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Aging and weight loss

I find that now, in my late 30s, it is REALLY challenging to lose 5 or 10 pounds. When I was young, it was a breeze. Is anyone else challenged in the same way?

Thu. Sep 27, 11:49am

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Yup - I'm also late 30's, and I'm not sure if it's age or the cumulative of 10-15 years of yo-yo dieting (supposedly a major metabolism-killer), but it's very disheartening.

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 11:54 AM

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Hold onto your hats sisters...just wait til menopause

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 12:25 PM

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what do we do? work out 2 hours a day and eat carrots?

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 12:31 PM

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No, just be patient, eat sensibly and for health, not just weight loss, hire a personal trainer if you can afford it, and be ok with 1/2 a lb to a 1 lb weight loss per week. Slow and steady wins the race.

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 8:26 PM

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I find that it's just harder (or, more accurately - I'm less willing) to do what I need to do now that I have kids - my time is no longer completely my own and I don't put as much effort into weight loss. But when I do put in the effort (which does not include working out any more than I used to - 45 minutes max - 4x/week, and being very diligent with the calorie intake) then I still consistently lose the weight at a pretty good clip (1-1.5 pounds a week.) For me, it's more about the food - I have GOT to be diligent about keeping those calories at a certain number or forget about it - I'm not losing an ounce!

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 11:07 PM

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I was intrigued by this thread... couldn't help but scream out LAUGHING, no offense. Just turned 50 over the weekend and 10 lbs. is not even an issue, but more of a victory. One must start doing the lifetime plan at that age, rather than wait until my age to GET IT. Got 150 lbs. to go because of the self-abuse!

Friday, September 28, 2007, 12:49 AM

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