WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR JUNE 2021
Happy Tuesday Ladies, finally feel like I got ahead of the garden weeds and things are looking good despite the heatwave - working until 7 and will hopefully get back out for the last hour of daylight if we don't get some rain later. Tracking CI vs. CO - low carb (carbs are a trigger for me), moving more (still not as much as I would like), drinking water and feeling pretty good! Susabella got her groove back!
Have a wonderful day everyone!!
Susan in NY (Hudson Valley region)5
I'm headed out to lunch soon. I previewed the menu and chose a turkey BLT with avocado and ten large french fries. That leaves me 51 calories for dinner but I can walk for more. That is the plan! I hope I can stick to it. Lunch is already delayed by an hour and a half due to traffic on I 95 where they had a hazmat spill early this morning. So I will be very hungry when ordering. But I promise you I will make it work!
Annie in Delaware3
Going to be another HOT day here. I am so grateful for AC.
About me-I am 64 and been overweight since I was very young. My highest weight was 402 and then I had the lap band and found this sight. I am now down to 266 this morning. I am married 37 years this Nov and between us we have 7 children and 33 grandchildren. The last two a DGS born 2 weeks ago and a DGD born last evening. So that keeps me busy. I work at a hospital, supervisor in the comuncation dept going on 34 years. DH and I ride motorcycles with a Christensen group and love it. We have 2 fur babies that rule our home. I love my friends here and they keep me from giving up.
Blessings, Vicki GRAND ISLAND NE6
Allie: Are you using extra strength Tylenol? Let us know if the flonase works for you.
Dgarlick: Welcome!!! Thanks to you, I finally know what “clean eatng” means.
Pip: Congrats on logging 3365 days in a row! :bigsmile:
I am Katla & I live in NW Oregon next to the Columbia River. I am a retired teacher. Like Barbara, Barbie, & Pip, I am a lover of dogs. Our sweet old dog, Schooner, passed away in March and we both miss him like crazy. Schooner’s picture is the photo above my name. DH & I will be travelling this fall to visit our son and daughter in law who live across the continent from us. We will have to wait to look for another puppy after we return from our travels.
Katla in sunny NW Oregon
cityjaneLondon Posts: 10,986 MemberSinging Zoom, followed by Lupin, on Netflix, while I rowed and cycled.
Mushroom risotto for dinner with asparagus. Cherries for dessert. I drank a whole bottle of AF pink wine! 168 calories, so not too terrible.
Making progress with my memoir editing. Over halfway.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx4
Welcome to the new ladies!
I joined MFP in 2012 and, through CICO and logging/weighing my food, lost about 80 pounds, but within a few years I then regained 30. Switched to IF and lost those 30, but still needed to lose about 40 more (120 pounds overweight at highest point). Today I need to lose about 60 pounds as grief has gotten the best of me and I've allowed weight to creep back on. Now I'm doing a hybridization of IF and calorie counting. Bad knees are my motivator.
The ladies in this group are amazing and worth getting to know.
My picture is sideways because I am evidently technically challenged and can't seem to edit it.
I've been married almost 37 years. My husband retired in February and I'm still working part-time, but plan to retire when we begin to travel. I have/had two sons. My eldest passed away at the end of February and my youngest has temporarily moved home while he reassess his life/goals. We have a 6 month old chocolate lab and he's keeping us on our toes!
Beth near Buffalo9
I am going to be 73 yrs young this summer and will be having 52 yrs of marriage to the same man. I worked as a typist/secretary for several years and then used my college degree and taught 5th grade for 30+ yrs. I have one son and daughter in law and two grand children...Family is my Life!
Carol who has always lived in GA!6
Hello all the new members! I love these ladies in this group. It is a safe zone like Beth said. A place to vent, to celebrate, to mourn, and to grow and move forward, of things we have to deal with. Much is non- fitness related, but 99% of it affects how we eat, plan and exercise. I am an OMADer which means I eat one meal a day. It works for me health wise, and I pay attention to my portions. I do not log, but I do if I eat a meal, and I am not sure if I stayed within the 1200 calories. I am almost 59. Next week is my birthday, and I plan to gift myself a complete day of fasting. So it will come out to 40 hours of fasting. I am married to an old salty retired Navy Chief (36 years) and have 3 adult sons. Eldest is active duty here in WA, and we share a rental home with him. Middle is married, and both did their respective tours in the Navy. They have a 2 yr old sweetheart girl, that I tend to plaster on thus site! Youngest is active duty overseas in Japan. What can I say, we're A Navy family. Hoping to get at least 2 of my sons home for the holidays this year. I am a fairly active obese woman. No health issues. Some of these ladies in here are our rock stars, they're so inspirational! On down days, when I am particularly missing my youngest, I read on here and life resets.🙏👍💖
Again nice to meet you!
Whidbey island in
Puget Sound in
HEATHER There is a new series of Lupin starting on Netflix, think its this week.
Brief bio - I'm 76, married for 56 years, two kids, 3 grandkids. Was a college librarian before I retired. live in Liverpool in UK. enjoy music, reading, knitting, jigsaws and games on my ipad. Like to go out and socialise a couple of times a week. Lost my excess weight but over the past year have put some back, lost some, put it back (you get the picture) trying to lose some again. Lots of support and encouragement from the lovely ladies on this thread.
