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Old 02-23-2017, 11:56 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:04 AM
 
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I would suspect the answer of any individual has to do with what they have done in retirement. Some people become less active or become bored and soothe their boredom with food. Or they may develop a health issue that limits their activity, etc. But some people become more active because they now have time, or become happier with their freedom and soothe less with food, etc.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:50 AM
 
Location: 26N x 82W
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Not sitting at a desk any more for a large part of the day, time to get to the pool and walking the dog 3-4 times a week. Having the time to plan and prepare healthy meals as well as eating small amounts regularly; rather than slapping something together and wolfing down too big of a portion after a long 12 hr. day without having time to stop eat something. But the big one for me is the stress has melted away and am losing weight... slowly.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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I expect to lose weight in retirement due to ending shift work and having gotten hold of my own disturbed eating patterns around working. (Am doing this now). I think doing weight work is critical for muscle mass and core strength. I certainly hope it's not too late to re-start this exercise in retirement. I plan to treat exercise like any other necessary activity and really focus on it as a way to spend time.

Where I'm moving to has a hot springs swimming pool and a small, decent circuit training room right in the mountains. Gorgeous views and fresh air with exercise, and cheap compared to any gym here on the East Coast where I currently live. Another reason to take retirement as soon as possible- health reconstruction.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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I hiked in the National Parks. Lost 10 pounds even though I probably gained 10 pounds of leg muscles. Since the first couple of years in retirement, I have gotten less exercise. Sitting around the house in the winter months is not good. Now that I am in Hawaii, I can all put see a puddle of fat melting off me.
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:24 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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All the stress in my job - I've gained about 20 pounds in the last couple of years.....

I look forward to retirement so I can sleep enough to stay away from food and take better care of myself.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: 26N x 82W
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Where I'm moving to has a hot springs swimming pool and a small, decent circuit training room right in the mountains. Gorgeous views and fresh air with exercise, and cheap compared to any gym here on the East Coast where I currently live. Another reason to take retirement as soon as possible- health reconstruction.
Did I read way back somewhere you are going to Ridgway? Are you going to Orvis? Clothing optional!
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Rosa’s Cantina
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I've gained about 20 lbs in the 20 months I have been retired. Had a knee injury about 6 months in. Knee is better but lingering pain. Motivation to go to the gym is really down. Go through lots of "tomorrow I will get back into a regular gym routine" but tomorrow never comes. Maybe tomorrow.
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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I haven't retired yet, but I am hoping that the opposite is true. Right now I am forced to sit at a desk for 40+ hours a week. I have a million things running through my head that I would like to get up and do, but I can't. Hopefully once I retire I will be up doing those things and also will have more time for daily exercise.
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