Joined February 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
140.0 lb
Lost so far: 22.0 lb

Current Weight
118.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
117.0 lb
Still to go: 1.0 lb
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?

dcwalker's Weight History

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Motivation for excercise
Call it activity, not exercise. Find an activity you love. It might take awhile, but once you've found it, you'll just do it, and then you'll say, "hey, I'm exercising, what do you know?" For me it's walking. One evening, years ago, I was angry (at my husband, of course) and went out for a walk. I kept walking, farther and faster, until I felt better, oh, so much better. There was no escaping notice for me: more walking, better sense of well-being, healthier appetite. But it still wasn't a routine and my health and my weight still weren't under control, but once a co-worker encouraged me to join a health promotion initiative that focused on activity, I thought - hmm, I like to walk to be active. I committed to that and then walking really became part of my routine and it has helped me to lose and maintain for years now.
posted 28 Jun 2019, 12:29
weight loss
Congrats to all of you on your efforts and successes. Rcado1114, I am also 63. I think some of your tiredness is due to the desk job. Can you get up and take a brisk 5 minute walk every so often to re-energize?
posted 17 May 2019, 10:41
Intermittent Fasting - IF
I have often used fasting as a weight loss or maintenance tool, with no specific fasting program. Typically I'll skip breakfast and lunch on two consecutive days. It works for me. I think it works for two reasons. One, it tells me that I don't have to eat throughout the day in order to function. Two, when I do have a meal I'm soooo happy and into it that I eat with enhanced focus and awareness and I really do relish each bite, and am completely satisfied with a healthy, reasonable portion. It's easy for me to return to a proper eating schedule after that - three nutritious, balanced meals without snacking and craving. This is just me. I have no underlying health issues that would prevent me from being so restrictive from time to time.
posted 17 May 2019, 10:34
Bad Day
You ended your post by saying "help me understand" - you owed yourself a break, big-time. That's all. Good for you. I emphatically endorse "don't beat yourself up" over this, nor over-think it.
posted 11 Jan 2019, 12:12
How do you deal with the junk food cravings
I agree with Diablo360x to an extent, allowing junk weekly, not daily. My true downfall is sweets. I allow myself a sweet every Friday. When I'm tempted earlier in the week I remind myself that Friday is coming. Of course, it doesn't always work, but when I (over)indulge in sweets during the week I can shake it off and start fresh the next day. I've been doing this for years and it's pretty routine now, but it certainly wasn't always. This morning I had a chocolate croissant with breakfast. Yum. If I go for more sweets later today, that's ok, because it's still Friday, my indulgence day.

Another good idea - see if you can get into the habit of fixing dinner without nibbling, eat, then brushing your teeth and taking a quick walk after dinner. That will signal your body that eating time is over for the day.
posted 12 Oct 2018, 11:57
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