60 yrs and up
How do I join this group of 60 yr old?1
BartBVanBockstaele wrote: »BartBVanBockstaele wrote: »Yeah, the low fat diet didn't work well for me and it appears the vast majority either, which is still recommended to this day, mind boggling actually.
It's been low fat since the introduction of the food pyramids begun. In 2020 fat was reduced further to as low as 25% and with protein around 15% that's a 55-60% carb diet, which hasn't basically changed much. Carb consumption in the 50's, 60's and 70's was in the low 40's and the obesity rate was in the area of 13% which resulted in a reduction of fat consumption going fwd and was coined the low fat era, maybe your not American, I don't know. I believe the EU is even lower, I heard as low as 15% fat, not sure though. My inference was that obesity has risen steadily since these introductions and I stand corrected it's not the vast majority because obesity in America is slightly below 50% but I have confidence that the USDA will continue to recommend these guidelines so I suspect these numbers to keep increasing as they've been doing for the last 30 years. Cheers.
EDIT: If overweight persons are included then the stats show 76% of the population is either overweight or obese. Stats are on the CDC website.
What your purposing is food has no influence on weight loss only calories.....where have I heard that before, oh right, from people trying to lose weight.
You could even gain weight feasting only on fibre... although that would be really hypothetical in practice because you are likely to die from a bezoar long before you get enough energy that way, but there is no fundamental reason why you couldn't. Fibre isn't usually mentioned as an energy source, but it is. In my opinion, even though it is a carb, it should be put into its own category because it differs so dramatically from the other carbs.
Hello all and welcome to the newbies! We don't usually have long debates on this thread, but we do share our thoughts, experiences, challenges and successes quite freely so please chime in anytime!
There are some real success stories that post here often, and then there are some wannabes (like me!) that post regularly too.🙃
I joined MFP Aug 2021 and had pretty good success in 2021 - 2022 saw me lose slowly until September and then gradually gain, with a flourish during the last 2 weeks of December that pretty much wiped out my 2022 losses! Grrr! 🤨
Older and wiser (presumably), I am still down a few lbs year over year, and about 35 since my start in 2021 but dang it, I have a long ways to go - like another 100 - so I am really feeling like 2023 is going to be my year to really put another dent into my excess.😉
And I cannot claim ignorance alas for my recent lack of progress, I have a ton of "diet" knowledge & experience, having been off & on the weight-loss wagon since giving birth to my children in the 80s! But what's different this time is I am never giving up and restarting ever again. I will persevere and put up with all my shenanigans & stubborn ways until I am fit & at a healthy weight. That is the promise I made to myself in August 2021 and I am here for the long haul and hope you will come walk alongside me with the same commitment. 😁😇10
Respectful debates are good!!! It's often a way to learn new ideas, which keeps us from being stagnant (aka old fuddy duddies haha). But I seem to remember that there is a way to make them available to the debaters, but not everyone else. @AnnPT77 do you remember that little trick?1
AnnPT77 Posts: 28,245 Memberridiculous59 wrote: »Respectful debates are good!!! It's often a way to learn new ideas, which keeps us from being stagnant (aka old fuddy duddies haha). But I seem to remember that there is a way to make them available to the debaters, but not everyone else. @AnnPT77 do you remember that little trick?
I do not, other than suggesting that those posting debate-y things put them inside "Spoiler" tags inside their post when they write. That relies on the debaters to realize that their discussion may not be equally interesting to all (and might even be overwhelming to some).
Spoilers are created in a post by typing as shown below. (I'm using a screen capture (photo) so that the actual right type of brackets show up. It's the square brackets.)
What the people reading posts will see is this button they can click on if they want to read the whole lengthy thing. (The one below is the result of the screen grab above, i.e., you can click on it to see how to open one.)This is where you would type the text you want to be collapsed/hidden until someone who wants to read it clicks on the Spoiler button.When using spoilers, it's usually a good idea to put a brief sentence ahead of the spoiler so people know whether they want to click - maybe something like "I disagree with the XYZ research, details in the spoiler." or whatever.
Ideally, when things are getting debate-y in the main parts of the Community - especially when debating a tangential issue - we would be better to start a new thread on the topic in the Debate Club area, rather than digressing off topic on this or a similar thread. That would be in line with the official Community Guidelines. However, I'm as guilty as anyone of not realizing that I'm heading off into the weeds, until it's too late.
I dearly love a lively discussion and was sad when such give-and-take was corralled into one area. Yes, it's probably easier to monitor flouting of guidelines this way, but I've learned a lot wandering in the weeds.4
Is this still an active group? Over 60 years old?
Yeslarhondakidd wrote: »Is this still an active group? Over 60 years old?
Yes, this group is active. Stop by regularly and join in the discussion. Bookmark the thread to make it easy to find on return visits.
It's mostly seasoned citizens here, but no one is checking your ID. All are welcome as long as you mind your manners. 😁2
Just checking in. Same old same old here. No change in my spouse's condition. She has good days and bad days. I love it (not) when the person with memory issues decides to argue about whether she has taken her meds.
I keep flirting with Onederland. Time to cross over that border and stay there forever. Did get three days of walking/hiking in over the New Year's weekend.
