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Old 06-28-2018, 07:17 PM
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I am almost 59. I lost about 20 lbs 3 years ago and have gained it all back. I must admit that I enjoy a few beers in the evenings. Anyway, I could stand to lose 50 pounds. I saw some recent pics of me, and boy do I have the belly fat going on! Just feeling sorry for myself I guess. I know once I cut back on or give up beer entirely and eat healthier again I will feel better quickly.
I guess at my age I donít feel like I want to shame myself about weight problems-been there, done that. Then again I know Iíve been in denial about my weight/health issues recently.
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Old 06-29-2018, 03:07 AM
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It certainly is depressing to gain weight. I went back to Weight Watchers and have lost 17 pounds. I'm 60, and the weight comes off a bit slowly, but I feel great. I have eight more pounds to lose to get back to my goal weight.
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I am 68. Lost 40 pounds two years ago
Old 06-29-2018, 03:54 AM
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and have regained eight, but it does not show, because it is all muscle, which takes up less space. I work out four or five times a week - boxing, Zumba, circuit-training, machines at the gym, etc.

At this point, it is not about what I weigh, but about how I feel and look. I feel strong. My body has changed in so many ways. Everything is more defined and I have a butt for the first time in my life.

I would recommend a good exercise program. And of course, the beer should be limited a bit.

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Old 06-29-2018, 04:00 AM
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About this:
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it is all muscle, which weighs more
What weighs more, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? A pound is a pound. Muscle is more dense so it takes up less space, but it doesn't weigh more. Sorry, but this is a huge misconception and it drives me crazy.


Also congrats on getting so fit, Clarity. I love you for saying this:

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At this point, it is not about what I weigh, but about how I feel and look. I feel strong.

OP, just start! Anywhere. Walk, jumprope, dance, whatever, just start moving. Once you decide to do it, it becomes addictive. Wishing you success.
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Zia - you are absolutely right.
Old 06-29-2018, 04:33 AM
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I always make that mistake. What I meant to say is that a pound of lean muscle mass takes up less space than a pound of fat. Thanks for correcting me. I fixed it.


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Old 06-29-2018, 09:01 AM
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I so understand!! I am 54. I lost 25 lbs ten years ago, but that, and more have crept back on. I recently (8 days) started NOOM. It is a bit like WW, but it includes a personal coach that I text with daily. I also use it to log weight and meals. So far, I have only lost about 3lbs, but I have made it a point to move and I am more mindful of what I eat/drink.

I agree - I am not as concerned about what the scale says, but how my knees and body feel. Hang in there, and good luck!!
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:57 PM
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for replying to my post.
I appreciate your sharing your thoughts and suggestions.
I know itís up to me to get started moving and eating healthier and drinking less or not at all.
I wish you all well this summer!
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