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6/25/15 10:44 A

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Thank you, happy to be part of the team. I need help staying motivated to lose 25 lbs per my doctor. I am already in the habit of working out treadmill and weights 3 times a week but have trouble in the eating department. I do fairly well during the week but weekends are very hard for me due to eating out, family gatherings, not paying as close attention to what I eat, etc. I need to be a 7 day a week commitment instead of 5 days. Glad to be on the team for the extra motivation. Maybe if I can accomplish my goals it will inspire someone else they can do it too!



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5/20/15 1:38 A

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Welcome to the team. It is a lifestyle change. The word diet should be removed from your vocabulary as it is a change in your approach to eating. mine was that we started eating real foods and preparing everything myself. My body resisted at first because it craved the unhealthy foods that I was eliminating. Once I got my eating habts in line the weight started dropping. When I eat processed foods, sodas etc, my tst lets me know I do not want it. I replaced sodas with water in the beginning

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AZURE-SKY Posts: 1,954
5/18/15 12:34 P

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It's going to meetings and getting on that dreaded scale that keeps me motivated. Although I don't consider it my only measure of success.

My blood pressure is no longer borderline high, my cholesterol & triglycerides have improved, and so has my blood glucose. I also have more energy and stamina.

Old age isn't for sissies!

"It's never too late to be who you might have been."
** George Eliot

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
** Amelia Earhart

"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
** Helen Keller


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5/18/15 11:39 A

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Thanks for the reply & encouragement. I'm sure you are right - exercise alone isn't going to do it. WW has worked for me in the past...not sure why I am so resistant to going back there! I guess I really just don't want to be accountable for everything I eat again....even though I know that's what it is going to take! By hearing about how others in my age group are getting motivated and succeeding, I hope to find my own motivation returning....again!


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5/18/15 9:52 A

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BAWEISS55, hang in there. This takes time and baby steps. Most of it is learning how you need to live for the rest of your life. We have to make changes in our eating and make exercise a regular part of our lives. The best advice I can give anyone is just don't quit, keep at it and you will find that you are making healthier choices more often than not.

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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AZURE-SKY Posts: 1,954
5/17/15 9:03 P

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Welcome, BAWEISS55!

Before I started this last go-round with diet, I was swimming for 1 hour a day, 4-5 days a week. Didn't lose a single pound in 3 months, because I was eating my "old" way. Then I restarted WW, you notice I said REstarted - LOL.

I injured my back during my first week on WW and couldn't exercise for a month. I lost 10 pounds that month. I know that in the early stages we often have a big drop, but I've been losing on average 1/2 pound a week. Some weeks it's more, sometimes it's less or none at all, but I can live with 1/2 pound. I'd prefer it to be 1 pound or even 2 pounds a week, but this is my reality.

"It's never too late to be who you might have been."
** George Eliot

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
** Amelia Earhart

"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
** Helen Keller


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5/17/15 7:26 P

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Hi. I am not new to this forum but I have not been active here. I am looking for motivation from others in a similar situation. I am 59 and have about 70 pounds to lose. I recently retired after about 25 years in the job. I have been a confirmed couch potato for many years, but have recently joined a gym with my husband. We have been working out 3 times a week for the last 2 months. So far, I haven't lost an ounce...so I know I will have to work on a plan for diet as well as the exercise. It's not that I don't know how...I'm a Lifetime member of WW....but I can't seem to get started yet again...just cutting back on desserts doesn't work like it used to! So, I'll just be hanging out and trying to get motivated, if that's okay!

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5/17/15 6:33 P

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Welcome! Yes, you can lose after 50. I'm 63, hypothyroid on medication, and I'm down over 20 pounds. It's not as easy to lose at this age, and it doesn't come off as quickly, but it is possible.

Losing weight has 3 components, what you eat, how much you eat, and exercise. You can watch what you eat, measure your portions & not go over your calorie range, and lose. You can try exercise alone, but that might not work. The best combo is all three, but in order to make it successful for you is to find a program that you can live with.

I've tried Atkins, South Beach, WW several times, counting calories, low fat. About the only things I haven't tried are weight loss "supplements" because they don't work, and the cabbage diet. :)

The trick for me is to know that I don't have to give up my favorite foods, I just have to eat them in moderation, and only occasionally. I like the idea of "don't give up any food while you're losing that you're not willing to give up for the rest of your life."


"It's never too late to be who you might have been."
** George Eliot

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
** Amelia Earhart

"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
** Helen Keller


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5/17/15 5:48 P

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5/17/15 4:11 P

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Thanks both of you

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5/17/15 3:59 P

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Welcome to the team, it does get harder but it is not impossible. Exercise is key, you have to increase your metabolism. Strength training is very important, building muscle is a great way to increase your metabolism and help you look and feel better.

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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5/17/15 1:49 P

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Hi! I can not stay motivated. I have 50+ to loose. I have tried every exercise and diet I can think of. I am age 60+ and just not able to loose. I measure my food and watch my diet. I hope you can loose the weight for the older you get the harder it is to loose. Good luck!

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5/17/15 12:35 P

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Hi, just joined the group. Am looking for friends with about 50 to 60 pounds to loose. Hope to work together and stay motivated.

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