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7/12/20 12:34 P

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I also do the Intermittent Fasting on the 16:8 schedule except yesterday it was closer to 12:12 since I was at a friends home and also in a meeting. I still did well with my calories though. I am 67 years old and the weight has not been coming off as quickly as I would like (6.8 lbs in 2 weeks) BUT with I have cut my diabetes medicine in half already and my numbers have not been this good for decades. I have not measured yet because I am waiting 1 month between measurements but I can tell by my clothes that I am losing inches. I average a little under 1200 calories a day and am slowing working up on exercise minutes since I have issues with my feet. I need to lose about 150 lbs.
I am glad that you are doing well with IF. Do you do the 16:8 or 12:12?
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"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I still can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." Helen Keller


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7/12/20 12:22 P

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I was looking at your weight tracker and YOU ROCK! Congrats on the weight you have lost!

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"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I still can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." Helen Keller


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7/12/20 12:19 P

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I need to lose about 150 lbs and I agree that when I get there, it will certainly be a game-changer. I look forward to being able to do the things I love to do again free from this weight that has greatly limited me. We will do it together. We all need encouragement and I am an encourager.

In everything give thanks!

"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I still can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." Helen Keller


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6/12/20 8:49 A

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Greetings on this new day! Every lose can be celebrated and every slip is a learning. Keep consistent and don't expect perfection, but do be resilient! I find that a do-able, long-term outlook for living a healthy lifestyle.

SHIRLANN Posts: 26
6/12/20 8:39 A

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Yeah I have problems with stairs too๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™‚

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6/12/20 7:33 A

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Traveling is definitely something we want to do more of. We traveled in the past and while my weight didn't stop me from going places, it definitely had a negative impact. I had to take many breaks and avoid certain things like too many stairs. Now that I've lost weight I am working at building strength and stamina. One of my goals is to go back to Notre Dame in Paris and climb to the top to see the gargoyles. Obviously with the fire last year I have a few years to wait to do that. I want to return to the Grand Canyon and take an afternoon hike down a part of the Bright Angel trail. In the near future, I want to learn how to ride my bike again. Start small and be consistent. You can do this!



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SHIRLANN Posts: 26
6/12/20 5:53 A

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Thanks for the reply yes have a similar dream to you would like to go round Uk in a Motor home ๐Ÿ˜ also would like to go on a safari

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6/12/20 12:03 A

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Shirlann - I hear you - it is definitely not easy. My motivation is there are so many things I want to do with my husband and physically I can not in my current health. I know he is worried about me and wants to grow old with me in retirement and travel the world (well at least the US). Do you have anything you want to do?

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6/11/20 7:34 A

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I use to be good with making goals and sticking to them but since reach sixty not so good ๐Ÿคจ seems like part of me wanting to lose weight but the other part is saying why bother๐Ÿ™„

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6/7/20 7:24 P

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I'm lucky that I never had lymphedema but I've seen enough on TV to know what a problem it can be. Remember that fluid gains can be temporary. If you're having a problem with your legs, let your doctor know so they can help you. Exercise helps the lymphedema and the doctor may be able to identify what kinds of exercise will help the most. Losing the weight has given me so much more energy even though I've had a number of other health issues over the last year that I had to deal with. I haven't added real exercises into my day, though I've been doing a lot of yard work. My weight loss has actually stalled even though I know I am eating on track. I think this is temporary water weight. Almost all of my weight loss was due to changing my eating habits. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low/no fat dairy and whole grains. I eat almost no processed food. I drink plenty of water too. Small changes can lead to great results so making simple changes consistently. You can do it!



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6/7/20 5:59 P

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@ PICCOLOPAT - You are so right about getting my head in the game. No matter what I do if my head is not in the game I will not be successful. If I could lose a 100 lbs. that would be a game changer in my life. I would still have a long way to go but my movement would be freed up so much. I will commit to doing my tracking - good or bad so I am aware of what I am putting in and start with some exercise on a consistent basis. I think consistency is where I falter. I can do a week or two and then - my lymphedema kicks in and my legs blow up with fluid and I am so defeated because the scale is way high and my effort feels in vain.


