hoping it will help me lose all the pounds I've piled on over Christmas and since. We,ve been snowbound for several days so activity has been limited! Sat, 23 Jan 2010 13:56:25 EST Do you want to Challenge <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:20:53 EST Today is my first full day! I planned on starting yesterday. BUT had a tense situation here and I messed up.(story of my life) If I can learn that one lesson, to ride the rough spots, I will have really accomplished something. My husband has Parkinson's and has dementia and when it get tense I find my mouth opens and my hand has involuntary movements. It is really disgusting. I wish I knew a way to stop this action. SO that is one of my goals and when I can fix that problem, I think a lot of my other problems will be fi... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:09:06 EST Hibernation time Hi girls. I am lamost hiberanating due to snow and ice. I have one replacment knee I don't want to fall and need another so I am staying home. We don't cope well with extreem weather here in England. I was in Switzerlans recnetly. They have more snow but cope better! Haven't got cabin fever yet, I love my computer for contact with others. so chat away please. I am here waiting Irene (a newbie) <em>213</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:38:56 EST Being as young as we feel I was happy to find an over 70s poup on Sparks. I am eejoying reading your mail and will join in as I can. I am a definite over 70 but dont act it. I will put a photo on once one of grandkids shows me how.!! Youth does have some advantages! I am staying home right now hibernating until icy roads claar I am in Lincolnshire England. Love to chat, do cross stitch intersted in historical dress too. Loek forward to getting to know you Irene Sat, 9 Jan 2010 06:15:28 EST Tryingtolookbetter Only 7 days into the new year, and I am not suceeding at eating correctly, so need to get with it. <BR> Did good all day until the afternoon yesterday, i ate Belgium chocolate cookies, I had pistachio nuts and then I even had peanuts from a jar. Not a good time, was upset with myself that I was doing real good and then did binged. I know I shouldn't have those things in house, cookies and pistachio nuts were a gift. So going to give some of them away. Fri, 8 Jan 2010 06:42:35 EST Husbands visit to eye Dr. We went to the Dr. and he ran a lot of tests on his eyes, tests that would determine if diabetes is present. All turned out really well, all he needs is new glasses, so he got a prescription to have new glasses made and fitted. So glad that is all it was Tue, 29 Dec 2009 19:52:54 EST SPARK I ordered the Spark book from just now. Maybe when more get the book we could discuss it. I am anxious for it to arrive Tue, 29 Dec 2009 12:50:28 EST Nighty night y'all I am going to call it a day and go to bed a bit early tonight. Already have my pj's and robe on so I am ready for bed. Tomorrow we go to the Eye Dr. and stop for groceries later. All have a blessed more tomorrow Mon, 28 Dec 2009 22:01:25 EST tomorrow I will have to take Philip to the eye Dr. as our family Dr. has him set up to have tests run to determine if he has diabetes Never heard of that, but we will go and have the tests done. He is very over weight and hopefully will have to be on a diet to loose. Will do us both good to loose. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 19:37:35 EST New recipe. Spinach waldorf salad 4 cups spinach, washed and drained <BR> 1/2 cup mayo or salad dressing <BR> 2 T. frozen apple juice <BR> 1/2 cup chopped walnuts <BR> 2 red apples cubed <BR> 1/2 cup chopped celery <BR> 2 teas. cinnamon <BR> Mix very well and pour over spinach and then toss. <BR> This is so good and so few calories <BR> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:49:22 EST I am cleaning today..... Decided to put my Christmas things away for a year, all except for the wreath on the door. Vacuumed, dusted and put it all back as it was. WHEW!!!! Quite a job! <BR> Fixed a delicious salad with homemade dressing and a pot of potato soup. Was really good. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 13:26:48 EST Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hello!! I am Rosemary aka rosiegirl and I have just joined this group. I am 70 soon to be 71 and I am a mom to 4, grand mom to 4 and a great grandson is coming in February. I am retired from law enforcement and love to sew, read, crochet and knit. I am married to Philip and we have a tiny Chihuahua named Sammy. Anxious to make many new friends!!! Mon, 28 Dec 2009 08:36:35 EST Hi from Florida One thing I can't believe,even tho its true,that at <BR> my young age,I'm still fighting weight. I thought by <BR> now I would have learn a thing or two. Of all the things I did do in my life,controlling my weight has eluded me. Yes,taken off a gazillion pounds but never <BR> learned to keep them off. Careless on that part. <BR> I hope we can still learn from each other. I want to stay with it. I will make it this time. <BR> <BR> Winddancer <em>247</em> Thu, 5 Nov 2009 09:39:15 EST Health I have been very active in volunteer work until recently. I seem to have developed several health problems and was told by the doctor to "destress" my life, so I have pulled back from the volunteering. Now I am feeling better, but am at a loss as to how to gradually return to a more active life. