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Posted: 01 Jan 2013, 00:13
I'm just under 50 with 100 lbs to lose.
I can use some buddies as well.
Goal 1 - Run half marathon in early June (run not walk)
Goal 2 - Drop 100 lbs total before my birthday in late June

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Posts: 288

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 10:20
I am 47 and have about 90# to lose. I was on this site faithfully for almost 2 years and then decided I could handle it on my own and gained everything back and then some. The accountability this site offers is very important in keeping me focused. I find the less accountability I have, the more lax I am!
I'd love to add you as a friend. I'll help and encourage as much as I can.
I am starting a walking challenge next week too. That's an exercise I can handle and I enjoy it. If anyone wants to join me, please feel free. Last time I did the walking challenge, I felt so much better and slept better too.
** Goal 1- 20 pounds ****12/29/2016
** Goal 2- get back down to wearing size 16 jeans
** Goal 3- normal blood pressure *****off meds on 12/31/2016
** Goal 4- well below "One" Derland***3/1/17
** Goal 5- the next 20 pounds down****3/5/17
** Goal 6- 60 pounds down



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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 10:33
My apology to all for not responding throughout the posts - I've only recently figured out how to navigate through this site better and find these type things. Thank you all for posting and reminding me I'm not alone here. This 'found post' was great - like finding a forgotten $50 in the pocket of a jacket! Let's make this the best year ever of achieving our goals and being good to ourselves.
I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 13:34
Hi all , checkin in at 47 with over 50 pounds to lose, just starting again, so along as i dont quit i am a winner.

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 21:53
Hi, I'm new, just started today. I'm 61 and want to loose the 10 lbs I gained back this last year. Was on Weight Watchers and quit following the program. Am borderline diabetic and need to keep my weight down and get regular exercise. I don't have any buddies yet.

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 23:19
I'm 57. I'm not sure how much more weight I will lose. I am in the "desired" bodyfat range, but I think that doesn't mean that much at this age. I want to be lean, and I have been putting on muscle with weight lifting. So I think I probably will reach my size or bodyfat goals before my weight goal, and I'll stop.

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 23:45
I'm 63 (5ft 7inches tall). I lost 55lbs last year. Hope to lose another 10lbs and to change my body composition with more weight training.

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 06:18
53 years old and lost 42lb last year using this site and then gained 14lb after i stopped logging in! - will stick with it this year 70lb to lose to be at my ideal weight Smile

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 08:40
Thanks for the inspiration I recently heard that after 40 the metabolism slows down, but you all have given me hope!!

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 08:47
I started last May. I'm 55 and have lost 60 lbs using this site. I maintained from Thanksgiving to New Years, and I'm back to watching my diet again. I have 80 more to go!

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 17:33
Hey, I'm 48 myself and wants to loose 80-85 lbs over the course of this year. Planning to sign up with a gym or maybe do some walking instead. I'm usually good at dieting and loosing weight but I never keep the weight off as I love food. As my age creeps up my metabolism rate creeps down so I guess I'll try a lifestyle change this time around.

I wish you lots of success and strength with your challenge and hopefully we can give each other well earned virtual pats on the back at the end of the year...

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 11:57
I am nearly 55 and weigh 360 so I have at least 100lb to lose, if not 200! If anyone wants to be my buddy for the LONG HAUL please add me. I want to find buddies who have over 100lb to lose and are determined not to give up.. thanks
Hyperinsulinaemic, carboholic and serial failed dieter!

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 08:01
JustALittleFluffy wrote:
Hello All! I am soon to be 52 and have lost 40 pounds since February 14th. Still have another 70 to go. I have been attending Weight Watcher meetings. I really need the accountability of someone else seeing the number on the scale.

I am looking for a weight loss buddy if anyone is interested.

Thanks and have a great day!


Still looking for a buddy with similar goals. Any takers, please?

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 10:46
Hi! Sent you a request - buddy on board Smile
I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 08:41
Hello, I am 65 and I have around 150 pounds to lose. This is my second day here and need all the buddies, accountability and motivation I can get. I am an on again/off again, over and over and over. I want this time to be my last time starting and I want to go to the finish line and maintain for the rest of my life. Smile

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 10:55
Hi Dreamspinner! If you ever need a buddy to talk to or advice, please feel free to contact me. I had 140 pounds to lose and have lost 35 so far and going strong. If you really want this, you have the power to make it happen.
almost there...

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 17:13
I'M 69, can anyone possibly be older? I want so much to get the dreaded
sticky last few pounds off. It is just as hard to lose 10 pounds as 100.
I can get within 2 pounds of my goal and drop the ball. Is there some
secret fear of success?
almost there 2

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 18:50
At 62, with the new Atkins and trying to avoid type 2 diabetes. There is a wealth of information here. Good luck to all.

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Posted: 03 Feb 2013, 13:17
51 and 50 more to go Smile

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