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  • ruperthumphreyruperthumphrey Member Posts: 214 Member Member Posts: 214 Member
    I just wanted to add my thoughts. As I have limited mobility due to knee and foot issues, I have not been able to do any of my usual fun things that I like to do. Having said that, I have been careful at what I eat and stay within the calorie allotment that Mfp has provided. I have been steadily losing weight. It's the old adage, calories in, versus calories out. So if you have limited mobility, losing weight can be done. Also, if your arms are ok, you can do weight resistance, I do that everytime I go to the powder room or kitchen! Have a great day everyone😊

    If addressing your knee and foot issues are medically or surgically possible, by means seriously consider it. Getting my hips replaced last year was nothing short of lifechanging!! For years before, I was an immobile mess and for years being a stubborn jack--- in resisting all notions of getting checked/treated didn't help none! Simply being ABLE to move around is nothing but an asset to overall health and weight loss; less than a month after 2nd surgery I weighed 281, today I hover around the 240 area. I applaud what you do and wish you well.

    My knee is scheduled for the end of the month and my feet are currently receiving treatment twice a week. Thank you 😊
  • cayenneandcoopersmomcayenneandcoopersmom Member, Premium Posts: 5 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5 Member
    Hi everyone! I feel for you mobility issues, I had a hip replacement that had to be done again due to the implant being recalled. That second surgery has resulted in a loss of strength due to muscle loss. Anyway, just want to suggest Functional Training to you all. This type of training keeps you strong, balanced and flexible as you age. My husband and I are devoted fans as it has kept us moving and able to be active.
  • royboy969royboy969 Member Posts: 219 Member Member Posts: 219 Member
    Hi!

    Please add me. I'm 68, just coming off of 3 spinal surgeries for herniated discs, and I want to lose 20 more pounds (down 38 from 3 years ago).

    Julia

    Hey Julia, first off you don't look 68. Hopefully the surgeries will give you some of your mobility back. Please feel free to add me. I am just getting back to it after surgery to relieve pressure on a nerve core in my neck.

    Roy
  • royboy969royboy969 Member Posts: 219 Member Member Posts: 219 Member
    Hi y'all! I just turned 60 last month, and I'm looking forward to several lifestyle changes. I'm starting by eating better and walk/bike more often. I need motivation and myfitness pal has helped me in the past. I am excited to get started again!

    Hey Lori, welcome back to the journey. I'm looking forward to getting back on my bike come spring. I definitely prefer walking and biking over the gym anytime.
    Roy
  • lindagalbreath577lindagalbreath577 Member Posts: 63 Member Member Posts: 63 Member
    Good morning everyone!! We have sunshine here in Oregon today it sure does lighten the mood. Have all ready got my exercise in this morning I go to Curves and was debating on going today but I did go and am glad I did! Pippo11 I like the weights idea I am going to get some and start doing that thank you! I really enjoy reading about everyone’s journey . Just take one day at a time . Don’t worry about what you should have done yesterday and don’t worry about tomorrow we can’t do anything about it . Just today live your life and do your best. Have a great day!!🤓
  • geraldaltmangeraldaltman Member, Premium Posts: 1,741 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,741 Member
    Hi everyone! I feel for you mobility issues, I had a hip replacement that had to be done again due to the implant being recalled. That second surgery has resulted in a loss of strength due to muscle loss. Anyway, just want to suggest Functional Training to you all. This type of training keeps you strong, balanced and flexible as you age. My husband and I are devoted fans as it has kept us moving and able to be active.

    Thankful and counting my lucky stars that so far (a year out from first) my hip replacements have taken well and no recall issues I know of have come to pass. The most effective exercise for me has been walking and pool exercise, basically taking my hip PT into water. Kudos for finding what works best for you!
  • Colety1956Colety1956 Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member
    63 M here, coming back again after a 1 year hiatus (and 20# increase). Looking to lose 18# as of today! Add me if you like, I will be here daily.
  • annliz23annliz23 Member Posts: 822 Member Member Posts: 822 Member
    Good luck everybody, just stick at it you can do it, its just trial and error sometimes.
  • lynnchristylynnchristy Member Posts: 73 Member Member Posts: 73 Member
    Hello everyone :) I had a really good day today, food wise and exercise, too. I am so enjoying all the videos, encouragement, ideas for diet and activity etc. Keep it up and we will all be at GW before we know it.

    Linda, thanks for your positivity and have a great evening🤓
  • lynnchristylynnchristy Member Posts: 73 Member Member Posts: 73 Member
    I am just getting back to it after surgery to relieve pressure on a nerve core in my neck.

