SparkPeople Getting Fit Over 50 Messageboard For our members over the age of 50, meet and get support from members who share your common interests and experiences. SparkPeople Getting Fit Over 50 Messageboard The Same Article Shows on my Start Day Hello Everyone, <BR> I began SparkPeople this week and I am doing the 28 day Challenge, plus I just found this group, yeah! I have a question. When on the Start page, the same article is showing up as it has been for the last two days, "Why Tracking Matters" or something like that. Who can I contact about this. I looked on the FAQ section under the "help" tab but did not find what I was looking for, unless I lost patience and didn't look hard enough. Can anyone help me out? Fri, 3 Apr 2020 10:09:05 EST Social Distancing & Emotional Eating What crazy times..I live in SE Iowa...our little town will need to work hard to recover from the shutdown. Small businesses struggling.... <BR> <BR> I find my emotional eating is rampant...need to slap myself and get out of this fog. <BR> <BR> “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”...need to stick to this mantra! <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2020 08:18:41 EST Exercise Anyone born in 1940? I'm still exercising one and half hours everyday. Have Elliptical, Treadmill and Recumbent Bike in my basement and use them every day. I'll be eighty in December and started exercising (running) when I was 38 yrs. old. Ran a marathon in Detroit when I was 40. Ran for 27 years until my knee gave out and had a replacement put in. That's when I got all the exercise equipment. Thu, 5 Mar 2020 16:01:36 EST Here....again. I will not fail if I don’t stop try Hi all~~ I am Faith from PA.working on *myself* again....I have been on and off for many years, I call it the lose weight-find it again cycle 🙁?I have several reasons to be focusing again but priority is knee/ back pain. So, I know that continuing with the support here will help me lose the weight will help me maintain that success. Look forward to getting to know everyon——offering support as well as receiving it. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:53:59 EST starting over yet again...... yes at it again...…. this time I hope it sticks.... <BR> <BR> going to try to be vigilant about tracking food... I seem to be ok up until late afternoon.... then not so much.... <BR> <BR> so going to track and also get back to the gym and walking... <BR> <BR> suggestions for success this time..... very welcome Sat, 1 Feb 2020 08:42:19 EST Should I believe my scale? Hi, <BR> My scale says that I have lost 9lbs, but my clothes still fit the same. <BR> Should I buy a new scale? Why don't I feel like I have lost weight? <BR> Thx so much :) Thu, 30 Jan 2020 01:07:22 EST Morton's Neuroma Anyone with experience with Morton's Neuroma? <BR> I'm not sure what to do. Will it heal with rest? Can I do something to promote healing? <BR> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:17:09 EST 60+ add hair dye SLOW PROGRESS IS BETTER THAN NO PROGRESS Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:35:13 EST Accountability partner anyone? Hi! I am new to this 50 thing, I have only been for a few months now. I have noticed though that in the past couple of years, weight loss has gotten tougher. My knees hurt and my feet swell in the heat. I have had success but keep losing ground. <BR> <BR> Is anyone out there looking for a person to touch base with a couple of times per week to check in with, encourage each other, and make sure we are on the right track? Thu, 2 Jan 2020 09:25:17 EST Intermittent Fasting 16:8 I really need to change lifestyle and eating habits. I'm just curious if anyone else in here is doing 16:8? I also have some issues trying to get my cholesterol and really trying to get myself back to a place where I am healthy and happy again. <BR> <BR> I have a teenage son that is really into weightlifting, so the changes I make in our lifestyle will be beneficial to us both. Not that he has any problems or concerns. But just looking for some others that might be taking this journey to an... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 14:21:12 EST Newly formed team needs members/co-leader I am starting a team on "Anti-aging Diets and Tips" the team topic will be "Includes tips by Prevention Magazine and more. Good or bad, aging can be much less of a struggle. Lets support each other as we learn to live longer and to enjoy life. " I don't want to start the team in a piece meal manner by making it public before it's been set up, so right now it is a private team. However, I would like someone to co-lead the team, someone who is interested in taking steps to reduce or reverse the... Sun, 29 Dec 2019 20:57:30 EST DASH diet - suggestions? In my weight loss journey, am considering the DASH diet...has it