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6/7/20 3:42 P

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Mango1960, being older may have some challenges but losing weight doesn't have to be one of them. I started WW in Sept 2018 just after I turned 60. I am now down 96 pounds (plus 30 pounds in the 5 years before that) and hope to lose another 30 pounds to hit my goal weight by the end of the year. The key is planning and tracking but you have to get your head in the game first and make use of online forums like this to keep me focused. Best of luck!



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6/7/20 3:32 P

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I am 60 and not doing very well on the losing weight part. Have struggled for way to long. I keep thinking my next attempt will succeed. This could be the time! One day at a time!

Denise (MANGO 1960)
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6/6/20 10:28 A

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Yesterday I just felt sore and life seemed to take off before I exercised. I did move arund a lot, just not my usual workout. Today, back with Coach Nicole.

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6/3/20 8:54 P

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Different things work for different. One thing that helps me is to schedule activities on my calendar. Also, have a buddy/friend helps to get me motivate.



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6/2/20 6:48 P

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One of my favorite night time snacks is a bowl of strawberries and blueberries to which I add 2 TB of Hershey's sugar free chocolate syrup and a dash of cinnamon. The key to controlling your food urges is to plan ahead. Have a couple of low calorie, healthful snacks that you can go to without thinking. I started WW when I turned 60 and have lost 95 pounds in 20 months. You can do this!



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6/2/20 10:01 A

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Need help. I do very well during the day but its between 6-8:00 pm that I crave food while watching tv, especially sweets. This also creates havoc for getting a good night sleep.

Sometimes I can't believe I am 61 and am still dealing with this problem (over 25 years). Time to get it right and get on with my life.

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6/2/20 2:44 A

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I don't know why but I can hardly get moving. I try to do 15 minutes of walking every other day but even that's hard for me.I do have a permanently strained right ankle but I can at least walk and I do; I have an easy in-home walking vid. But still... . It's very dangerous to be moving so little and I know it; I just can't seem to proceed. I'm about to hit 66 and it just depresses me. (I know; better to reach a b'day then stop getting to them!) emoticon

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5/31/20 8:25 A

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I am 83 and am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. It works!



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5/28/20 4:30 A

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I am an Intermittent Faster, over 60, and it works well for me!

Using rebounder and 5 lbs. hand weights for indoor exercise.


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5/27/20 9:55 A

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Huzzah for me! Started a new SparkPeople stage today. My advice, keep with the program .....whichever it is .....almost all of them have you eat less and move more. Keep at it and don't let a slip up derail you.

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5/20/20 6:58 A

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I am a member of WW and that helps



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5/9/20 9:09 A

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Today my focus is on portions.

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5/8/20 8:02 A

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Small steps. Sometimes 3 forward or 2 or 1 and there always seems to be some backward steps, too. And I keep dancing. I find ways to slip a couple minute movement during commercials. Walk around the parking lot before I go into the store.

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5/7/20 10:34 A

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For me, it has become easy to eat healthy. This has become a good time for that, especially since we are all isolated, (except the politicians)
My problem is my lack of motivation to exercise. I do it. But there is a huge battle
inside myself every day. When does this battle subside???



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5/7/20 9:21 A

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Another day with a bit of sun and rain; like my outlook from my life right now. Breathe and be grateful for the AFGOs and the blessings.

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4/14/20 9:17 A

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I eat whole foods and measure portions.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 31,793
4/13/20 2:40 P

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Eating less calories than my body needs.
Drinking water.
Moving as much as possible.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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4/11/20 1:21 A

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I do it by not consuming any sugar, processed foods, or artifical sweeteners.
I prepare all my own meals from food not selected from the inner isles.
Then, I have a regular exercise program.

Counting the calories really helps.
SparkPeople helps.

Drink water or whole grass-fed milk, and coffee.

I'm 65 and almost at my target weight.

Good luck!


Harry - Moving along at the speed of fat loss.

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

The Ticker below is actually My Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR) Greater than 53 = Bad news.


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4/9/20 2:45 P

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If you are over 60 and losing weight, I could use your help. How are you doing it?

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