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10/7/19 8:29 P

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Hi my name is Kathryn I am 62 and married to my hubby Ron. We live in California. Ron fall in 2016 and broke his neck. He is a functioning quadriplegic with limited use of his arms and legs. He is a vet. I am his main caretaker. We have two gals who come in a few hours a day to care for him so I can go out. I love to take walks but am suffering from a knee injury. I do the best I can of taking 30+ minute walks in short walks. I love hanging out at Starbucks drinking iced green tea with sugar free free raspberry flavoring. I and my hubby are trying to lose weight. I have lost 43 pounds since joining Spark people. I have been a memeber for a few years. I am using the plate method to lose weight and counting calories. I track and try to stay in the calorie allotment for the day.

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Kathryn, Sacramento, CA Pacific time, I am doing the best I can that will have to be enough






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ANGLING4MORE's Photo ANGLING4MORE Posts: 1,105
9/27/19 8:14 A

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Hi, IDARLENE. Glad you're here. Thanks for introducing yourself.

Donna G

Co-Leader "Women Golfers Teeing it Up"

Women coming together who share the love of golf and desire to be healthy and fit. We're not golf pros or experts. We just want to encourage each other to Spark On!

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9/27/19 8:12 A

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Welcome back, I_LOVE_ANIMALS. I, too, was gone for a long time. What I found is that no one judges you for absences and Sparkers are happy for you when you return. Glad you're here.

Donna G

Co-Leader "Women Golfers Teeing it Up"

Women coming together who share the love of golf and desire to be healthy and fit. We're not golf pros or experts. We just want to encourage each other to Spark On!

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I_LOVE_ANIMALS's Photo I_LOVE_ANIMALS SparkPoints: (2,114)
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9/26/19 12:14 A

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I have been gone from SP for a bunch of years. I wasn't sure if I should reply or start a new topic.

I have become shy and kind of a hermit over the last bunch of years. I have pulled back from all of social media except for twitter and facebook of people that I really know. I used to be big time into social media and had thousands of followers and people that I followed. Now I just want real friends.

I am home on Disability, and my birthday is October 13, 1957 - I think that will make me 62 in a few weeks.

I have a wonderful husband, and we just celebrated our 35th anniversary this summer. We live with my sister and my niece and nephew in a house that my parents designed and built. My sister takes care of me since my husband works multiple jobs.

We live in a suburb of Philadelphia. I love art, history, languages, and the internet. I am using duolingo to learn languages as a therapy for my brain. I had 2 strokes, and essential tremors. I have lots of other health problems, but am doing pretty well.

I was on the keto diet for over a year and a half, but really wanted to avoid meat and I was craving carbs. I just switched to a normal partially vegetarian program and came back to spark people.

I use youtube videos to do chair exercises. There is even chair zumba now on there!

I play a bunch of games on my smart phone like Bejeweled Blitz and Coin Master.

Glad to be here!



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Second goal is 185 -- Third goal is 157 -- Highest weight was 308.

Home on Social Security Disability. Fragile Health. Long list of current and past diagnoses - physical and emotional.

Philadelphia area

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9/22/19 12:14 A

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Since I'm over 80 I guess this is one of the groups I need.

My name is Darlene. I'm still married to the boy I married in 1955. We have four children who are all old people now. lol

I enjoy writing. I need to begin walking lots more than I do!





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7/2/19 1:42 P

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A big emoticon to all our new members! Hope to get to know you better! Be sure to participate on some of the threads.

Edited by: JUDY1676 at: 7/2/2019 (13:43)
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3JSANDANH's Photo 3JSANDANH Posts: 188
5/31/19 10:45 A

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Hi all. Hoping to find an active supportive group here. I am 64, a photographer living in SoCal. I love to travel, go to cultural events, and hang out with my very active family. I have lost 70+ lbs in the last year and now need to get the final 20-30 off. It is a struggle, and I am finding that I have to really stick to the bottom of my calorie range to lose.

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3JSANDANH's Photo 3JSANDANH Posts: 188
5/31/19 10:39 A

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I'm just joining this group today (05/31/19) I agree with you @JOYALESCO about inactive members and teams. I am hoping this one is active. So how are you doing with your goal to the wedding? My son got married two years ago this month and I had planned to lose the weight before the wedding for the exact reasons you mentioned. I did not lose anything. :-( Hope you are doing better. However, one year after the wedding (last May, 2018) it finally clicked for me. Have lost 70 lbs this year. Unfortunately my son's wedding photos will always be my "before" photo :-( Here's to great MOG photos for you!

