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MCDPHNURSE2 - 11:57AM PST, Feb 2nd 2011 View users public diary

I have been searching for a group to fit into and this one seems to fit. I am going to be 54 in July. I have been loosing and gaining weight for the last 40 yrs. I have been a weight watcher member so many times I have lost track. I have been on CK for about 1 year and seem to be following my old habits. I want some kind of committment to loose and keep it off. I am not getting any younger but hope to get better. :wave1:


MECHDONNA2 - 9:26AM PST, Feb 3rd 2011

mechdonna2
Virginia

Welcome,

I just turned 57 years old. All my extra weight wants to settle on my stomach. YUCK!

Let's keep each other posted on our progress.

Donna


OKIELADY32 - 9:56AM PST, Feb 3rd 2011

okielady32
Oklahoma

I am 56 and my stomach keeps growin . . . in fact, I swear I can see it happening. Must be a menopause thing. Any advice on some good core-ab exercises?? Something not too streneuous on the back.


OKIELADY32 - 9:57AM PST, Feb 3rd 2011

okielady32
Oklahoma

I tried Weight Watchers twice. Lost some both times but had a hard time getting to meetings. There always seemed to be a family conflict, work conflict or something. It is a healthy program, but it seems so much easier counting calories than converting everything to points. I just started CK last week and have good days and bad days. I hope I can get more committed.


NEED2BHEALTHY - 6:39AM PST, Feb 7th 2011

Hi,
I have the same problem with my stomach. It cause from visceral (spelling) fat. I've been told that walking and swimming are the best exercises. Of course, they only work if you do them.

Benita


SHER - 2:08PM PST, Feb 18th 2011

Is this group still active?


BBENNETTFNP - 8:45PM PST, Feb 18th 2011 View users public diary

bbennettfnp
Silverdale Wa

Hi Sher. We sure are active. glad to have you join us. :hi:


CALKIT86 - 4:19PM PST, Feb 20th 2011

ktab96
Florida

I am new to CK and will be turning 50 on Tuesday. I am having a terrible time trying to lose weight. I was on WW and lost thirty pounds last year but I gained it all back.. I am upset with myself. I tried going back to WW but the new plan is a little too complicated. I travel quite a bit on business so I have to estimate as best as I can. The new WW program makes it very difficult to do this. I suffer from Minere's disease so it is important for me to watch my sodium intake. I think CK will fit with my lifestyle better. I also like the fact that it is more nutritional based.


PEGGY609 - 6:09PM PST, Feb 20th 2011

peggy609
South Dakota

I joined CK 2 days ago. I am 56 and have tried WW many times, I have done hypnosis, Diet Center (many years ago), TOPS, diet pills (many many years ago), counting calories on my own, and probably some other weight loss methods. While most of them work, I eventually gain back what I lost, plus more. Now that I am in my fifties, the weight is stuck like glue. I am going to give it my best shot this time and keep exercising and counting calories. My husband is also needing to lose at least 50 pounds so I have a partner, but I am looking forward to the support of the group. :hi:


BBENNETTFNP - 8:50PM PST, Feb 20th 2011 View users public diary

bbennettfnp
Silverdale Wa

You sure came to the right place. weight loss is so much harder now than when we were young. but it does happen. the important thing is to hang in, even if you dont see progress. You will. daily posting is a drag at first, but you soon get used to it. and blogging is helpful. the most helpful thing for me was to join a few challenges. As we try to achieve the group mission, we can be inspired by those who are doing well and set our sights accordingly.

You have experience in the nutritional area, which is great. the WW cook book is still a great source of recipies to fall back on. maybe you can share some of your good ideas with the rest of us. :hi:


MECHDONNA2 - 4:29AM PST, Feb 23rd 2011

mechdonna2
Virginia

Welcome to the Group!

Don't beat yourself up about gaining back the weight. It happens to most people. Have you read the book, "Thin for Life?" I am reading it now. WHEN (I have to think positive) I reach my goal, I will continue to exercise and log on CK.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Donna


MECHDONNA2 - 4:34AM PST, Feb 23rd 2011

mechdonna2
Virginia

Hi, Peggy,

Welcome to the group. We are more challenged in our fifties. It will take longer. I lost about 10 lbs. when I joined two years ago. I am having trouble losing more. I think as soon as I lose a few lbs., I think I can relax on the calorie intake. I have to try harder, not relax. I am my own worst enemy. I know we don't want to lose quickly, but I am going way too slow! One of the reasons we don't want to lose too quickly, we would have lose skin. I have enough wrinkles!

You are fortunate that you and your husband can work together on a healthy lifestyle.

