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I AM FAT 61 YEAR OLD WOMAN!

i weigh 173 lbs....my measurements are 45-39-39 1/2. I can still remember when i was 32-22-34 as an adult. Why? AAAAaaaaaarrrrrrgh! I don't want to do Nutrisystem again cause i whited out the last time. I am on blood pressure medicine and i have to be careful. Any suggestions?
akindheart · 61-69, F
yes it is called exercise. incorporate it and a lot of your health issues will go away. i am 65 and still in pretty good shape.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@akindheart Well, thanks for that...i think...i used to teach yoga and exercise and aerobics and tai chi and Qi gong and then i found myself lying in a parking lot with a neck injury and a serious head injury. it changed my entire chemistry.

So now i get lots of exercise and live on a farm and am trying to eat better. and before this happened, i was in rockin' shape.
Fluffybull · F
@akindheart That's brilliant. 👏
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Fluffybull what part was brilliant?
Freetime · 51-55, M
I think you need some group that will support you in your efforts to change. Nutrisystem is obviously not right for you, but I have to believe there are other options.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Freetime i was a very disciplined person. if i drank, it was one drink. i never ate passed the point of being full. i loved salads and seafood. but i was always busy and now i am as busy as i feel like. my doctor visits are erratic because of covid. they will be regular soon, i hope.
Freetime · 51-55, M
@lilymaesixty1 I do hope regular doctor visits will help when you can have them. I think they will.

Feel free to message me at any point if you want to chat for encouragement.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Freetime thank you
Adrift · 56-60, F
Eat more vegetables and legumes.
There are alot of vegan recipes that make cooking and eating vegetables appealing.
Kettlebells are a good exercise if you can't get out and walk.
You will notice energy levels increasing and blood pressure and weight decreasing.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Adrift those are very specific ideas and i thank you. i have been eating alot of different veggies that i normally don't eat. i made ratatouille alot this summer with my home grown veggies. not to mention other nice veggie dishes. i can't grow an onion to save my life though. i tolerate legumes but don't really care for them. i walk or bike to pick up mail very often. i go to the post office.
DrWatson · 70-79, M
Here is a place you can find online support groups for overeating:

https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/?type=1

It might not be what you need, though. Overeaters Anonymous gets at the inner reasons for turning to food for comfort. It is not about diets, I don't think. But the members offer support for each other as they all try to develop healthier eating patterns. And I bet they know about diets, and perhaps know about online support of the type you are seeking.
DrWatson · 70-79, M
@lilymaesixty1 If you click on the "Overeaters Anonymous" logo at the upper left on that page, you get to the home page, with a link to a a "quiz" to help you determine whether OA is appropriate for you. The site has other information as well.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@DrWatson thanks
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@DrWatson There are no results for your search.
If there are no face-to-face meetings near you, try a telephone meeting or an online meeting search.😄
Heavyheart · 31-35, M
I don’t understand the measurements you mentioned though
Heavyheart · 31-35, M
@lilymaesixty1 mine will stop too if I don’t control my weight but life is short and unpredictable. Let it be
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Heavyheart i have lost 5 lbs in a week and a half
Heavyheart · 31-35, M
@lilymaesixty1 wow that was quick
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
173 pounds eh? that's 78.something kilos. Unless your 3 feet tall, that's not fat.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Thevy29 that is great...can i borrow the devil that possessed her?
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Thevy29 and congrats to brother Jake
Fluffybull · F
@lilymaesixty1 👏👏👍
Carazaa · F
You can try atkins diet for one month, that will do it, or just cut out all sugar and dairy, and exercise daily. Take an hour walk daily. You cold also go to overeaters anonymous.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Carazaa there are about 200 people here. and they don't join clubs. and if i go in town...there are no clubs
Carazaa · F
@lilymaesixty1 What I meant was there are overeater anonymous groups in every town so if one wasn't good try another one via zoom.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Carazaa Zoom? that is funny, i never even thought about them using Zoom. thanks. but i was ready to join a virtual fat farm..😝
SW-User
All the exercise in the world and what it comes down to is what goes in the mouth, or not. A person can literally do nothing and lose weight, I've done it. Not sayin you should, just an example. Limit those calories immensely. Maybe find a restricted diet that is compatible with the blood pressure.
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@SW-User yeah i read that Dash diet book and it is really the same as other diets. all of the decent ones say the exact same things...see a doctor, more water, walk everywhere, slow and steady wins the race, no salt, more veggies and fruits, don't beat yourself up. so now i am doing all that stuff.
SW-User
@lilymaesixty1 Good on you. 👍
caesar7 · 56-60, M
I am on the Mediterranean diet right now suggested by my medical specialist. I will give it a go and hopefully, it works.....how about Noom? Any suggestions?
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@caesar7 i was on the Mediterranean diet this summer and enjoyed it quite a bit but i lost not one pound. i looked into NOOM and the experts call it a scam unless you just like to talk about dieting. i took their test and looked into everyone's' take on it. and that talked me out of it.
Galanr40 · 56-60, M
That's pretty big....
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Galanr40 i am not enormous. i am the smallest woman in my community
Galanr40 · 56-60, M
@lilymaesixty1 What community do you live in??
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Galanr40 the sticks...women are women here and they are built like plow horses
Jack17 · 18-21, M
Trying swimming or walking if you want to loose weight
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Jack17 it is in the 40's. my pool is closed for the year.
Jack17 · 18-21, M
@lilymaesixty1 looks like a gentle walk to start then build up to more and more
Heavyheart · 31-35, M
I take telmisartan for blood pressure . Im
6 feet tall and I weigh 115kg
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Heavyheart how much is that in lbs?
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
U should talk with your doctor about it
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@smileylovesgaming i have. they don't really seem to know anything. and most of them are emaciated or fat
Heavyheart · 31-35, M
Heavyheart · 31-35, M
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@Heavyheart oh....well...
Heavyheart · 31-35, M
@Heavyheart I’m short of coins can’t reply via gift :)
itsok · 31-35, F
A 22 inch waist? 😯
lilymaesixty1 · 61-69, F
@itsok i was a size one and i modelled

 
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