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 11:41:01 EST Need lots of support I am 70yrs old and in need of losing weight have recently stopped smoking for the longest time yet (8 months) and can't get enough sweets,I was never a sweets eater, have gained over 25 lbs. Am unable to work as I just had a complete knee replacement in June so not a lot of exercise. I felt maybe if I tried dieting with people my own age I would be able to do it easier. I would appreciate any support I might be able to receive. Thank You all. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:30:05 EST My age group I decided this group should be one of my teams instead the over 50 team so here I am. I'm 70, retired and love it, have 4 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and one great grandson. Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:10:08 EST Been here before! In the last 20 years like many of you the weight has really been out of control. I have lost a lot of weight.. Different diets but I have been a fan of Sparkpeople for many years so thought I would give it a try. I would be happy to drop the last 20 pounds. I am another one of the little people. Shrunk from 5ft. to 4ft. 10 1/2. Sat, 10 Oct 2009 07:45:17 EST Pilates' I'm new just now and joined because I'm somewhat over 70 and thought I might get more help from you people. To answer JMOOSE: I never would have thought that I would be well used to Pilates' Reformer class by this time. I began less than a year ago and like it a lot. We had a different teacher over the summer and learned so many new things to do on the machines or on the special chairs. I have a question. Where do I press to get the advice section? Could not find that. Also, What keep... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 17:07:45 EST Need encouragement Hello everyone. I am trying again to lose. Must lose now for my health. I live in Southwest Idaho, have 3 children, 7 grand and soon to be 5 great grand. My grandson and family live with me. I love to knit, read, camp and work at the local visitors center.I have a wild sense of humor and love to share it. Thu, 24 Sep 2009 03:04:42 EST Hi Everyone My name is Rose, I've been a member for 1 week now and I really love tracking my food intake and exercise. Two years ago I joined Tops and lost 25 lbs, needed to lose 25 more but it didn't happen, I've been on a seesaw ever since. I have gained 5 lbs back and decided I needed more help. So far I am really impressed with all the things available to me on this website. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:51:06 EST dukesmom says hi I am JoAnne and I live in NE WY. My sister introduced me to SparkPeople, and I am slowly feeling my way through the web site. I was able to lose nearly 35 pounds last year, and have maintained since then. Now it is time to work on another 10 or 15 pounds. I look forward to learning more about the website and the accountability I will have to myself via the team. Fri, 4 Sep 2009 13:55:55 EST What you never expected to be doing at 70 What do you do now that you never expected to do at 70? One item for me is a yoga class I go to on Saturday mornings. What about you? Tue, 1 Sep 2009 15:35:41 EST Food Program What kind of a "diet" do you all follow, if any? Low Carb, High Carb, Calorie counting, Heart Diet, Diabetic diet, just eating less, or some specific type of diet?? <BR> <BR> I try not to restrict any one food, but like to count total calories for the day - and do try to eat well balanced. (I might add that it doesn't always work for me) Sat, 15 Aug 2009 17:14:29 EST gain weight Good afternoon...I have a question that I wonder if someone out there can answer for me...I have a friend that has Parkinson's. I was telling her about SP. She asked me if she could join if she needs to gain weight. As hard as it is for us to lose the pounds, it is that hard for her to gain. She was quite interested in how the nutritional site track the calories, fat, etc..because she is afraid of getting too many empty calories and not enough nutrition....does anyone know if she could g... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:57:21 EST Another Newbir! Good morning to all. I live in Northern Ontario Canada and am 71 years young. I have one son and one daughter. My husband and I will celebrate our 45th anniversary on Aug. 8th of this year. I am looking forward to losing weight with the help of this group. Yesterday was my first day on SP and I got through the evening without snacking. A first for me I am sure ! Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:12:39 EST Good Evening to all. I am going to sign off for the day. Been a busy day, took DH to the doctor, then we picked up his new glasses, went to Walgreens to get his prescription, stopped for a sandwich for a late lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good night's rest. Tomorrow I have to get some housework done, as we have to go back to the doctor Thurs. <BR> <BR> Hugz and prayers to all and good to be back. <BR> Marsha <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <em>253</em> Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:44:01 EST Ground Beef Cassarole for Slow Cooker Sorry girls for the mix up. I think I got it fixed. Live and learn, guess we are never too old to learn. LOL <BR> <BR> The recipe is now on the Recipe Thread. (I hope). <BR> Marsha <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:02:42 EST Please bear with me..... Somehow I was subscribed twice, I deleted one account and have lost my friends. :{ If you remember me please be my friend again. LOL <BR> <BR> Marsha B <BR> Tampa, FL <BR> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 19:32:34 EST Good Morning all..... Just wanted to check in this morning. Life has been so busy, we are having some renevations done and what a mess. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great July 4th. We didn't do anything special, our Son came to mow and edge the yard. <BR> <BR> I have been taking DH to the Chiropractor several times a week, so my days are all mixed up. <BR> <BR> I put on a pot of Split Pea Soup in the slow cooker for supper. Hard to cook with workmen here. Will be glad when all done, but it will be a wh... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:51:58 EST How do I join the challenge? I want to join the 5# challenge but don't know what I should do. Do I weigh on Monday for a starting weight and how do I keep track ot that on Sparks? <BR> Hate to be the dummy but I have no idea. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 12:44:11 EST I'm new Hi, My name is Betty and I'm new to this site. I am 71 (will be Sunday) and live in Oregon. I am retired and have been widowed for about 17 years. I love being retired, although don't do much. I use a pedometer as well, I can use mine in my pocket and as most of my pants have pockets, it works well. Don't like them clipped on my waistband. I try for 10,000 steps, but most of the time I'm lucky to get 9,000. I do walk most days, either outside or on a treadmill. <BR> I wish all of yo... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 21:59:08 EST Hello! A new me for this team I'm new to the over 70's team. (didn't realize there was such a team). I feel that we may have challenges that don't fit into some of the younger peoples catergories. I will soon be 71, I'm retired. I live in Oregon. I am not on any particular diet program, just watching calories, eat healthy, trying to keep calories under 1300, walking 5 days a week, Just trying to be healthier and outsmart a few health issues along the way, besides lose about 50#. I'm hoping this team will be a good f... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 20:29:57 EST Anyone like to read? Amazing Grace was a book I could not put down and Picture Perfect. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:31:59 EST Any writers trying to loose weight. Go to tips for writers on Writer support group and met others. Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:21:20 EST Good Afternoon Everyone Just wanted to check in and let you all know that I am still alive. We have had so much going on, I barely get time to get on the computer. My husaband's Sister in NJ passed away, there were 8 children, and still 6 living. She was 87. She had a good life, was a Christian so that made it easier. They are having a Memorial Service for her this Sunday for the children that live here in Florida. We just couldn't make the trip. <BR> <BR> I have been driving DH to the Chiropractor 3 times a ... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:18:31 EST Just joined I have, it seems been working on loosing weight forever. I am confident that the support will certainly help with success. <em>193</em> Tue, 2 Jun 2009 12:43:13 EST Mary, thank you so much for my Spark Goodie. Thanks so much, I really appreciated it. It made my day. I hope to be more active if possible. I miss all you lovely, upbeat ladies and the great wisdom and ideas you all share. <BR> Have a great evening. <BR> Marsha <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:10:54 EST Good Afternoon Just wanted to check in because it has been so long. I am still here. Have had so many doctor appts for DH and myself. We both had blood work done and we went for the results and all is good. Praise God!! I am still having problems with my HBP and she has increased my prescription. Don't have to go back until Aug. Yeah!! Have to start next week to take DH to the chiropractor 3 times a week for 4 weeks. <BR> <BR> The weather is nice, won't be long before hurricane season and not loo... