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Old 02-23-2017, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Auburn, WA
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I go camping and hiking a lot. I also sit a lot at home because my work requires a computer quite a bit.


Nah, I haven't put on weight. It's a question of balance. You work, you play. You're fine.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Not until a stroke and arthritic hips put an end to my usual physical activities. I suspect statins played a role, too. Gained 30 lbs in 9 months of statins, eating less than 1000 cals/day. But my cholesterol (once around 160) is now down to 115 (way below normal, btw). I'm not so sure that isn't overkill. A cholesterol of 115 is very abnormal and indicates a significant change in metabolism - I don't care what they say.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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Yeah, I've gained weight over the last eight years of retirement. At seventy one I know the dangers of living a sedentary life, but not working has it's consequences, as much as it has rewards. I do go to the local gym and walk, some weight workouts, and less work around the house as time goes by. I see some very heavy people in their seventies so I'm happy for the fact that I am not obese, but it is a real job in itself to remain at my present weight.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Lost 15 pounds and shrank 2 inches. Retired 20 years.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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Gaining weight worries me too. We have WAY too much fun when we're not working.
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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I put on weight after my triple spinal fusion. My entire body and my personality changed as a result of that surgery. Very odd. But thankfully, there is cheap plastic surgery in Costa Rica!
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:55 PM
 
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Semi Keto diet. Cut out pasta, bread,rice, beer. Always worked out, but work out more now. And no big lunches like when I worked. And walk to places more often now.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Semi Keto diet. Cut out pasta, bread,rice, beer. Always worked out, but work out more now. And no big lunches like when I worked. And walk to places more often now.

I would have no problem giving up beer. But rice, pasta and bread? No way!!!
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:35 PM
 
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Thanks to making much more of my own meals, I actually lost 25 pounds that I did not need. I eat far less sugary, highly processed garbage and much more 'real' food. Even my cookies have 1/2 the sugar the store bought ones have. Eating well by making your own meals is a great reason to retire.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:41 PM
 
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Getting older the body actually changes shape even if you are at your optimum weight. Generally, fat increases and muscle mass, or lean tissue, and mineral bone density decrease with age.
Also I found that the less stress I have my metabolism slows down. When you no longer get up and go to work, I think it important to change diet and exercise to reflect a retired lifestyle. No more hot dog stand and coffee truck lunches for example. Eat three meals a day and so on.,,,
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