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  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,521 Member Member Posts: 9,521 Member
    Hello, I'm 37 and I don't know what I weigh, but I'm a size 26 and struggling with medical issues that could only be improved by losing a significant amount of weight. I've tried everything in the past but I'm going to give this one last go here and hopefully make some friends who can help push me.

    All the best to you, but you'll have to be a bit more precise. If you don't know your starting point, you really won't know when you reach the finish line, nor what it will take to get there.
  • DonaldjNelsonDonaldjNelson Member Posts: 40 Member Member Posts: 40 Member
    Finally the last hour of the lord of the rings my yearly binge on this show is so much fun. We all have our quirks 🥴 what are some of your quirks ladies and gentlemen?
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,288 Member Member Posts: 36,288 Member
    Finally the last hour of the lord of the rings my yearly binge on this show is so much fun. We all have our quirks 🥴 what are some of your quirks ladies and gentlemen?

    Haha quirks....I have many but they all seem normal cause it's things I just do

    The sports I do are somewhat quirky. I'm very competitive yet somehow unambitious. Get my brother and me together and it's like we're performing. Lotsa quirks but to me it just makes life fun
  • DonaldjNelsonDonaldjNelson Member Posts: 40 Member Member Posts: 40 Member
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,521 Member Member Posts: 9,521 Member
    TomAmrein wrote: »
    Hello! I am not new to MyFitnessPal, but I am 37 and have been on a weight loss journey since October of 2018. I have lost 93 lbs.

    Wow, 93lbs.. thats fantastic 😀

    Good morning Middle-agers.. well a glorious spring morning here and I'm off to enjoy it.. have a great day all :)

    You Spring when others have Autumn (or Fall in America). I have Summer all year round.
  • LunaTheFatCatLunaTheFatCat Member Posts: 237 Member Member Posts: 237 Member
    And autumn has well and truly started here. Cold, grey and drizzly rain. Meh. The trees are pretty though.

    I found out yesterday that I have high blood pressure. I kinda felt hard done by, as I'm living relatively healthy and I'm not overweight (even when I started back here I was at a BMI 26), so it's "not fair". Ordered myself a blood pressure monitor so I can keep track of it for a month or so. If it stays high I have to come back and get bloods done.
    edited October 2020
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    Good morning everyone 💕

    Coffee calling....☕️❤️
  • LunaTheFatCatLunaTheFatCat Member Posts: 237 Member Member Posts: 237 Member
    I'm on my 4th :#
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    I'm on my 4th :#

    I’m not far behind you.....😂
  • balanc41balanc41 Member Posts: 1,509 Member Member Posts: 1,509 Member
    Good morning all!
  • DadBodClubDadBodClub Member Posts: 198 Member Member Posts: 198 Member
    woke up to random rotator cuff pain this morning .... *kitten* this getting old crap!
  • drmwcdrmwc Member, Premium Posts: 592 Member Member, Premium Posts: 592 Member
    I'm on my 4th :#

    I’m not far behind you.....😂

    I think I am on my 9th...
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    drmwc wrote: »
    I'm on my 4th :#

    I’m not far behind you.....😂

    I think I am on my 9th...

    You may want to consider getting an IV installed instead...😂😂😂

  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,288 Member Member Posts: 36,288 Member
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    woke up to random rotator cuff pain this morning .... *kitten* this getting old crap!

    Yikes look after that.
    I totally know what rotator cuff issues are like and luckily as of a year ago it's a thing of the past
  • DadBodClubDadBodClub Member Posts: 198 Member Member Posts: 198 Member
    AliNouveau wrote: »
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    woke up to random rotator cuff pain this morning .... *kitten* this getting old crap!

    Yikes look after that.
    I totally know what rotator cuff issues are like and luckily as of a year ago it's a thing of the past

    Ali, the orthopedic specialist I saw ran a battery of tests and concluded the joint was too strong to warrant surgery. Sent me to do PT and although it has gotten better I believe in my core that there is something in there that isn't right.
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,288 Member Member Posts: 36,288 Member
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    AliNouveau wrote: »
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    woke up to random rotator cuff pain this morning .... *kitten* this getting old crap!

    Yikes look after that.
    I totally know what rotator cuff issues are like and luckily as of a year ago it's a thing of the past

    Ali, the orthopedic specialist I saw ran a battery of tests and concluded the joint was too strong to warrant surgery. Sent me to do PT and although it has gotten better I believe in my core that there is something in there that isn't right.

