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  • designer91056
    designer91056 Posts: 15 Member
    edited May 21
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    @cfriedman44 Hi my name is Carol. I am 79 and brand new to My Fitness Pal and I am still getting lost on the app. I weigh 208 and have a lot of health issues that makes it hard to exercise. I love the diary as it helps me to be accountable and the suggestions on how I can make changes in my program.
    I would like to make new friends here. Some of the things I enjoy doing is knitting, crochet, and reading fiction.

    Hi Carol,I’m Mary Terese. I have MS. So that comes with a a lot of issues, including balance an fatigue. I’ve been using MFP for a few years on and off. On 5/16 I restarted AGAIN!! My weight was back up to 198 😩. So frustrating. Dr. has me using the Brook + app for my insurance. He feels I’m insulin resistant and eligible for a med to help with that. I need to document diet and activity for 3-6
    mns for insurance to pay. The app isn’t very user friendly so my coach said I could use a different app for my food diary. Yeah!! I love Fitness Pal. Weighed myself yesterday and I was down. 197.2. Another app I was considering talked about intermittent fasting. Really easy. You don’t eat after dinner and until breakfast. So basically 12- 14hrs. Depending on your schedule. I do 14-16 hrs which is the max. I would love to be your support partner. I enjoy reading fiction as well. Especially thrillers and murder mysteries. I do reformer Pilates twice a week for exercise. It offers my body the support it needs while I work out while developing the muscles needed for balance.
  • BCLadybug888
    BCLadybug888 Posts: 1,377 Member
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    Welcome back @g2renew, you can do this, we are all in it for the long haul.
  • BCLadybug888
    BCLadybug888 Posts: 1,377 Member
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    My goodness @SbetaK, that is one skinny bear!!
  • SbetaK
    SbetaK Posts: 385 Member
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    He'll be a fat bear by the end of summer, he's right next to a salmon stream
  • ridiculous59
    ridiculous59 Posts: 2,861 Member
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    @SbetaK It's so skinny that it's hump hardly shows at all! So far this season I haven't seen any bears (or scat) on my trail walks. The general opinion last year was that the fires had pushed the bears closer to town, but cooler and rainy weather at the moment is making us feel a bit more optimistic about this year's fire season. The bears are probably feeling the same way!

    Between walking dogs, being on my feet for a few hours helping at the soup kitchen, and loading our RV for a trip to see our daughter, I had a 17,500 step day yesterday. Love those days! I was actually so busy that when my husband came home from a meeting I realized that I'd forgotten to eat supper. This retirement gig isn't as relaxing as I thought it was going to be haha. Confession: this is exactly how I envisioned my retirement. But it's now filled with stuff that I want to do, that's the difference 🙂
  • SbetaK
    SbetaK Posts: 385 Member
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    @ridiculous59 Ah, retirement. I'm on the cusp, am just filling in as a casual a couple days a week at my winter medical job. Loving it, as I can tell them when I'm available, instead of "begging" for some time off. It's a good arrangement, as I'm in a small town on an island, and if they have a greater need for help I can step in to help right away. I spend my summers at a remote bush camp. Its work but also fun, and hoping to keep it up if physically able. I just went on the biggest vacation of my life, overseas, for a whole month. I can definitely see the attraction of retirement, hahaha. Whenever I do fully retire, I will probably be like you, keeping busy doing things I've wanted to do for years, and stepping into some new adventures and experiences too. I don't think I would be very good at slowing down towards a sedentary lifestyle. Although, it is so nice at times! :D I tend to think I'm hungry, or eat out of boredom if I'm not busy!
  • ridiculous59
    ridiculous59 Posts: 2,861 Member
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    SbetaK wrote: »
    He'll be a fat bear by the end of summer, he's right next to a salmon stream

    On our travels yesterday through a provincial park and a national park we saw eight, fat, lovely looking black bears. And of course all the obligatory tourists blocking traffic to take pictures of them. Don't these people have bears at home??? 😆 (obviously not).

  • BCLadybug888
    BCLadybug888 Posts: 1,377 Member
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    @ridiculous59, my goodness - eight sounds like some kind of a record - must be the time for sightings, but all from the car is amazing (and safer). 🙂
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 32,680 Member
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    Nice to see you again, @evamutt and @g2renew! (Also nice to see that supermodel-thin bear, @SbetaK! :D

    Retirement and "slowing down to a sedentary lifestyle" are not synonyms. Nowadays, I don't need to sit at a desk or conference table for 8 (or 10, or 12) hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week, and can do any of the fun or useful things I like.

    Sure, some of them are sedentary (MFP-ing, some of the art'n'crafts I like). But many are more active, mild (playing bluegrass banjo badly) or more vigorous (rowing in rowing shells, cycling). Lately, I've been rowing 4 mornings each week, weather permitting, and helping teach my club's learn-to-row class 4 nights a week (all of June). There's also more to do in the yard/garden than during Winter.

    Update on my medical weirdness lately: For the mystery right posterior rib discomfort, I've been referred to physical therapy, mostly because no one has a better idea after many X-rays, CTs, blood tests, ultrasounds, and other stuff. The PTs say I have dysfunctional breathing patterns that could mess with my diaphragm, which is in the area that hurts. Totally speculative, but I'm currently doing breathing exercises to see if that helps (maybe??). I'll be scheduling more PT with a goal of improving some scapular issues that my osteopathic (manipulation doc) thinks might contribute. Hopeful!

    Also just got rescanned (CT) for some small lung modules that popped up on a CT 6 months back. Radiologist then thought they looked benign, but because of my cancer history, we're rescanning to see whether there's progression or stability. Scanned Monday, was told it may take 4 weeks to get the radiology report back because there are way too few radiologists in the field now. Yikes!

    Hope everyone else is doing well!
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 32,680 Member
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    I’m still here, plodding along.

    The loss of the newsfeed hit me harder than I expected.
    That and a certain (redacted) has me feeling like MFP doesn’t really care.
    I’m still logging. And trying. But really really not feeling good about it right now.

    I'm sorry the situation has become that way, @MargaretYakoda . You make really good contributions here on the MPF Community, including about certain things about which few (maybe no?) others have expertise. I hope you won't become too discouraged.
  • BCLadybug888
    BCLadybug888 Posts: 1,377 Member
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    Can you believe it? My orchid bloomed for me! Never has this happen before 🤗