cwolfman13 wrote: »
I'm 41...I started all this good livin' awhile back in my late 30s and have been maintaining a 40 Lb weight loss for going on three years this spring. We aren't getting any younger, but I can tell you at 41 I feel better and younger than I did at 31.
I made a lot of life changes and they have come gradually...baby steps to wellness. One mistake people make is trying to do a 180 and change their entire lives overnight...doing that is overwhelming...it's all about baby steps.
When I first started out I had metabolic syndrome comprised of 4 of the 5 risk factors...abdominal obesity (borderline), low HDL, hypertension, and high triglycerides...the only one I didn't have was high blood glucose (miraculously).
I made small changes to my diet...daily and weekly...small goals like, "I'm going to eat two servings of fruit today and 6 servings of vegetables....stuff like that. Exercise wise I started out doing nothing more than walking...at first it was just a few days per week...then five...eventually I started jogging a little and doing some weight lifting.
Fast forward 3.5 years or so and I'm around 12% BF, normal HDL levels, normal triglycerides, and while I still take meds for hypertension, I'm around 118/75 vs 138/89 controlled by meds before. I've gone from taking walks around the block to riding around 80-100 miles per week (less in winter) and lifting 3x per week.
I'm not really accepting any friend requests, and honestly you're not missing anything as I rarely comment or even look at my feed...just wanted to say that getting healthy and fit is awesome and totally worth the effort...I'm a completely different person now than I was a mere 3.5 years ago...it can be done, and it is awesome.
bjpjsmith wrote: »
I am almost 69 yrs . old and weigh over 300 lbs. all my vitals are good , but I am very uncomfortable .I stay below 1800 cals, do water aerobics 3 days a week, 60 min each day. I gained 100 lbs years ago by quitting smoking while going through menopause. cant seem to lose. my question , is there anyone else my age on here?
nancycola wrote: »
I'm having guests over for dinner tomorrow. My mom rarely entertained. It's something my husband introduced into our lives. I love it but I'm a nervous wreck beforehand. When I'm nervous I eat. And while I'm cooking I eat. Any suggestions on how to get around this?
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