stringrea wrote: »
Hello, I am in my 60s, as well. I am having a hard time losing, and I am very frustrated. Why is it so hard to lose at this age? So frustrating.
daklock wrote: »
This is a fantastic thread which I am now following. I am 61 yrs old and am trying to get healthier. I am in the morbidly obese category and it is affecting my health and my joints. I have lost the same 5 to 10 pounds over and over. i figure I have lost 1000 pounds, but I still look the same. This time I am determined to lose 100 + pounds. I have set mini goals along the way. My first goal is 30 pounds less. I am almost half way there - I have lost 14 pounds in the last 21 days. What I am concentrating on first is portion control. My husband and I eat pretty healthy, but my portions are way out of control. I have set my calories at 1500 per day, for now, and as I get used to that, may lower it another 100 calories at a time. Mary and DebKing52 - I am going to use the visual of losing 14 pounds is like losing a bag of potatoes. I wouldn't want to carry a bag of potatoes all the time.... So onward and forward to losing more bags of potatoes. Friend me so we can help each other. Mary from Canada - looking forward to hearing about your trip to Myrtle Beach. I live on the other coast, in BC, and winter has been mild here so far. I hope it stays this way.
daklock wrote: »
Silentpadna Where did you come up with 1500 calories?
Thanks for your concern.
Actually MFP set my calories lower than that but I knew I couldn't go so low. My basal MR is set at 1730, so I deducted 200 calories from that number. I knew the initial loss of 10 lbs was water weight. The last 4 pounds has been coming off at about 2 lbs per week. This should be okay, and I am not going hungry during the day. I am having three good meals, and have a small snack once a day. I will reevalutate my calories when I start moving more and getting more exercise. Right now, that is pretty slow.
dav098c wrote: »
Hi all. Just thought I would say hello to those over 60s like me.
Started tinkering with losing weight over a year ago when I was 252lb
Currently at 222lb and ultimately hoping to get below 170lb
Having fun discovering different recipes and portion sizes.
Low carb and CICO working so far.
Only walking, about 5 miles a day, as I have damaged my hip a little.
Best of luck to one and all
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