The middle agers group. (Upper 30s,40s & 50ish folks)

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  • VegjoyP
    VegjoyP Posts: 2,357 Member
    mshawski wrote: »
    Morning, all! I hope everyone is having a great day.

    Small victory on this end - I do small group (now smaller and socially distanced) classes at my local gym and last night is the first time on this journey that I did all the push-ups as real push-ups and none on my knees! I’m a little proud of myself, despite how silly that sounds. The scale was good to me this morning too, but I hesitate to log it the day before Thanksgiving in fear of not seeing it again for a week after the pie tomorrow. Lol.

    Im feeling good today, I hope you all are too! 🤗

    Nice work!
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 9,368 Member
    Wow looks fab @mtaratoot !

    And welcome, @VegjoyP :)

    Thanks!

    It does look pretty tasty, but it didn't taste as good as it could have. I have some ideas for improvement. Instead of layers of potatoes and onions, I should toss them all together before assembling. I also think a brief roast in the oven or brief saute would be good. I added thyme, but neglected to add rosemary. I think that would brighten it up. It could use just a bit more umami, and maybe sweeter onions if I'm not going to caramelize them before baking. Maybe some miso or brewers yeast would help. Maybe a tiny bit of yellow powdered mustard.

    I have a year to work on this recipe with the goal of sharing it at Thanksgiving 2021 when I can sit in the same room with friends and neighbors.

    I have a ball of dough left. I cut the dough into two pieces, and I planned to use the big one for the bottom crust. I made both bottom and top from that ball, so I have a little dough left for another experiment tomorrow. Tempeh pot pie. Anyone got a recipe to get me started?
  • LunaTheFatCat
    LunaTheFatCat Posts: 237 Member
    See, I really shouldn't be reading these things as Pavlov makes me drool!!

    Shark week this week and it's made me particularly hungry but thankfully other than the first day I've been able to keep it under control. Pie descriptions don't help though!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends!
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 9,368 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Wow looks fab @mtaratoot !

    And welcome, @VegjoyP :)

    Thanks!

    It does look pretty tasty, but it didn't taste as good as it could have. I have some ideas for improvement. Instead of layers of potatoes and onions, I should toss them all together before assembling. I also think a brief roast in the oven or brief saute would be good. I added thyme, but neglected to add rosemary. I think that would brighten it up. It could use just a bit more umami, and maybe sweeter onions if I'm not going to caramelize them before baking. Maybe some miso or brewers yeast would help. Maybe a tiny bit of yellow powdered mustard.

    I have a year to work on this recipe with the goal of sharing it at Thanksgiving 2021 when I can sit in the same room with friends and neighbors.

    I have a ball of dough left. I cut the dough into two pieces, and I planned to use the big one for the bottom crust. I made both bottom and top from that ball, so I have a little dough left for another experiment tomorrow. Tempeh pot pie. Anyone got a recipe to get me started?

    Mea culpa. You were talking about the berry pie. That one was pretty tasty. Too sweet, though. I ate most of it the first day, skipped a day, then ate the last piece yesterday.

    This was the potato pie
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    It was actually better reheated yesterday than it was right after it had cooled from the oven. I'll make it again and use a sweet onion or caramelize the onion first.

    Happy Thanksgiving if it's part of your celebration.
  • IAMFFL
    IAMFFL Posts: 58 Member
    Hello fellow middle-agers. I hope everyone is doing well. I'm 43 and attempting to age in reverse, Benjamin Button style. I'm ten years into my fitness journey, still learning and going strong. I was previously certified as a PT which I obtained for personal reasons not for employment. With that said, if you have any questions I'll help if I can. Happy Holidays!
  • TonyB0588
    TonyB0588 Posts: 9,520 Member
    LesField wrote: »
    Just had my gallbladder removed.
    I know I want to loose weight but not by removing bits, peice by peice.....
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    I lost weight when mine was acting up. Never had it removed though. Took an olive oil and lemon juice cleanse, followed by a course of herbal tablets instead.
  • VegjoyP
    VegjoyP Posts: 2,357 Member
    Any WFPB and/ or vegans ?
  • lisachmitchell
    lisachmitchell Posts: 28 Member
    I’m vegan!
  • lisachmitchell
    lisachmitchell Posts: 28 Member
    I’m almost 53. This is getting harder...love to connect to motivate!!
  • ndessels
    ndessels Posts: 2 Member
    I'm 56. never ever in my life have I been this heavy so I need all the motivation I can get
  • annliz23
    annliz23 Posts: 2,441 Member
    This year has been hard but have faith you can do it, I am 58 and have 11 lbs to lose it's slow work but with friends I know I will get there and you can too!
  • foster1503
    foster1503 Posts: 391 Member
    I'm 53 in March.
    Done fitness all my life, well from age 16 but wow how the years make it harder
  • lisachmitchell
    lisachmitchell Posts: 28 Member
    Aging sucks. Trying to fight it too!!!
  • foster1503
    foster1503 Posts: 391 Member
    Aging sucks. Trying to fight it too!!!

    Tell me about it. I'm not aging well lol
  • IAMFFL
    IAMFFL Posts: 58 Member





    You can easily take the course online. The first portion is all from textbook- anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, fitness assessment, special considerations, etc. The second portion is hands on (fitness assessment/proper lifting techniques) so I'm not sure how they will accommodate that portion. Once you pass those two portions, you'll have to complete a number of hours interning at a gym. Whether you should take it online depends on your learning style. I prefer the classroom environment because I tend to absorb the material better.
    I'm thinking of taking some health courses, too, just for fun. Do you think the online classes are worth it or is it better just to wait and take them in person?
    IAMFFL wrote: »
    Hello fellow middle-agers. I hope everyone is doing well. I'm 43 and attempting to age in reverse, Benjamin Button style. I'm ten years into my fitness journey, still learning and going strong. I was previously certified as a PT which I obtained for personal reasons not for employment. With that said, if you have any questions I'll help if I can. Happy Holidays!

  • lisachmitchell
    lisachmitchell Posts: 28 Member
    My friends tell me I look 10-15 years younger than I am. But I want my health and fitness to match that
  • foster1503
    foster1503 Posts: 391 Member
    My friends tell me I look 10-15 years younger than I am. But I want my health and fitness to match that

    They're right
  • slimgirljo15
    slimgirljo15 Posts: 269,193 Member
    Goooood mornin middle -agers 😃 hope everyone is having a great weekend.
  • Sweatntears35
    Sweatntears35 Posts: 26 Member
    Goooood mornin middle -agers 😃 hope everyone is having a great weekend.

    Good morning