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4/16/19 2:27 P

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Hi,

My name is Jean and I will be 65 this month. Boy does time fly. I am hoping to make friends along the way and definitely need support and encouragement. I have been at this for a long time and haven't gotten anywhere. It is easier to put on than to take off, especially as we age.

Thanks for accepting me and everyone have a great day and good luck on your journey.

DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T EVER GIVE UP! (Jimmy V)


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JOYALESCO's Photo JOYALESCO Posts: 197
3/17/19 1:31 P

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Hello! I'm really hoping to connect with an active group. My local group shows thousands of members, but no one except the one, very hard-working leader participates. (Wish SP would auto delete people from teams - especially leaders - after so many months of non-participation!)

About me: I've been with SP for ages with good results. Then I fall off - and when I fall off, I do mean OFF! Although in my 60's, I still work six days a week in a highly stressful job. Hoping that with some extra support, I can achieve my ultimate goal this time. Have some good motivation with my son's upcoming wedding in October. Know there's no way I can avoid pictures like I usually do and don't want to feel ashamed every time I look at them for the rest of my life.

I do know that I am an emotional eater - stress & loneliness are big triggers. Lost the love of my life almost 14 years ago, and now that the kids are out of the nest (one across the country & the other busy with work and school), it's pretty empty around here.

Here's hoping I can connect with a few Spark Buddies! emoticon



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SNOWFLAKES4ME2's Photo SNOWFLAKES4ME2 Posts: 54
3/14/19 7:59 P

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I am an old new member.My name is Sharon. I have belonged to Sparkpeople for years. I am ashamed to admit I didn't use it much. There is a lot of new things on the site. Hopefully, this time it will stick.

just for today, I will stay on my plan!!

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2/13/19 9:13 P

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I'm coming back to SparkPeople. Haven't been here in quite a while and looking forward to all the new things in the program. :-)

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2/9/19 11:25 A

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Welcome!

Linda in Central Texas - Austin suburbia

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~Tom Wilson

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CAMRY2019's Photo CAMRY2019 Posts: 837
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Hello everyone, I'm Theresa and I need to lose 5 pounds, start working out again and eating healthy. I turned 60 last year and I have been an early retiree from my government job for 8 years. (I am so ready to go back to work.) I am so happy to have found this group!! emoticon

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2/4/19 7:07 P

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Hi I'm been here before., on a roller coaster. Started back on track seriously change the way I eat since November 5 2018. I'm Debbie 62 in May, live in small town in Tennessee. I got I couldn't cross my legs, tie my shoes,and walk very far at all because getting out of breath.I knew I had to do something.I have went 280. to 262 since November.losing slowly but sure.. emoticon

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1/18/19 2:54 P

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Hi, I'm Kay from NW Ohio. Just turned 65 and have been retired from county government for about 13 years. Enjoy reading, walking, and I have a dog & cat, both rescues. I've been married for 46 years and we both enjoy retirement.

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1/16/19 10:06 A

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Hi, I am Ann. I'm going to be 70 in August and that seems to be the catalyst to my starting over with this problem I've had all my adult life. This time I plan to use the site to the full, not just tracking calories (though that's important).

I've been married to my wonderful hubby, Toddy, for 51 years next march. We live in rural France, so it's a good 30 minutes or more drive to the nearest gym or swimming baths. On the upside we can walk straight from our door in the countryside and have a huge garden to maintain.

As I've got older each year I feel more and more unfit. It's harder and harder to do bits in the garden and I don't have much flexibility or energy. That HAS to change. Since I started on 2nd January I've walked every day (except 1 rainy one) so that is my exercise. Only 30 minutes or so, but it's a start.

I love crafts and do all kinds, but unfortunately most of that entails sitting for long periods so it will be a balance. Hey Ho on we go!

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12/26/18 11:21 P

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Hi. My name is Genny and thought this would be a good group to join in. Have some medical issues I am dealing with, so am looking for some UP conversation and words of encouragement.

Have Courage !


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12/24/18 8:39 A

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I like dvds too. I have bought and sold hundreds over the years. My tv also has YouTube, so I do videos that I used to have but sold. What are your favorites.

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12/24/18 8:36 A

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Merry Christmas! I am Lilly. A couple weeks ago I learned that my chronic kidney disease has moved to Stage 4. I am trying to follow a kidney-friendly diet even though my doctor didnt recommend it. He didnt tell me much but put me on a phosphorous-binding pill. I also need to lose 6 pounds to get to an okay BMI.

