Hi folks. Like you, I'm 40 lbs over. Up down, you can read my life story and a cool tip on the tip link. I like exercise, but I get bored easily.
Some of this posting this so the staff of WebMD will read it and become active in changes! We need national community planning and major non-profit organization changes.
Since I am a 56 yo female, exercise friends are (right now) non-existant. FYI women will chat at the gym, but getting them to commit to anything regular is like chasing cats. I see so much of it all about social approval and distance!
I don't mind putting some money into fun instead of food. I could write a book on society's shove-off of the over 55 female and exercise! We don't belong on golf courses unless we are competitive and already trained. Same for tennis. Not one bicycle group in my area (although I have hopes through Meetup) for the average bicyclist. Try finding bicycle paths!
Not one program offered through our Tax-Exempt, non-profit recreation department or the YMCA in my town of Kissimmee, FL for over WORKING 55 women (unless you want to exercise in a chair with the 90 year olds and risk taking off your job, I'm told "Silver Sneakers". Or required to mix into programs that are Hispanic.). I've written complaints several times that have fallen on deaf ears. Since these organizations are supported with exemption of public tax dollars, why don't they serve all the public, not just active 20 year olds with a hint of inclusion in the 70-90 year old crowd, or based to one segment of the population?
We collectively need to insist that our communities become planned for all age people to exercise!
So, I'm left to consider the fun kids have (why shouldn't I?). Has anyone acquired an XBox 360 with a kinect box? Have you tried the "Live" connection? I'd like to see a write up on this....
Hi folks, I see a lot of stories out there, same as mine. I'm over 55 (just) and added about 40 pounds overall to my high school weight. Over the course of my life my weight: Natural weight (we walked to school and mom feed us jello for desert) > added 40 lbs pregnancy first child (do NOT eat for 2, that is a lie, eat a healthy diet for one), took some weight off simple dieting (I was in my 20s) > got back up to the 40lbs age 35. Tried Jenny Craig and successfully peeled off 30 lbs of it. Kept it off for five years. (Loved it, don't be afraid to try). However, we moved to another state, and the later JC counselors had zero training. So now post menopause, family, business major headaches, moved senior parent here. Did check with my insurance carrier, Blue Cross Blue Shield of FL. They have a discount referral program Blue 365. Sends you to another group, Healthways. Work through it, though, because I have a Gold's Gym membership without a contract that saves 25% each month. My senior mother gets a gym membership under her government insurance. So we make Saturday mother-daughter day to go to the gym for an hour, eat a healthy meal, then do our household shopping. The rest of the week I walk to the end of the 1.25 mile road near my house and back, plugged into my iphone app Pandora radio. It's good for both of us!
Now I'm looking for a solution to curb the late-night gremlins that come out....View Thread