    Roy[/quote]

    Roy, may I ask what your symptoms were before your surgery?

    thanks,
    Christine AKA: lynnchristy

  • j29tj29t Member Posts: 103 Member Member Posts: 103 Member
    Good evening all. Monday is my weigh-in day and all the hard work and healthy eating is moving the scale in the right direction.
    Thank you @cayenneandcoopersmom for the suggestion to try Functional Training. Lots of YouTube video instructions to check out. It make sense and sounds like a solid plan.
    Today was a rainy day, so I took a nice long walk around the local home décor store quickly going up and down each isle looking at the things I don't need. I did pick up a few candles in a pretty shade of blue and headed to the hairdresser and then to my knitting group. Got more steps in before dinner walking in my building. Gave myself a break from weight and resistance today, slow and steady approach. Don't want to burn the candle at both ends and burn out or hurt something when it's going so well.
    Hope y'all have been making great choices. Take care. Om….

  • NikonPalNikonPal Member Posts: 999 Member Member Posts: 999 Member
    MFP was a big part of my weight loss between 2013 & 2015… almost 200 lbs. lost. Kept it off for several years but became lax about diet & portions…had not been on MFP boards in a few years. Never regained the first 100 lbs I lost but almost regained the 2nd 100. Starting last May 2019, I started intermittent fasting (16/8) and changed diet to largely plant-based – but absolutely still eat non-processed meat – just nowhere near what I did in the past. Good news is – I am almost fully “recovered” and lost 80 lbs + for a total loss of over 180. Less than 10 lbs to go. The story is much longer, but can say intermittent fasting has been great for me and no plans to change. LDL has dropped from 133.00 in Jan 2019 to 71.20 in Sep 2019 and no longer taking statin. MFP has been a big help once again!
  • lynnchristylynnchristy Member Posts: 73 Member Member Posts: 73 Member
    Good morning fellow 60 and uppers :) I am drinking a berry smoothy while I type this, yummy. Hello newbies. Have a great day and be strong in the fight.
  • royboy969royboy969 Member Posts: 219 Member Member Posts: 219 Member
    I am just getting back to it after surgery to relieve pressure on a nerve core in my neck.
    Roy
    Roy, may I ask what your symptoms were before your surgery?
    thanks,
    Christine AKA: lynnchristy



    Hey Christine,
    I started with numbness in my hand, mainly thumb and index. Doctor originally said probably was carpal tunnel. Within two weeks I started getting pain in my shoulder and down my arm. To be honest I thought i had popped my should out again,(that's another story). Then I got hit with a pain that started radiating up and down my arm. Even with pain killers it would not subside.It was by far the worst pain I have gone through. After seeing a specialist was finally put on Gabapentin. This dulled it enough to make me human again. They thought it was a disc and I went through the cortisone shots that did nothing.
    Surgery was the final decision and was to remove the disc they thought was putting the pressure on the nerve core. Hour and half set up and 1/2 hour surgery turned into a 4 hour surgery as they found the disc was fine, but there was a spur pressing on the core. Still have some of the numbness and need to rebuild any muscle due to nephropathy. I do not wish this on anybody. So I hope you are not having any issues.
    Sorry for the long drawn out post.

    Roy
  • lynnchristylynnchristy Member Posts: 73 Member Member Posts: 73 Member
    Roy, thanks so much for your response. I sent you a private message. I guess I am still a bit sketchy about putting a lot of personal info out there, sorry.
  • chicynthchicynth Member Posts: 48 Member Member Posts: 48 Member
    I will be 60 this year and really need to get serious about the weight loss. So, looking forward to checking in for encouragement to keep it moving.
  • lynnchristylynnchristy Member Posts: 73 Member Member Posts: 73 Member
    Good morning 60 and uppers ;) Had a Keto chocolate mug cake for breakfast this morning, yummy :p chicynth, skeeker12043 and Toni welcome. Once you post you are a member and now you can get the help, support and whatever else you might need. This is a very supportive group of people and we are all here to do the same thing, lose weight, find out what works and to get to be the best that we can be <3

    Have a blessed day everyone :)

    P.S. prayers going up for you Toni <3

  • lynnchristylynnchristy Member Posts: 73 Member Member Posts: 73 Member
    geraldaltman wrote:
    Thankful and counting my lucky stars that so far (a year out from first) my hip replacements have taken well and no recall issues I know of have come to pass. The most effective exercise for me has been walking and pool exercise, basically taking my hip PT into water. Kudos for finding what works best for you![/quote]

    Hi Gerald, I have painful knees and hips and have found that walking and pool exercise has been very helpful for me, too. :)

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