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Old 08-14-2017, 10:32 AM
 
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Since I've retired, I have become increasingly more inclined to not worry about my weight as long as I FEEL good (or at least healthy). In other words, I am no longer as concerned with even trying to look good. There are three reasons for this: First, the thinner I am, the older my skin looks; second, it is hard to be motivated now when I look old no matter what I do or how much I weigh; and third, as I am finding fewer and fewer things I enjoy doing now, it is difficult for me to say No to desserts and snacks and seconds if I feel hungry. In short, my motivation to even try to look "attractive" is completely shot.

Do any of you feel this way? And if not, how do YOU stay motivated to be as attractive as you can be?

Who says I was attractive BEFORE?




......Heh. At 50 I looked 30 and could lick my weight in wildcats. (Now? Maybe half a kitten...)

It had very little to do with effort, lots to do with just being born that way.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Venus
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I like bikinis.



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Old 08-14-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I wear the long sleeve turtle neck ankle length spanx
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I wear the long sleeve turtle neck ankle length spanx

Even in summer hot weather??
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Hey, quiet as it's kept, granny panties are very comfortable. Who needs sexy undies when shopping at the market or putting gas in the car?
Or when your "cheeks" look more like two kids fighting under a blanket than anything else.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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I like bikinis.



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me too
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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Back to the original question....I have struggled with this myself. I have a nagging 6 or 7 pounds I need to lose. STILL. I can only wear half of the shorts I own right now, and that bothers me, but then I tell myself "For god's sakes, you're almost 59!! cut yourself some slack!" But I know, if I DO, that 6 pounds will be ten then 15, then 20...I gain weight just looking at food. I eat so little it's ridiculous. I lost 40 pounds 5 years ago when I started biking. I used to run, but then blew out my knee and ballooned up. Finally started biking and lost it. But the last year and a half....5 pounds has snuck back on. :-( I did that test a few pages back, and I'm of normal weight on that, and it told me losing 5 pounds would have no impact on my health, so...
Still. I don't like my stomach sticking out.
I'm hoping, once we retire (next year) we will have more time to walk, bike, golf, etc. But we will ALSO have more time to have fun. And fun, of course, involves food and drink. I'll bet I could lose that stinking 6 pounds if I quit drinking totally, but what fun would THAT be???
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Back to the original question....I have struggled with this myself. I have a nagging 6 or 7 pounds I need to lose. STILL. I can only wear half of the shorts I own right now, and that bothers me, but then I tell myself "For god's sakes, you're almost 59!! cut yourself some slack!" But I know, if I DO, that 6 pounds will be ten then 15, then 20...I gain weight just looking at food. I eat so little it's ridiculous. I lost 40 pounds 5 years ago when I started biking. I used to run, but then blew out my knee and ballooned up. Finally started biking and lost it. But the last year and a half....5 pounds has snuck back on. :-( I did that test a few pages back, and I'm of normal weight on that, and it told me losing 5 pounds would have no impact on my health, so...
Still. I don't like my stomach sticking out.
I'm hoping, once we retire (next year) we will have more time to walk, bike, golf, etc. But we will ALSO have more time to have fun. And fun, of course, involves food and drink. I'll bet I could lose that stinking 6 pounds if I quit drinking totally, but what fun would THAT be???
Regarding stomach sticking out. It's a culture thing. I just saw an episode of Rick Steves from some European country, maybe Spain, there was a painting with a very rotund female, huge belly sticking out from the female, more than 6 pounds, at least from my estimate. I just think we're born in the wrong century as far as the ideal beauty is concerned. We would be idolized back then.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:44 PM
 
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Back to the original question....I have struggled with this myself. I have a nagging 6 or 7 pounds I need to lose. STILL. I can only wear half of the shorts I own right now, and that bothers me, but then I tell myself "For god's sakes, you're almost 59!! cut yourself some slack!" But I know, if I DO, that 6 pounds will be ten then 15, then 20...I gain weight just looking at food. I eat so little it's ridiculous. I lost 40 pounds 5 years ago when I started biking. I used to run, but then blew out my knee and ballooned up. Finally started biking and lost it. But the last year and a half....5 pounds has snuck back on. :-( I did that test a few pages back, and I'm of normal weight on that, and it told me losing 5 pounds would have no impact on my health, so...
Still. I don't like my stomach sticking out.
I'm hoping, once we retire (next year) we will have more time to walk, bike, golf, etc. But we will ALSO have more time to have fun. And fun, of course, involves food and drink. I'll bet I could lose that stinking 6 pounds if I quit drinking totally, but what fun would THAT be???
Five or 6 pounds shouldn't keep you from wearing those shorts. Get rid of them. Why keep them around?

Get some that are more suited to your figure - even if it is 5 pounds either way.
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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Five or 6 pounds shouldn't keep you from wearing those shorts. Get rid of them. Why keep them around?

Get some that are more suited to your figure - even if it is 5 pounds either way.
But I MIGHT get back into them again!!
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