SparkPeople Silver Sneakers (Seniors) Team Messageboard active seniors who need to lose weight SparkPeople Silver Sneakers (Seniors) Team Messageboard Just found this team <em>524</em> I'm so glad there's a Silver Sneakers team. My name is Linda June I just qualified for Medicare and joined Silver Sneakers. Love the fact get free gym membership. With the quarantine I'm so thankful there are zoom classes I've been doing the beginners yoga using chair . Once I get on the ground I can't get back up any more. Also doing the light beginners strength class. <BR> <BR> I'll be 60 in December I'm on disability since 2019. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:56:14 EST Hello! Hi, I’m turning 70 next year. My 85 year old friend said when I told her that: “That’s not good, don’t do it unless you have to!” <BR> I’m finding it hard to lose at my age. I have always been successful with low carb diets, but that is not working now. I tried weight watchers online for three months and that was working. I am using it now, using a low cost tracker app similar to WW. <BR> I need to exercise, but I hate gyms (sorry, all that gleaming metal puts me off.) so on good days I nee... Sun, 25 Nov 2018 09:28:20 EST Hello from Oregon! So glad to see this team active again! I was happy to be able to join. I go by Dee. My birthday is January 9, 1939 so I'm approaching the big Eight-Oh!! Feeling good because I keep active. <BR> <BR> I've lost weight before through Spark People's program. Got down to 145 and looked much better. I carry my extra weight in my middle, which is so unhealthy. I am now at 165 and have to lost that 20 pounds again, hopefully before my birthday. <em>521</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:38:03 EST Hi from Sacramento CA! New to your team. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:14:57 EST Hi, I'm Naomi Just want to introduce myself, I'm 60, live in Washington, I care for my husband and have found walking and hiking to be the best therapy ever. <BR> Naomi Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:40:33 EST Diet I am allergic to dairy and having problem with diets as so many push recipes with yogurt, cheese, etc. which I cannot have. Also have IBS so really having issue with planning meals. anyone have some ideas? <BR> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:05:44 EST Hi - I'm new from FL I am trying to stay motivated and accountable. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:59:11 EST Inspirational ,Motivational, Funny Quotes <img src=""> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:02:36 EST Silver Sneakers is AWESOME I fractured my knee this year, have two knee replacements, and have been putting WAY too much pressure on my knees with extra weight. I have been going to Silver Sneakers classes since I got done with my physical therapy, and I LOVE these classes. There was no way I could just get up and do regular cardio, but Silver Sneakers Yoga, Classic and Cardio are all manageable for me. They are fun, rewarding and best of all doable. I have a great YMCA near me with really fun instructors, and it ... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:29:46 EST Hi I'm a new member and am looking foward to learning from you guys and meeting you all. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:03:09 EST Officially a Senior Just stopping by to introduce myself. I'm Carol and I'm from KY. <BR> <BR> Last week I turned 65 and am officially a senior. Several things happened which sparked me to investigate SparkPeople. (1) I became a Medicare member and investigated my Medicare Advantage where I learned of the Silver Sneakers benefit which affords me a gym benefit. (2) I decided that while I've been healthy in spite of being obese for my whole life, I wanted to remain healthy for the years I have left. (3) I pu... Wed, 15 May 2013 21:42:44 EST Starting over Here I am at 67 trying to get started again. I now have COPD, Diabetes bad hips and in pain 24-7.I still weigh 213 . My problem is getting to exercise. I work everyday and exhausted when I come home.I can't do allot with getting out of breath. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:26:59 EST HELLO TEAM I AM YOUR NEW LEADER!! HELLO TEAM IM AM YOUR NEW LEADER Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:36:31 EST Retired and overweight in Iowa Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be 70 when I wake up! Now to keep that positive attitude and get on with the rest of my life. I am NOT a mover and I really need to be one. That is the one thing that I am not consistent at. I need to find a reason to get up and walk (or some other exercise) every day. House work and gardening are not enough for me. Any ideas or suggestions? I am listening. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 20:13:35 EST retired from Louisiana Just retired from 34 years of teaching and loving it. I will turn 65 in September and looking forward to joining Curves for free with Medicare part C/D. The best part of my life has yet to be lived. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 14:37:05 EST Hi from Northern CA Went to Curves twice this week, sure feels good. <BR> Sure would love to hear from someone else that is on this team. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:05:00 EST Where is everyone ?? I just found this team, I belong to the real Silver Sneakers, found at, anyone else belong to that group? <BR> It doesn't look like to many of you post very often, lets try and change that, okay? Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:01:48 EST Hi from Alaska! I live in Alaska (where we're almost literally up to our noses in snow lately!) & teach water aerobics at a couple of venues in town. I'm thinking about expanding into some senior exercise formats like Arthritis Foundation or Silver Sneakers, both land and water. I'd love to hear from any team members who take or teach these types of classes. What's been your experience? <BR> <BR> P.S. C'mon over and join the Spark Water Aerobics Team if that's how you like to exercise! Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:01:53 EST Hello from Arizona Hi! I just saw this site and am excited to see it exists! <BR> I am struggling with alot of health issues and packing on the weight. But, my heart is still wanting to lose it so I am not defeated, not yet. I know this will be a slow process but thats ok. <BR> Looking forward to chatting with you all! Cindy Sun, 8 Jan 2012 02:10:25 EST Silver Sneakers Strength and balance class 45 mins I'm wondering where put this in my fitness tracker. Anyone any ideas as to calories burned? Sun, 25 Dec 2011 10:03:45 EST Opening a new chapter in my life I retired on October 1 of this year - I've been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006.....lost weight and have put it back on. At this point my goal is to get my health back so I can ENJOY these wonderful years. As I stumble through the pension/medicare confusion, I found out about Silver Sneakers...if it is as great as I THINK it is...I am very encouraged. Being able to go to the gym would really be a wonderful thing. We planned to join a gym but never can decide which doctor told me ... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 14:33:05 EST I did it Nov 1st night after hallowen and I had no treats last evening. so hope to have a good weigh in this evening Tue, 1 Nov 2011 16:30:28 EST feeling good Iam feeling great this morning. Sun is shining. Having turkey dinner with family than will have to do some walking. My biggest problem is portion control so far this weekend is going good <BR> Happy Thanksgiving in Canada. Many things to be thankful for. <BR> <BR> Magie40 Sun, 9 Oct 2011 11:18:16 EST manitoba grandma Hello to everyone. New to this group. Enjoy reading all the blogs. I am 70 strugeld with my weight most of my years. 35 year T.O.P.S. member have 35 - 40 pounds to lose but never give up. You are not a failure unless you give up. <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving magie40 Fri, 7 Oct 2011 20:21:58 EST WHO IS FEELING GOOD TODAY? I AM I'm pretty new to Sparkpeople and I'm 70. I'm feeling terrific and loving being this age. It is wonderful to have enough years behind me to have a grasp of the bigger picture and to see there is a lot of life ahead of me. I intend to make these the best years of my life. <BR> <BR> Anyone else out there feeling good today? Thu, 6 Oct 2011 14:36:20 EST Hello Everyone - Greetings from Georgia Although I love to travel and visit national parks in as many states as possible, I still love calling the mountains of north Georgia my home! Being 55 and able to still camp, walk, hike or bike is a joy. I may not can do it as well as when I was 20, but it still feels good just to enjoy outdoor activities. In previous years we had hiked in Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Yosemite, Sequoia, Mammoth Caves, Great Smoky Mountains - never in my wildest childhood dreams would I have thought I would ... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:07:11 EST Hi, I'm a new member from Canada I am a 63 old retired lady who enjoys playing golf at 2 or 3 times a week and one who just loves her computer. I have lost 32 pounds so far and have 28 more to go. Looking forward to be part of this group....hope you all have a nice day.... