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  • Welcome Pony. Wow..you read the entire thread? My hat is off to ya. Bench press..not many. Definitely a PR thing. I only do it with my trainer spotting me. I worked up to 3 reps. Working with him has SO increased my strength. We do a lot of push pull stuff using a sled/prowler. It makes me feel very macho..in a girly way. :0)

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    • Originally posted by calee View Post
      Welcome back Stacy. I've heard said that it's what we ate a few days before that shows up on the scale later, so while I might think I skated through an extravagant dinner out, my indulgence might not show up for a day or two. Hang in there. I hope vacation was fun!

      I'm a fluffy older woman at 62, 5'4", 144. I'm definitely not bony at all! My bones are still well hidden. I would like to drop some pounds and get rid of a fat layer. Not sure how much I can get off. My top weight was 249 and it took years to get off. From 22/24 pants to size 8. I have nothing to complain about. Now I just want to get strong and see some muscle definition.

      I just finished week 1 of 1-2 coconut shots daily and except Friday night dinner, eating really low carb. Dropped 5 pounds. Goal for this week is to continue Pilates Reformer 4-5x a week with 30 minute fast walk on those days, longer walk the other days. I want to focus on protein and veggies with 2 oil shots. Goal is to be solidly at 142 next Thursday morning which is 5 days before vacation. I really want a bit of indulgence wiggle room on vacation. Trying to figure out shots on vaca. Son will think this is another hair brained weight loss scheme of mine. He's lived through them all in his 39 years. *sigh*
      Thanks for the welcome back! This morning I was down another pound, which puts me 1 lb away from where I was before leaving on vacation. Woohoo!! And vacation was fun! It was a motorcycle trip around South Dakota/Wyoming, in which we hit all the State/National Parks and the cool old time towns and sites. Best part of the entire trip a guy standing in line next to me waiting to use restroom asked if I was a fitness trainer!!!! When I said no, but thanks for the compliment, he said "Well you must work out all the time". Seriously made my year

      Since we are sharing our sizes.... I am almost 38 (bday in 3 weeks), 5'8" and current weight is 196, which currently puts me at a size 12. Not really sure what my goal weight is, so I'm going to just keep at it and see what happens. Lifting weights has given me a pretty solid build.

      At my heaviest 2 years ago I weighed 249.8 and was a tight size 16. That was my breaking point. No way I wanted to hit 250 or size 18. I joined weight watchers and lost 25 lbs in 3-4 months and then got sick of counting points and dropped it, and hovered around 225-230 lbs for the next 8-9 months until I stumbled on MDA a year ago and have lost another 30 living primal.

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      • Originally posted by Pony500 View Post
        Thanks Calee--yes, I was thinking back on 2010 when I lost the 25lbs--I think because I was going through so much stress and heartache, I absolutely did lose my appetite. I actually started out that spring by wanting to lose some weight, so I started walking 5 miles a day. I did lose some weight, but then in July, my then fiance announced that he had met someone else and from July to about October, I continued to lose weight easily, mostly I think because I just wasn't interested in food. I remember I was still eating a good bit of nuts with this snack mix that had nuts, raisins and cranberries. But, I'm sure that the main reason I lost so much was just from calorie restriction, but because of my emotional state, it seemed effortless. I do remember how awesome though it was to just not be so obsessed with food and wanting to eat and snack and that's what I am really hoping for with SLD. I'm sick of it!! Being VLC did get rid of the painful cravings that I had--the kind of cravings that would drive me to go to the store and buy whatever (candy, cookies, cake, you name it) and bring it home and eat it all. I hated that so much! And again, I also continue to keep snacking on things like nuts and almond butter even though I had just eaten breakfast or lunch and that sucks! Anyway, I am excited about this and I do realize it may be slow progress, but I don't want to go back. I am sick of buying bigger clothes, then smaller clothes, then bigger clothes, then smaller clothes--I'm done!!!
        What an awful terrible thing to go through!!

        I left/divorced my ex-husband 11 years ago. The stress of that caused me to lose 30 pounds in like 6 weeks, no appetite what so ever. I sometimes joke I need to go through another divorce to get skinny (but first I need to get married again)

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        • Originally posted by Stacy15 View Post
          What an awful terrible thing to go through!!

