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  • alteredsteve175
    alteredsteve175 Posts: 2,721 Member
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    brenn24179 wrote: »
    seems like valentines day has got me in chocolate mood, it doesn't take much, hubby and I froze some Dove chocolates, so good, hope that helps.

    Chuckling here, @brenn24179. Doesn't take much for me, either. I'm usually only in a mood for chocolate on days that end in "y". HAHA! :)

  • RetiredAndLovingIt
    RetiredAndLovingIt Posts: 1,394 Member
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    Been reading the comments here for a long time..not sure if I have chimed in or not. I agree..always a good time for chocolate. I am 69 and just got back from a cruise, so the scale is not my friend right now. Trying to get back to my calorie allowance, but easing back this week & plan to start on Monday for good. (only because my weigh in day is Monday)
  • BILLYSGIRL61
    BILLYSGIRL61 Posts: 2 Member
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    I’ve been going back and forward with mfp for a few years now. It’s a good plan, I just have not stayed with it long enough to break any of my old bad habits. You know how it is; loose a few lbs and feel like you’ve earned too many rewards that go on for a day then next thing you know you’re off the wagon. Well I’m turning 68 in a few days and I really would like to be around a little longer for my grandkids. I’m in pretty good health right now and I would like to keep it that way. So glad I’ve found others who know the struggle is real. Here’s hoping the best for everyone.
  • valerieellmer
    valerieellmer Posts: 12 Member
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    62 and trying to fight gravity. This site keeps me honest. I do work out 4 - 5 days week. I did ww years ago and I find that this like weight watchers and logging in my intake is so helpful. Happy to support anyone here.
  • brenn24179
    brenn24179 Posts: 2,144 Member
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    I am 65, kept my weight off 40 lbs for 5 years and last year went crazy and gained 25 lbs, got a flu and adult kids upsetting me and just kept eating and not weighing, learned from my mistake. Got on low carb, 100 gr or less and got the weight off, feel so much better and had to quit worry over kids. They are who they are. Now if I can stay away from chocolate this holiday.
  • brenn24179
    brenn24179 Posts: 2,144 Member
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    Been reading the comments here for a long time..not sure if I have chimed in or not. I agree..always a good time for chocolate. I am 69 and just got back from a cruise, so the scale is not my friend right now. Trying to get back to my calorie allowance, but easing back this week & plan to start on Monday for good. (only because my weigh in day is Monday)

    love your avitar, I hated retirement, bored, figity, A personality but last couple years I seem to have gotten use to it, guess I have got into more activities. Gym, yoga, also volunteer at nursing home on Thurs and work couple hours every other day. Cruises were not my thing but I seem to be finding more things to do the longer I am off.
  • RetiredAndLovingIt
    RetiredAndLovingIt Posts: 1,394 Member
    edited February 2019
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    Thanks..trying to convince myself, lol. I have about 10-15 pounds I would like to lose, but don't seem to get it done. I enjoy retirement (maybe helped that last job was slower pace, so kinda eased into it with that, lol), have some hobbies, some grandkids closeby now, and hubby also retired, so do a lot of things with him. Other grandkids 400 miles away, but we go there every 2-3 months it seems. Also, they come stay with us for a few weeks in the summer. I think about joining a gym, especially if it has a pool, but haven't yet. I understand about worrying about adult kids.
  • mprocyszyn
    mprocyszyn Posts: 56 Member
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    Good morning everyone....still in Myrtle Beach and although overcast sure beats being at home where according to my daughter it's snowing (Lake Ontario area) and -7 celcius. It's been great being able to walk as this winter was brutal for that with all the snow, ice we've had..I need to use a walker so needless to say walking of any sort was non existent. Here I am able to move more and have been good with my logging and eating. I've even been able to find my Shiritaki noodles here at the local Wal-mart. Haven't weighed myself since we were at home (Jan. 20th) so I am hoping for some lbs to be off by the end of Feb. So...how are we all doing towards our goals? Mary from Canada
  • suziecue25
    suziecue25 Posts: 289 Member
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    mprocyszyn wrote: »
    Good morning everyone....still in Myrtle Beach and although overcast sure beats being at home where according to my daughter it's snowing (Lake Ontario area) and -7 celcius. It's been great being able to walk as this winter was brutal for that with all the snow, ice we've had..I need to use a walker so needless to say walking of any sort was non existent. Here I am able to move more and have been good with my logging and eating. I've even been able to find my Shiritaki noodles here at the local Wal-mart. Haven't weighed myself since we were at home (Jan. 20th) so I am hoping for some lbs to be off by the end of Feb. So...how are we all doing towards our goals? Mary from Canada

    Glad you're having a good time...it's lovely that you can get some walking in because of the weather.

    I'm just plodding along - 9lbs down and 40 ish to go.
  • mprocyszyn
    mprocyszyn Posts: 56 Member
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    Suziecue25...that's good......plodding along is good because those lbs will stay off. That 9 lbs is finally putting down the bag of potatoes you've been carrying around...someone on this site told me that...and you know...they are right. Keep it up!!!! Mary from Canada
  • suziecue25
    suziecue25 Posts: 289 Member
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    mprocyszyn wrote: »
    Suziecue25...that's good......plodding along is good because those lbs will stay off. That 9 lbs is finally putting down the bag of potatoes you've been carrying around...someone on this site told me that...and you know...they are right. Keep it up!!!! Mary from Canada

    :)
  • cupcakes8kr
    cupcakes8kr Posts: 97 Member
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    Bumping to keep this open. Thanks, all are the inspiration.
  • Emmyr81
    Emmyr81 Posts: 4 Member
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    I just turned 67 and have also been trying to loose now for a long time. I did WW many years ago and lost and kept it off for almost as many years. But then the pounds started creeping back up and now I'm at 212 and trying just to get to 200 and it seems those 12 little pounds do not to want to go away!! So I bought my fitbit and logged food with it and logged my steps with it but it's not enough. So maybe there are a few people here the can give my a boot in the butt and get me moving!!
  • daklock
    daklock Posts: 54 Member
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    Happy Birthday GaleHawkins.
  • rhunwelshbowman
    rhunwelshbowman Posts: 37 Member
    edited February 2019
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    Yep right here. On various meds that make me puff up like a frog. Just keep on keeping on you will eventually find the right groove. Don't give up. I will friend you on here no problem. Chin up things will get better :) Please have a positively wonderful day my friend!
  • alteredsteve175
    alteredsteve175 Posts: 2,721 Member
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    Congratulations on your birthday and your transformation, @GaleHawkins.
  • cherrynova1
    cherrynova1 Posts: 1 Member
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    Hi! I'm new to this. I'm 62 going on 63. I need a friend and support ☺ I have gained weight since my late twenties after being put on anti depressant meds. I was 45kgs and currently 92.5kgs. Also have T2 diabetes for 10 yrs. At present I can't shift anything . ☺
  • Foodforthought125
    Foodforthought125 Posts: 11 Member
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    61 heading to 62 and I've just come back YET AGAIN.... the same 10-15 lbs and it's purely self-sabotage. I definitely need MFP to keep myself accountable and not lose sight. And I could use a friend or two if there's anyone out there:-)