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50+ women getting ready for 2021!

JoyfulandactiveJoyfulandactive Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
Looking for like minded women age 50+! I hope to start losing soon but realistically with Thanksgiving and Christmas it may be a run up to launch in Jan 2021 😄! But I do want to get serious now and get the structure in place in the next few weeks. Anyone want to join me? 👋
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  • Pharmgirl19692020Pharmgirl19692020 Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member
    Count me in!! My Thanksgiving has past, being a Canadian but I would love to join the 50+ group??? !
  • cantine66cantine66 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    I will be 55 in Aug of 2021 and my goal is to lose all the body fat and be at my weight goal of 145. I'm all in with yah!
  • Pharmgirl19692020Pharmgirl19692020 Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member
    @cantine66 how are you doing it? What diet plan or exercise plan are using? Any tips or advice?
  • lindahughes1218lindahughes1218 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Hello Ladies, Just joined today & trying to figure out this app! Would love joining a group of ladies over 50. I agree Thanksgiving & Christmas food wise will be challenging but I’m ready for the work to begin!
  • Pharmgirl19692020Pharmgirl19692020 Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member
    Welcome Linda! I am new too, with this app. We can struggle together! Let’s make a change, not start a diet!! 😄
  • jazzkitnjazzkitn Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Count me in, interested in joining this group to help support each other!
  • djplotzdjplotz Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Hi Ladies! I just started this week. I'm at the beginning of a 100 lb weight loss. The mental shift to doing it slow and steady is starting to sink in.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,919 Member Member Posts: 5,919 Member
    I'm not new, but I've been way off plan since covid became a thing (way back in March) and have gained some but mostly just been off my exercise plan (depressingly out of shape) and eating poorly, quite the opposite of how I planned to spend my first year in my 50s. Will be 51 in December and ready to get serious again and make 2021 a peak fitness year, and would love to support others too. Welcome everyone who is new.
  • newdodanewdoda Member, Premium Posts: 22 Member Member, Premium Posts: 22 Member
    I'm not new to MFP but I am NEW; New mindset, new commitment, new attitude, new priorities. I have been looking for a 50+ group, so I would love to join.
  • Lynne4RHLynne4RH Member, Premium Posts: 19 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19 Member
    Looking for like minded women age 50+! I hope to start losing soon but realistically with Thanksgiving and Christmas it may be a run up to launch in Jan 2021 😄! But I do want to get serious now and get the structure in place in the next few weeks. Anyone want to join me? 👋

    I'm with ya!
  • wrigs631wrigs631 Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member
    Restarting myself!! Definitely won’t be the holiday parties this year so hopefully this won’t be too bad starting this time of year
  • Pharmgirl19692020Pharmgirl19692020 Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member
    This might be the place to ask some like minded ladies:
    Is anyone weighing their food? I just bought a scale, it’s set to grams but where do I find how much everything should weigh? Like proteins and veggies etc? I have looked on internet and can’t find too much. I am on a 1600 calories macro meal plan, I think. Do I sound new and helpless??? Hahaha...help, is anyone can. 😁
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,919 Member Member Posts: 5,919 Member
    I weigh. It's not that things should weigh a certain amount (although if you have, say, a box of pasta and want to weigh out a serving you can weigh the amount defined as a serving on the box), but that using the weight is a slightly more accurate way to determine the cals. You weigh and then log that weight on MFP.

    For whole foods, the best entries on MFP are the ones taken from the USDA site, also (the syntax tends to be something like "carrots, raw" or "chicken, breast, meat only, cooked, broiled") and those will always have lots of unit options, including 100 grams. So if you have 85 g of carrots, you'd log 0.85 for the 100 gram serving. For boxed stuff, you'd find the entry consistent with the information on your package and log the amount you used (so if you weigh 48 g of dried pasta and the box has 56 g = 1 serving = 200 cals, you'd log 48/56 of a serving or 0.86).

    I was skeptical about weighing initially, but now enjoy it, and often see how close I can eyeball it as a game. For a while at maintenance I wasn't logging at all, but would still sometimes use the scale instead of measuring cups when cooking or to determine what a reasonable amount would be.

    If you are just thinking of how to plan a meal, I'd use the amount you think seems reasonable based on what you like to eat, and then see what the cals are. Meats are typically 3 oz/serving, but I typically eat more, depending on what else I am having and where I am with respect to my protein and cal goals (it depends on the specific meat), and for veg it depends on the dish or if it's a side and how many different veg I am having in a meal (85 g raw is roughly a serving for anything but greens, I think for greens it's 2 cups raw, if you are trying to count servings).
  • Soloflyergirl2Soloflyergirl2 Member Posts: 128 Member Member Posts: 128 Member
    I am a retired teacher, over 60, but I want a long life with fitness, family, and fun. I cannot get over board with monitoring food while being quarantined. It is difficult. I am putting my larger meal in the middle of the day so I do not eat carbs as a grazer. So , breakfast is egg, some spinach, orange juice, skim milk, and maybe a mini bagel. I put protein at lunch with broiled chicken, corn, a side salad, and a teeny dessert to remind myself I am human. A banana bite is okay once in a while. I am losing weight without a crazed obsession , and recording food in myfitness. So far, so good. And yes, you should all want to live a long life with fun in it .....
  • __TMac____TMac__ Member Posts: 1,641 Member Member Posts: 1,641 Member
    I’ll be 50 in January, so that counts, right? :)

    I lost 60 lbs with MFP a couple of years back. Gained back 35 before I realized what was happening, so here I am.

    I’m on a 1-lb-per-week deficit, prioritizing fruit and veg. Daily walks, plus a little balance work and bodyweight exercise. Keeping it simple and easy enough to make a habit of it.

    I’m a stress eater so stress reduction and healthier coping mechanisms will be critical to my long term success.

  • newdodanewdoda Member, Premium Posts: 22 Member Member, Premium Posts: 22 Member
    I do not weigh, however, I do use a color container method of eating that helps control portions. Something I ordered through a program that I use. I considered purchasing a scale to weigh but I found the other method and it works very well for me which I think is key, finding what works well for you. I also use the reports on here to keep track of exercise and calories burned. I really love looking at the data for each week and it helps me to know how much exercise I need to create that weight loss I am looking for.
  • naughtoncarol231naughtoncarol231 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    count me in, im so depressed. the only thing i can do is try and fix myself. sorry, dont have pics downloaded yet
  • naughtoncarol231naughtoncarol231 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    I just started tonight. I traced all the food i ate and im over 1000 calories over. Gosh, i eat a lot of unneccessary foods.
  • MicheleWeiss617MicheleWeiss617 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    Hello everyone I used this site before, then left for a while now I am back. I would love to join your group. I do have a question? Can someone tell me how to connect my Apple Watch to the site for exercise? Everyone enjoy your Thanksgiving and remember if you slip up one day just redo the next....no one is perfect so no need to beat yourself up
  • bigblues11bigblues11 Member Posts: 170 Member Member Posts: 170 Member
    Hey, I'm Jen! I'll be 51 next month and would love to be a part of your cheering squad! I started my journey here last October and have lost almost 70 pounds to date. I have about 20 more to reach a healthy BMI. Let's do this!!!
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