    You should push to get it checked more

    Mine was sore for years and started giving out as I was doing push ups so I decided it was time to take action. I was sent to physio, 6 months later with no improvement I was sent for an ultrasound. I had to convince people it wasn't right because I had no tradition issues other than some pain. My range of motion was completely within the normal range even up to having surgery. The ultrasound showed a significant tear. I was sent for more physio and to see a sports dr. I tried the cortisone shot which did nothing and then got an MRI showing it was hanging on by a thread but I had good muscle tone which was why I could still function. When I had the surgery it was completely torn. I recovered pretty quickly cause I'm odd and heal quickly and now about a year out I have full range of normal motion and no pain!

    TL:dr you know your body best. If you think there's more the push for help
  • DadBodClubDadBodClub Member Posts: 198 Member Member Posts: 198 Member
    AliNouveau wrote: »
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    AliNouveau wrote: »
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    woke up to random rotator cuff pain this morning .... *kitten* this getting old crap!

    Yikes look after that.
    I totally know what rotator cuff issues are like and luckily as of a year ago it's a thing of the past

    Ali, the orthopedic specialist I saw ran a battery of tests and concluded the joint was too strong to warrant surgery. Sent me to do PT and although it has gotten better I believe in my core that there is something in there that isn't right.

    You should push to get it checked more

    Mine was sore for years and started giving out as I was doing push ups so I decided it was time to take action. I was sent to physio, 6 months later with no improvement I was sent for an ultrasound. I had to convince people it wasn't right because I had no tradition issues other than some pain. My range of motion was completely within the normal range even up to having surgery. The ultrasound showed a significant tear. I was sent for more physio and to see a sports dr. I tried the cortisone shot which did nothing and then got an MRI showing it was hanging on by a thread but I had good muscle tone which was why I could still function. When I had the surgery it was completely torn. I recovered pretty quickly cause I'm odd and heal quickly and now about a year out I have full range of normal motion and no pain!

    TL:dr you know your body best. If you think there's more the push for help

    Thanks Ali ... very helpful. On the plus side, my students think I am 10 years younger than I actually am
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,288 Member Member Posts: 36,288 Member
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    AliNouveau wrote: »
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    AliNouveau wrote: »
    DadBodClub wrote: »
    woke up to random rotator cuff pain this morning .... *kitten* this getting old crap!

    Yikes look after that.
    I totally know what rotator cuff issues are like and luckily as of a year ago it's a thing of the past

    Ali, the orthopedic specialist I saw ran a battery of tests and concluded the joint was too strong to warrant surgery. Sent me to do PT and although it has gotten better I believe in my core that there is something in there that isn't right.

    You should push to get it checked more

    Mine was sore for years and started giving out as I was doing push ups so I decided it was time to take action. I was sent to physio, 6 months later with no improvement I was sent for an ultrasound. I had to convince people it wasn't right because I had no tradition issues other than some pain. My range of motion was completely within the normal range even up to having surgery. The ultrasound showed a significant tear. I was sent for more physio and to see a sports dr. I tried the cortisone shot which did nothing and then got an MRI showing it was hanging on by a thread but I had good muscle tone which was why I could still function. When I had the surgery it was completely torn. I recovered pretty quickly cause I'm odd and heal quickly and now about a year out I have full range of normal motion and no pain!

    TL:dr you know your body best. If you think there's more the push for help

    Thanks Ali ... very helpful. On the plus side, my students think I am 10 years younger than I actually am

    Haha. I have several times been asked if I'm a university student. Being active is the fountain of youth. Oh and before my surgery I was told I'm young so a good candidate. I was like can you write that down So i can share it hahaha
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,521 Member Member Posts: 9,521 Member
    And autumn has well and truly started here. Cold, grey and drizzly rain. Meh. The trees are pretty though.

    I found out yesterday that I have high blood pressure. I kinda felt hard done by, as I'm living relatively healthy and I'm not overweight (even when I started back here I was at a BMI 26), so it's "not fair". Ordered myself a blood pressure monitor so I can keep track of it for a month or so. If it stays high I have to come back and get bloods done.

    I know how you feel. Checking every morning and I'm convinced my monitor is malfunctioning. Usually get a better reading when I check again 5 minutes later.
  • CassandraXingCassandraXing Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    A place for us middle agers to become friends and share fitness advice.

    Hi. Feel free to add me as a friend anyone. Just be warned some days my diary isn't perfect.. Like today
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