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Getting fit at 50 and beyond...200+ pound club

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  • azalea4175azalea4175 Member, Premium Posts: 117 Member Member, Premium Posts: 117 Member
    jm216 wrote: »
    Seems like lots of us have knee issues. I try to exercise without twisting or jumping since it hurts my knees and then my knee makes popping sounds. Not cool.

    arthritis runs inmy family and I've had trouble with my right knee since I was a teen. Now it needs replacing but doc says I have to lose weight in order to do it. How the ^*%%*%* am I supposed to do that when it hurts to move it??? makes no sense to me. BUT I will keep working at it. I sound like Rice Krispies when getting up from sitting!! lol
  • Bella_FiguraBella_Figura Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    Hi all, do you mind if I join in?

    I'm 55 years old, 1.54m tall (just a shade over 5 foot) and I currently weigh 93.4kg (206lbs) - my BMI is 39.4.

    Five years ago I got to 60kg (132 lbs) using MFP, but in the intervening 5 years I've gained all the weight back.

    This time I'm hoping to get to 54kg (119lbs) , which is a BMI of 22.8. That sounds about right, since I don't have much muscle mass.

    I don't expect this to be fast. At a pound a week, I'll reach my goal by Christmas 2022. So I'm here for the long haul.

    I walk for an hour most days, and I'm a keen gardener, so those are my main forms of exercise.
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 2,064 Member Member Posts: 2,064 Member
    Welcome Bella!
    The more the merrier! Welcome to our fun group. ❤️

    Jill
  • azalea4175azalea4175 Member, Premium Posts: 117 Member Member, Premium Posts: 117 Member
    good morning Bella, nice to "see" you. We'll love to see your progress :smile:
  • dansemaillivesdansemaillives Member, Premium Posts: 16 Member Member, Premium Posts: 16 Member
    jm216 wrote: »
    Seems like lots of us have knee issues. I try to exercise without twisting or jumping since it hurts my knees and then my knee makes popping sounds. Not cool.

    I was medically discharged from the forces just under 30 years ago because of both knees being damaged. Always struggled with my weight since and can't run or ride a bike, BUT since starting this push and moving onto MFP I've started to do step aerobics as I was told it's low impact! Well I do 45 minutes a day now 5 days a week and I still don't believe apart from the cracking noise, no problems!!!
  • dansemaillivesdansemaillives Member, Premium Posts: 16 Member Member, Premium Posts: 16 Member
    Hi all, do you mind if I join in?

    I'm 55 years old, 1.54m tall (just a shade over 5 foot) and I currently weigh 93.4kg (206lbs) - my BMI is 39.4.

    Five years ago I got to 60kg (132 lbs) using MFP, but in the intervening 5 years I've gained all the weight back.

    This time I'm hoping to get to 54kg (119lbs) , which is a BMI of 22.8. That sounds about right, since I don't have much muscle mass.

    I don't expect this to be fast. At a pound a week, I'll reach my goal by Christmas 2022. So I'm here for the long haul.

    I walk for an hour most days, and I'm a keen gardener, so those are my main forms of exercise.

    Hi Bella, another newbie here (35 days on MFP) but about to weigh tomorrow which will be 12 weeks. I've lost 18.5 lbs at week 11. Exercise seems to be the key this time for me!
  • KKat1021KKat1021 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Hi everyone - new to MFP. I just joined a 16-week program on Tuesday to lose as much weight as I can & the doc recommended MFP for tracking so... here I am. I'm not 50 yet but will be in a few months so I hope I can be grandfathered in. :) I'm having a tough time understanding the macros vs. nutrients thing. Like yesterday I had some of the nutrients left, but my macros were maxed out or over goal, so I don't know how to balance that. Is there any kind of meal plans that I can refer to for my specific macro goals? I'm totally confused as to what I can eat to keep things within limits. Seems like everything I entered, I went over in some area or another and it's frustrating. Little did I realize that a freakin banana and apple for lunch would throw everything into chaos. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 19,498 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19,498 Member
    KKat1021 wrote: »
    Hi everyone - new to MFP. I just joined a 16-week program on Tuesday to lose as much weight as I can & the doc recommended MFP for tracking so... here I am. I'm not 50 yet but will be in a few months so I hope I can be grandfathered in. :) I'm having a tough time understanding the macros vs. nutrients thing. Like yesterday I had some of the nutrients left, but my macros were maxed out or over goal, so I don't know how to balance that. Is there any kind of meal plans that I can refer to for my specific macro goals? I'm totally confused as to what I can eat to keep things within limits. Seems like everything I entered, I went over in some area or another and it's frustrating. Little did I realize that a freakin banana and apple for lunch would throw everything into chaos. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

    With macros & nutrients, close is good enough, especially if any given thing's under sometimes, over others, so it kind of averages out over a few days. Some macros/nutrients, it's fine to be over, and the goal really should be thought of more as a minimum (protein for example).

    For weight loss, it's calories that matter, period, especially in the short run. Macros and nutrients are for nutrition and health.

    Long run, seriously poor nutrition could affect weight loss *indirectly*, through fatigue or appetite. Fatigue reduces calorie burn (we rest more, basically). Also sub-par nutrition can lead to cravings (not necessarily cravings for the nutrients we're short on), making it tough to stick with calorie goal.

    Just keep working at it, trying to get reasonably close, on average. It'll be fine.
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 2,064 Member Member Posts: 2,064 Member
    hap2go wrote: »
    whats that saying? Make God laugh, make plans?

    So my mom fell back in mid march and broke her right femur up by her hip. She was in the hospital and then in rehab. Well in rehab they did a *kitten* job of monitoring her (she has Alzheimer's) and she fell AGAIN last week and broke her right femur AGAIN (this time down by her knee) and spent another week in the hospital. She's back in rehab again but I'm so angry because they are not willing to do any number of things that would help with control of her movements. They wont use guard rails, they wont use a bed alarm, et etc. Which results in us having to pay for private sitters who basically just sit next to her and help get the care team if she tries to get out of bed. :(:(:s

    So yeah - my food intake has been crap and I'm just trying to be gentle with myself and watch quantity. I am liking this pretty spring weather though in this part of the world....

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    Beautiful photo! Sorry to hear about your mom’s struggles.😔
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 2,064 Member Member Posts: 2,064 Member

    Starting weight: 214 pounds on 1/1/2021
    Age: 51
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 184

    Weekly Check-In:
    January 1: 214
    January 3: 211.6
    January 10: 209.7
    January 17: 207.6
    January 24: 208
    January 31: 208
    February 7: 207.2
    February 14: 207.9
    February 21: 210.8
    February 28: 212
    March 7: 207.9
    March 14: 208.1
    March 21: 207.2
    March 28: 207.0
    April 4 : 207.3
    April 11: 206.5

    🌸 Loss of .8 pounds. 🌸 Step by step progress

    Have a great week friends!

    Jill
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