          I left/divorced my ex-husband 11 years ago. The stress of that caused me to lose 30 pounds in like 6 weeks, no appetite what so ever. I sometimes joke I need to go through another divorce to get skinny (but first I need to get married again)
          Yes, it's incredible how the weight just falls off when you go through something like that. We had a house together and two dogs, so I had to find a house immediately--one that was suitable for my active, medium sized dogs and of course we had lived in a new house on a acre of land, so finding a house was not fun. Anyway, I met my now husband the day after I closed on the house that I bought--we got engaged a year later and married last Oct. Then I had to sell that house because I was moving into his!! Anyway, yes, I guess I keep comparing that time to now where I have been trying to lose 15 lbs since June and have only lost 3 and I don't get it. Yes, I am 3 years older, but geeze! And I had salivary hormones and cortisol done and my thyroid checked (with all the tests, not just the normal ones) and they are all okay, except for being a little low on progesterone and estrogen. So I am on bioidentical hormones right now, but just started this week, so not sure how that will play out. Anyway, that's why I am so excited to hear about some of you girls my age losing because I was thinking it's my age that is holding me back, but I also do understand that when you only have like 10-15 lbs to lose, I guess it's harder--but it wasn't hard in 2010 and that's what is so frustrating!!!

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          • Originally posted by Stacy15 View Post
            Best part of the entire trip a guy standing in line next to me waiting to use restroom asked if I was a fitness trainer!!!! When I said no, but thanks for the compliment, he said "Well you must work out all the time". Seriously made my year
            That would make my year too!!!

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            • Originally posted by Pony500 View Post
              Yes, it's incredible how the weight just falls off when you go through something like that. We had a house together and two dogs, so I had to find a house immediately--one that was suitable for my active, medium sized dogs and of course we had lived in a new house on a acre of land, so finding a house was not fun. Anyway, I met my now husband the day after I closed on the house that I bought--we got engaged a year later and married last Oct. Then I had to sell that house because I was moving into his!! Anyway, yes, I guess I keep comparing that time to now where I have been trying to lose 15 lbs since June and have only lost 3 and I don't get it. Yes, I am 3 years older, but geeze! And I had salivary hormones and cortisol done and my thyroid checked (with all the tests, not just the normal ones) and they are all okay, except for being a little low on progesterone and estrogen. So I am on bioidentical hormones right now, but just started this week, so not sure how that will play out. Anyway, that's why I am so excited to hear about some of you girls my age losing because I was thinking it's my age that is holding me back, but I also do understand that when you only have like 10-15 lbs to lose, I guess it's harder--but it wasn't hard in 2010 and that's what is so frustrating!!!
              Awesome, it turned into a happy story

              I was stuck at 200-201 for weeks! I weighed myself everyday hoping to see the almighty 199 after years spent in the 200s, but it wouldn't move. I was doing everything else right so was getting really frustrated too. SLD finally broke it for me.

              3 lbs is a step in the right direction, even as frustrating slow as it is. With not much left to lose, I would say it's really good!

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              • Hey! It got busy here!
                Welcome Pony and welcome back Stacy!

                I'm the oldest of all of you, I think -- 67. And 5'3" on a good day. I was a slow loser too, but it does come off if you just hang in there.

                OC - you put me to shame with your weight lifting and apparently Stacy does too! I won't even mention my weight routine, but it is delivering some muscle. If I could do it all over again, I would have started the muscle building much earlier in my weight loss.

                Didn't sleep much last night -- I have no idea why that happens periodically. But as a result I had breakfast at 4am, so my whole schedule will be crazy today. Getting ready for my 2nd shot.
                Starting Weight: 197.5
                Current Weight: 123
                Far healthier!

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                • Originally posted by janie View Post
                  Hey! It got busy here!
                  Welcome Pony and welcome back Stacy!

                  I'm the oldest of all of you, I think -- 67. And 5'3" on a good day. I was a slow loser too, but it does come off if you just hang in there.

                  OC - you put me to shame with your weight lifting and apparently Stacy does too! I won't even mention my weight routine, but it is delivering some muscle. If I could do it all over again, I would have started the muscle building much earlier in my weight loss.

