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71 years old. Been regular exerciser for 40 years.
Overweight but healthy and active
Very blessed!



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6/13/19 9:58 A

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I am feeling different kinds of pains especially in my hip which I found out after an xray I have a touch of arthritis. I just move differently but I won't give up I keep pressing I need to add more exercises to my day but at 50 I'm feeling good.

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back.
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6/11/19 8:48 A

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I'm 63... I've always been quite active until recently when my knee started to give me some pain. I think losing this extra weight might help me. I agree... life is different and I must adjust. Have to get used to what I can do TODAY, not 20 years ago.

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6/8/19 11:16 P

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I have no age concerns - life is different but I adjust.

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6/8/19 4:26 A

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I am 66 and my biggest struggle was realizing that I had few years let. I find that my priorities have changed. Need to work on my thoughts.

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2/16/19 2:07 P

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Hi ...I had the same experience when I retired. Gained maybe 50 pounds! But finally found Sparkpeople and lost 25 of it. I'm here again to lose at least 20 more. Best wishes.



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2/9/19 5:58 A

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I'm 67 years young and looking forward to being an ex-mess. Time seems to have gotten away from me. My cards read a life expectancy of about 75 years, given present shape and condition, should I choose to just sit back and watch. Nope...it's time to do something, probably way past time even. There's no time like the present to jump out of the way when you see a train approaching...gotta get off that track!



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At age 50 I went into a deep dark depression for 3 years. I finally reralized that there was only one alternative to aging so I picked myself up and decided to be grateful for every day I wake up.
At age 63 I became a runner and did my first race. It was a half marathon. I did great and although I power ran/power walked it, my time was 2 hours and 36 mins for 13.1 miles (21.1K)
I continue to power walk, do strength training and every year on my birthday I stand on my head to show that I can still do it. This year I will be 67 years young.
Age is just a number. I plan on being around until I am at least 103.

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NOTHING will prevent me from maintaining my HEALTH!


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1/9/19 1:43 P

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You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.



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If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.



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11/17/18 5:54 P

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Married 45 years today. I remember when I used to think that anyone married for 25 years was ancient!



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9/13/18 12:42 P

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My eldest daughter will be 50 in 10 days. The other day, she came across a picture taken at my 50th Birthday Dinner...She said she remembered thinking that 50 was ancient! LOL! Ah, how life repeats itself. emoticon

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8/24/18 12:52 P

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My provider want me to be at 186#. I feel that 175# would be better, that way I'm giving myself some wiggle room. I like the lower weight & feel just great 👍! Oh I'm female & 72yrs!

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7/14/18 9:45 A

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I'm a 66 yr old male. Would really like to get rid of about 15+ pounds. I weigh 192 and just feel the mid-170s would be good. Dr. said don't worry about any weight loss - -but....I want to do this for me. End of week 1 - -I lost .2 pounds..... Is 15 pounds going to take forever?

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7/9/18 12:02 A

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Wow! very inspiring, thanks for sharing your story.

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6/27/18 12:49 P

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You are all inspiring!

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Age is only a number. Attitude is very important!



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wtg



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6/12/18 11:53 A

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Good for you, my friend. Keep up the good work.
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6/1/18 2:17 P

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I am just starting with SP and I'm 64....It is inspiring to hear what you all are doing out there. Just starting to get to the community too! I need the accountability and camraderie! Thanks....

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5/28/18 1:58 P

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I am 66 and have never felt better!


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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 16,738
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Age is mind over matter. I am 81 and exercise 5 days a week.



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11/18/17 8:28 P

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Age is an attitude. I survived a level 4 Melanoma. We live through whaver faces us with a zeal for life



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11/16/17 7:45 P

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Hi! I am 70. I survived breast cancer and a heart attack. Since I joined SP a little over 2 years ago, I have lost 85 pounds, walk 4 - 5 miles a day, and have been able to ditch all my medications except for a multi-vitamin and a baby aspirin. My hair is gray and I'm proud of it. I plan on being around for a long time. I say, you can do it no matter what your age. All you need to do is start and.....keep going.

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11/15/17 1:33 P

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I don't really find it applies when I am working out. Sometimes after when the soreness sets in then I feel about 50 years older than I am.