I'm doing a dry January. I don't drink a lot, but I thought an alcohol break would be good for me. Eight days in and going well.
I have a couple of friends who have "adopted" me. Checking on me every few days if we don't talk. They make certain that I don't fall into long term depression or any of that negative thinking. That helps get me through the day sometimes.
Here's to a better 2023, all!10
Great to hear from you Steve, as always, you are such an inspiration (whether you feel like it or not - you really are!).
I am focusing on IF 14:10 and cleaning up my food choices for the month of January, really feeling good about making progress this year!4
@alteredsteve175 I agree with BCLadybug ...you are an inspiration. You have a very difficult job caring for a terminally ill spouse, and very emotionally draining. I am so glad you have friends checking in on you every few days. That helps to elevate your mood so much.
I am rooting for you to cross over into onederland soon! The day that happened for me was a high point in my weight loss journey! It was energizing, and made me even more determined to stick with my plan.3
I appreciate the kind words, @BCLadybug888 and @Pdc654. The best feature of MFP is the community and encouragement and both of you are shining examples of that mutual support.
That support keeps my spirits up on the dark days. Thank you.7
Happy new year to all here. I have been keeping up my diary, but not joining in threads. I love Christmas, but it does take a toll on me as a mother of 5 . We still seem to host the main events, and manage a whole load of conflicting needs. I thought I did quite well in only gaining a few pounds over the holiday week. Sadly, the weight is still going up. I’m struggling to get back to the things that work for me, like my boring porridge breakfast, weighing everything, not snacking and no alcohol. Got my very underweight adopted daughter home from university , and so we have a house full of snacks and try and make the food she likes rather than the veggie stuff I find helpful.
I know I will feel better once I get going again. I hit 100 kgs this morning having been at 97 . I never wanted to see that again. Meh8
I’m new here. So far I’ve managed to log in everyday and enter food and what exercise I’m doing. I really need to get more exercise. My legs are weak and mobility is affected. Hope all here are doing ok.5
ChickadeeSongs wrote: »I’m new here. So far I’ve managed to log in everyday and enter food and what exercise I’m doing. I really need to get more exercise. My legs are weak and mobility is affected. Hope all here are doing ok.
Welcome! I love your name 🙂 I enjoy watching the chickadees at my bird feeder while eating breakfast. They are flitting around no matter how cold the temperatures are. I just love them ♥️
I once attended a work shop where a person from the Y introduced us to "chair yoga". We were all admin-type employees so she showed us things that could be done at our workstations every couple of hours. I know that there are lots of chair yoga videos on Youtube. Maybe that is something you could investigate in your desire of more exercise??4
Hi. I'm new here. Hope to get to know some other members. I'm almost 63, live in the mountains (and snow) of Northern California, and have become SO sedentary (and heavier). It's not how I want to live my life so looking forward to making some changes. Hello!!!!6
@BCLadybug888 and Everyone
Don't faint! I have been away for quite a few months! I saw from catching up on posts from October on that @BCLadybug888 you inquired about my elliptical routine, as I was MIA.
I hate to admit but I was doing badly. Eating more carbs that my body just doesn't know how to burn. I gained quite a bit back of the 108 lbs (60 lbs) I had lost but not all of it! Thank God!
I got a (NEW to me) gently used commercial Elliptical delivered to me the beginning of November 2022. A PreCor EFX 835 (since I wore out my previous 10+ year old home use one). I used it faithfully as before, 3 hour sessions 3 times/week up till Thanksgiving and then stopped as I wanted to get my Christmas shopping done on my days off. And not be shopping up till Christmas Eve as my usual, this year!
I succeeded with that and didn't have my usual hectic Christmas season. Then this past week when I was going to get back to it, I got a GI bug and that was out. Started back up today 1/8, but only for 45 minutes, 3 miles compared to my usual 3 hours. Because I'm not totally back to normal weight GI status.
So here is to 2023 and to get off the weight I regained and getting back to at least my April 2022 weight.
Was glad to hear how everyone is doing. Lots of vacations, hikes in the snow with pets and families, regrouping to winter exercise activities and glad to hear @alteredsteve175 that you are hanging in there.7
Good Evening everyone. I’m Kathy. 61 years old. I’ll be 62 in August.
So happy to have found a group in my age group. Night time is my worse enemy. I do good all day long then night comes and I turn into a snack monster! Sweets and salty are what I crave. Food has always been my friend when a emotion would hit me. I need to remember food is for fuel and not a friend. I really need to listen to my head too. Am I really hungry? I’m trying to answer that question more recently before grabbing anything. Looking forward to growing in this group. But not in size.3
kmcintosh1988 wrote: »Good Evening everyone. I’m Kathy. 61 years old. I’ll be 62 in August.
So happy to have found a group in my age group. Night time is my worse enemy. I do good all day long then night comes and I turn into a snack monster! Sweets and salty are what I crave. Food has always been my friend when a emotion would hit me. I need to remember food is for fuel and not a friend. I really need to listen to my head too. Am I really hungry? I’m trying to answer that question more recently before grabbing anything. Looking forward to growing in this group. But not in size.
Success on your journey. You can do it. It may be a struggle in the beginning (at least, it was for me), but really, once you have figured out a way of eating that is compatible with your way of life, it will turn into nothing more than game of of patience.
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