Donna


PEGGY609 - 6:35AM PST, Feb 23rd 2011

peggy609
South Dakota

Thanks for the support. I have not read "Thin for Life" but have bought several other books about weight loss, all of which have very good ideas and I am sure all of the programs would work, if I just stuck to the plan! I know exercise is the key to losing weight at this point in my life (along with calorie reduction) so I developed a sort of dance routine (I am NOT a dancer, so I guess it is kind of hilarious!) to some of my favorite tunes, so have been doing that for 30 minutes a day. I don't suppose it burns a lot of calories but it is still movement, and I like it, so I guess that is the bigger issue...if a person likes what they are doing, they are more likely to continue doing it. I do enjoy reading all the forums and comments and it seems everyone here is very friendly. I better get to work now. Have a great day, everyone!


OKIELADY32 - 8:03AM PST, Feb 23rd 2011

okielady32
Oklahoma

Am glad you are here. Have been with CK for a short time, but I really like the program and the on-line support. I am 56 and am really struggling to get weight off. Menopause doesn't help. It is much harder to get that metabolism going at this age. I go to the gym about four times a week (with my wonderful husband) but was not losing anything because I wasn't doing anything about my impulsive eating. I have lost inches from the gym workouts, and my clothes fit better, but I really need to lose some pounds, too. Good luck with your journey.:hi:


CALKIT86 - 4:05PM PST, Feb 26th 2011

ktab96
Florida

This is now my second week on CK and I am finding it better to plan my next day's meals out the night before. I really like the nutritional aspect of the program. I am finding a lot about myself in terms where most of my calories are going. I am not nearly getting enough calcium in my diet.


BBENNETTFNP - 8:01PM PST, Feb 26th 2011 View users public diary

bbennettfnp
Silverdale Wa

Good for you! sounds like you are really putting a lot of effort into the program. Congratulations Betty


WORKINGHARD2LOSE - 12:41PM PST, Feb 28th 2011

workinghard2lose
Iowa

Hi all - I'm 57 and my stomach looks like I'm going to deliver in a few months :(

I am currently following the WW plan as I've been a member of CK since 2007 and never really got into it. However, the people here on the forums are top notch which is why I've continued to pay my membership $$

I've been losing at a rate of .5 per week basically. But this is the 1st time in ages, actually years, that I'm holding my weight under 200# week after week instead of going above 200 like in the past.

Good to see some activity here!!

Diane
5'8" - 57 yrs. old
HW: 214
2/1/11: 197.5
2/7/11: 197
2/17/11: 197.5
2/26/11: 197

Taking one day at a time


BBENNETTFNP - 5:02PM PST, Feb 28th 2011 View users public diary

bbennettfnp
Silverdale Wa

Looks like you are doing great! slow and steady is the answer for sure. I love the group support too. And like you I have an abdominal fat pad that I call my "Belly Ball". I have noticed with the passage of time it is getting smaller, though, but not front to back, seems to be decreasing in lateral size, at least I have more free skin roll now. Of course, tape measure isnt recording much of a difference, but with time......... Keep up the good work.


WORKINGHARD2LOSE - 6:07AM PST, Mar 1st 2011

workinghard2lose
Iowa

When I lost all my weight in 2004 on the WW Core Plan, my belly seemed to shrink right up. Its the processed foods and eating out so much in our life right now that gets it back "out there" in size :(

Diane

5'8" - 57 yrs. old
At one point I weighed 214
2/1/11: 197.5
2/7/11: 197
2/17/11: 197.5
2/26/11: 197

Taking one day at a time


BBENNETTFNP - 9:39PM PST, Mar 1st 2011 View users public diary

bbennettfnp
Silverdale Wa

with me it was opening my own business! the stress did me in. caused incredible appetite surges and, of course, for all the wrong foods. glad to be in a program that holds me accountable. it is working. must say I was discouraged when my goal was set at 17 lb loss. :nono1:


WORKINGHARD2LOSE - 8:19AM PST, Mar 2nd 2011

workinghard2lose
Iowa

What kind of business did you open?
I have an online business where I sew all my product so that helps to keep the hands/mind busy!!

Diane

5'8" - 57 yrs. old
My highest weight was 214 in '03

3/1/11: 197

Taking one day at a time


BBENNETTFNP - 10:29PM PST, Mar 2nd 2011 View users public diary

bbennettfnp
Silverdale Wa

I am a nurse practitioner and have my own practice. It is a family practice, we see infants to seniors. my special passion is caring for people with diabetes.

What kinds of things do you sew?