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11/15/17 10:47 A

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To me age is an attitude not a number. I try to be the best I can and don't have time to even think about it :)

Cowboy logic says "If you find yourself in a hole, first quit digging!"

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10/27/17 7:59 P

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i'm not concern about age, because i don't like the other option.

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10/25/17 9:33 A

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2 weeks ago today, I celebrated 56 yrs of life on this earth. I began a plan of action to make good physical, emotional & spiritual health my #1 priority. Grateful to find all of you on this journey. 1 day at a time!

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10/21/17 9:24 P

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No.. Don't let it get to me.

I am a born again Christian and I love the Lord with all my heart. He has changed my life so I now live with more peace and contentment. I no longer desire to have what some of my friends have , but know God knows my needs and I am so grateful that He has given me my needs and not my wants. I enjoy writing my daily blog Bible Verse for each day. I enjoy spending time with God every day.
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I'm 72 and have no pain, and I take no medicine. I do Paleo with NO GRAINS, very little sugar, no dairy. Lots and lots of veggies. Eggs and nuts and seeds often. Almond milk. Use food as medicine and come off the prescription drugs as soon as possible if you want a happy life.

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10/14/17 1:04 P

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I'm 74, but inside I feel 54. With the exception of arthritis, I can still get around pretty well.

I am a born again Christian and I love the Lord with all my heart. He has changed my life so I now live with more peace and contentment. I no longer desire to have what some of my friends have , but know God knows my needs and I am so grateful that He has given me my needs and not my wants. I enjoy writing my daily blog Bible Verse for each day. I enjoy spending time with God every day.
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I have to tell you..the more weight i lose the younger i feel and look, even at 59. I'm down 128..with 35 to go. Feel better than i did at 20!

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BLONDWUNN's Photo BLONDWUNN Posts: 6,258
10/12/17 4:23 P

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Sometimes I do, but I think it's normal to have concerns about SOMETHING about the way we look , or about our physical difficulties.

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No

I am a born again Christian and I love the Lord with all my heart. He has changed my life so I now live with more peace and contentment. I no longer desire to have what some of my friends have , but know God knows my needs and I am so grateful that He has given me my needs and not my wants. I enjoy writing my daily blog Bible Verse for each day. I enjoy spending time with God every day.
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10/9/17 6:41 P

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try a paradigm shift!!! think young..it helps!

Holly
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Sometimes I feel double my age.

I am a born again Christian and I love the Lord with all my heart. He has changed my life so I now live with more peace and contentment. I no longer desire to have what some of my friends have , but know God knows my needs and I am so grateful that He has given me my needs and not my wants. I enjoy writing my daily blog Bible Verse for each day. I enjoy spending time with God every day.
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You are so right. Some days I feel my age but try not to ACT my age!

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8/3/17 8:44 P

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So proud of everyone here!!

Holly
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I agree with you. Many of my friends, at the age of 65, run marathons, ride bikes long distances and on all terrain, and do various other other activities. These friends look and feel young. Others, the same age, sit around and are afraid to do anything. The age number has taken control of their mind and body. I'm with you and will go as long as I have a breath in my body. Keep on keeping on!

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Don't be afraid to share wisdom!

On this Journey for a life style change!


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Well we just need to show everyone a little grey doesn't mean a rocking chair!!!

Holly
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8/1/17 10:18 A

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I believe all that about age is what you feel, but I know age is how people see you. I hated it the first time s service person called me, "Dear". I warned my sister when she was thinking of not coloring her hair, "When people see grey hair, they stop seeing a real person."

On my way to my new normal.


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7/20/17 7:23 A

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Age is just a number. Some days the aches and pains really intensify that number.

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7/19/17 5:09 P

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Making sure I get enough nutrients



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well said!


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7/15/17 1:35 P

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You are as young as you feel.

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Age is an attitude in many things



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7/13/17 12:58 P

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I think part of it is listening to your body. I have some major health problems, and i know what i can do and what i cant exercise wise..but i always try to push it a bit and see if i can squeeze out a little more. some days yes..some no. listen..feel..and be positive!!

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