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 15:05:48 EST Hi, I'm a new Florida member I'm hoping to loose some weight thru diet and exercise. Will be joining 24 hour fitness in Coral Springs, FL. next week and hope to attend some of the Silver Sneaker classes they offer. Is anyone else a member? I'd love to have a workout buddy. <BR> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 14:25:13 EST Hi Y'all Great to find this team as I have been a member of Silver Sneakers for 4 years where I live & look forward to going to work out because of the fellowship we share. Looking forward to meeting & sharin with y'all. <BR> Have a blessed weekend Sat, 9 Jul 2011 16:54:29 EST Newbie... Hi! I am new here...want to get started...even though I am making a major move,,,figure "packing & moving" can count as mild exercise...Will get in a "boatload" of walking when will be a "camp host" at a State Park...can hardly wait! <em>30</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:45:20 EST MIRAJOY1 just getting started again. Hi! I'm just getting started again after a few years of being lazy. I'm 73 soon to be 74 and needing to lose 40 lbs. My <BR> husband is a diabetic and I have finally got him to realize that he needed to stay on his diet, so I am measuring both <BR> of our foods. Easier than I thought it would be, but when I have his cooperation it is a lot easier to stay on my diet. <BR> I went on the HCG diet and after losing 30 lbs. I don't want to regain it. So, I am now keeping track of everything I e... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 11:51:14 EST Joined Silver Sneakers in July, 2010 I joined Silver Sneakers in July of 2010 and began with a "chair" yoga class, which I still do once a week. Now, I do three other yoga classes that get me down on the floor, too. Most recently, I started doing two cardio/aerobics classes. All of them have been fun, and I've enjoyed meeting other Silver Sneakers members at my health club. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:06:34 EST Senior Procrastinator My current journey on SP began last July, when I weighed in at 215 with a goal of losing 50 pounds. As of today, I've lost 45 pounds and almost 12 inches from my waistline. I've been following a diet by Isagenix and using lots of Silver Sneakers opportunities at my health club. Currently, I'm doing four classes of yoga and two aerobics classes per week, along with cardio and circuit training. In December, my doctor let me stop my meds for acid reflux and for high blood pressure. Although I'm ... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:56:43 EST Silver Sneakers Daily Chat I just noticed that the leader of this group is not participating, so sad. I don't have time with DH sick, but if anyone would like to take it over it would be great. I love the Silver Sneakers' program and it has so much to offer us Seniors and we should all take advantage of it. <BR> <BR> My Curves called me this week asking where I had been, and also the "Y". With DH's doctor's appts, etc, this week he has a colonopisy(sp), I am praying things will slow down soon. <BR> <BR> Hugs and p... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 09:58:08 EST New To Spark People Hi everyone, I'm new here & need help losing the 30 lbs Ive gained the last year after my move back to the mainland. looking forward to Spark's help. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:33:55 EST CURTYBRO I WANT TO THANK MEZZO ANGEL FOR SENDING ME A GREETING TO SPARK PEOPLE Sat, 4 Sep 2010 11:27:44 EST Good Morning..I'm new to Spark People I'm 71, retired and live in Florida. Looking forward to meeting new friends and staying on track with my wt.loss. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:44:55 EST yippeee Just found this website today and cant wait to fire up old sparky Tue, 17 Aug 2010 02:55:41 EST Hi.......I'm new here. Hi.....I think I belong here. <BR> <BR> I'm soon to be 63, F, RN. I live in the southwest and definitely have a weight problem. Part of it is due to inactivity outside of work. The rest is due my love of food and working nightshift. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that SparkPeople will give me the encouragement etc. to get my self fit and eager to face the world. <em>104</em> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 14:23:28 EST Mothers are Heaven's Scent I just watched this 3 mins video. It took my all attention. thought to share with you all. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ys-_-WK-_-4.24.10-_-MAHSmovie </link> <BR> <BR> Nilanka Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:43:20 EST Vacation I'll be visiting relatives in Texas. I'll not like leaving Minnesota now because it is so pretty with tulips and lots of Beautiful budding trees and lilacs almost out, but I will be glad to see family members in and around Conroe. Lorraine <em>224</em> Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:18:01 EST Hi Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am Nilanka, 29 years old. You may wonder, why I join this group. I have just finished up my masters in Wellness and Gerontology. I am a wellness coach, SilverSneaker instructor, and business owner. My coaching bases on whole food diet, exercise, and skilled relaxation. <BR> <BR> I have learned lot from Sparkpeople while I was studying, so thought share my knowledge with you all and help others to achieve their goals. <BR> <BR> Nilanka <BR> Sun, 25 Apr 2010 18:59:34 EST Flooding, chilly after warm days in MN. We had some very nice days in March, but today it is down to 32 as I passed the thermometer about 3:30. It is very windy and not nice to be out. Hope it stops the floods in Morehead, Wabasha, etc. <em>2</em> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 17:12:15 EST GETTING EXTRA WEIGHT OFF Do treadmill 5 days a week for 30 min intervals problem with portion serving too much time on my hands. I do volunteer work 3-4 times a week. Need help to get on tract to lose 20 lbs. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:10:58 EST Change from 10/06/09 ! I am so tired of seeing the old message I had posted to get an answer to a question I had. Well, no one answered me here, but I did find an answer somewhere on SparkPeople. Will someone write to get rid of my Christmas greeting? I hope so. Lorraine Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:09:56 EST Just retired recently to improve my health. I joined a fitness center and am walking on a treadmill 5 days a week. Also enjoyng a Tai Chi class. Life gets better every day. Just started to track my diet starting today. <em>30</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:16:32 EST New Here Hi I'm new here and just want to get back to where I was before I retired. That's losing 25 lbs. I am 69 and live in sunny Florida. I am trying to get in the habit of walking and ridding my bicycle. I don't feel like I am my age or at least what 69 used to be. But, I am having trouble with my lower back aching an legs getting awful tired when I walk or ride for very long. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 12:56:22 EST Calorie count for Silver Splash I am a member of Silver Sneakers and go to the YMCA three times a week for Silver Splash {aquatics, low impact, warm pool). I don't know how many calories I burn in an hour. Can anyone tell me? Tue, 5 Jan 2010 10:07:53 EST Trying to get back on the wagon. I went to the doctor last week and when she walked in she said WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU!!! I have gained so much weight since my last 6 month visit she said she might not have recognized me outside the office. And still I continue to eat. My Silver Sneakers group has a 10 week 10 pound loss program beginning January so I will try for that. Nice to be back with Spark. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 19:34:34 EST Merry Christmas to all Christians! Have a very good Christmas, remembering to give Christ a lot of the attention. Have good fun with your families and friends. Lorraine Sun, 20 Dec 2009 14:31:45 EST Sacramentolynn HI, My name is Lynn and I am married to Leo. We live in Sacramento. Between us we have 6 kids, eleven grandkids and 2 greatgrandkids. We met online and have been married almost 7 years. I am 69 and he is 74. We are having the time of our life with camping and traveling. Unfortunately, we also like to eat yummy food. We do try to walk daily,weather permitiing. We have two cats who travel with us in our Minnie Winnie. Our health is good, for which I am thankful, but we both could stand to lose... Sat, 28 Nov 2009 18:32:19 EST Things about me you should know I am Laurie. When I read introductions I like to know as much as possible about the person so I can better help them with their journey. Here's mine: <BR> 1. I have limited mobility due to CP, arthritis, scoliosis and being wheelchair bound. OKOK I can see the wheels turning: "Then what is she doing here?" <BR> 2. Simple, I moved to Fort Atkinson WI and joined Blackhawk Fitness. I asked if they had any chair fitness classes and they said "Silver Sneakers!" I told em my age (46 but I look youn... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 13:39:16 EST How do I post what I did or how many sp points ? I can't figure out how to get some things registered such as my spark points or how many minutes I've exercised. I've really tried. Who can help me? Tue, 6 Oct 2009 21:13:02 EST hope Where there is hope in the future... there is power in the present. If you have hope you can muster the courage, the time and the effort to change your habits and become, with God's help and guidance, the person you are called to be. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:40:05 EST new to this team I'm new to this team and want to introduce myself. I want to join the team goal of 10'000 steps a day as soon as I get a pedometer. Thu, 4 Jun 2009 08:16:09 EST Hi I'm new to this team - and am an instructor Hi I took the MS ROM class today and will begin teaching it at the Y in June. How many of you take the classes? I'm taking a Yoga Stretch II on Saturday and we will add that to the schedule in the Fall. It is so much fun. Thu, 14 May 2009 20:47:13 EST Weight Tracker How do I get those adorable 'icons' on my weight tracker? TIA <em>38</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:57:45 EST PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING TO OUR RALLY. Please go to: Spark Georgia – The Official Team <BR> <BR> <BR> We want you to sign up for the SE Georgia Rally. <BR> <BR> Tell you family and friends that everyone is invited. <BR> <BR> Hugs, Carol Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:45:15 EST New here today!!! Hello everyone!!! I am new to Silver Sneakers and about 2mos w Spark. I am still navigating my way around and I hope I find this place again LOL. <BR> <BR> I am 81yrs old trying to lose 5lbs by staying active and healthy. <BR> <BR> On my last yearly physical my Dr. told me I made him very happy by not showing up for a year. <BR> <BR> I do Hatha Yoga, warm water pool 'thingy' and journal my food everyday. <BR> <BR> Today, I awoke happy and enthusiastic. I am so grateful as I tend to get... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:16:40 EST IF YOU LIVE IN SE GEORGIA - SAVE APRIL 25TH.. HELLO <BR> <BR> IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTH EAST GEORGIA WE ARE HAVING A SPARKPEOPLE GET TOGETHER ON APRIL 25TH.. <BR> <BR> IT WILL BE HELD ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA. FAMILIES ARE WELCOME. LETS MEET AT 10:30AM AT THE CASINO. THERE ARE PICNIC TABLES SO PLEASE BRING YOUR PICNIC LUNCH AND DRINKS. REST ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE. I AM HOPING THAT WE CAN HAVE A WALK FOR ABOUT 1/2 HOUR OR SO.. FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT WANT TO WALK THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO. THERE ARE LOTS OF LITTLE SHOPS, A PIER, AND OF... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 22:43:18 EST New member today Saturday 22nd Nov Hello everyone or as we say in Australia G'day. <BR> I have just joined the team, have been on Spark People since 11 Nov and am thrilled with the way things are going so far. I am 70 years of age and live with my husband of 46 years in Queensland Australia originally from Wales in the UK I have three adult children and 5 Grandchildren. Hope to get to know you all. Bye for now Fri, 21 Nov 2008 20:28:31 EST Greetings from the Poconos! Being a newbie, I have much to learn but I am anxious to get started on losing weight that has crept up slowly but surely. I have had both hips and knees replaced, plus a rotator cuff operation on my shoulder this past spring, so I have my osteo arth. alive and kicking in my old body. I am 72 and my main question is how do you figure out calories out of recipes that one has been cooking for a very long time? My husband has no weight problem and also hates diet food so I do have a problem. I t... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:02:32 EST 3-day SparkPerson Hi- I'm a little worried. Looks like on one has posted since August! Did y'all go on vacation? 8-) <BR> <BR> I looking to regain the youthful look of my 50's <BR> <BR> Anyone have a really good tip to share about how to get a waistline back? <BR> kst8gram Sun, 12 Oct 2008 19:17:56 EST Howdy from Houston, Texas name is Tom and I am new to this....seems like something that can really work for everyone....hope to meet new friends here for ideas on controling eating habits...thanks.. <em>36</em> Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:10:15 EST new to Silver Sneakers Good morning, just looking for encourment...been at a standstill for 2 weeks. My hubby and I live in a very small NW town. Love our retirement. Both very busy with family, Church and community activities. My hubby has a terminal illness and sometimes I get a bit behind in what I am suppose to do for myself. His attitude is great and that helps a lot. Hard to eat everything I am suppose to. He is a diabetic and that helps to keep yucky things out of the house. Sat, 17 May 2008 09:23:56 EST New to this team Hello. My name is Anne, and I am 65 I have arthritis and degenerative disk disease. Like many of you I need help finding a exercide routine that is kind to a generally aching body. I have a treadmill but I really only walk about 8 minutes before I can't deal with the hip pain. I note several of the suggestions team members have made and I intend to investigate them. Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:15:11 EST Good Morning I am new to this discussion and hope that I can find my way back. I have an awful time getting back to the groups. I am headed out the door soon to the "Y" through Silver Sneakers. Does anyone know how to get a white Silver Sneaker's tee shirt to wear to class? <BR> <BR> I live in Florida, will be 77 in Aug. Have been married 57 years, have one Son, 2 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grands. I used to go to Curves, but then found out that I could join Silver Sneakers free. :) Have to watch the... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:27:10 EST Not a computer person Just an old dog trying to learn a new trick. Love the concept but having a problem posting messages and responding to them. Any tricks to share? Fri, 4 Apr 2008 09:02:38 EST Hello from Washington State About to be 72, caretaker of 2 dogs (bassets), 4 cats, 2 birds, 8 fish, and one darling frog. I share a lovely home with my husband, daughter, son-in-law, and two teenage granddaughters. <em>200</em> <em>241</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2008 15:35:23 EST Gentle exercise for seniors I think it would be wonderful if oneof the Sparks experts could design an exercise routine for seniors. <BR> Obviously we are no longer able to bounce around on large exercise balls and do series of push-ups, but there must be exercises such as stretches to maintain flexibility etc. suitable for us!!! <BR> Thanks a lot! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:05:56 EST Another newby I'm new at this forum, and Sparks, but have been doing the nutrition and stuff for a couple of weeks. I enjoy lurking and seldom add comments read most posts. I guess it's a character flaw. <BR> <BR> I am 71, newly retired, married for 50 years, and love to travel. I want to lose 10 pounds, but am having trouble. I usually find time to do 90 minutes of activity each day - walking, snowshoeing, kayaking. Tue, 15 Jan 2008 09:59:02 EST I am new and need help to stop snacking I am 75 years young and very active. I do exercise 2 to 3 times each week . I do pool arobics and pool weights. I was doing the Nuti-system and was getting tired of the food and wanted to try to loose the balance weigh on my own. However, I do ned support.I just cannot seem to get back on track.I start with a good breakfast and a decent lunch but then in the afternoon I begin picking. What can I do to get myself back in control. DeeIan Sun, 6 Jan 2008 16:31:08 EST Hello From Missouri! Hi, I've been trying to find a team with exercise ideas and motivation for seniors and came across this one. I have been with SP since March, 2007 and haven't made a lot of progess in the fitness area. I do have COPD which makes exercise a challenge. Mostly I can do slow walking for about 30 minutes and maybe 5 minutes on the Treadill or Exercise Bike before gasping for breath. I also have several videos but only use the Walk Away The Pounds one on a regular basis and still on the 1 mile v... Sat, 1 Dec 2007 13:39:50 EST Hi, It's never too late!! Hi, I' so glad to find other seniors who are serious about losing weight and eating more healthily. I have started many diets ...and I use the word diet loosley, because I've always failed. But now that I stumled on to SPARK PEOPLE, Im excited and motivated to DO IT THIS TIME!!! <BR> I'm very active and like to stay on the go, but my old bones are letting me down more every day because of the excess weight....and getting older too, but I'm inspired by reading your notes and would appreciat... Sun, 4 Nov 2007 18:20:23 EST hi everyone I am sorry that I have been remissed. What can I tell you. I still work out 3-4 days a week. But we are trying to downsize our house so we can sell it. It is a bi-level. We have never used our garage. Thanks to my better have. The bedrooms that the children used are all clutter except the one I use for my office. Anyway we are trying it might take years. Because my dear husband hurt his foot and has to wear a cast and walk with crutches. Oh! well life is never dull. Wed, 26 Sep 2007 19:18:28 EST Hi, i'm new here... Hello, first i barged in to the lair of the golden bear... sorry, bear!... but now i think i got it right. New to this team but i'm not new to SP - been here since March. My profile pic is 2+ years old & where i want to be again... still overweight by gov't table standards but not by mine! I took the pic myself when i still had a hubby. He has since passed & the anniversary date is Wednesday... it will be 2 years. Our 6 daughters thought i was going to just stop eating after he died but i jus... Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:04:29 EST From the Lair of the Golden Bear - Newcomer Greetings from Sacramento California the home of the Golden Bear (A State Fair symbol getting a lot of attention now through Labor Day.) Of course, some of us know Sacramento as the "Big Tomato" - we used to have a canning factory here. <BR> <BR> I'm about to turn over to the big Seven-Oh and I seem to be going through another one of those later life crises again. Re-evaluating a lot of stuff. <BR> <BR> One thing has been my weight. I'm not obese but I am too heavy. There are a lotta thi... Thu, 23 Aug 2007 21:25:47 EST Finding my waist again <em>39</em> So I was 74 on Aug 15, and I'm tired of being a keg-shaped lady! I once had a waist-line, back when dinosaurs trod the earth and I want that body definition back! So where do I start, and is it too late by now? Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:38:46 EST Good Morning from the Sunshine State Hi All, <BR> <BR> Started off really good this morning. Have the menu planned for the day. Its crazy but with the breeze outside and the way the sun is shining on my islands in the yard,it feels like Fall is in the air. <em>246</em> I know that sounds like a hype specially with the temps in the mid 90's here in Central Fl. I think its because we start cruising in Oct. so guess wishful thinking for rushing things along. I shouldn't do that which my mother told me many times not to wish ones l... Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:50:15 EST Biting the Bullet Hi All, <BR> I'm new and just joined the Silver Sneakers. We live in Florida for the past 35 years. Married 50 years this coming Oct. and its seems that along with that 50 years or more I have been always trying at one time or another to dump the weight. I'll be 72 in Nov. and at least one time in my life I would like to lose the weight and keep it off. Not alone in this for sure. Well I'm going to give it a good shot this time. Doing a diabetic diet because I feel it is healthy. Thanks for... Sun, 19 Aug 2007 15:29:36 EST Hi from Texas...and Bess I am 72 years old. I have been married 56 years. I have a wonderful hubby that requires most of my time. He has Parkinson's. We have two wonderful children and two precious grandchildren. The last two years have been very hectic, stressful and sad for me. My hubby has gone from 235 down to 142 without trying, has been very, very sick. From October of 2006 until March of 2007, he would faint and fall,if I didn't manage to catch him, 3 or 4 times a day. Using this as a crutch, I gained about 15... Sat, 18 Aug 2007 23:46:56 EST another new one Hi, I am a snowbird hoping to flutter off a few pounds. All help is greatly appreciated. Tue, 31 Jul 2007 11:38:23 EST A Young SS Newbie Hi everyone. My name is Elayne and I am a 58 year old Silver Sneakers member through my disability. I have Humana Gold Plus, and I love it. I am a member of the Y thanks to Humana, and hence a member of SS. I was just there in class Thursday. I live in Zephyrhills, Fl. with my husband of 28 yrs, and my 3 kitties. My goal is to get to 116 pounds since I an vertically challenged at 4 ft. 10 inches! I hope you will allow me to join this team. Thanks. <BR> Elayne <em>68</em> Sun, 22 Jul 2007 14:46:03 EST having a nice summer? <em>198</em> The summer has been hot for the most part. Trying to stay cool is hard. We do not have AC just fans. i have two sons who install CA but my husband doesn't like it. So i go to the gym, food shopping, clothing etc. But I seem to be losing weight because I am not home sitting around. Oh by the way I found a good salt sub. it is Molly McButter but yoou can't put it on pasta,in sauce and things like that. Hope you all stay cool. Mon, 16 Jul 2007 13:44:55 EST Hi everyone, I am new.:) Hi, <BR> My name is Ginny, I am 74 and looking to get back into shape. Hope to get to know you all. <BR> G Fri, 13 Jul 2007 19:17:18 EST New to Silver Sneakers I am 76 years old, recently widowed. During my husband's illness I stopped exercising and was very lax with my diet. The result is that I am now 15 pounds overweight and needing to do something about it. I am looking forward to working together with other seniors to getting back to a healthier lifestyle <em>174</em> Sun, 8 Jul 2007 16:51:11 EST Just Joined SparkPeople! Hello to everyone on this team. I just received unsettling information about my lumbar spine, from my doctor, this past Thursday. She discussed several options for me to consider that might help. One is to exercise (walking) and one is to lose weight. So, I'm starting today to incorporate those things into my lifestyle. I am 75 years old. I have exercised a number of times in the past and I have dieted, successfully twice in the past, but need to start both of these things once again. ... Sun, 8 Jul 2007 11:28:14 EST I am also new here ! I am an active 70.10 years young. Need to lose 30 pounds. Thu, 5 Jul 2007 19:44:36 EST Hi Everyone Well today we did stretch and tone at the gym. it is very good because it