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Old 05-17-2013, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why I have to diet

I know, the answer is obvious; blood pressure, heart problems, etc.

I am 74 years old. I have spent my entire life bouncing up and down with my weight. But the bottom line is that I have always been over weight and a lot of years just plain obese. But recently (about 3Ĺ years ago) I started to have tremendous back problems. So I went to my doctor and a neurosurgeon. After an MRI is was determined I have three bulging disks (one is severe). I do not want surgery, wheel chairs, or walkers. So my doctor recommended that I lose weight and keep it off and go on a regimen of walking.

I went to Weight Watchers and was able to lose 65 pounds which I have now kept of for about 2 years. I also walk 3 to 5 miles 4 days a week (I walk at about 3Ĺ miles per hour) and on the days I don't walk the full distance I try to get 30 minutes of walking done at least.

I am not bragging because I really need to lose a little more weight. But what I am saying to you guys is that "if this fat old guy can do it to improve his life, anyone can.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well done on losing the weight and keeping it off.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well said! Wow 3 1/2 miles per hour that is so awesome. It is never to late to start. I started working out a little over a year ago and am in better shape now than I have been in 30 years. Wish I had wised up sooner...............
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You are doing a good job for whole your life just keep on going....
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