                  Didn't sleep much last night -- I have no idea why that happens periodically. But as a result I had breakfast at 4am, so my whole schedule will be crazy today. Getting ready for my 2nd shot.
                  Janie I was glad to see you here on this thread. I was actually looking for any threads on bioidentical hormones last week and saw that you had posted several times in one of the threads. I was a little leery of using them, but I don't know--it seems that they help most women.

                  And also, you have given me hope about staying active and fit for much longer--I don't know ANY 67 YO women that are doing any kind of weight training, so you are really an inspiration to me and knowing that you were able to lose weight too, well, it gave me hope. I also like this thread cause you girls are nice.....some of the threads, topics and attitudes here on MDA are frightening........and confusing too......

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                  • [QUOTE=Pony500

                    I also like this thread cause you girls are nice.....some of the threads, topics and attitudes here on MDA are frightening........and confusing too......[/QUOTE]

                    Hi Pony! Welcome to the nice girls thread!! Hang in there, the weight loss is slow, but it happens. I found it helpful to use "Fitday" to track my calories, just to see where I could cut back without sacrificing nutrients. I made sure to use less fat in cooking, and stopped eating nuts for a while. The extra fat from the oil shots made up for it, without sending me into the 3000 calorie stratosphere!
                    Walking helps me maintain or lose more than anything else. Its that "slow moving frequently" thing.

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                    • This is totally the nice room.

                      Ah..HRT. Totally changed my life. First my doc suggested more cardio. I almost ate her.

                      HD and Calee, did you see the recipes that someone posted on W30? So weird. I'm sure a moderator will remove it soon.

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                      • Originally posted by oceangrl View Post
                        This is totally the nice room.
                        Agree!

                        Hang in there, the weight loss is slow, but it happens.
                        Agree with this too!

                        I sometimes feel like I should be losing faster or nothing is happening, just because the scale creeps down soooo slow. What really helps me is to look at pictures of myself from the last year. Seeing myself every day in the mirror I don't notice the little changes that take place over time. Only then do I think that I really have come a long way, even if the scale doesn't reflect it as much as I want.

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                        • Originally posted by Pony500 View Post
                          Janie I was glad to see you here on this thread. I was actually looking for any threads on bioidentical hormones last week and saw that you had posted several times in one of the threads. I was a little leery of using them, but I don't know--it seems that they help most women.

                          And also, you have given me hope about staying active and fit for much longer--I don't know ANY 67 YO women that are doing any kind of weight training, so you are really an inspiration to me and knowing that you were able to lose weight too, well, it gave me hope. I also like this thread cause you girls are nice.....some of the threads, topics and attitudes here on MDA are frightening........and confusing too......
                          I am such a believer is bioidentical HRT. At first my doc gave me the big pharma stuff but it didn't help symptoms at all. I read Suzanne Somers books and started hunting for a bioidentical knowledgable doc from her listings. I travel to NYC 2x a year now. The cost (insurance doesn't pay for anything other than the big pharma stuff) means I cut elsewhere, but it is worth it to me. And my doc says "you ain't seen nuthin' yet".

                          I've been weight training (baby steps) for over a year now and according to an impendence test I have in NYC, my PBF has gone down and muscle increased. I'm scheduled for another test in October.

                          I'm glad I give you hope. I truly wish I had started on this path sooner, but glad I did back in 2009. I know women my age who really are resigned to being sick and fat. Sigh.
                          Starting Weight: 197.5
                          Current Weight: 123
                          Far healthier!

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                          • Originally posted by oceangrl View Post
                            This is totally the nice room.
                            Agreed. Really -- dealing w/ trolls and nasties is just too much ugly for me.
                            Starting Weight: 197.5
                            Current Weight: 123
                            Far healthier!

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                            • I should have explained that the difference is that bioidenticals are recognized by your body and utilized like the ones our bodies used to produce. Not true of things like PREMARIN which is made from PREgnant MARes urINe. Not something your body can recognize or use unless you are a pregnant horse.
                              Starting Weight: 197.5
                              Current Weight: 123
                              Far healthier!

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                              • Yes my doc put me on the good ones and said she herself would choose them for herself and avoid the horse urine.

                                Not a very organized oil shot day. I keep forgetting. Plus I was out and about a lot. I may start carrying a spice jar with oil in it. I already carry one with coconut aminos in case of impulsive sushi snacking.

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