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I am a 62 year old man who has abused the body I have been given and am having many health issues. I am determined once and for all to lose this weight I have gained and ignored for so long. I am married with two grown sons, and the prospect of becoming a grandfather in the future scares me as my mobility is getting worse. On my 61st birthday I joined the century club by losing 100 lbs. Although I have another 100-150 lbs to lose, I am ready to meet the challenge.
I am a 62 year old man who has abused the body I have been given and am having many health issues. I am determined once and for all to lose this weight I have gained and ignored for so long. I am married with two grown sons, and the prospect of becoming a grandfather in the future scares me as my mobility is getting worse. On my 61st birthday I joined the century club by losing 100 lbs. Although I have another 100-150 lbs to lose, I am ready to meet the challenge.


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Member Since: 1/24/2009

SparkPoints: 180,116

Fitness Minutes: 94,657

My Goals:
Since losing 100 lbs. my new goal is to lose 10% of my body weight, 28 lbs., by December.

My Program:
Journally everything I eat, and pushing myself to do a little more each day.

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So with 60 minutes daily exercise (from fitness plan), and eating between 1,200 - 1,500 calories a day, I will lose 16.0 pounds in 8 weeks.


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SURVIVOR61
4/30/2016 3:07:00 PM

Hi emoticon ,
How are you today? Are you getting out and about? Remember to balance out those carbs and proteins, so you will have enough energy to last through out the day.

Also, I don't want you to rely on the scale so much. Remember just because the numbers may not be moving, it doesn't necessarily mean you are not getting fit. Perhaps you are losing inches around your arms, thighs even in your hips and tummy.

It is important to take these measurements as well. I know when I was toning up. This is where I noticed the most difference at first. Because muscle weighs more than fat. But it looks so much better on us, because it's lean and firmer than fat.

So keep that chin up. Follow your plan and just look over the points I post, we all can use a review once in awhile. Keep up your journal so you can refer back to it, it is one of your most valuable tools.

Be Blessed and I'll check back in with you.

Love always your sister in Christ Jesus
Jill



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LETSDOTHIS00
4/30/2016 10:25:16 AM

Thank you for your comment! Getting healthy is definitely a challenge, but SP motivates! Glad to be on here.



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ZANYGIRL1
4/30/2016 9:36:55 AM

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“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~Michael Jordan~

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NEVER GIVE UP, WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Karen
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SURVIVOR61
4/29/2016 4:44:18 PM

When you feel like your in a rut, sometimes you just need to review what to do. See if there is anything your missing. Here is a list of things to check.

1. Try a short workout. Even five minutes is better than nothing. For ideas browse Spark Peoples video library or workout generator.

2. Try a new recipe. Cooking healthy foods can be fun and it never has to be bland.

3. Eat a healthy breakfast. Your morning meal sets the stage for the rest of your day, so start it off right! Get lots of breakfast ideas here on Spark People.

4. Drink your water, try adding fruit for a flavorful twist. Try to aim for 8 cups each day and you’ll feel the difference!

5. Look at Motivational SparkPages. Seeing how others overcome similar struggles and obstacles can be a great source of motivation.

6. Track your food & water today. No matter how it adds up, you’ll learn from it.

7. Update your SparkPage. It’s a visual way to track your ups and downs, but also your progress.

8. Share your goals. Whether you post them on the Message Boards or share them with a friend, you’ll be more accountable.

9. Exercise for 10 minutes. Jump rope, march in place, or do some crunches. Small amounts do add up to something big!

10. Find a buddy. Get support from friends, whether you need someone to listen or a mentor to give you ideas and encouragement.

11. Take a walk. Don’t worry about how long or far you go—just get out there!

12. Create a motivational collage. Include pictures of your goal and reasons why you want to get there.

13. Go shopping for some healthy foods. Use this shopping list for ideas.

14. Check the nutrition facts before you go out to eat. That way, you can make an informed choice.

15. Ride your bike. Even a leisurely ride has benefits for your body and mind.

16. Work in the yard. Gardening and yard work is a great way to add activity to your day.

17. Take the stairs. Even if this is the only thing you do all day, you’ll feel stronger for it.

18. Rack up those SparkPoints! You earn them for every healthy task you do on the site—talk about motivating! Aim for a certain milestone, such as 100 points, and then reward yourself with a SparkGoodie!

19. Listen to an inspirational song. Better yet, make a playlist of them so you can turn to it whenever you need a boost.

20. Re-start your SparkPeople program. Sometimes it’s easier to get back on track when you have a clean slate.

21. Measure your portions. It’s a simple way to learn how much you’re eating.

22. Eat a piece of fruit. Even if 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables sounds impossible to you, one is doable.

23. Slow down during meals. You’ll be less likely to overeat and more likely to enjoy your meal.

24. Play! What kids call “play,” we often call “exercise.” Play a sport, a game, or use the playground equipment to bring the fun back into fitness.

25. Learn something new. Sometimes simply taking a quiz or reading an article about nutrition, fitness, or health can change your mindset and get you back on track.

In getting fit, losing one point isn’t the end of the world. It happens to the best of them. In fact, if you can consistently win a few more points than you lose, you may end up becoming a winner. With healthy eating and exercising, as long as you’re consistently out-stepping your steps back, you’re ahead of the game. If you expect perfection (and many of us do), you’re setting yourself up for disappointment and guilt.



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SURVIVOR61
4/27/2016 9:36:02 PM

We often forget to take care of ourselves, when we are taking care of a loved one that is ill or preparing for surgery.

Take time out for yourself. Nurture yourself by exercising, keeping involved in activities that bring you pleasure, getting respite and taking a trip. Keep up your connections to friends. Such actions are not self-indulgent, they are your prescription for good health and resiliency like food, water, and air.

Most of all do not feel guilty. You are not doing anything wrong. After all it is important to take care of you, so you do not fall Ill yourself. emoticon



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