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Old 08-01-2017, 09:49 AM
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I'm the age where women can retire (60) , have no interest. We own our own business and are expanding into another area.
I'm actually taking better care of myself, people guess me at 42 to 45. Been diligent about staying out of the sun. Its pays off.
I want to work till I'm 75, not unusual in our field. Many never retire. Can't believe I get paid for what I do, why give it up.
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:38 PM
Location: SoCal
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Originally Posted by mschrief View Post
My husband and I are both fit and slim and we like it that way. He never, ever gains weight and can eat what he wants. I tend to gain, and have recently lost 30 lbs. I was going in the wroooong direction with weight and we are now eating low carb high fat diet which has done wonders for our vitality. He is 71, I will be 62 this year.

We talk about this subject occasionally-how we are in the minority for our age group - fit, slim, healthy, no meds, exercise regularly, eat a whole foods, good diet.

But then, I don't see too many obese 70 year olds out there. They die, that's why.
It's true, in my bridge club, they are all slim. Not a single fat one.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:07 AM
Location: Florida
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5' 2" or 3", 120 and 74 yrs old.
As most of us know,beyond a certain age, the first added pounds migrate right to the gut.
About 5 years ago, after being used to never having to worry about what or how I ate, I had gained 20 extra and did deliberately lose it but that belly never cooperated fully and will never be flat again.
And yeah, a part of it was becoming a lot less active.
I watch my weight in a fairly casual manner but will work at it as soon as I can feel that "obstruction" when sitting down and bending forward and when my clothes all fit fine except wanting to leave my pants unbuttoned. I hate that!
That includes cutting out anything that causes bloating.
I'd really like an extra 5 lbs but , damn it, I can't get it to go where I want it to go.

As far as what's insinuated in the thread title, I do care for my own sake but will not deny it's also because I do care about how I look.
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:09 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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For me it a continuation of my mostly futile battle of the bulge. I usually eat what i think is normal. I don't eat a lot of sweets or highly processed snack foods. But I will put on weight if I don't watch carbs. And I get so tired of always watching carbs.

I am mobile though. I walk a mile plus at the community center 2 or 3 times a week. And I work out using the resistance machines. I am breathing fine.

But I hate that I have to be so strict with myself dietarily. So, I let up sometimes. And then I gain weight.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:40 AM
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Looking around the crowd at Walmart, I'd say most people don't care about their weight pre-retirement. America is the land of the arrogant sweat hog. Ever eat with a fat person at a Chinese buffet? They sure don't go for the trays of stir fry and green beans. Everything on their plates are either fried or otherwise saturated with grease. It's disgusting.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:17 PM
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I am in Greenville and have joined planet fitness but need a partner to help inspire me to go. I'm retired and have notice that I don't care about my looks any more. I want my self back.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:12 PM
Location: SoCal
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I thought about this thread when I received an invitation to a wedding. I know have an incentive to get in one of the dress and look good. Plus I need to buy some make up for the wedding. I threw mine away a few years ago. Time to doll up and look decent for the wedding. It's like a mini family reunion. I haven't seen these people for nearly 10 years. I better give a long lasting impression. Haha
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:51 AM
Location: in the miseries
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I like to fit into my clothes. Not be stuffed like a sausage
My older styles are retro now so I like to wear them

Also eating too much makes me ill
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:38 AM
Location: Los Angeles area
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Haven't read the thread, as I am male and would have nothing to contribute, but I am reminded of the following little story: A man says to a woman, "Say, I heard you lost 15 pounds! Uh, turn around, I think I've located them!"
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:41 PM
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Just the opposite. Now I have more time to exercise and home cook.

It's not just an issue of attractiveness, it's an issue of health. I want to enjoy my retirement for a long time.
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