Kate UK ❤️
I had an extra onion ring. Other than that I stuck to the plan. Not too bad!5
Good Tuesday! I have been reading along. Hugs to all especially those dealing with losses, illnesses, or family issues. ((HUGS))
I think I hit a breaking point this past Saturday. All I could do was cry and be quiet. While I maintained within 3 pounds of my goal for 6 months, I have blown that away in the past 6. I put on 4 dresses that were just too form fitting. Finally found on that fit. At that point got on the scale.....I have gained back 10 pounds. 😢 I know why...I quit logging, moving, and hydrating. I forgot to put me first. My house was in a chaotic state. My work all consuming. I didnt even get May checks in the bank until June 1. I have a physical the end of July. I know what to do just have to implement it. So.....I am showering at night before bed. Was taking one with DH in morning, but his timing wasnt working for me. This is one less thing for morning time. I am packing lunches in the pm. Easier to log and I know I have something healthy so that I am not living on chocolates. I need to add exercise, but did get my 10k steps in yesterday. I switched my water container back to one with a straw. Apparently, I drink more with a straw. I have started decluttering home. Now down to just one area which I am working on when I get out of hot tub. I "feel" better and KNOW I have all of you for support. I love the sharing, caring, and support of you all.
Family drama,maybe, could just be my sister being my sister. My nephew is getting married in July in CA. I feel badly that no one from my sister's side of the family is attending, but the cost for most of the family is prohibitive. For my brother, it is health of grand babies reasons. For me it is mask wearing. I cannot wear one for more than about 5 minutes without panicking and high anxiety. Therefore no planes. It is at least a 3 day drive one way. I say at least as I am the solo driver. My sister hasn't called me back since I told her this. It is typical for her though. We play phone tag often. I was looking forward to the wedding thinking east coast, forgot bride's family is west coast. 😪
Thank you for listening. ❤
Better get a few things done before work. I will bio later.
Kylia in muggy Ohio
great job getting back on track.
Sorry you will have to miss the wedding. I am sure your nephew will understand. Hope your sister does but if not, that is on her. Just dealt with sister issues last week.
I am finally getting back on track too-first week of tracking in way too long.
Going to keep it at 1100 to 1200 calories a day- did 1000 for a year and a half-think that was too low-didn't gain but didn't loose any. Back doing my version of intermittent fasting- hard getting started on that.
New motivation(not as good as the last one but if it helps at all, I will take it) Class reunion rescheduled for this coming Sept. 41st reunion for my class, plus adding two more classes.
I think one thing that might make it a little easier to eat better is husband just got results from his A1C- it has gone up to 8.1-highest it has been. Maybe he will take it a little more serious. His eating/sleeping/exercising is all reallllllly bad.
So far great trip
LisaInArkansas Posts: 1,342 MemberAnniesquats100 wrote: »I had an extra onion ring. Other than that I stuck to the plan. Not too bad!
Small victories add up! Well done!
Quick and incisive bio (well, incisive anyway): I'm 61, weigh 190 this morning, and ever striving for 160. Due in large part to MFP and this group, I'm 27 pounds lighter than when I joined five or six years ago. I found this group shortly after I arrived on the forum, and have never left.
Pre-MFP I was an airman in the U.S. Air Force from 1979 to 1983 and then married another airman, who I stayed married to for 27 years. The year of our 25th anniversary, I had a gastric bypass. Over the next two years, I shed 166 pounds from my high of 303 pounds, and gained a half-inch of my height back to make me 5 feet 1 and a half inches tall--my weight had depressed my spine.
I left my now-ex-husband in May 2008 and met the man of my dreams literally a week later. After we were both extricated from our marriages, we married each other 12 years ago. Over that interim, my highest has been 219, and my lowest about 165. He brought with him a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl who needed a mom that was stable and relatively sane, and I now have two people who call me Mom and three who call me Gramily. Pretty awesome, that.
Professionally, I retired as a grant writer (or was pushed out by some of their actions, according to who's telling the story) last year at this time. I've self-published three books on Amazon and continue to write in various ways and for various reasons.
Thus endeth the incisive, but not quick bio.
Been struggling with some health issues of late, but have kept my weight stable. Too fast a weight loss makes me feel even sicker, so I'm kind of on a maintenance diet for the time being.
Speaking of which, yesterday's doctor visit went pretty much as expected. More but different antibiotics, one to treat the UTI, one to treat the SIBO. I feel like alphabet soup some days.
I'm going to go out and deadhead my roses, which have gone completely insane around the lamppost... and I think I'll use them as my first attempt at dehydrating something.
Onward and upward, kids,
Love y'all to pieces,
Lisa in AR6
Love ya back to pieces Lisa! I am picturing dried rose petals in a small Mason jar bath salts in your future!🌹💕🍀🙏😁
Carol: DH & I also celebrated our 51st Wedding Anniversary this March. Our wedding was spring break from the University of Oregon in 1970. We were married in a stone lookout tower at Cape Perpetua on the Oregon Coast. Whales were passing by in the ocean below us while we recited our vows to an Oregon Judge who was a family friend.
We had planned the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary for last year but wild fires and covid made it impossible last year. I hope to be able to go there again in the future. ❤️2
It is so so lovely to meet you all and read your bios!! Thank you so much for sharing and welcoming me to this group!! As I have said in my first post, I am from southern New England USA and moved to my current home after I met my second husband 20 years ago, his first marriage. Sold my home when I moved, to my son who was getting married and he raised his daughter in the same home he grew up in. I have one grand-child who is in her second year of high school. I am 68 years old and am still wondering how I got so old so fast!!! I recently retired and loving it!! I have a 5 year old cat who keeps me on my toes, love gardening and keeping up with the house. My parents, God bless them are still alive and kicking in their late 80's and am planning a trip to go see them since we have numerous birthdays to celebrate and everyone has gotten their vaccinations. Posting a photo of Lou.
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