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JULESKP58 Posts: 8
12/18/18 8:22 P

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Hi my name is jewels, l live in canada.
On this forever journey of trying to keep fit and stay as healthy as possible so wanted to join this site to keep positive..

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12/18/18 6:39 P

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Hi my name is Bridget, I live in Michigan. Trying to stay fit here is tough in the winter months, so I do DVD's in the basement. Wanted to join your team to keep me going

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11/3/18 4:27 P

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Hi everyone, My name is Carole and I live in Somerville (part of metropolitan Boston, MA). I attended the Red Sox World Series Duckboat Parade! :) I turned 60 on August 18th this year. I have lived in Somerville for almost 35 years but I grew up in Cambridge (near MIT). I was married from age 20-30 and have 1 son, whose 35th birthday is on Thanksgiving this year! I live alone with 1 female cat, "Mimichou" who is 13 years old. I was laid off in June 2017 and I'm starting to feel like I'm the only person who can't get hired! (Not really, though - I'm still "in the game".

I weighed 217 on Leap Year Day in 2008; so I joined Weight Watchers and got down to 139-140 (for about 2 days!) after about 5 years! Then it was "See Saw City" over the next several years. I think I weigh about 170 now but I will wait until I weigh in on Monday to confirm. I'd like to get down to about 140-142 to weigh withing "normal" BMI parameters. (I am 5'3" tall.)

I am glad to find a group of members close to my own age who seem to be active and commited to getting healthier! I look forward to reading your posts and learning more about all of you!


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We CAN do this; so let's GO!


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8/22/18 9:38 A

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Hi, I am Joanne. I live in a small town in rural Alberta, Canada. I have been on Spark since 2010, and on a journey to find health and happiness since 2006. I went from 155 lbs to around 125-130, and have been in maintenance mode for the last few years.
I am 64 years old, a retired elementary school librarian and retired marriage commissioner.
I have been married to my husband for 41 - coming up on 42 - years, and have two grown daughters, and two grandchildren who are the absolute joy of my life!
I keep myself very active, and look for fitness pursuits that are fun and functional. I don't need to have a bikini body; I just want to feel good! I don't "work out" so much as "play out" enjoying activities like bike riding, yoga, Barre and Pilates mash-up, BooTy, hula hooping, deep water jogging, and so on. My family and I re-discovered frisbee this past summer! I had forgotten how much fun it is!
I am a dog person. We have a Scottie named Fergus, and are starting to think we might get a puppy to add some fun to the home setting!


~ Joanne

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8/18/18 11:49 A

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Welcome Jae! Great job on weight! So sorry about your husband. I learned something more about you today. Prayers for you and husband.

Linda in Central Texas - Austin suburbia

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I am Jae. Married to my husband of 46 years. I have two grown children with families of their own. I have five grandchildren and one great great daughter...I also have two fur kitties who bring me joy.
I have Fibromyalgia, OsteoArthritis. and long standing depression. My husband has Dementia which has recently progressed to mid stages.Needless to say for me some days are more challenging than I can bear. It is not easy to be a caregiver and especially if the caregiver needs care. But with the Lords help I manage to get through everyday with gratitude knowing things can always be worse.
I started SparkPeople weighing 214. I now weigh 162. I would like to lose another thirty pounds. I am an emotional eater and I will always have to keep my emotions in check and learn not to lean on food for stress...
I have learned to take one day at a time. not to regret yesterday or worry about tomorrow. For as we know tomorrow is not promised to any of us.
When I am not busy taking care of my husband or the everyday decisions come up. I enjoy coloring, writing, music, and my computer...I was born with Spina Bifida ...which was difficult for my childhood but many life lessons learned along the way...This is my path that has been given to me..nothing left to do but learn to walk in joy with it.


The pain passes ~ only the beauty remains...


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8/1/18 12:14 P

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Hi All, I haven't checked in here in over a year. Bad , bad, bad. But i'm back and hopefully going to win this game. I love to crochet and read . we have 2 dogs , jett who is a blind black lab and the sweetest boy, monty who is a mini poodle who thinks he's the boss..
have a great day.

Starting again

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7/13/18 9:00 A

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Hi and welcome!

Each day is a present, Make the most of it!


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7/13/18 8:45 A

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I'm Diane from Modesto. Just moved to new place and looking to restart my life

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7/4/18 9:46 P

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Hi I'm Judy from Pennsylvania. I am back to DO for the last couple of weeks. I retired in February due to some health issues. I'm 68. emoticon

Each day is a present, Make the most of it!


