Age and weight have caught up with me!

United States
December 26, 2011 3:36pm CST
Yes it has! I will be 50 next May and I am over 150 LBS overweight. I used to be able to do certain things without so much pain in my knees. I used to not Gasp for air when I do feeding at the stable I work at or going up steps. I found out I could not get a seatbelt on when I was a passenger in other cars last week! I get fatiqued quicker feeding at the stable! Especially when I did all four feedings over the weekend! I have more trouble sleeping then when I was younger. I hate bending down! I am always bumping,it seems ,into everything! Carrying things is harder to do! It is not getting any easier! It is getting so frustrating! So I will start on January to lose some weight! Not alot but I know alot of it has to do with eating less and better! Easier said then done! I need to do something before it gets ever worse!
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
26 Dec 11
Same here. I have over 100 pounds to lose too. I keep telling myself I am going to start walking and exercising and cutting down on food. This time it is the most I have ever had to lose. I just can't kick myself into gear to do it. Maybe if I was much more happier in my life it would help, or if I had the money to be able to buy the healthier foods. Who knows. I know when I had some physical therapy to go to and they gave me a week free at the gym, that I enjoyed it and tightened up some. But, can't afford that either. I don't even go outside much anymore. I will be 60 in Feb. I get fatigued, etc., too. Good luck to you.
@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Dec 11
MaryLynn do go and get checked for diabetes just to be safe as pverweight triggers it when we get in our fifties. and believe'nme each pound you lose gives you motivation to go on. and you will be happier.from the fifties up the overweight is a danger point for diabetes obesity t riggers it so go get checked pleasd. I am a diabetic and I was di agnosed in my late fifties so I know a bit about the disease. lolget out and walk half an hour then get on the floor and do floor exercises the best way you can. I did this when diagnosed with diabetes and lost forty pounds.You will not lose the diabetes if you have it but you will control it easily when you lose weight.
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• United States
27 Dec 11
Thank you Hatley, I know that I can get the diabetes. My Mother had it, my younger sister says she has it (but, who knows she is a habitual liar). I know I need to lose weight and exercise too. Through my husband's insurance they do complete blood work ups every March. So I am always aware of how my blood sugars. So far so good, but I know that the blood sugars do go up and down with my blood being drawn, one time they drew blood before I was going to have surgery and it was high, it was tested later and it was fine. So stress must have shot it up too. Thank you for all the wonderful advice. Hugs
• United States
7 Jan 12
I know I am not the only one with this problem! Sometimes it feels like I am! I want to lose some weight for a number of reasons. I want to have more energy,feel better about myself,hopefully avoid diabetis,do some of the things I can't anymore or am afraid to do now, to stop getting bigger and put less pressure on my knees! I want life to be better!
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• United States
26 Dec 11
You can do this! I'm proud of you! Consider me your personal cheerleader. I know it is going to hard but you can do it! Whenever you need to vent, send a PM. I'm here for you.
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• United States
7 Jan 12
I know this will be a hard battle! I know I have help,like from you,if I need it! Some of my motivation is going to be my dad's girlfriend. I don't want to be in that bad of shape at her age! Nancy is going on 75. She is diabitic,overweight,has to wear an ankle brace and uses a walker because she has falls thanks to the bad ankle! I know other people her age or older and are in so much better shape! I want to be able to do things at 75!
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• United States
8 Jan 12
You won't be That bad. All you have to do is start . You can do this!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
26 Dec 11
Oh this happens to us all, I would like to lose some weight as well but I just hate exercise and I think that is something that has got to happen for it all to work...
• United States
7 Jan 12
That is one reason I need to to! I just took a sort walk and I am pretty tired! Since the start of the year I have not been consistent. Something I will work on along with other things to lose some weight! I knew it would not be easy and it is going to be hard!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
27 Dec 11
Hi Blue, I know it's hard but you can do it if you really really put your mind to it. I had to lose some weight a while back and let me tell you....not easy. I have always been one that had trouble keeping weight on but some meds caused me to gain. I was used to being able to eat anything and not gain. Now I had to go the other way so it was quite an adjustment. It took a while but I did it. Good luck, Blue!
