Another Newbie

DRSMOM - 10:46AM PST, Jan 23rd 2014

Hi, I've totally run out of excuses to tell myself WHY I am not doing this.
I lost with WW to my goal, then regained all of it back. :(
I'm soon to be 61 have 9 grand children and 8 grown kids or inlaws.
I need to do this for my health. We have worked too hard to let our retirement go
because we need to correct what we should be taking care of now.
Thank you for any words of support. We need each other!


GARDYNER - 7:55AM PST, Jan 25th 2014

gardyner
CO

Hi there, from another newbie! I too have lost weight, down to my target, and then gained it all back (and then some.) Also finding it harder than before to lose weight now that I am 58. Like you, I want to be fit and active as I get older. My mom kept gaining until she was virtually confined to her recliner, and she was only 12 years older than I am now. I CANNOT let that happen, so here I am.

I think the best way to get started is to be mindful every day of what we need to do, and then do it. I need the accountability of the online community to keep me from cheating (day after day after day….)

We can do it! Check in daily and we can keep tabs on each other :)

Pam

HW 191
SW 173
LW 145.8
CW 190
GW 150


DRSMOM - 4:11PM PST, Jan 26th 2014

Hi Pam, It's so comforting to talk to someone who knows how it feels to lose and regain. It's a lifestyle more than a diet, isn't it? Planning meals and including veges really helps. I don't know what it feels like to not want to munch the day away. The blizzard here today doesn't help with that!!
I feel bad for your Mom. What a difficult situation to be deal with. We can help each other
to keep motivated so we don't give up the fight!

Faye
SW 203
CW 200
LW 154
GW 165


GARDYNER - 7:39PM PST, Jan 26th 2014

gardyner
CO

Hi, Faye, thanks for the comment, sometimes I think those of us over 50 are beyond comprehension to the younger crowd. I still can hardly believe what difference it makes: I used to be able to drop 5 pounds in a couple of days just by skipping breakfast, LOL.

I'm trying to plan my meals around a clean eating model: avoiding processed foods as much as possible and sticking to food items in their original format. So it's lean protein, lots of veggies, and some fruit at most meals. Yogurt, cheese, and good quality or homemade bread. Switching to tea instead of coffee to avoid the creamer, LOL. And mindful exercise… I do a lot of yard work in the summer and am very active with our dogs, who are competitive retrievers. But those things didn't seem to make a difference in terms of exercise in spite of taking up quite a lot of time. So I am following my walking program, and when I am walking, I go alone so I can focus on breathing, form, and pace. Too many distractions and potty breaks with dogs along, LOL.

Pam

HW 191
SW 173
LW 145.8
CW 190
GW 150


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