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  • Thank you for sharing your inspiring journey! Love hearing those words written in your chart. Wishing you a quick remission.
  • Ann, Thank you for commenting. I remember reading in your posts that you are a rower and I was hoping you would answer! I will definitely never row on open water as I have an intense fear of it (so good to know that I don't need the dynamic). I didn't learn to swim until I was in my 20s and being able to do laps in a pool…
  • Hi Rower Users! I want to pull the lever on getting the Concept2 Rower and I am now confused and over-analyzing (analysis paralysis is real!) on whether the standard 14 inch height or the new 20 inch height is a better choice. I am now 60 and while I have no issues getting up from a lower height, I am thinking of the…
  • Ladybug, There are a couple of private groups on Facebook dedicated to adults with strabismus. For me, it was nice to know I was not alone and to hear similar stories/struggles. And I also enjoyed Ann's description of fiber!
  • Ladybug, I had strabismus surgery almost 2 years ago (lifelong esotropia and my third operation). What you are experiencing after the surgery will pass and the eye/brain will indeed settle. The feeling of vertigo and being highly disoriented, particularly in crowded or unfamiliar places lasted about a month for me. I am…
  • A lot of women my age (now 66) missed out on team sports in youth: There just weren't many opportunities in the US before Title IX, even had we been inclined. It's not too late. And it's fun! [/quote] AnnPT77, That medal is fantastic! Love it. Somehow it feels sweeter in our older years than in youth to accomplish athletic…
  • I like hearing the stories of others who are not letting their age define them! I hired a swim coach for a few lessons per month and I am now having a little Walter Mitty moment. The coach is trying to convince me to join the Master's Team despite the fact my strokes need a lot of work. Then a gal on the team (age 69) came…
  • I am about to turn 60 in less than a month. Fully through menopause. I never "dieted" before but have always been into good nutrition and exercise (my first book on the subject was called "Eat to Win" back from 1984 -- so my habits had a long foundation). Nonetheless, I found myself about 30 pounds overweight and it was…
  • Fantastic and congratulations for losing the weight and being a great role model for your son.
  • This is great! Best of luck and strength for the competition.
  • I hope this allowed here on MFP, but here is the link that got me started on aquajogging. https://runnersconnect.net/coach-corner/aqua-jogging-for-runners/ Good luck!
  • Can you do deep water walking? I have an ankle injury and I can't run so I am back to lap swimming but supplement with deep water walking/skiing/running. I bought one of those belts so my feet are never touching the bottom of the pool (you need to be water at least 6 inches above your height). I burn more calories doing…
  • I am curious if a solution has been found. I have unlinked the Fitbit app and relinked about 5 times now and it usually works for the day but like Cinderella, it stops at midnight. I have to relink every single day to get it to work. Please find a solution MyFitnessPal! I am a premium member and this makes want to go back…
  • Million dollar transformation! Great job.
  • Congratulations. You look great and must feel so darn good! P.S. love the dress and shoes!
  • I am about to turn 60 and have been in post-menopause for about 8 years. I have lost 25 pounds since June with most of it coming off after joining MFP. I am about 5 pounds from my goal weight. I never dieted in my life before this and was convinced that it would be impossible but it can be done (with all the wonderful…
  • When I worked full time in an office, I used to employ a rule that I dubbed "The Homemade Rule," particularly around the holiday times. If someone brought in a handmade or homemade treat, I would let myself have the goodie. If it was store bought cookies or such, I usually held back. It wasn't a hard or fast rule per se,…
  • Congrats on your new lifestyle. Great to see small changes lead to big results!
  • Congrats. This is inspiring.
  • Absolutely agree!
  • We had to choose our house based on my spouse's home gym equipment (power rack, treadmill, bike, dumbbells). Space for the equipment was our top consideration. No basement, no go. It many ways it frustrated me (lots of nicer places without a basement). He has been after me for over 10 years now to start lifting with him…
  • I saw that too. And the mantra of leg, core, arm, arm, core leg is easy enough for me to remember.
  • Ann, since this thread was revived and you mentioned your Concept rower, I have a question as we are considering getting one. We would buy the Nordic Track ski machine but they are not made like they used to be and the current reviews are pretty bad (we had one 25 years ago and it we dubbed it "Torture Track" but alas it…
  • Sorry for your the loss of your friend. Deeper than expected emotions are normal. I agree that the fall weather can feel melancholy. I was out blowing leaves and a few thoughts about the circle of life got to me. I am learning to be extra kind to myself and wish the same for you.
  • The suggestions here are good. I may be also having ankle surgery early next year. I have a meeting with the surgeon tomorrow and I am going for a second surgery consult with another doc a week later. I am "missing" the ATF ligament and something is causing some pretty severe pain for the past several months (not sure it…
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