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Team Name: Fit at 50 and Beyond!
Members: 19
Location: Belleville, IL 62221


Profile: Wow is it hard to lose weight when you get older! The aches and pains are further roadblocks to permanent life changes. Lets help each other avoid the steps backwards and sidestep the big issues that prevent our personal growth towards health, and happiness, and a leaner outlook on life.

Last posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017, 7:03 AM

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Members profiles:
My name is Suzanne and I live in Tennessee. I am married and have 3 kids and 2 beautiful grandkids.

I'm a 60 year old retiree who recently moved with my husband to a rural Texas county. I get plenty of outdoor activity since we have a small ranch with cows and goats, but I find it's too tempting to just fall into the high carb, chicken-fried steak kind of lifestyle that's the norm here. I've only gained about 10 lbs, but I want to reverse this trend before it gets out of hand.

50; 5'2 and 178 lbs.

My husband and I have been together for 21 years. We have 5 children and 10 grandchildren between us. I have a great-grandson who is now 2 years old. My husband is a runner, he bikes, swims and looks a whole lot better than I. We go south to Florida for four months of the year, and we both love it. I'm a reader, love to walk and swim. Just learned to play canasta and now I'm addicted. Weight has been a problem most of my adult life. I've yo-yo'd often. Now I'm trying to change my eating habits by becoming more aware of what I'm eating and the cost in calories for every bite. The last four months have taught me the importance of being accountable to this website (and myself). Without the support of daily logging and spending time on the site, I slipped right back into the same old habits.

I turned 50 in April of this year (still can't believe it!!!) I'm married 20 years, and have two children ages 17 & 13. I work part time. Life is busy and stressful, and I've neglected my health for too long leading to substantial weight gain.

I am a mom of a 9 and 6 year old and want to keep up with them better. I haven't excersized formally/regularly for about 4 years and i feel it. I just got Zumba and Just Dance over Xmas and have been using sporadically but REALLY want to get serious and lose a little weight, but mostly just want to look fit!

I'm 61 years old, happily married, retired, and living in Minnesota.

Soon to be 50 year old, but inside I still feel 25! Divorced with grown children. I have 2 hours of commuting everyday to a desk job and do not get the exercise I should. Love Sunday dinners and summer BBQs with the family. Usually drink too much vino. Train dogs for agility, obedience, and rally-o.

Weight history--life-long struggles--first in my mind, then in reality. In my teens, I thought I was fat at 135. I wasn't. I first really gained weight in college, up to about 165, which is where I hung during my 20s. Then in my 30s, I had a very stressful job and really packed on the pounds. My highest weight was 242 in 1998. In 1999, I got seriously ill and lost 95 pounds due to illness. After I recovered, weight slowly crept on. I've been back over 200 for most of the decade, pretty much cycling up and down between 212 and 202. The highest weight I've recorded in the past decade was 223 and the lowest 197. When I hit 223 in 2008, I joined Weight Watchers and shed 10 pounds. Then in 2010, after another weight spike, I started following ETL and lost another 10, and I hung out at about 202 with periodic spikes up to 210 or so that I usually reverse in fairly short order. But breaking down below 200 was a real challenge from about age 36 on. In August 2014, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and advised to go gluten-free. I did, and lost 8 pounds in one week and have been hanging out a few pounds under 200 ever since. Still a lot to lose, but this is the longest period in a decade that I've been consistently under 200, so that feels good.

I am a 51 year old professional with 25 lbs to lose. I am an active walker who prior to hip surgery in 2009 had completed 15 half marathons. I am hoping to join your team for support from others who know how difficult it is to lose weight as you get older!!

53 yrs. old, newly re-married, out of shape, and overweight. I am so sick of this issue but I do well for about 2 wks. and then fall into old patterns. I've just joined a gym and my hubby also wants to lose weight so that should help.

I am a 51 year old wife, mother, and teacher. I enjoy gardening, reading, and antiquing.

57 years old, fairly fit but would like to trim down, get back some muscle definition, more aerobically fit.

54 years old, dealing with menopausal weight creep and sedentary job. Lucky to have tremendous support at home and willing partner to dietary changes. We found Peertrainer over a year ago and started with 1 step- adding 1 vegetable to every meal.

I am a Hospice worker and I often eat on the run or at fast food places. To many coffee's a day and ice cream

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