does not cater to just any group of people. it is mixed young, old, etc. The class lasted for an hour. Tomorrow i go back for body flow. now that really tires you out. I am trying to cut back on my eating. And so far so good. All you new members welcome. I only been on line for about 1wk oh Well! Theresa <em>67</em> I am also known as Mrs Sunshine Mon, 2 Jul 2007 19:11:30 EST I am new here and I will be 70 on 7/10 I live in NJ but I was born in Pittsburg,Pa. Moved to Baltimore and stayed there for about 10yrs and then on to Georgia. i really love Ga., Augusta, Met my husband and moved to NJ. Been here 41yrs. Have 7 children and so far only 1 grandchild. I love going to the gym (LOA) I go about 4xweekly. I also, knit, crochet and sew. That's about it. Hope everyone out there has a good day. <em>67</em> Mon, 25 Jun 2007 20:55:16 EST Happiness is a motivator <em>213</em> <BR> Depression is rampant today. People give up too easily and sink back into the black muck of despair. <BR> This leads to depression. But you don't have to remain there and all it takes is to make the decision not to be unhappy. Even a smile from a stranger can change your whole environment. Take life in small pieces. Don't try to take it all in at once! <BR> Clowny74 Wed, 20 Jun 2007 18:31:38 EST Pedometer challenge Tomorrow starts a new month. How about challenging ourselves to walk and record the steps <BR> on a pedometer. <BR> Shirley <BR> Tuesday, May 1 <BR> Wore my pedometer for my usual morning walk. I usually have it in the mile mode. I switched it to steps and was surprised to see that I had walked over 3000 steps. I think I'll set my goal at 10,000 steps per day. Mon, 30 Apr 2007 23:38:25 EST Where are you??? It has been a few days and haven't seen any action here. Is spring time making us so tired we haven't had time to come on and chat? I hope you are all well and busy. <BR> <BR> Marcie <em>213</em> Fri, 27 Apr 2007 07:18:57 EST Llost passsword Would you believe that I forgot my password? At least they won't accept the one I thought I had. I clicked on "forgot password" and they promised to e-mail it to me. But they haven't and I guess I'm too impatient. So I rejoined with the user name tenngramm1. I'm the same person as tenngramm, but If you e-mail me, you have to use the new name or I won't be able to open the message. If I ever get the right password I'll go back to the original tenngramm. I'll let you know. Sorry about t... Wed, 18 Apr 2007 23:26:07 EST Are you "up" for a mini goal? I like having a mini goal to work on each week. For the week starting tomorrow, I'm going to work on my upperarms. Short sleeves and sleeveless tops will soon be in our future and I'd like firmer arms. Do you have a mini goal for next week. It could be getting more water each day, or tracking your food. How about trying it with me? <em>211</em> Sat, 14 Apr 2007 08:30:15 EST Welcome new members. Tell us about yourself. A hearty "Welcome!" to each of you. I hope you get as much out of this team as I have. Please tell us someting about yourselves, your families, goals, diet problems, anything you like. <BR> Shirley Tue, 10 Apr 2007 23:37:36 EST What are you doing to ovrcome it? See message above. Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:59:23 EST What is your biggest problem in losig weight,? My worst problem is snacking at night. Since I joined SP I spend my late evenings at the computer and don't raid the refrgrator any more. How can you sneak food when you are conversing with people who are trying to lose weight? Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:58:04 EST New at this site Hi, I signed up for this site last week, and thought the 'Silver Sneakers" sounded like a fun place to start. I've gotten notices on my email that others have signed on, as there just seemed to be a couple at first who are members of this message board. Only, I'm not sure how to get messages going back and forth.. (Did that make sense).. I just came in from a long day of walking and shopping.. My back hurts, and I must lay down a while.. <BR> Three months ago I was healthy and st... Fri, 6 Apr 2007 18:05:35 EST Are you a Silver Sneakers member? Every Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings we go to our local Silver sneakers group? We do strength and balance training. Hubby and I usually get there a little early so we can walk some laps around the gym. It would be fun to talk to members from other areas and see what you are doing. <BR> <BR> Or we can make our own group and challenge each other to certain activities, following guidelines for our age group. Let's see if we can take this forum somewhere!!! <BR> <BR> Marcie Fri, 6 Apr 2007 13:49:57 EST HELLLOOOOOO I'D LIKE TO JOIN THIS TEAM,IF IT'S STILL A TEAM !!!!!! <em>213</em> TRUDY Sun, 1 Apr 2007 10:29:28 EST