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Old 02-22-2017, 01:04 AM
 
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I know that the metabolism slows down at that age and the appetite decreases as well(or it should). Just wondering how many of you put on weight when you retired. It's a small worry of mine as I get some exercise at work and tend to eat healthier on my workdays. I already have the time to workout but I can imagine putting on some weight when I fully retire from the workforce.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:29 AM
 
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No, just the opposite.
I do a 10k ever day and I've lost about
4 pounds in a month.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:42 AM
 
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same here . we spend more time at the gym now .

did anyone retire and put on weight ? kind of a silly question . just look around you .
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Not sitting at a desk all day has caused me to lose a few pounds without trying.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I put on weight during my last year of working because I ended up hating my job and consoled myself with food. Once we bought and moved into our retirement home I quickly lost 60 pounds dropping to about 185. A few years later I was hit with a neurological disorder which pretty much immobilized me and once again I packed on some weight. Then I lost 45 pounds and have leveled out at 170 and holding. For 5'10" (used to be 5'11" but gravity works) it's a healthy weight.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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I lost quite a bit of weight.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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People I know have lost weight….(or even just feel better) because they have time to take better care of themselves.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Sitting is the new cancer.
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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No, stayed the same. I haven't done much real exercise in about a year--very bad of me but I've been dealing with cataract surgery and its complications. And I lost the motivation anyway. But I have been out walking the dog during this unusually mild and relatively snowless winter. I do garden a bit in summer.

The computer is the real enemy in retirement, I think. For some people it's tv.

But the more I think about it, I always did like to read and learn. It used to be books but now it's the computer and both are usually done while sitting down.

I think that in retirement you have the time to eat better and take better care of yourself. Time to take those walks, grab your camera and take pictures, enjoy your garden, take a vacation and walk around to see the sights.

When I see overweight people, they are usually sitting in a junk food "restaurant" and they are middle aged. The retirees look pretty good.
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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The computer is the real enemy in retirement, I think...

But the more I think about it, I always did like to read and learn. It used to be books but now it's the computer and both are usually done while sitting down.
This is what I'm really afraid of. Computer geeking is so addictive.

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