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:03:33 EST Songs we remembered. Are you lonesome tonight. Elvis Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:39:44 EST Songs were used to remember. Does anyone remember any of the old songs in our times? I have forgotten a lot of words to them. <BR> I will start it. Are you lonesome Tonight by Elvis. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:37:12 EST New to 70 Forum I have been a spark member for awhile but just found this forum and it fits me as I am 73. I do eat a very healthy diet and I walk 30 minutes most days. But, I would like to know what others are doing for exercises in addition to walking. My legs are good, but have some shoulder problems. Any suggestions! Fri, 3 Apr 2009 11:54:22 EST The Three Bears THIS SHOULD END ALL 3 BEARS STORIES.......  <BR> <BR> Baby  Bear goes downstairs and sits in his small chair at the table, he looks  into his small bowl. It is empty. 'Who's been eating my  <BR> porridge?' he  squeaks  <BR> <BR> Papa Bear  arrives at the big table and sits in his big chair .He looks into his  big bowl, and it is also empty. ' Who's been eating my  <BR> Porridge?' he  roars.   <BR>   <BR> Momma Bear puts her head  through the serving hatch from the kitchen and  yells, 'For g... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 21:07:47 EST Discouraged I seem to be motivated one minute and give up the next. I need to get over my vanity in how I look and try to just be glorifying God, I know. Please pray for me Thu, 19 Feb 2009 07:03:45 EST Exercise Hi Again Everyone: <BR> <BR> I have been doing Walk the Walk with Leslie Sansone. It is a DVD and you walk in place in your home - nicer than going out in the wintry weather. It includes a one mile walk and a two mile walk. I feel so good after doing it. Only necessary to do it evry other day, so not too demanding. Have been watching what I eat and don't fall off the wagon too often. Hope to reach my goal of 140 by July of this year. Cheers. Maureen Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:46:23 EST from a spark to a flame I was driving to an early morning appointment......a most amazing thing happened. All of a sudden I remembered something I read on Spark....or perhaps another website......and it finally was the jolt I had been waiting for.....NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING THIN AND HEALTHY FEELS. I have cut out some little red hearts and stuck them on various the refrigerator, mirrors, this computer, even on the dash of the car, etc........and they are my reminder to dr... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:08:18 EST A Truly Funny Video Hi....Please go to your favorite "search engine"....and look up FREAKY BEST MAN SPEECH......and enjoy, enjoy, of the funniest videos I have ever watched! <BR> <BR> as ever, charmmi....mary mi Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:24:24 EST Hi, I'm new Hi, I'm new to this. I am trying to lose 18lbs and need some tips. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 12:05:48 EST I CAN do this! Hi, it's in southwest <BR> Michigan. I have decreased my membership to just this one team......When I first found you wonderful people, I joined six teams.....way too many. <BR> <BR> The only goals I have posted are to walk a mile, and drink 8 glasses of water everyday. <BR> <BR> My "story" is sort of complicated so for now I will just hit the high spots. <BR> <BR> Married my college sweetheart and together we raised two terrific sons. My husband died when he was ... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 11:53:19 EST Weight Hello Over 70's. <BR> <BR> I am Maureen from Canada and am on a new eating regime and hope to lose 20 lbs. in about 4 months. <BR> <BR> Maureen Sun, 1 Feb 2009 09:03:36 EST I am a new kid on the block :-) I am so new, and have been roaming around this vast area of learning! How interesting to read the different stories in the weight loss saga! <BR> <BR> I am married to a wonderful man - we celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary June 4, 2008. We have one son who lives in the San Diego area. We retired from Southern California to Indiana, and to say the least, the weather is quite different, and the pace much slower. <BR> <BR> I have been one of those who have had this weight battle most... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 14:58:32 EST recipes I LOVE TO COLLECT RECIPES.ESPECIALLY LOW FAT ONES. MY HUSBAND IS A DIABETIC.ONLY WEIGHS 236 PDS. SO ITS NOT OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE THAT HAS THIS PROBLEM.SOME SKINNY ONES DO ALSO. LOVE TO READ DISCUSSIONS.STILL LEARNING HOW . HUGS SUSSIEQ31 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:59:41 EST Another "Newbie" Hello everyone. I joined Sparkpeople a week or so ago and am starting to feel more at home on its various sites. Thanks to those of you who have already welcomed me! <BR> <BR> I live on an island in Puget Sound between Seattle and Tacoma and have been here since 1977. I love the Pacific Northwest and can't imagine ever leaving it. I was born in Illinois, went to college in Ohio where I met my husband, and we lived all around the state until moving out here. I taught second grade in Cinc... Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:27:52 EST Good Morning All.... Just checking in, it is kinda cloudy here in sunny Florida. We need rain so bad. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Nothing special going on here. Won't get to church this morning, but will listen on radio while I do my dishes. Hugz and prayers to all. <BR> Marsha <BR> <em>200</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:47:47 EST Introduce yourself and join our chat This is an introduce yourself board only. We chat on <BR> 5# AT A TIME CHALLENGE It is a chat board and also a challenge board. If you do not want to challenge you do not have to but please, come over and chat. <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x16429x133<BR>16231 </link> <BR> <BR> co-team leader Marlene Wed, 7 Jan 2009 18:38:35 EST Birthday list of Anyone over 70 I am compiling a list of members birthdays, you can post your's here or send me a SparkMail. If you do not want your name on the list, let me know. <BR> co-team leader Marlene Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:14:29 EST Good Morning Everyone Just wanted to check in and wish everyone a great weekend. A little quieter than last weekend here. :) <BR> I started riding my stationary bike since Jan. 1st and hope to continue each day. I have to put up my DH's Christmas nutcrackers today. Got all the other Christmas down. I go to TOPS Monday after not having a meeting for 2 weeks. Hope I am still within my KOPS limits. By my scales I am. <BR> Have a great day everyone and love you all. <BR> Marsha <BR> <em>252</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:32:22 EST start the new year right I WOULD LIKE TO CHALLENGE A BUDDY THAT NEEDS TO LOSE AT LEAST 20 LBS,I HAVE TRIED UNSUSSIVELY BEFORE BY MYSELF,SO NEED HELP///// IF INTERESTED PLEASE RESPOND SUEHINKLE@SBCGLOBAL.NET I AM 72 YRS, OF AGE. THANKS Thu, 1 Jan 2009 13:34:48 EST new member Hi, I'm new to all this, but not to dieting and failing. For health reasons I need to to this. Looking better won't be a bad thing either. Sun, 21 Dec 2008 16:09:57 EST word with in a word challenge find as many words that you can in the word <BR> Tenacious <BR> Post your results this coming Saturday or Sunday. Monday we will start another new word. <BR> <BR> The Word starting Dec 1, 2008 ending Dec 6, 2008 is: <BR> tenacious • \tuh-NAY-shus\ • adjective <BR> 1 a : not easily pulled apart : cohesive b : tending to adhere or cling especially to another substance <BR> 2 *a : persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired b : retaining knowledge easily Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:13:24 EST Change the word This is a word game to change a five letter word to a different word. You can change one of the letters but keep the others. <BR> <BR> First word is feast Thu, 27 Nov 2008 20:23:30 EST Just want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all. I haven't been able to post much lately, but I think of all of you lovely ladies. We are going to our Sons for Thanksgiving. I ordered a turkey (de-boned) from Publix and a S/F Cherry pie (for our Son that is diabetic). I have to leave shortyly and go and pick those up, come home and make my dressing. Hope and pray everyone has a great Thanksgiving, and if you are traveling may it be a safe journey. <BR> Hugz and prayers to all. <BR> Marsha <BR> <em>129</em> Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:41:35 EST Thank you Joan and Marlene, <BR> <BR> It absolutely works!! Thank you very much. I am thrilled to be able to see what I am typing. And to be able to correct my errors. Once again, my friends, you are the best. <BR> <BR> Marlene, what adorable pictures! Thanks for sharing. <BR> <BR> I pray that you will all have a blessed night's rest. Thank you again for all you have done for me today. <BR> <BR> Love you, <BR> Jean <em>252</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 7 Nov 2008 22:36:15 EST Happy Halloween I am sorry that I have been MIA, just so much going on it seems. I have a yahoo group for women over 70 and try to keep up with it. <BR> <BR> I have been having knee problems. x-rays show arthritis. We have been busy working in the yard and I go to TOPS on Monday evening. I went and got my hair done this morning, then to WalMart to get me some new jeans and tops, my clothes are getting too big, fine for around the house, but when we go out I needed some new ones. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:11:56 EST New to This Site Hi, First day on this site.. Need to lose some weight and find it getting harder as I get "older" to do it. Have tried every diet in the World and finally said Phooey, I am just going to get Health and learn to eat healthy also. <BR> <BR> <BR> Maggie Mon, 27 Oct 2008 21:01:38 EST Keeping records I'm confused. lost. stymied. <BR> how do I track what I ate today? Can't seem to write it down. <BR> Also made a chart for weight loss. can;t find it. Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:39:00 EST Checking in.... Sorry I have been MIA, but so much going on right now. I still have my KOPS status so that is good. I miss everyone and hope things will settle down so I can get on line more. DH and I have a eye appt this afternoon. Just hope that they are okay. Hugz and prayers to all. <BR> Marsha <BR> Tampa, FL <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:34:52 EST Watch out for Antivirus XP 2008 Watch out for Antivirus XP 2008 <BR> <BR> I understand that Kim Komando has been warning about this bad virus. <BR> <BR> My laptop computer has been infected from the Internet by Antivirus XP 2008. It's a very nasty virus. <BR> <BR> We are on a family vacation. Being on the Pacific Ocean, we are seeing a lot of boats. Tonight the men in the family went on my computer to Craig's List looking for boats, then cruised some other boat websites. <BR> <BR> At 10:15 PM, a nasty red box appear... Sun, 14 Sep 2008 04:57:12 EST Love this site, Before I go to bed at night I just have to check in, so many things going on and so many great people. All this makes me stick to my goal. I am still learning how to use every thing. But man this is great. <em>205</em> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 00:15:13 EST Click on 5# at a time Challenge for Main Chat If you want our main room where we post weight. Go up to click on 5# at a time Challenge under Anyone Over 70 Fri, 5 Sep 2008 20:26:33 EST Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new at SP and am looking forward to meeting people who,like myself, are in the process of shedding some excess beauty (for the umteenth time)and to chat and do the 'motivation' and 'support' things with. <BR> I fully intend to get gorgeous, healthy, remain active, be energetic and stay that way for a loooooooonnngg time. Fri, 5 Sep 2008 19:44:32 EST Prayer request My niece Becki's DH Stan had heart surgery last Thursday and he has been in ICU ever since, she called today and he is not doing well so please pray for him, they live in Oklahoma City. Tue, 2 Sep 2008 12:52:10 EST weigh in Reva I am posting Sunday night at 10:50 my time as last time it showed up late. <BR> <BR> weight for Monday 277 <BR> Wilma-Az Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:52:38 EST Wow don't know how you do it I don't know how you people keep up on here. There is so many posts on here. It boggles my mind that several of you have other sites you check out. I have trouble just keeping up with this one. <BR> Reva You can bug us all you want to. Lazy and couch potato hehavior has been me today so you are not alone. <BR> Jane Hurray for you losing 3 lbs. That is great and welcome to the site. <BR> Welcome to all the new people there has been a lot of new ones lately. <BR> Iris glad you are feeling b... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:40:04 EST birthday Happy birthday Mary, Wilma-AZ Sun, 10 Aug 2008 02:03:12 EST Good afternoon Lynne Oh my I was snoozing good at 3:15. Sorry your 49 yr old SIL has heart problems hope all goes well now with him. <BR> Betty so glad your ankle is better. We watched the opening ceremonies too it was spectacular. Have watched the U.S. women's team win volley ball tourniment. <BR> Joan W You are so right sometimes it takes two weeks to drop a pound but don't ever give up you will have that loss at the end. <BR> Marlene YOU can do it so go for it we are behind you all the way. That is wh... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 15:19:14 EST Good morning all Good morning everyone. It is a beautiful day here in Az. Doves are cooing and we had a rainbow last night with no rain. It was gorgeous. Moisture in the mountains caused it. <BR> Love the card site Reva. How was DH day? <BR> Iris DGD had a wonderful opportunity going to Spain and Israel. I am sure she had a great time. <BR> Betty hope your stiff ankle get better fast so you can tap away. I will have to try your cold method next time I get one. <BR> Welcome to JRebert glad to have you join... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 11:25:05 EST see you all tomorrow Goodnight to all. Hope you have a restful night. Talk to you all tomorrow. Wilma-Az Wed, 6 Aug 2008 01:47:53 EST ok am I missing something How do you all put you name birthday and weight etc below your messages. Maybe I am looking to hard and overlooking something, <BR> Wilma-Az <em>39</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:18:09 EST Thank you, thank you and thank you I just want to thank all the ones that have wished me a Happy Birthday tomorrow (77). It means a lot. I have been so busy this past week that I haven't been able to post. Hope things will settle down this week. Your friendships mean a lot to me. I don't go to TOPS for weighin for 2 weeks so will have to be extra good. I will report in tomorrow with my weight. Our Son and Girl Friend came this afternoon and took us out to eat for my BD, then we came back here and he mowed and edged the ... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 22:56:18 EST dont forget posting 5# challenge I will have to make sure I post tomorrow. I still do not understand some of the things on here. Will have to check things out. It has been busy since we got home. Everyone calling and going to doctors and all but then everyone else is busy too. The new pictures are great gals. <BR> We went to church and we decided to make it a day of doing nothing. <BR> Have not rode my bike since we got back as it has been 89 in the morning and getting to 112-115 a little bit warm. <BR> Wilma Az <BR> July... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 21:13:06 EST back from vacation Hurray I didn't gain just stayed the same first time of doing that on vacation. 281 <BR> Happy Birthday Mary. <BR> I noticed some mentioned the scripture tree I guess I missed it while I was gone is there somewhere I can see it? <BR> Hello and good luck to all I feel like I have been gone ages but it was just 3 weeks. Had great time. Great to be back. Can't possibly catch up with all the posts so will start from today. <BR> Wilma <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:13:17 EST travel and food Well we arrived in Rockford Illinois last week daughter didn't have a computer. At our other daughter's now she has a computer. <BR> so here I am we are running from place to place visiting will need a vacation after our vacation lol. <BR> I have stayed the same during the trip thank goodness. A lot of hard choices while traveling not always healthy friendly restaurants where we were. Wish these restaurants would all at least put a salad or two on the menu. <BR> Very hot and muggy here. Az ... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:18:32 EST Hello I am new and getting excited Scsilverangel 7/17/08 Thu, 17 Jul 2008 07:40:45 EST Marsha's Weighin I didn't have time last night to post my weighin. I was 153.5 - I hope this is the right place to post for the challenge. <BR> <BR> Hope to have a lost next Monday. We have had some bad storms (lightning and thunder) today and this evening. <BR> <BR> Hugz and prayers to all. <BR> Marsha <BR> Tampa, FL <BR> <em>253</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:58:16 EST Checking In Just wanted to check in before we watch Home Makeover on TV. We went to church this morning, and then ate at the Village Inn for lunch. Came home and changed clothes and took a little nap. <BR> <BR> I will go for my walk in the morning. Tomorrow night is TOPS and I am hoping that I am in my KOPS leeway. <BR> <BR> Hope that everyone has a great evening and a good night's rest. No rain today. <BR> Hugz and prayers to all. <BR> Marsha <BR> Florida <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2008 18:53:53 EST New Member Hi Everyone, <BR> It's fun exploring this site...I'm trying to get acquainted with everything! Lots to see and learn. Hopefully, I'll get comfortable with it. Firstly, this is a new experience for me; because I'm not really a joiner, but my daughter Lisa introduced me to SP. I really liked I'm going to give it a try! I will be 70 years old on Aug 10th. (Is this a mile stone?) Probably...Losing weight is something I've kept in the back burner of my mind for many years. I'm aware of the... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 03:55:55 EST I am back..... Sorry I have been missing in action. My brother passed away and we went to Ohio for the funeral. Just got back and been busy catching up. He would have been 90 this month. My other Brother passed on about 6 years ago. They are with my Mother and Father now and waiting for me. <BR> <BR> I will go to TOPS Monday evening and pray that I am in KOPS leeway. I never saw so much food that kind people brought in. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has had a great week, we have had a lot of rain since we... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:18:04 EST Need HELP Hi, I am new to this site, will be 76 this month. Have had a weight problem all my life, when I was born, I weighed 13 + pounds. I went to WW and did really good, but gained it back when I quit. <BR> I love to read and play golf. <BR> Peg <em>198</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 07:49:35 EST Labor day challenge Hi Reba here is my weight for the labor day challenge since we leave tomorrow I am sending it today. I am at 281. Wilma-Az <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2008 16:37:32 EST thought I already introduced myself Hi all, <BR> My name is Betty and I live in Florida. I really need to lose weight but not doing to good with that. I start the day great and end up eating all kinds of junk at night. Looking forward to meeting you all <BR> Betty Sun, 6 Jul 2008 06:58:01 EST anyone over65 want to help with a 4H club survey? survey ... <BR> people over age 65 in the group here...? <BR> my daughter is in 4H and is doing a project on people over 65 and their hobbies. <BR> list your first name or initials... <BR> your age, <BR> your hobbies! <BR> <BR> thank you so much, she needs this ASAp <em>250</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:19:42 EST Good Evening Sorry I have been missing in action. Have been so busy around here, and worried about my Brother in Ohio. They got him in a nursing home yesterday and pray it is a good one. <BR> <BR> Our Son was buy and mowed and edged our yard so now it can rain. We had rain all day Sat. and Sun. so really don't need any for a little while. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great evening. <BR> Marsha <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:59:18 EST Not Happy This is Monday and every Monday I am up on the scales and I really did good over the week end..This is one of my problems, any tips... Did everyone have a good week end??? I hope I am doing this right posting..this is a great site if I ever lean it,, <BR> ((Hugs ))) Mon, 23 Jun 2008 08:32:14 EST Thank You Hi <BR> I want to thank everyone who has e-mailed me and gave me some help...Betty, Reva, Squeegee, Arlene, Momnadot630, you all have been a big help and looking forward to getting to know you all.... <BR> I went to dinner tonight I did pretty good..I had a small Brownie, and diet pop and no bread..that is good for me...((hugs)) Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:36:41 EST I'm Back Hi all <BR> I have been here before but left because every thing at home went sort of nuts and I didn't have time to participate the way I should. I was sick , than hubby was sick. I just ate anything and it sure shows. need help to get back on track. <BR> Hope to hear from you. <BR> Betty Sat, 21 Jun 2008 08:11:29 EST Hello Hi to anyone reading this. I just posted a message on another board - I thought it would also go here. I just joined this week after seeing the people on the Ellen show who lost over 300 pounds. I looked up this site and it is inspiring! We live in Oregon and recently moved to McMinnville, so located a new doctor. Most of my health problems are caused by too much weight, so I am trying again. My daughter told me I shouldn't try to lose weight, I should discard it. What you lose you try... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:07:07 EST Newbie I'm new to the team, I've been reading your post and you seem to all care about each other and that appealed to me. I am 71, live in Sherwood, Arkansas, have a great husband, this is my second husband the first one was great too, he died of cancer in 1982 and I've been married 12 years this time. We have eight children combine, thank goodness they are all grown and the sixteen grandchildren too. We have four great-grandchildren and they are all babies. Hugs to all. <em>247</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 21:11:10 EST Good Evening everyone. Wanted to say Good Evening to everyone. I just added some photos to my album. I am going to get my shower and rest a bit. <BR> <BR> I talked with my Sister-in-Law this evening and she felt better about my Brother tonight. We have had a lot of prayers going up for him. <BR> <BR> Hugz and prayers to all. <BR> Marsha <BR> Sat, 14 Jun 2008 20:55:13 EST I have a question I don't know if this is the right board to write this on or not, if not just let me know. I have been suffering from anxiety/panic attacks and wondered if anyone else has experienced these. I am trying to eat the right foods to help it in lieu of medicine. I found a good website with the foods to avoid. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good night's rest. We finally got a nice rain, but the thunder and lightning I can do without. :) <BR> <BR> Marsha <BR> Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:28:56 EST Are you eating a good breakfast? I thought it might be fun to post how we're doing with breakfast. <BR> <BR> For myself, I had a large orange, 2 small eggs, and a small piece if whole grain toast. Came out to 287 calories. <BR> <BR> I am and always have been a breakfast eater. Can't remember the last time I went without except for fasting blood tests. Then I treat myself to breakfast out or an early lunch. Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:48:32 EST Still Trying To be able to get into this group I thought I did but I still am lost. I have copied the rules of the challenge and starting to keep better track of them. <BR> I can't walk but do the stretching every morning. <BR> I will get back this group, at least I am trying. <BR> Elaine <BR> Wed, 11 Jun 2008 09:41:32 EST I am new to site Hello Every one, I found out about this site from my daughter yesterday (6-10-08) I am over joyed already that I joined. It is going to take some to get used to all the different things to do on this site. Here is to weight loss and a healthy life. 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