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A big welcome to all our new members!

Judy From NW Iowa

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7/2/18 8:30 A

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Hi Sparkers,

My name is Karen and I live in Edmonds, WA.

I started on Spark at the age of 69 and I will be 71 this month. I have met my goals of weight loss and becoming healthy and fit. I'm not letting things get in my way or stop me from continuing with my goals (like severe burning and numbness in right thigh)! I plan to keep Sparking the rest of my life so I can be the one to continue to help other family members when needed.

Even though we have ups and downs, never give up! I love those words in life and on this healthy and fit journey!

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Hello everyone, I am from Texas and have been here since the end of March. This site has been amazing, something I have needed for so long. My husband and I retired to a small house near a lake and every day is a blessing. We have four grown kids and 12 grands, oldest is 21 and youngest is 6 months. My most joyful time is just sitting back and watching them maneuver their lives. I went through over 10 years with lack of mobility, sitting in a chair, watching the world go by. I am now trying to lose the weight and gain my life back. Being my age and always having a weight problem, I can say I have tried just about everything with no lasting benefit, even had surgery in the 90's which didn't fix my head just helped me not get heavier over the years. No doubt without it would have continued gaining weight. I have incorporated several diet plans into my plan-KISS. I do IF, use a lot of KETO with low carb, (I deal with BS too high) and recently added Bright Line Eating to give me structure. There is no doubt that I have a hard time dealing with food and use it as a warm fuzzy, ever seeking satisfaction that it can not fill. I am absolutely an old dog learning new tricks these days. I am so glad I found this site.

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Now is the time to make it happen.





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Hi I'm Sue from Ontario Canada. I've been a member of SP for some years and am involved in other groups including 5% challenge groups. I'll be hitting 65 in a few months and have been retired from teaching for 11 years. When I first joined SP I also joined a 50-59 group and participated in it for a while when I got "serious" about weight loss and exercise 2 and a half years ago but I haven't been active on it for about a year and of course no longer fit the age bracket.

I lost just over 60 pounds from January 2016 - about a year ago but keeping it off certainly is a challenge. i gained a bit during Christmas/New Year's and it hasn't left yet!
Nice to see a fellow Canadian on here - I've "met" a few from the west on SP but not the east.

Sue
Orillia Ontario (Canada - Eastern Time Zone)

I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try...dreams are made if people try. - Terry Fox

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle. - John Watson

What you will do matters. All you need is to do it. - Judy Grahn

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Hi I'm Marcella from NB Canada. I will be 63 June 15. I'm semi retired. I work 2 days a week in a daycare. Been on SP for 6 months.

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Hi, I'm Linda, I am newly retired, and trying to transition into this new season. emoticon

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Hi I'm LaVonne. I've been here before and had some good luck so I'm back and hope I have good results again. It's amazing how easy the weight comes back on after you're 60. But sure sticks a lot harder! Hope to get to know you all soon.

LaVonne
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Hello! I am Jackie. Returning to Sparkpeople after diagnosis of pre-diabetes. emoticon
So busy taking care of others and not taking care of myself. No more! Making me a priority. Signed up for the team goal and looking forward to supporting everyone.

Hello, I am Jackie.
We are worthy of love and joy. As is. Right now.
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Hello. My name is Sheree. I am an artist. I need to get back on the health wagon and get my "real" body back. Nice to meet all of you. :-)

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My name is Cindy and Id love to join in. Ill be 65 in March. I have two fantastic grown children, four beautiful grand-daughters, two cute as can be great-grand sons, and one great-grand wee little one on her way!

I have Sparked throughout the years, but I have been lurking in the background since 2011. Last month I decided to come out of the shadows and become a bit more visible. It has to do with accountability right now. I intend to successfully reach my goal this year and need the extra support that SparkPeople offer.

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((**.'..* stardust ~:|:~*...* Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)
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Hi, I'm Linda. I started back on Spark last week and am on day 10 of 21 day challenge

Life holds many happy and sad experiences.
Remember the life we have had and those who have gone home to Our Father.
Never stop living, loving, or looking to the future!
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10/10/17 5:24 A

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I'm 61, and just realizing that I have to make more changes to my life!
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hi just turned 60 in mid-july

always interested in what suits my demographic

check out my sparkteams, recipes and blogs

if you want friend me, ps cant see these types of posts on my account

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8/27/17 10:30 A

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Hi. I'm new and well over 60 (by a decade). I've joined SP to try to reverse muscle loss, so more focused on exercise than diet. That said, the grand plans are on hold for a little while as my Springer, relied on for kicking me into walking, is poorly. I live in a country area in France, and need to get a grip on exercise routines that don't involve gym membership or lots of equipment.Good luck with achieving your goals fellow Over 60s.

