swim777 wrote: »
Hope everyone is having a great week!
64 year old female here from NC
Lost 74lbs in 2015. Maintained about two and a half years. Gained 40 lbs back. Back losing again. I’ve lost 16 pounds and I’m exercising regularly. I’ve had an emotional day or so this week which normally results in sugar/salt binges. I’ve felt really good that I’ve managed to deal with the emotions by acknowledging them, and not allowing them to affect my diet. It doesn’t always work out that way!
I’ve felt good walking early each day before it’s too hot. I’ve also tried eating breakfast around 11, lunch between 1 and 2, and finishing dinner and a snack no later than 7. It seems to help with the after dinner snack monster! I’m a work in progress!
fitlulu4150 wrote: »
@annliz23, some days are just difficult to get through aren't they? So sorry about your Mum, a difficult time for your family and of course losing a pet is always terrible. Try to stay positive and find the bright side of things, it might be hidden but it's there if you search for it.
annliz23 wrote: »
Off on holiday tomorrow so may not be able to get any internet but good luck everyone for next week!😀
fitlulu4150 wrote: »
Agree with all of you............hope it's a great weekend and a great vacation annliz. We're having a fairly quiet weekend other than having dinner with friends tomorrow night. We're going to their house and TBH my girlfriend is an awful cook............bless her heart, but she can bake the heck out of cookies, a cake, or bread. Meal wise, it's kind of dodgy though...LOL
I'm making appetizers and dessert though and they want to play Yahtzee and a card game we call Golf so it will be fun, as always.............no matter what we have for dinner!
Enjoy the Fall weather if you're getting that and begin to look forward to the holidays..............now is the time to cut back on calories (that's what I do) in preparation for the Christmas Cookies!!! lol
texmarti wrote: »
64. I’m starting Day 1. Tried another online app and gained weight. Think I just wasn’t ready. It’s good to see others my age getting healthier.
My issues have always been self sabotage and drinking wine and hence binge eating. Have about ruined my health. On meds for cholesterol, high blood pressure and blood sugar.
I feel like I am ready to focus on myself and feel better. Hoping we can encourage each other.
fitlulu4150 wrote: »
Hi everyone! Welcome to all the new people and honestly, this is really your big chance to improve your health. We're all still young enough to realize the benefits of exercise, a bit of weight loss, longevity and mobility. Find your WHY and keep plugging away at it, some days will be better than others but it's pointless to give up.
I think I'm one of the oldest people here, at 69, so don't make excuses to me..............LOL If I can do it you can too. It's been a 6 year journey, about 60 lbs lost...............slowly, and I'm probably healthier than I was in my 50's.
There will be bumps in the road, I'm facing one now. I managed to get my walk in with Penny (my 8 year old rescue dog), couldn't do it yesterday because my hip was killing me, and now it's killing me again. I'm pretty discouraged but still going to the gym tomorrow and will try to avoid hip-hurting exercises. I'm so glad I made an appointment for next month with my Orthopedic office and still hoping that it's inflammation and a cortisone shot will take care of it. In the meantime, I'm not sure how many walks I can get in with Penny...............that's the worst part of this.
I can't believe that 2 months ago I was hiking in the mountains of MT!
I'm going to try the stationary bike for cardio because I read that that and swimming are the best heart healthy exercises for hip issues. I'll try anything except NSAIDS and Pain Meds...........LOL, too many negative reactions here from any of those.
Anyway, do what you can, when you can and focus on your health. Your loved ones will appreciate it!
Hope you all have a healthy successful week! Celebrate life!
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