WORKINGHARD2LOSE - 7:05AM PST, Mar 3rd 2011

workinghard2lose
Iowa

We create surgical scrub caps for doctors and nurses. We have sales all over the world, literally. 3 styles, one that can be worn by women going through hairloss due to chemo, etc. Our daughter was an O.R. nurse for the Navy and got us started sewing for her and it just mushroomed from there. Our site is called CAPS MADE 4 YOU.

Cool about your own practice. My daughter in now a Clinical Development Coordinator for a hospital in Wisconsin. She got a little burned out with O.R. - worked on soldiers coming back from the war.

Diane

5'8" - 57 yrs. old
My highest weight was 214 in '03

3/1/11: 197

Taking one day at a time


DARCOT - 11:19AM PST, Mar 5th 2011

darcot
Maine

Hello to all. Just looking around on the boards this afternoon and remembered that I joined this group! I am glad to hear that many of you are having issues with bellies!! Mine is stubborn in holding on to the fat! I worked as an educator in the women's health field for many years - am now the director of an educational access program, which means helping low-income, first-generation to college high school students get into and succeed in higher education. My work has always been a big part of what I do. Since my mid-50's health issues, my own and my spouses, have had a tremendous impact on what I do! I'm tired. Anyone else struggle with energy levels? I know part of it is the health stuff (well-controlled diabetes, less well-controlled high bp, threatening kidney failure - stage 3) but part of it must be age-related. I'm trying to be more active. Great to meet all of you.
Hey, Okielady, where have you been?
D.

HW=230+
CKSW=170
CW=156.4
IGW=150 by end of March 2011
GW=120


BBENNETTFNP - 8:24PM PST, Mar 7th 2011 View users public diary

bbennettfnp
Silverdale Wa

Sounds like we have some of the same issues. I have found, though, that the more I exercise he more energy I have. but in addition, I found out I had sleep apnea, which was a big suprise. was started on C-pap therapy and that is helping as well. that is helping my renal function, which, by the way, is why I was put on a special combination vitamin called Diatx-zn. this lowers homocystine level in some unexplained way. anyway, my GFR is increasing and I am delighted.

And, as for the belly ball - is is dissolving but not as I would like., it seems to be melting in from the edges so that the overall size is diminished but waistline is not. :bang: but smaller is smaller and I will take what I get!


OKIELADY32 - 1:37PM PST, Mar 8th 2011

okielady32
Oklahoma

I'm back. Sent you a message. Life got real busy in the last couple of weeks. I am sure others have those weeks where life/work/family gets so busy you can't even find time to think about a calorie much less log on and write about them. Also, my antique lap top computer is about to crash (am on my daughter's wonderful new Mac right now - loving it). Half the time I can't even get my laptop to work so for Calorie King, if nothing else, I need a new computer. Hope everyone else is doing fine and losing weight and getting in shape.


BBENNETTFNP - 9:02PM PST, Mar 8th 2011 View users public diary

bbennettfnp
Silverdale Wa

good to hear from you. was wondering where you were. Glad you are still onboard. we are still here. Hope you can find a new computer soon.


AVIARA - 4:21PM PDT, May 2nd 2011

Newbie here .... just joined CK today .... have been up and down in weight all my adult life. Been a WW member more times than I can remember....although 20 yrs. ago, I had the most success with them. Different age, body, and everything else now! I have small successes (that seem to take forever), then 'life' gets in the way, and before I know it, those successes have gone. Veryyy frustrating...! I have a new g/daughter now and she walked at 9 mths. and at almost a year now, I can already see I'm going to need a whole bunch of energy to keep up with her....that's my new motivation. I also spend a lot of time alone, which is very dangerous for my eating habits.

Anyway...hello everyone, and I'm from Ontario, Canada :wave1:


DMC7650 - 7:18PM PDT, May 3rd 2011

HióIím trying to use all the features of CK. Iím 53. Iíve struggled with my weight for over 20 years. Iím trying to stay within my calories and exercise goals but itís hard for me to be consistent for 5 days in a row. Iím looking for ideas for my evening snack, other than carrots or celery. I have discovered a fun way to get some exercise, Zumba dance class. Even though Iím not the greatest dancer the music and people in the class really help to motivate.
Diane


AVIARA - 9:47AM PDT, May 6th 2011

Hi Diane:
My friend's daughter teaches Zumba and I hear it's an unbelievable workout, but tons of fun! Good for you...exercise HAS to be fun. In response to your evg. snack...(it is such a tough time of day isn't it)....I find I like to have lots of those small pack 100 calorie 'treats' around...they're usually very tasty and therefore feel like a REAL treat....or a good size portion of mixed fruit with maybe just a 'dollop' of yogurt on the top....that can be pretty filling!

Nice to meet you ...and good luck with those evg. snacks!


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