monaghme wrote: »
Hello ladies over 50. I'd like to join your group please. I've been on MFP a couple of times but haven't been here in several years. Two ladies that I work with just joined WW and they inspired me to get back to healthier eating. I've lost 6 lbs. in the last two weeks. I will be away on vacation 4 days to Maine with a couple of girlfriends starting Sunday so that's going to be my upcoming struggle. I will try to read back a few days on this thread to get an idea of how many are in the group currently. Are there any things that I should post each day or is it just for fun? I didn't see a post for August, hope I'm in the right place?? Maureen
bananasandoranges wrote: »
✔️ = 1 day in the week
1. Write what I'm grateful for daily, here or elsewhere
2. Five minutes meditation 4 days a week ✔️
3. Write feelings here or somewhere ✔️
5. At least 30 min exercise 6 days a week ✔️✔️
6. Go to gym 2x a week
7. Use city bike 1x
8. Track all ✔️
9. average less than 100 carbs per day ✔️
10. Take measurements 1x
11. Eat fresh leafy greens 2x a week
Eating and movement
13. Lose a kilo (from average 59.13 over past 7 days on Aug 1)
LONG TERM WRITING
12. 15 min a day ✔️
13. Produce at least 1 rough page per day
14. Average at least 15 min/day of cleaning ✔️✔️
HOME AND PAPER
15. 15 min/day paperwork most days ✔️✔️
17. taxes done
18. pay 1 bill per week ✔️
remaining from may see dentist 2
time to take care of little things
nice people at scooter shop
cleaning person coming today
back better today than 2 days ago (less pain)
Challenges: feeling a little better emotionally than yesterday. Still have on and off mystery allergic reaction, most often after eating various simple foods I've been eating for years. (today, soy coconut no sugar yogurt, gomasio, squash seeds, half banana, spirulina, vitamin, almond butter, and sudden runny nose). Mild back pain, doctor said to avoid exercise other than walking for a few days; foot issue (very minor scooter accident last week), so don't want to walk too much... No weight loss to speak of in months.
Accomplishments or successes: Got one admin thing that took lots of calculating done, and sent off; sent off insurance papers for water damage (paperwork!), Weight is stable. started back in on thesis even if only a few minutes.
Wow 54 posts since yesterday same time! I don't know how some of you guys are able to read all. I used to be able to read and respond to all in other threads, but I am never able here w 54 posts in 24 hours and then It seems so random otherwise. I find it very frustrating.
Going for a espresso coffee (that's often my treat on non-working days, 1.20 for a coffee standing/sitting at the bar, reading the paper), then pick up scooter, then see banker (see if I have any credit possibilities, for possible investment), then 2h cleaning session w cleaning woman (I clean and tidy at same time). I find since about age 50 I'm not able to keep up w housework. I'm working more than full time (120%-130% due to very low salary). I was able to stay on top all through my 40s.
Overall feeling: a bit groggy, but could be worse. Any tips for feeling energised when advised not to get much exercise?
I'm thinking of going to the low chlorine pool to patter about but 1) I'm afraid it'll be packed, by the time I'm able to go, 2) it's a bit of a hike, maybe 20 min on scooter....
TerriRichardson112 wrote: »
Word for July:-ENJOYMENT! Life is for living. 😂
Goals for JUNE
Weigh/Post in JGM10Ds Except on holiday week, when I forgot to take my scale with me.😂😂😂
Prelog food, balance macros/micros 😁
follow through 🤪 Mostly!!!
6000+ steps 😁
15+ mins strength 😁
15+ mins flexibility 😁
Post in UAC/Post Sole Mates Evening Reminder 😁
Read/Comment in Women Over 50 thread 🤪 mostly!!!
Word for August is REFLECTION
The beginning of a new month seems an appropriate time to rethink goals.Scale Goals progress:
SW: 227 (Mar 2014) Worsening hip problem made weight loss imperative. Jan 2015: 220: -7lbs; Struggled on my own to lose that 7 lbs. Joined MFP on daughter's recommendation. UGW: 153 (losing 1 lb per week)Sept 2015: 189:✅ -38; Had my hip replacement op. Oct 2016: 153:✅ -75: My lowest weight in a long time. It was a really struggle losing the final few lbs. Nov 2016: 160:🤦🏼♀️ -68: A holiday and several family celebrations later. Feb 2017: 164:🤦🏼♀️ -64 Christmas and more celebrations! Aug 2017: 159.2:✅ -68.8 I seem to have reached an equilibrium around 160/5. Jan 2018: 165: 😏 Still working on discarding that last 12 lbs. Jan 2019: 165: 😏 Still working at it. Goal for Dec 2019: 155Apr 2019: 162.4: 😄 Decided to concentrate more on health and fitness. I am increasing my strength training. Jul 2019: 166.2: 💪🏻 Muscle % increasing, but so is weight. Measurements are decreasing. Holiday 20 - 27 July Is bound to push it up more! 28/07/2019: 169.6: 😜 Holiday baggage is the pits! This morning My Scale informed me that I was 'Overfat'. Let's see what I can do in 4 days to bring this back down! 1 Aug: 167.8
Start each day with Meditation/Reflection
Have as much fun as possible every single day
Prelog food/follow through/hydrate
Weight less at the end than at the beginning
30+ minutes intentional exercise + 6000 steps
Continue to work on improving strength. (As of today, Muscle Mass has increased 3%)
Continue to do Physio for knee and shoulder. (Both of these are slowly improving)
Keep on top of laundry/general housework/chores
Spend quality time with DH
Work in the garden (weather permitting)
Work on completing crochet projects
Declutter 15+ minutes per day
Added one more goal to my list! 😂
☘️ Irish Terri
Machka9 wrote: »
Aside from exercise, this month will include ...
-- attending uni
-- doing 2 of my 3 assignments-- doing several things for my cycling club
-- attending a whole pile of different physio appointments and other medical appointments. I really need to make a dentist appointment!!! There is not a single week without a medical appointment of some sort.
-- and sorting out the things associated with something I posted last month, as follows ...Machka in Oz
ginnytez wrote: »
NYKaren – congrats on 4 years!
I am in the upper end of healthy BMI. Have read some things that older folks shouldn’t necessarily worry about being under 25. But who knows? I mean, I don’t know from day to day if eggs are on the good list or back on the bad!
Ginny in Ohio
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