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My husband had an appointment with his doctor who told him he needed to lose about 10 pounds and exercise.  

Now even though I only serve healthy meals-he has a tendancy to overdo things when I’m through in the kitchen.  You know what I’m talking about-he stops at the local Big Lots and buys garbage to eat while he watches TV-after I’ve gone to bed.  

He talks himself into believing that the portions I serve are far too “little” and then eats more late at night as well.  And even though my brown bag lunches are eaten-he adds a hamburger claiming he was still hungry.  

My dearest mate isn’t fat-but he is nearing 54 and has a family history of high cholesterol.  His blood pressure has also been edging up the last 2 years-it coincides with moving his less-than-tolerable mother 4 miles from our doorstep.

With this in mind-he’s decided that eating more like me and using the treadmill is a good course of action.  It scared him when the doctor told him that he was giving him 6 weeks to do the obvious and return for a re-check on both concerning factors.

As you age-what are you changing in your exercise and diet patterns?  Or are you?

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      Kathy Holmes wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • The older I get, the more I have to cut calories and exercise more just to maintain my ample weight. Just when I mastered the calorie intake that may have led to maintaining a lower weight at a younger age, that no longer works - lol! It seems I just can’t get ahead in this battle. Maybe maintaining is winning. The main thing is to be healthy and my grandmother lived to be 95 - I now have her body. estatic



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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • I think the most important thing is to realize that we do have to change the older we get.  I got on that brand new scale this morning Kathy-I am 2.4 lbs more than the day I married DH well over 29-1/2 years ago.

      But do I look the same?  LOL-no way, my bust is a cup smaller, my feet a size larger and nothing is “perky“!  I just know I feel better after a power walk and healthier when I shy away from fried foods and red meat.  I’ve also tripled my intake of fiber since my 20’s and even though I’m supposed to eat more protein-find that when I do, I get very queasy.  I therefore stick to vegetable protein when possible.



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      Hotflash wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • Carine, I totally relate to what you are saying?  The weight is close to what it was (within reason, ok?), but it all hangs differently.  Things have shifted, dropped, and re-arranged- and, no,  they do no look the same.
      I have realized that it is no longer about dieting, it is about a lifetime change! Yuk!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • Well I have been on this medical future change for the past 2 years. It’s a slow process since I am trying to rebuild the good habits vs killing myself to lose weight then be miserable while trying to keep it off. Slow but sensible and successful (so far!)estatic



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      Suzann wrote Oct 6, 2010
    • Hi Carine,

      Wonderful post. I wish DH the best!

      I’m learning as I get older that I absolutely cannot skip a day of exercising. It’s odd - I used to be able to exercise a few days a week, or even skip workouts for weeks at a time. But what’s happening now is that if I skip a day of exercise (and it can be as easy as going for a walk), but if I skip it, I get all kinds of muscle aches and pains. It’s really weird.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 6, 2010
    • no, I have always been like that Suzann-exercise is vital to keeping my various RA/OA affected joints moving and toned.  When I skip-it’s not a pretty sight.



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      Max0125 wrote Oct 7, 2010
    • Wonderful post!  

      I recently noticed that when I do not exercise, I am stiff. One of my friends has a sign in her kitchen that reads “When you rest, you rust!“.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 7, 2010
    • true, so very true!



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      Hotflash wrote Oct 7, 2010
    • My girlfriend had a frame with a teddy bear, sewing himself with a needle.  It said “after 40, it is all repair, repair, repair...”



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      Rose Nino wrote Oct 7, 2010
    • Wishing your hubby the best health ever Carine!  

      I think since I struggled for so many years with both my health and my weight, now is so much easier than before. But I know I could not have done it with out nutritional cleansing and replenishing! I still can’t believe I feel like I’m in my 20’s! Huge difference compared to when I felt 99.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 8, 2010
    • I think my age changes w/ every day Rose.  somedays I feel like a teen and others-forget grandma, I’m great-grandma.



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      Rose Nino wrote Oct 8, 2010
    • Hey, my words didn’t come out...guess I must have somehow erased my message. I was saying:

      And a very “hot“, don’t look like a great grandma at all beautiful woman!heart

      heartheart



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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 8, 2010
    • Thank you-I think all of us here on fab40 are very hot looking!



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      Hotflash wrote Oct 9, 2010
    • Carine, I agree, you certainly do not look like a Grandma, much less a great Grandma.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 10, 2010
    • I’m not a great grandma!!!!  Just a grandma.  that would take quite a miracle for me to already have a ‘great‘!



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