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5/28/11 2:24 P

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Hey!!! We have something in common....I am over fifty, overweight and diabetic as well. Welcome aboard. Here you will meet the nicest people offering support. Just jump in and get to know them!!! I have been on and off diets for years, even on here. I think the secret is really becoming active on the boards and giving people a chance to reach out and help you. It was hard for me at first, but I have met some really wonderful people here. Hang in there, it is never too late. emoticon

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5/27/11 8:32 P

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Welcome! It's never too late in our life to set goals to improve our health, and to steadily work toward making those goals a reality. You might think about what happened in the past to throw you off track, and brainstorm ideas on how you can get around those obstacles this time. You have a fantastic group here to support you in your efforts!

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5/26/11 2:35 P

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Hi, Bobbi, and welcome to the challenge! As Sharon says, slow and steady is the ticket, especially when you're trying to keep blood glucose stable and are over 50. It's tough, but doable, so you keep on keepin' on, hon - one day at a time, one pound at a time!!!
p.s. I turn 60 in 2012 as well - I'm already marking it as my 'diamond jubilee' lol...

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5/26/11 1:12 P

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Hi and welcome. I am well over 50,(actually 67), diabetic (type 2), and have about 80 lbs. to lose. At my highest point I had 124 lbs. to lose. It is slow going but at least I am losing. The slow process will allow me to learn how to make lifestyle changes that will get the weight off and keep it off instead of dieting (which we both know doesn't work). Slow and steady wins the race.

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5/26/11 11:00 A

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Hi! I'm over fifty, diabetic and overweight. I've been on diets before and some even worked in the short term. I always gain the weight back, however. As I get older the weight is harder and harder to lose. Its starting to impact my ability to do physical activities. I've set a goal of losing 50 lbs by March 24, 2012 (my 60th birthday) Wish me well!!

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