worked for you? What suggestions do you have? Tue, 24 Dec 2019 13:49:05 EST 55 on Chicago Southside (Chatham) <em>381</em> Hi, I just turned 55 and I need to lose 100 pounds, 123 to be exact. If anyone needs a cheerleader I can do that but I need 1, 2, 3+ for myself. I work for myself and work out at Planet Fitness. Let's do this in 2020. <img src=""> Sun, 22 Dec 2019 11:13:07 EST Is anyone on Code Red Diet? My friend, retired nurse, mentioned it & it helps arthritis. When I googled it you have to buy a $35.98 book. Has anyone else tried it? It's supposedly like keto diet. Thu, 19 Dec 2019 22:21:32 EST Born in 1960 Anybody born in 1960. I was born December 24, 1960. I know Christmas Eve baby. People always say you poor thing guess you didn't get much for Christmas. I got quite a bit growing up. Now not so much but then again I don't really need much. Well maybe just a kick in the pants to get moving & lose 50 lbs. LOL. This time of year is hard with all the yummy food out there. I am & will always be a sweets loving person especially chocolate, my downfall. I am trying to not eat so much of it but it is... Sun, 15 Dec 2019 16:42:11 EST Profile by Sanford -- Ketosis! I just began using the Profile plan (Reboot/Reduce) and, at 67 I don't expect that this will be a rapid process but it certainly is simple to follow. <BR> <BR> Any other Profile members out there in Sparkland? <BR> <BR> --p Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:06:48 EST Stomach gas and bloating with IF Hello Sparksters! <BR> My husband and I did 2-36 hour fasts last week, T and Th. This week we are doing M,W,F 36 hour fasts. This is new to us. We are following Dr. Jason Fung's books on fasting and obesity and diabetes. <BR> <BR> We have both lost about 2 lbs since we started on November 11th. Which is fine. My husband is T2D and his sugars are not impressively lowered yet, still between 140-170, he is on Metformin. The doctor took him off another diabetes pill because he said, he'd crash ... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:56:29 EST Starting to Put Inches & Weight Back On Despite... I'm 57 and 2 years ago lost 70 lbs. Went from a size 18 to 4/6. I watch what I eat and exercise (strength/cardio) 6x a week. <BR> <BR> Within the last 3 months I have put back on 10 pounds and around 5 inches despite keeping with my regime. <BR> <BR> I am thinking about going on a strict diet and stopping exercising for at least 2 weeks so that my body will again start to react to the exercise; which it has stopped doing. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Good strategy? What worked for you? I n... Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:41:42 EST Total hip replacement I am going to have a total hip replacement in a month and I was wondering if anyone else had one and how long was it before you could exercise? I haven’t been able to work out for almost 2 years. Tue, 5 Nov 2019 08:26:50 EST The Power of a Smile “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, and honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia Sun, 29 Sep 2019 13:01:19 EST Just Joined I just joined SparkPeople and have a long weight loss journey ahead of me. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get the most used out of this site so I can be successful with my weight loss journey? Thank you so much for your time and help. Sun, 22 Sep 2019 23:20:50 EST Auto Immune disease and weight loss HI I have UC and recently started remicade, unlike majority of people with this rotten problem I gained weight from all the prednisone I took as well as not excercising. Im trying to get back to normal but battling what foods agree as well as getting back into the fitness regime. Anyone else been there? And what did you do to keep motivated? Sun, 8 Sep 2019 16:47:28 EST so depressed its made me overweight <BR> <BR> im exercising but still gaining <BR> <BR> I know what im doing wrong (binging) but I cant seem to stop <BR> <BR> I beat myself up daily if I dont exercise but I have a nasty back probably which means I literally cant walk for any length of time <BR> <BR> I hate myself, always have <BR> <BR> almost suicidal, there is nothing to live for <BR> <BR> sorry to be so heavy (in both ways) but it is my life <BR> <BR> nothing nice has ever happened to me and bein... Mon, 2 Sep 2019 18:51:41 EST starting again How many times have I started over? How many times have I regained the weight I lost? I want this time to be different. i want to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off. I want to keep a positive attitude and keep a good mindset about weight loss every day.Praying for a different, lasting outcome this time. Mon, 2 Sep 2019 06:04:13 EST Found crystallized fruit I found this on Amazon and I thought I'd pass it along. This stuff is crystallized fruit <BR> that comes in packets like sugar packs. No carbs, no sugar, just fruit. Cheaper than buying flavored water. <BR> (I don't have any association with Amazon) <BR> <BR> True Citrus True Grapefruit Crystallized Grapefruit <BR><BR>liid=I2Y4J5PSNXIWEU&colid=2COUU3H8VQFF<BR>A&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it <BR> <BR> True Orange <BR> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:31:58 EST Treat Challenged I am 77 and happy to be alive. Had problems with weight all my life and 2 weeks ago decided to give healthy eating another try. My biggest problem--treat challenged. Can't eat just one cookie or one of anything else. The bag or package calls to me even if I hide it. Soooo, I have decided to leave treats in the store, in the wherever but not at my home. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have my problem? Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:54:05 EST BMI overweight but not obese Good morning, (afternoon to some). <BR> <BR> I have been off and on a number of boards for years. I used to be underweight until I quit smoking and have been battling the increased weight from that and age for almost 20 years. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for "friends" to support and motivate each other. <BR> <BR> I'm currently doing yoga (yoga with Adriane on the internet), swimming at the gym and trying to watch my diet and eat healthier. I have 10 lbs to lose before I am in the "healthy" BM... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:54:51 EST We can do it! I ended up in a wheelchair in 2014. Seems like I went from 150 to 236 and size 16-18 overnight! Started trying to walk again Oct 2018 and began losing. I'm in a new relationship with a wonderful and supportive man and am down to 165 as of today, wearing a size 8! At my age, was told it would be impossible to get that weight it's not! We can do anything we set our mind to!!❤ Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:37:38 EST Tight quads HELP! About 6 months ago, I was doing a T25 workout. The next day my quads were very sore. No big deal, that's happened before. They never recovered. My quads are so tight when I get up in the morning or after I have been seated for a while. I used to be able to sit criss cross apple sauce on the floor and no problem. Now when I do it, my hips and knees hurt so bad. I stretch and it helps briefly but nothing works long term. Any help would be appreciated. Fri, 2 Aug 2019 13:46:07 EST Taking Aspirin? Well, Now What? Anybody else taking low dose Aspirin? This isn't the only article I've seen on this, but it's the most recent: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ory/study-millions-stop-aspirin-heart-<BR>health-64494780 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:43:58 EST returning member 73yr old returning member. lost 63# years ago. need to lose 25# now but need hip replacement. <em>39</em> I am a young 73yr old lady Anyone relate to this, drop me a note Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:26:05 EST Good News About Dementia Makes SparkPeople... ... more valuable than ever: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-technology/2019/07/14/a-healthy-life<BR>style-may-offset-genetic-risk-for-alzheimers </link> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> Never Quit! Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:24:23 EST I'm new and 60 + Hello - I'm new here and I'm 65. I've been struggling with my weight since after having my 4 kids. At my wedding at age 30 I weighed 98 lbs (sigh). <BR> <BR> I'm close to 180 now, last year at this time I was 171. I'm only 5'2". I need help, but nothing seems to work for me. <BR> <BR> Spark People is the last resort before I throw in the towel. To say I'm depressed is an understatement. I feel pretty hopeless right now. <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:59:23 EST Introduction Hi- I've been using this program for a few weeks now. Finally venturing out to find like-minded people in team forums. I've 58 and trying to lose some weight and be healthy and stronger. I've going to the gym several times a week and doing 30-35 minutes on the elliptical. This week I am planning on incorporating some weight training in the routine. I've lost about 4 lbs. so far. Not much, but I'm trying to do it sensibly. Anyway- I wanted to introduce myself and say hi :) Mon, 8 Jul 2019 08:29:28 EST Who said we can't enjoy life I joined a workout class for people over 50, but there are a lot of people over 60 in the class. I get a great workout and made a lot of new friends. And the workout class is free and at my local BREC center. Check it out. Tue, 2 Jul 2019 14:00:47 EST Exercises with weight restriction/abdominal hernia I have a 10 pound weight restriction and a large (16 cm) abdominal hernia. I also have balance problems due to peripheral neuropathy. I need to lose at least 45 pounds before they will even consider repairing my hernia. Wha exercises can I Do? Any suggestions? I’m 59. Sat, 29 Jun 2019 12:57:59 EST Question ???? Greetings, <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if it is possible to change the goal levels of the nutrients? I have health issues that require some of those goals be lower than listed. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> Kate Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:46:41 EST Too Much Info! So I know I need a plan, but how do you sort through all the health and exercise info out there? It's overwhelming! I'm about 3 years from retirement, and I want to get a handle on eating and exercise now before I have lots of time on my hands. How did you get started? How did you find what worked best for you? Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:57:46 EST Tired and want to be motivated What has been most motivating for you to make major changes? I do love to walk and I walked regularly. With so many “thoughts” on how to eat ~ low carb, low fat, intermittent fasting, no dairy, no gluten, just count and lower calories, I’m at a loss there. I think I’m in need of motivation. Thank you 🙏? Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:59:40 EST Michael Thurmond’s 6 Week Body Makeover Hello there! I want to revive this topic as I’ve made the rounds of diet protocols and have either maintained the same weight, which was still not quite “there” yet for over 4 years and after one morning last week while getting ready for work, I stopped to admire this beautiful cashmere blouse that would have been perfect with the pair of slacks that day. Unfortunately, when I turned to look at my profile and back view, I was disappointed with the “rolls” small as they may have been, they w... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:33:19 EST How does a 50 year old get healthier? I can't believe I am 50 yrs old. do not feel like 50, I do not look like 50, but dang calendar says I am. So before I feel and look like I am in my 50's I need to make changes. I don't have any physical ailments and I would like to keep it that way. The only thing I have working against me is my weight. So I need to change that. I am starting with SparkPeople and hoping for the best possible outcome. I would be thrilled to lose just 2 bs a week. That way I can ward off doctor visits LOL. I ... Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:35:33 EST Born in 1964 Leo Thu, 6 Jun 2019 16:42:14 EST Maybe Of Interest To Some... Dementia? <link><BR>lth-news/who-issues-first-advice-on-de<BR>mentia-exercise-and-dont-smoke/ar-AABl<BR>L4t?OCID=ansmsnnews11 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 14 May 2019 19:57:55 EST EXERCISE HELP FOR PEOPLE WITH LEG DISABILITIES Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am a retired Navy Veteran with bilateral leg muscle disability. I do physical therapy but I am looking for exercise suggestions for weight loss. Thank you all in advance. LLAMO55 <BR> Mon, 6 May 2019 14:20:50 EST 48er's Recipe Sharing Hello 48er's! thanks for your support in this idea to start a separate topic to share our favorite recipes & be able to get back & find them. <BR> <BR> Last night I took a SparkPeople recipe for Eggplant Lasagna with Ground Turkey <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=1747694&utm_campa<BR>ign=recipe-of-the-day&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_source=sparkpeople </link> <BR> <BR> I followed the recipe but used zucchini & ground beef instead of eggplant & ground ... Sat, 4 May 2019 23:42:06 EST Weight is too heavy so I need help I am 72 years old. I weigh 184 and would like to lose 14 pounds. I would love any people who would give me some hope. I need to stop eating ice cream, cookies, pies and wine. Yikes that is bad. Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:46:12 EST Do you also wonder why? I have always been puzzled as to why I have total control on what I eat and that’s the one thing I can’t control. Even when we want lose weight more than anything else. Does anyone else feel that way? Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:40:10 EST In getting back on track <em>521</em> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:54:53 EST Good morning everyone I haven't been in here in a long while. <em>521</em> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:50:19 EST YouTube Aerobics - ReFitRev got me off the couch First I am 60 years old and have a 3 year old full knee replacement and I have a very sedentary job. I was looking for a video by Meghan Trainor and stumbled across ReFitRev. These 3 women have become my go to for aerobics and have gotten me off the couch! I now have on my schedule to workout, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The weekends are extra if I can squeeze it in. I have become so enamored of the new(old) me that they have help me rediscover that I have even subscribed to their webs... Mon, 22 Apr 2019 08:25:28 EST Partner support I have always struggled with my weight. In my early 30's while living alone for the first time, I started jogging and changing my eating habits. I was at a good weight and in good overall condition when I got married, to my husband of now 33+ years. Over those years, focus on my health gradually declined. I gained weight and lost condition. I tried to lose weight with limited success. But last fall, my husband was told that he needed surgery, and that the chances of success were improve... Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:59:26 EST new one Hello, my name is maryjane Iam 59 years old I broke my leg in a car accident I have metal from my hip to my toes. Been in a wheelchair it is time now to get up and start loing weight and exserice but I can't seem to get motiveed how do I get myself moving Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:00:55 EST Are You A Bouncer Or A Hooker? I started off as a bouncer. Took me at least 2 to launch myself off the bed onto the floor. Now I'm a hooker. I just let my right leg slide off the bed a little and then do a sit-up and I'm up. <BR> <BR> Sometimes you just have to take the little things. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:46:14 EST Setting goals and plan to acheive goal Good morning! <BR> I am very motivated to get to a healthy weight. I am obese. I weigh 234 lbs and have close to 100 lbs to lose. What I'd like is to have Spark friends that are interested to share how much we expect to lose in this one week and HOW we plan to achieve this. Weigh-in - Sunday morning <BR> <BR> This week I want to lose a pound by Sunday morning (April 21, 2019) <BR> Plan; Drink my 3 glasses of water every day <BR> Exercise; 10 minutes cardio daily <BR> Nutri... Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:36:31 EST SBM in Baltimore, MD. Trying to lose 100 Pounds. I've been trying to eat right. I did buy a stationary exercise pedal last week. I need to check this site everyday, I haven't been, but need to do that. Not sure if I'm able to find a Buddy Nearby, but here I am. Any words of insights or wisdom are Welcome. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 18:07:25 EST It's NOT *JUST* Fish Imitation crab meat/sticks are loaded with starches and sugars. One can bust a low-carb diet with just 3 oz. of it. Learned that the hard way. <em>39</em> Sun, 14 Apr 2019 17:44:43 EST Struggling Hi guys. My first time on spark people I was ex calorie count, anymore members here? Need lots of motivation and I will in return give lots of motivation. <BR> We can do this xx Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:36:04 EST Just saying hello. Hi everyone, <BR> Here I am at 63 and reinventing my life. I am a registered nurse who has gone back to school to get her masters degree in nursing education and I am hoping to be able to get the weight off as well. I have been overweight all of my adult life and have never reached my goal weight. I have never been successful in keeping off what I have lost. New journey I hope. Chaos - doing the same thing and getting the same result. This is me! Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:08:56 EST over 50 ready to make some changes.anyone struggling to lose after 50??? Wed, 27 Mar 2019 01:03:14 EST 60+ I turned 60 a year ago. Since then I have experienced more fear than ever before. Trying (to lose weight/improve/change my life) seems more improbable than ever before. "Too much water under the bridge." Anyone ever feel that way? Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:00:37 EST Considering Gastric Sleeve Anyone doing it? or done it? <BR> Fri, 8 Mar 2019 15:49:17 EST Just need a couple support friends 8 years ago I lost 80 lbs. <BR> I gained a lot back the last 4 years. <BR> <BR> Here I am once again to take charge of my life. This Dec I will be 60 and my goal is to lose 20 lbs by then. <BR> <BR> Who will hold me to the fire? <BR> Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:05:19 EST Anyone doing Keto? Just curious if anyone is doing Keto or something similar? Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:39:15 EST anyone from NC Looking for spark friends in NC Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:19:42 EST Most comfortable bra you've ever worn?? HELP!!!! Do you have any advice for me?? Mine is so uncomfortable! Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:37:09 EST I am still moving at 75 I am sick & I exercised. I went to PT and Speech and I hope to be better tomorrow <BR> Cold in Maine but wind is very Cold and I have to get out to my Art Class. <BR> .Pat in Maine Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:28 EST intermittent fasting Has anyone tried intermittent fasting? <BR> I mean the easy way which means having a short 'eating window', <BR> breakfast at 11:00 am and dinner at 5:00 pm. <BR> I would ideally like to move on to OMAD, one meal a day. People seem to have great success with that and it would stop me obsessing about food all the time and thinking, 'What the hell!' Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:38:09 EST Over 50, it's hard It just seems like it's so much harder to lose weight after 50 and I don't want to spend the second half of my life as an obese woman. Wondering what is really possible to achieve in the way of a nice looking figure. Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:51:28 EST Anyone still active over 50? I mean reading, debating, chess or whatever else keeps us fit? <BR> Sports, do you or don't? <BR> <BR> new stuff, apps, newest financial developments? <BR> <BR> Come clean ;) Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:12:41 EST Do You Have Desire To Exercise A Lot? When I was in my forties I worked at a place that offered their employees free use of the gym 24/7. One of the best thing was that my job was in the heart of downtown. I was at the gym a lot. I mean a lot. If I went downtown I went to the gym after shopping. They gave us lockers, which I kept all my gym supplies. I would get up early in the morning ON WEEKENDS and go to the gym. On holidays I was at the gym. If I had a minute I would be at the gym. It was like I was addicted to exercise, I c... Wed, 5 Sep 2018 05:53:37 EST Cereal Does anyone say cereal and if so, what kind. I can't eat eggs. Oatmeal just ok. Was going to go back to kashi go lean original. Sat, 25 Aug 2018 13:45:38 EST What health complaints do you have? How old are you and what health complaints do you have? Sat, 4 Aug 2018 16:19:20 EST raising the grandbabies Anyone here grappling with raising their grand children? Tue, 24 Jul 2018 18:21:37 EST Menopause?...anyone? I turn 50 in less than two months. I seem to be gaining weight at a somewhat rapid pace. I haven't had a period in three months so I'm assuming I'm perimenopausal...anyone else going through this. My workouts are consistent...cardio about 3x a week, lift a couple of times - at the gym or on the trail 6x a Fridays. It's the food, alcohol I guess. I'd like to hear from other women this age or going through this or think they are going through this. Seems like all the weight is ... Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:36:19 EST Try hula hooping for a fun, full body workout. Many of us grew up with hula hoops. We did not realize back then it was so good for our bodies. It is low impact, encourages flexibility, strengthens core, and it is fun. You can hoop on your waist or dance with off body tricks to strengthen arms. Come visit Hula Hooping for Fun & Fitness team here at Spark People. We are starting a new healthy habits (Summer Prep) challenge on May 28, 2018. Come by and check us out. <link><BR>groups_individual.asp?gi... Fri, 25 May 2018 08:58:08 EST Introvert or extrovert? What do you consider yourself? I often say, I really don't like people so I guess if I had my rathers, I'll claim introvert. Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:35:09 EST What's Your Favorite Flower? TIE: hibiscus and stargazer lily Wed, 7 Mar 2018 18:31:56 EST Coffee Anyone? I still see negative comments here about drinking coffee and I'm not sure where the roots of that thinking lie. It has been studied exhaustively and the best controlled and most recent research suggests that it's not just okay, but good for you. As with everything, the caveat is moderation. It had me near to passing out years ago, but in hindsight, that may have had something to do with third shift, getting four hours of sleep a day and drinking about a pot and a half of Mr. Coffee every d... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 22:13:13 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> -------------------- <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Positive words for today: JOYFUL and DETERMINED <BR> <BR> Had a good day yesterday - got busy downstairs and didn't get in all my water, but will do better today. I did get everything done down there that I wanted to. I think I am done cleaning, and getting rid of ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 05:53:45 EST Bike or Walking????? Ok.... Here again for the (too many to count) time..... :-( <BR> Have huge problems with feet... Will riding a bike work???? Looking at it like--- better than nothing and need to do something.......thanks Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:21:10 EST What year were you born? I was born in 1955 <em>30</em> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 06:30:00 EST Anyone here over 70 like I am??? I know you're out there, but I don't see many of you here.... why not post once in a while? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:31:03 EST Friends motivating Friends Hello old friends and new! <BR> <BR> I am starting over as of Monday, since I have been on a downslide from losing and I am afraid of gaining it all back. So I am asking my old posting friends and also new ones who need support to join us and celebrate our losses and support each other when we slide backwards. <BR> <BR> I believe we can and will do this together! <BR> <BR> Hugs, JoAnn Sun, 8 Apr 2012 18:16:27 EST HAVE YOU WORKED OUT TODAY?? <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! It's Sunday- first Sunday in February 2012(!). It's afternoon, about 2:30pm [when I started this!] my time (East). I haven't yet worked out but am getting there!! Today is my UPPER BODY STRENGTH + CARDIO. Though not too much cardio to wipe out any muscle gains. <BR> <BR> Not over 45 min of cardio back-to-back with strength. These days, usually, I'm doing 10-20-30 min. cardio. <BR> <BR> BOO-YAA!!!!!! : ) cheers... <BR> <BR> MSBOOTCAMP <BR> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 14:56:10 EST What is your Weather today? Az is sunny <em>67</em> Fri, 13 May 2011 09:20:18 EST What is your favorite fruit? I just ate my first honeycrisp apple. Oh, my goodness! I do believe it is my new favorite fruit. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:50:27 EST I'm a old turtle but I'll finish the race Slow as a turtle but iI know I'll make it to goal. It's six months since I started and I have lost 24 pounds. I have 16 to go to may goal! so I average 4 pounds a month. Slow.....but I'm over 50 (52) and I have an under active thyroid. Yep I'm a old turtle alright but..... I'll finish the race. <em>134</em> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:14:32 EST Turtles Over 50 Can Reach Their Goals Too Just because we are over 50 (or 60-70-or 80)is no reason that we can not reach our goals to live long, healthy lives. <BR> Keep the Turtle on the front page of the 'Getting Fit Over 50' Group to remind us all that "Slow and Steady Wins The Race" <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134... 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Sat, 2 Aug 2008 21:28:32 EST Songs Game - 1960's through 1980's The very first song is: <BR> <BR> XANADU - Olivia Newton John <BR> <BR> Next up: U <BR> <BR> HOW TO PLAY: <BR> The other Songs Game thread is getting quite long, so I thought it wouldt be fun to start a new one to test our memories in a more specific time frame. <BR> <BR> For those of you new to the game, you list a song title beginning with the last letter of the song title given by the person before you. It helps to hit refresh before giving your reply, to make sure someone else hasn... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 12:54:46 EST Born in 1950? I signed up a while back but never joined in on the message boards. Wondering if anyone else was born in 1950? I'm a July baby. Went to WW and lost 25 pounds. Still have a lower belly bulge and think I may see if 5 less pounds would help. I need to do more core and stomach exercises but it's easier said than done for me. My reflux keeps acting jAnybody need help with exercising or just want to encourage each other? <em>213</em> Thu, 27 Mar 2008 13:24:59 EST Anyone born in 1948? I searched all the "Getting Fit Over 50" boards - all 60 pages of them - and couldn't find 1948, so decided to start one for those of us who are power walking toward....a healthy retirement?....running with grand children?...whatever. <BR> I like this whole "Over 50" forum because 1. you folke know how much harder it is to lose that belly now than it was at age 25...a little sympathy please... <BR> It's also nice to talk to others who remember black and white TV with a channel dial that you h... Sat, 10 Feb 2007 09:36:32 EST "Fun loving people over 60" Greetings fellow SP, <BR> I've started a new group that's called Fun loving people over 60; please check it out and join me in creating mutual motivation, humor, or just expressing your thoughts for our unique issues as "mature" people starting the last HALF of their lives. <em>30</em> <BR> Hopefully, we'll all live to be a fabulous 120 years old with the healthier nutrition and exercise choices that Sparkpeople has unveiled for us! <BR> Hoping to hear from you, <BR> alaskawoman Tue, 4 Apr 2006 15:17:45 EST The Songs Game The Songs Game .... How to Play? <BR> <BR> 1. Using the last letter of the previous song. <BR> 2. Create a new song <BR> 3. Add the artist, if you know who sung the song. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 20:15:04 EST