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Old 03-07-2008, 05:44 AM
 
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
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In a little over a year of retirement I have only gained 3 lbs, and I was a good weight to begin with (6'1" and 180 lbs).]



Overall, it has been working very well, we are holding up well physically.
That's such a good weight for that height...I've gotten to there but it's hard to stay there as you get older lol...So nice to hear you are doing well in retirement...


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It goes to proove that once you keep your mind and body active, you have a totally different outlook.
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When I was younger I had no problems with this and I was not overweight. Something just happens when you get older.
Wow isn't that the truth...I know just what you are saying...
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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When I was younger I had no problems with this and I was not overweight. Something just happens when you get older.
Ain't that the truth. You wouldn't think we would get more efficient as we get older! I was the same way when younger - effortlessly skinny - but now I conserve calories like crazy. I do an organic version of low-carb and that helps a lot. But it is a struggle.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:08 AM
 
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. I dance in my kitchen, too.
I dance in my kitchen too! Weird, I thought I was the only one. My family thinks I'm nuts. I think its the nice slick floors...good sliding around. I also do a little singing at the same time. Family thinks I'm double nuts.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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I dance in my kitchen too! Weird, I thought I was the only one. My family thinks I'm nuts. I think its the nice slick floors...good sliding around. I also do a little singing at the same time. Family thinks I'm double nuts.
I sometimes put on the Stones, or else listen to the oldies station. Also, Motown music is good. I live alone, so only the cats get scared. I used to dance for hours when I was in college, all over the dance floor - I just loved it. Can't do it for very long now.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:36 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I just got my medical check-up results back. Almost everything was right down the middle of the high and low normal listed. One thing was HIGH and I had never encountered the term before so I goggled the term and came up with what the problem was and how to fix it. Low fat, low carbs, no sugar, and lots of exercise. I would say for me that diet and exercise are very important.

I go to a water range of motion class for 45 minutes three times per week, religiously. I am going to be doing the exercise machines in the weight room in the future to help the problem mentioned above. I spend a lot of time in our yard. It looks better everyday. I jog in the water after the range of motion class.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: southern california
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the greatest part of my retirement plan was diet and excercise. the job i was in a public service job
was so stressful the actuaries were betting i would be dead in 48 months. this was a blue light special
on a buy back if you are healthy, most are not.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:50 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Bunky39, It is my opinion that staying healthy is the most economical thing we can do for ourselves and our insurance companies or medicare. I just retired from a very stressful public service job also. I recently went to the funeral of a friend and after getting to relax for a year and take care of me for a change, one of the girls I used to work with asked me if I had had a face lift. LOL
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Bunky39, It is my opinion that staying healthy is the most economical thing we can do for ourselves and our insurance companies or medicare. I just retired from a very stressful public service job also. I recently went to the funeral of a friend and after getting to relax for a year and take care of me for a change, one of the girls I used to work with asked me if I had had a face lift. LOL
What a great post--worth printing out and putting on my refrigerator. Thank you, and even though you already earned a star and I guess the rep points dont matter any more--here's a rep point for you.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Outstanding thread. Today (not retired, 44 yrs old) I run about 2 miles every day, do a few situps, pushups - plan to actually increase this amount because I won't have the time constraints of work. Likewise, my diet is poor due to work.

With an early retirement approaching (@ 46 yrs), I expect to increase fitness activities - and closely watch my diet and try to get to my optimum weight (10-15 lbs below my current weight).

I'm concerned that as I age, my body won't keep up with my expected activities (golf, tennis, running, swimming) - but I'll see how that goes.

I think fitness is great for mental and physical well-being, gives one a purpose/hobby during retirement and prevents a sedentary lifestyle. I'm looking forward to it after leaving work in about 18 mo.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Wow! Lucky you to be retired at 46 !
Yes, I do try to keep my weight below 125 and I walk about a mile a day. I recently have added fish oil capsules and high potency Vitamin D to my arsenal. I am retiring in June and I want them to pay for a loooong time.
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