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Getting fit at 50 and beyond...200+ pound club

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  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 165 Member Member Posts: 165 Member
    jm216 wrote: »
    Starting weight: 228.9 on 6/1/2020
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 180
    6/1– 228.9
    6/4– 227.9
    6/9– 226.7
    6/14-225.3
    6/22-225.0
    6/28-224.2
    7/2—223.3
    7/6—223.2
    7/13–221.6
    7/20–218.4
    7/26–217.7
    8/9—218.1
    8/16–216.4
    8/24–216.7
    8/30–216.2
    9/6—212.5
    9/13-212.0
    9/20-213.2
    9/27-212.9
    10/4-211.4
    10/11-212.3

    Up .9 pounds for the week. Snacking but not tracking was the culprit. I’ve been getting lazy about not tracking everything and it shows... but the difference from past performances is that I won’t let myself get completely off the rails. This was just a small detour.

    I’ve seen glimpses of 210 recently, and my mini goal is to get back there and stay there for awhile and become friends with 210. For some strange reason, once I hit 210, I start to self-sabotage...but not this time... this time we’re going to be buddies.

    🥰Jill

    A small blip is no big deal as long as you keep it small.
    Say a big hello to that 210 mark Jill, then leave it behind as you enter the 100s...
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    Here it is, in writing so I have to own it...

    Two weeks ago 197.4
    Last week 198.8
    Today 199.2

    Better than I had feared given the cinnamon bun mornings and fruity cocktail nights of my vacation!

    Goals for the week--set back the scales two weeks by being extra mindful of my food intake, get in daily walks, and stay hydrated.
  • newlook1972newlook1972 Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member
    So I'm not 50. I just turned 48. I'd love to join a group of my peers. My weight has fluxuated greatly my whole life. Been as heavy as 300 as low as 190s. I'm 240s now after weighing 217 3 months ago. Need to get healthy so I can live well and energetic. My Dad just had triple bi pass. I see that as my future. I need to get my butt in gear but also stop this rollercoaster.
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    jm216 wrote: »

    Up .9 pounds for the week. Snacking but not tracking was the culprit. I’ve been getting lazy about not tracking everything and it shows... but the difference from past performances is that I won’t let myself get completely off the rails. This was just a small detour.

    I’ve seen glimpses of 210 recently, and my mini goal is to get back there and stay there for awhile and become friends with 210. For some strange reason, once I hit 210, I start to self-sabotage...but not this time... this time we’re going to be buddies.

    🥰Jill

    You will be the best buddy 210 has ever had and won't feel bad when you leave it for new friends to follow!

    I can relate to your self-sabotage statement. I do exactly that after a successful stretch--I get comfortable and confident that this time I've got it; this time I'll keep losing and it's safe to have that extra snack or helping. After all, I don't need to lose 2 and 3 pounds a week. Any loss is progress, so why not loosen up a bit? I allow that thinking and the bad habits that come along with it to sway me and up, up we go.
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    So I'm not 50. I just turned 48. I'd love to join a group of my peers. My weight has fluxuated greatly my whole life. Been as heavy as 300 as low as 190s. I'm 240s now after weighing 217 3 months ago. Need to get healthy so I can live well and energetic. My Dad just had triple bi pass. I see that as my future. I need to get my butt in gear but also stop this rollercoaster.

    You've joined a very supportive and encouraging group of friends. Welcome!
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    So I'm not 50. I just turned 48. I'd love to join a group of my peers. My weight has fluxuated greatly my whole life. Been as heavy as 300 as low as 190s. I'm 240s now after weighing 217 3 months ago. Need to get healthy so I can live well and energetic. My Dad just had triple bi pass. I see that as my future. I need to get my butt in gear but also stop this rollercoaster.

    Welcome!
    We’re glad you’re here. Today is your fresh start!

    Jill😁
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 165 Member Member Posts: 165 Member
    daydrem_dw wrote: »
    Here it is, in writing so I have to own it...

    Two weeks ago 197.4
    Last week 198.8
    Today 199.2

    Better than I had feared given the cinnamon bun mornings and fruity cocktail nights of my vacation!

    Goals for the week--set back the scales two weeks by being extra mindful of my food intake, get in daily walks, and stay hydrated.

    Less than two pounds put on while on holiday.....sounds like you did very well.
  • melissan84melissan84 Member Posts: 405 Member Member Posts: 405 Member
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  • hap2gohap2go Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    Ive been (mostly) tracking but stress snacking is really being my downfall right now as I look back. Sigh. and sugar. I have been mostly keeping to my work out which helps (except one morning that I forgot to set my alarm the night before and overslept)

    Celebrated 26 years with my SO yesterday and wrote everything down but didnt moderate at all (yeah I know) so back on the wagon after I finish the leftovers for lunch today!

