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Re: Need your words of encouragement!


@2blonde wrote:

@hoosieroriginal  OK, you're on your way!  Speaking from experience, I can say that after age 50 or so, every extra inch goes straight to that mid-section.  Yes, I do still weigh 105, but my body measurements have changed dramatically.  My peak weight was in my mid-thirties at about 126 (I was doing a lot of partying back then...LOL).  My measurements at that time were about 36-26-36.  Now, at 67 and 105 pounds, I'm 34-28-34. (Where is the justice there?)  Remember too that the spine shortens as we age, so everything gets compressed.  I used to be 5'6"......now I'm probably fudging a bit by saying I'm 5'5".......:-)  It hurts to see some flab around my middle, but I've learned to accept it!


@2blonde - At age 40 I weighed what I did in high school - 119 - I remember people telling me you'll never weigh what you did in high school - I proved them wrong - I don't expect that now, but would love to feel good in my clothes again. 

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Oh, and another thing.  I've had more than one personal trainer tell me that it's 80% what you eat and 20% what you do (exercise).  I do think that's about right.

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Thanks ladies!  You have all encouraged me so much.  I'm sitting here with stomach growling waiting for lunch - ha!  But I will wait, no snacking!  WATCH FOR MY POST TOMORROW WHEN I WEIGH IN!   I feel like I'm on my weigh! 

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@hoosieroriginal wrote:

Thanks ladies!  You have all encouraged me so much.  I'm sitting here with stomach growling waiting for lunch - ha!  But I will wait, no snacking!  WATCH FOR MY POST TOMORROW WHEN I WEIGH IN!   I feel like I'm on my weigh! 


Well you can keep free foods for snacks.   Just one kind Carrots, celery, whaever else you have.   I sprout for my birds and snack on that during the day.

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Re: Need your words of encouragement!

I lost 30 lbs. 3 years ago and have kept it off.  I limit carbs (absolutely no pasta, potatoes or rice), eat only half a sandwich with a little fruit at lunch.  Snacks are cheese, nuts.I don't worry about fat too much.   I weigh myself a couple times a week, and if I'm up even a pound, I cut back.  Another pointer, hunger is your enemy.  Do not let yourself get hungry.  And take your time.

 

You can do it, and I think the best way is to devise your own plan (even though I believe WW is the best diet offered, after your OWN).

 

Good luck. 

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hoosiergirl, Who do you love more than anyone else in the world? I lost my weight because I wanted to be the healthiest grandma any baby could have. I'm succeeding better than any time in my life! 

AND I feel like a million bucks. My body didn't like wearing that extra 85 pounds AT ALL.