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
27 Dec 11
Hoah! It is a good thing that you have acknowledged it. It is the first step towards a solution to that weight problem. Next is deciding on what plan of action you should be able to start and sustain. It is one thing to be able to get started and another thing to be able to sustain it. Start with things that are doable like limiting your food intake little by little. You don't have to starve yourself right off the bat. Go slow with it and couple it with simple exercises at first, like walking. Make sure that you sweat. Start avoiding sodas, fatty foods and sodas. You can do it. It is just a matter of disciplining yourself. Keep us informed of your progress.
• United States
10 Jan 12
I thought I had a plan but when I think about it,I really don't! I am so frustrated with getting older and knowing life will just get harder! I don't know how I got here and wish I wasn't! I really need to look into help in the real world besides on line! This is getting to be more then I can handle alone!
@SIMPLYD (83265)
• Philippines
27 Dec 11
My friend, just be so determined in losing those 150 lbs.and you can do it. Just think of the health benefits it will give you if you will trim those extra poundage. The gasping will be gone. the pain on the knees and you can bend easier if you lose them, my friend. Good luck, just be determined my friend.
• United States
10 Jan 12
I don't want to lose 150 bls. Right now a few pounds is what I want to start with! I don't want go down alot because I just don't want to! Right now my deterimation is lacking! Realizing this is going to be alot harder then I thought! Life sucks as you get older and I am not liking this! It is going to take alot longer to get used to getting older then before! I am frustrated right now as you can see!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
27 Dec 11
I'm 8 and a half years older, but not quite so over weight. I do agree, tho, that things were easier when I was younger and thinner. I have to say that stairs haven't been easy since I feel off the horse at 12 tho...
• United States
9 Jan 12
Never expected life to be like this at this age! This has been a shock and I think I still am! Thought life would get easier when I was younger! Boy was I wrong!!
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
27 Dec 11
Welcome to the human race. Sooner or later age and weight will catch up with all of us. For some it is years in the making while for others it comes like a whisper in the wind.
• United States
9 Jan 12
Thanks I think. It sucks gettingolder and I was not prepared for this! Like others I thought life got easier as you get older. Now I am learning it is the total opposite! It is so frustrsating!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Dec 11
I know what you mean. I wish I could lose some weight also. I hate it that I have aged and gained weight.
• United States
9 Jan 12
I have been somewhat over weight all my life. In the last 14 years have been the worst when it comes to putting on weight and not being to lose it! Aging does suck when it comes to that and with other things!
@cotruelove (1038)
• Denver, Colorado
27 Dec 11
I've been aware of obesity and my age for a while now. I'm in my late 60's and have medical problems that inhibit exercise. I'm about 100 pounds overweight. I have bad knees and spinal spurs, asthma, osteoarthritis and essential tremors, and other problems. So exercise, is minimal, however, I'm loosing most of my strength because of my hubby waiting on me like I'm a China doll. He worries like a mother hen that I'm going to fall or drop something. I am uncoordinated, and always have been. He does all the cooking and if I try to do anything around the house, he gets scared. I've told him, if I don't move around and develop some strength, I'll be bedridden soon with arthritis so I've had to get a little pushy with him to stop babying me. I need to be able to do things I know I can do without him being a fuss budget. I love him and I know he cares, but really, give me a break. I've been doing some isometric exercise and that seems to help some and doable. You might check into isometrics. I also have rubber cords for exercise to use also. Now I just need my male mother hen to close his eyes and shut his mouth.....lol! The other thing that has stopped my constant gain is finding out I have two things nutritionally I had to eliminate or take a supplement to fix my physical reaction to one. I am wheat intolerant and lactose intolerant and only learned that in the last year. I have at least quit gaining weight and lost a little, but not near enough just making changes in my diet due to those two things. Eliminating wheat has been a challenge but at least with lactose I can take a supplement that counter acts the effects of lactose rather than eliminate all dairy products. It will be a long slow road with my circumstances but I didn't get here suddenly, it took decades. I'll encourage you on your journey, if you encourage mine. Good luck!