Start Weight:(30 May 12) 140.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Nov 15) 136.5 lb
Goal Weight:122.5 lb
following: A Diet for Life and a Lifetime
performance: losing 2.5 lb a week

58 years old; employed full-time; 3 teenage sons and a husband; very active in the summer; heat and sunshine make me happy and I love to be outdoors.

How to maintain this level of activity and fitness once September rolls around?

FatSecret member since: 06 Feb 09

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Do you?
What a great question. Worthy of an upper level philosophy class. Not even kidding. I kind of agree with the poster who said hope has nothing to do with it - just do it. But for me, when I think about the times I've successfully lost weight and maintained healthy habits - expectations were through the roof. I expected I would step up and take care of myself properly and there was no alternative. Hope is a little harder for me to pin down, but I suspect that since I don't entertain alternatives, hope doesn't enter my mind. This is like what happens with high achieving kids in high achieving neighborhoods and schools. No one talks about studying and doing well in school. It's just what you do and it just happens.
posted 14 Aug 2015, 07:07
older people
mummydee wrote:
I'm 59, can I play? lol, I've been on maintenance for a while and am happy where I am, healthy and know I have to lose a few more lbs but don't want to buy a whole new set of clothes $$ bad excuse but I'll do it soon. In the mean time I eat totally healthy and am good with my blood work etc, Need to work out more so getting up from playing on the floor with grandkids isn't so taxing.

Hey, I was going to say the same thing! You could have been describing me, except I don't have grandkids.

So, is 59 and a half close enough?
posted 19 Sep 2014, 07:04
"Embrace the hunger" Everyone feels hunger from time to time; thin people and fat people and those on diets and those not on diets. People just roll with it - like feeling tired or hot or cold or a little bored. But when we're trying to lose weight we rail against the hunger and feel compelled to fight it. But don't fight it - embrace it. Ah, I'm hungry. I'm human. I'm alive. I feel hunger - that's good - that means I haven't over-eaten. SO I say "embrace the hunger." OK, so it doesn't work every time, but sometimes it keeps me from eating those office donuts.
posted 28 Feb 2014, 06:55
Crazy little tricks to keep your diet on track
wow - thanks for the tip
posted 25 Oct 2013, 20:06
Do you have a tip or trick that helps you lose weight?
a reward sticker every week that I genuinely make an effort
posted 22 Sep 2013, 19:41
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22 May 2015

didn't lose any weight - was hoping for a pound down - but that's ok today is my birthday so I didn't go to work - just woke up at my usual time and took ...
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17 May 2015

rode bike sun 10 miles.walked at lunchtime tues, wed, fri for total 6 miles. road bike sat 20mi; rode sun 7 mi and walked 7 mi

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