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Is anyone over 65 & trying to lose?


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Seems eveyone on here is young.  Of course it's easier to lose weight when your young.  I'm finding it impossible to lose weight after age 60.  I'm 65 next month and I lost 1 gain 2; lose 2 gain 1 and it goes on like that for the last 5 years.  If your over 60 please let me know if it's possible to lose after age 60 and keep it off.
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Hi Saneug I'm 60 I know it is possible to keep weight off, but one must be more vigialnt and consistant than when we were younger. I feel like you lately, up one lb. down two and vice versa. At this age, I think a snug pair of jeans or a tape measure are better tools than a scale, which I have found to be depressing. I am taking it one meal at a time and if I "fall off the health wagon", I get right back on again at the next meal. I am having a difficult time staying consistent and bought myself a weight loss affirmataion C.D and the book "Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul" to add some levity to this battle of the bulge! I am learning how to natigate this website so be patient and be gentle with yourself and take it one meal at a time. Good luck!
Hi tiamama,  thanks for taking the time to tell me that.  I have been doing so so on this web site.  I have gone from 1550 calories and each day tried a little harder down to today at 1150.  So maybe I;ll get there.  But once the grandkids come out to stay a night or two or 3, it'll be tough.  They eat ice cream, cookies, popcorn, stuff like that and I can't stand it.  I have to have some too.  Boo hoo hoo!!  But they don't come that often so guess I'll survive.  One thing for sure, it doesn't seem so bad if you got someone with you.  Shall we advance to the next level together?  Ha.
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Hi Saneug, Yes let's be health buddies! I hate to think of myself on a diet, it's a healthy way of eating for life! You can have goodies when the grandkids visit, just not as much as you want! Just a ittle so you won't feel deprived. I love the individual mini Dove ice cream bars, only 60 calories and you get the Dove bar taste. I just love the individual servings of things like: cheese fish crackers, sugar free jello pudding in capuccino, doule chocolate, dulce de leche flavors.. Now with the summer, there are the Dole 100% fruit popscicles that have less than 100 caloires. Just keep at it buddy, one meal at a time and pray for self control when the grandkids visit! Do get the book I recommended, it is so heartwarming, I am loving the read. Good luck and hang in there Saneug!
Hi Saneug,I am over 60(62)and need a lot of help starting on a weight loss program.I started one month ago & have lost 8 lbs. so far. I love to swim so I joined our local YMCA & try to swim 2x a week.I have sveral health problems so am trying to get healthier.I am a retired nurse & have taken care of others all my life so it is now time to take care of me. My grandkids live out of stae but come every 2 months so I know its challenging to snack with them. I use sugar free popsicles& skinny cows(ice cream sandwiches) for snacks. I also like string cheese which I count on my program.I also like sugar free jello & have a lot of different recipes.

I would also like to be your health buddy.Please feel free to call on me for support anytime.

Keep on trying 1 lb at a time .Don't concentrate  too much on your big goal but make small ones. I am trying to do 10 lbs. at a time .So far so good. You can do it!!!!!

Your buddy,Needaboost10
Hi Tiamama and Marymiller6!  Oh boy, now there's 3 of us in our 60s trying to lose weight.  I hope we can keep in touch so we can keep losing.  Marymiller6, you lost 8 lbs.  Boy, how's you do it?  Swimming?  Sunday will be my 1st complete week I've been doing this.  I haven't weighted since.  I hope it shows I've lost.  I will weigh tomorrow moring.  Gulp!  I can't stand sugar free stuff.  Yucky.  I tried and tried to like it but I can't go that route.  I have narrowed my sugar in my coffee in themornings from 3 teaspoons to 1 teas.  I call that a victory.  ha. 
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Jul 20 2007 02:11
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Well, I'm only 54 but it's still a challenge.  Your metabolism keeps dropping as you get older, cutting into what you'd like to eat.  All I can say is watch the portions, and keep moving.  30 minutes a day walking to start, as fast as you can.  And yes having the grandkids around tends to derail things for me too, with all that high carb stuff close at hand, but this is a long term project.  I total up the exercise, calories eaten and weight lost at the end of a week; and try not to focus on each day by itself.  Hope this helps a little.
Hi to all of you!  I'm so glad to see there are people here my age!!  I'm 62 and yes, it is harder to lose now than at any other time in my life.  I lost 26 pounds about 2 years ago and have managed to maintain the loss, but know I need to lose at least 20 more . I've had some joint/arthritis problems that have kept me from exercising like I had been and I think that is the problem.  What worked for me in the past was lots of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, some good fat (like olive oil), cutting out the processed carbs and getting in a minimum of 3 hours of aerobic exercise a week.  I'd love to have your support in getting refocused. 
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Hi Saneug and all the rest of you lovely go -for- the- healthy- life older gals! I just love reading your posts and am encouraged. I did really well at a party the other day and that is a victory. I am evolving, one meal at a time and that's how I see it. Make a good choice and pray the next opportunity to eat is a healthy one. I hate feeling out of control with my food, but it happens and the best thing I can do is immediatly forgive myself if I blow it. Keep up the good work, don't get discouraged, this is a life time commitment. We can do it!

I enjoyed these posts about losing weight over 65.  I'll be 65 in 2 weeks and I have stabilized at about 20 lbs more than I weighed as recently as 3 years ago.  I was working out regularly and then stopped.  Well I gained the weight and now it seems like it is there for good.  I'm watching what I eat and working out more but the weight goes down slightly and then right back up to my current weight.  It's a real challenge!

I'm 57 and working on this also, but I try to go to Jazzercise when I can and believe it or not, most of the women there are between mid 50's and up.  I was shocked!  You might want to check it out.  I hate exercise, but love Jazzercise.  Now, if I can just get there.....

I had lost 17lbs, but have put 4 back on and for some reason I cannot get motivated again.  I look at my weight log and wonder how the heck did I do that?

You have to just keep on trying though.  If you give up?  Well, we all know what happens then  Good luck everyone!

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