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Saturday, December 28, 2019

I like to eat and I like to eat sweets. I did very well the first half of 2019 but then I stalled for a while. I got upset over my son and went off plan for a little over a month and have now kind of stalled again at a higher weight than I was before going off plan. I have read blogs and I feel that I can and maybe should modify my goals. I'm 70 now and I think that it is a fact that losing weight gets harder as you get older. I'm going to end up for 2019 losing about a half pound a week average and I think I should be happy with that. If I can lose that, it will take about 2 and a half years to reach my goal. I'm not in a race plus maybe it will help with the skin not shrinking as well as it did when younger. I have no plan for any plastic surgery at my age and just hope that it doesn't become a big problem. Only one more weigh-in this year and not sure if will gain or lose this week but I'm ok with whatever happens as I have eaten more due to Christmas and leftovers. I am not quitting and I never will but I do think a change is a good thing for me. The main thing is having a downward trend for the year.
I'm not sure I'll blog as much in 2020 but I'll be around as a forever Sparker.
Have a great weekend and count down to 2020.
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    1/2 pound a week is pretty impressive if you ask me!
    337 days ago
    You are wise to accommodate the age factor in weight release. It really does make a difference. And FOR SURE I know @ 65, my efforts are NOT going to net me the same body I had in my 30's! But that's all right!

    HUGS and good luck.
    342 days ago
    There are many sweet tasting foods that have minimal calories and fats. I'm not much on sweets or chocolate, but when the craving does hit, I mix a couple of tablespoons of Hershey's dark chocolate cocoa powder with an 8oz container of sugar free Cool Whip and mix thoroughly. Very satisfying.

    You, Positivehope and I are of the same age. My goal is to fill my body with healthy foods and maybe lose a pound or two over time...just feel and move better. My 30 year old body is just a memory, never to return. Sparking keeps me grounded with blogs, articles, and exercise choices.

    Your posts, and others like yours, lets me know that I don't make this journey alone.
    Keep sparking. Keeping posting. Never, ever give up.

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    342 days ago
  • ZOLA237
    The sweet tooth cravings, what helps for me is fruit. One fruit a day, it's as sweet as sweets and helps with the rest of day's cravings. Also, the more sugar you eat, the more you will crave sweets. You are right, it's more difficult to maintain weight as you get older. One of the reasons is muscle mass that decrease as you get older. The more lean muscle mass you have, the more it helps with your metabolism. You can Google it.

    Stay strong, just get back onto the wagon today/this morning. You can do this!
    342 days ago
    I’m 72. Yes, age affects the rate at which we lose and it impacts the calorie range for success. Many of us have found that 1200-1550 is a more reasonable range than SP recommended range.

    You are so right that speed doesn’t matter. Better to be happier at a slower rate than feeling deprived to increase the rate of loss.

    I like to think in terms of finding a range I can live with long term and then reevaluate my weight goal as I get close to it.

    Have you looked at your fiber levels in your nutrition tracker? I just couldn’t meet the 25-30 goal eating lots of veggies and whole grains in my calorie range. Adding a fiber supplement has helped me get to 20/day and it helps keep hunger away so cravings are fewer.
    342 days ago
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