    Weight still hovering around 227
    been trying to use the trick of chicken broth instead of heavy cream and it.. sort of works (obviously not for everything)

    I really need to focus on meal planning and breakfasts so I dont wait tilt he last minute for dinner and eat enough in the AM to take me through the day without snacking.

    How's everybody enjoying the gorgeous October weather?
  • txtmcgeetxtmcgee Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Hello all, I'm 52 at 5'1" and am a bit discouraged by my physical yesterday -- 267 my highest weight ever and high LDL cholesterol. A recent layoff from my long-time position has me struggling to maintain a positive outlook and focusing forward is super challenging. I had already made changes to reduce meat and dairy but still my LDL and weight are high. I know I may have a slight sugar problem, but I've already cut back severely on white carbs, I don't drink soda or eat a lot of fast food or junk food so I am frustrated and discouraged. Forgive me if I've gone on too long, but one more thing... having surgeries on both feet about a year ago had a bigger negative impact on my physical activities than I was prepared for. Getting back into a routine of exercise or even regular movement has been more difficult that I ever thought it would be.

    In short, I would love any support, motivation or new perspective you all care to offer. Thanks!

    Tammy, SE Texas
  • dhcurtis22dhcurtis22 Member Posts: 12 Member Member Posts: 12 Member
    6'1 started at 259 and am 59....finally broke through 240...was having trouble this number...235.4 at this time...gave up alcohol along the way which has helped....trying for small goals 225/210 and then on from there...I use to run under 30 minutes for a 5k...but that was a few years ago...just trying not to use age as an excuse...
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 165 Member Member Posts: 165 Member
    Scales Day tomorrow....
    The scaley beast will be released and we shall see what it has to say....
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    cpnknight wrote: »
    Scales Day tomorrow....
    The scaley beast will be released and we shall see what it has to say....

    I’m optimistic
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 165 Member Member Posts: 165 Member
    The "Scaley Beast" was let loose from its cupboard and has proclaimed that this fat boy is less fat than he was before!
    This week had the potential to be rather a bad one. I have had TWO Chinese takeaways this week and had to estimate what their calorie content was.
    Anyways, down to the statistic stuff....

    Weight was 312.2 lbs.... Now 310.8 lbs.... A loss of 1.4 lbs

    Only 10.9 lbs to my first "Milestone" goal.
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    Starting weight: 228.9 on 6/1/2020
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 180
    6/1– 228.9
    6/4– 227.9
    6/9– 226.7
    6/14-225.3
    6/22-225.0
    6/28-224.2
    7/2—223.3
    7/6—223.2
    7/13–221.6
    7/20–218.4
    7/26–217.7
    8/9—218.1
    8/16–216.4
    8/24–216.7
    8/30–216.2
    9/6—212.5
    9/13-212.0
    9/20-213.2
    9/27-212.9
    10/4-211.4
    10/11-212.3
    10/18-210.7
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    cpnknight wrote: »
    The "Scaley Beast" was let loose from its cupboard and has proclaimed that this fat boy is less fat than he was before!
    This week had the potential to be rather a bad one. I have had TWO Chinese takeaways this week and had to estimate what their calorie content was.
    Anyways, down to the statistic stuff....

    Weight was 312.2 lbs.... Now 310.8 lbs.... A loss of 1.4 lbs

    Only 10.9 lbs to my first "Milestone" goal.

    Woot Woot!!
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    jm216 wrote: »
    Starting weight: 228.9 on 6/1/2020
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 180
    6/1– 228.9
    10/18-210.7

    So happy for you and 210 to be together again!
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    Three weeks ago 197.4
    Two weeks 198.8
    Last week 199.2
    Today 197.8

    My goal for this past week was to turn back the scales three weeks -- 197.8 is close enough to have me smiling this morning :smile: I walked 5.5 out of 7 days (counting .5 for the day I made it happen in the rain but only for half the distance).

    This weeks goal: daily walks and add distance to my usual route when time allows

    Next milestone: confident the 200s are behind me, I'm setting my sites for the 180s. According to MFP, "if every day were like today" that goal is achievable in the next 5 week.
  • Ineedaname2Ineedaname2 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Hello! I'd love to join this group - definitely need some accountability and support. I've used MFP off and on for years, but always drop off. The pandemic and working from home has "helped" me gain quite a bit of weight, so I'm committing to losing it. I bought a spin bike and have been using it consistently since August 1st, but my eating habits need to change. My downfall is snacking and not making healthy choices for meals.
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