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Hello, I am 62 1/2 and work full time as children's librarian for a large public library system. I am planning on retiring in 2020. I enjoy my job very much, but feel low in energy at the end of the work day. My goal is to get up early in the morning and swim at my gym or exercise at home before work. As you can imagine, I am struggling with this goal. Overall, I am only five pounds over weight. I am a vegetarian and at times a vegan. I am new to SparkPeople and looking forward to the experience of Online support.

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Hello! I am decidedly over 60, age 66. I have a dear husband who is 5 years younger and therefore still working. Also 2 cats. I love crafts especially jewelry making.
I am having surgery next week at MD Anderson in Houston, but it should take care of my problem and get me better! No, I don't have cancer, but they are the only one who can perform the testing and surgery in the state of Texas.
I eat a kind of low carb diet. I say kind of because I eat fruit. I limit grains to one serving a day and no sugar except on rare occasions.
Happy to meet everyone! I have been Sparking since 2008.

Linda in Central Texas - Austin suburbia

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~Tom Wilson

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I turned 59 a week ago and am on my journey to my sixtieth birthday. I have lost around 100 pounds in the past 2 years. I got relaxed at the 200 mark but I still have a ways to go. Today I'm back on track and need buddies

He longed to become Real, to know what it felt like; and yet the idea of growing shabby and losing his eyes and whiskers was rather sad. He wished that he could become it without these.

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Hi! I am a 10 yr. + Spark People member who decided at age 66 it was time to move over from the "50+ Males" Team to a more mature, serious team. Those young kids in the 50+ group can get a little crazy at times. (LOL) So, here I am, ready to see if I can make it to the 70 + team in four years.


"Most of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
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Hi I joined today. My name is Denise & will be 62 next month. I have been exercising & watching my food intake. Trying to make healthier choices. Hopefully I can get & receive support & advice when needed. Thanks for the add to your group. God bless 🙏🙏

Exercising to get my heart healthy!!!


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I retired about 3 years ago but what helped I was already living in a senior housing complex (SHAG). Didn't have a chance to get lonely.

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Gay, I retired a year and a half ago. It takes time to adjust to it. We don't realize how much of our social life is linked to work. I'm doing better now and do a little volunteer work, joined a book club & a gym, and signed up for a watercolor class. Hope you find joy in your retirement.
Nancy

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Hi. I'm Nancy, 68 yrs. I was making some progress on weight loss and exercise, then the holidays happened. Trying to get back on track. Looking for support--- and to give support.

Keep moving!

Nancy


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Hi, everyone! I'm Jeannette. It's 5:45 am and I've been searching for a team to join. I found it!

I'm 68. I was my mother's caregiver for over 11 years. She died in August. It was really a privilege to undertake the job. I miss her.

During that time I gained a few, not a lot, but some. I hope to be able to get back to the weight I was a few years ago (about 20 pounds lighter). I don't intend to do it quickly. I need to relax right now. But I will work on getting there.

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Hi my name is gay. I joined this team months ago but this is my first time posting. I retired in june, and slowly retreated into a lonely place as i had no idea how hard this transition would become. I think this is the first week I am coming out of the dark.












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Hi, I'm Adrienne, I'm 65. I've maintained a healthy weight for over 4 years but I struggle to keep up strength training and to not go crazy over desserts. I love to walk and can walk really fast. I strive for 12, 000 steps a day and my husband and I pledge to agree to go for a walk if the other person is below their step goal. Last night that happened and I ended up with 16,000 steps.

I met another Sparker last week. SKIRNER and she will be my walking partner on Mondays.

I am committed to the 5% challenges. They are great for challenging yourself and staying accountable. A new one is starting in January check it out! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/g
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Adrienne
Reached my goal weight of 128 on 3/20/2012

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. John Burroughs

Participated in 25 contiguous 5% challenges Go Fall Teddy Bears 2018!

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Hi, my name is Jean and I am 62 years old. I need to lose at least 50 pounds but am going for 20 first. Sure is harder to lose it than it was to put it on. LOL. Hoping to make some friends along the way too. Take Care.

Jean

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