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Group Name: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Members: 4
Location: Anywhere



Goals: Embracing weight loss, overall fitness and healthier lifestyle.

Profile: Supportive, active posters. Current members are mature women over 40 years old.

Last posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:54 AM

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Members profiles:
I'm 60 "plus" yrs. old (but younger than 70 :-) and 5ft. 8in. tall. I have a very busy schedule between working, volunteering and being involved with my church. I'm single with no children... but have a throng of nieces, nephews and God children. I love animals and at present have 2 cats.. (I like dogs too, but schedule too busy to give proper attention right now.)


I am 52, separated, mother of two adult children. I’m a church organist and I teach piano at a community college and in a community school of music, and I do some accompanying, wedding gigs, etc.

Before age 42 1/2, I did no exercising whatsoever. I was only slightly overweight – (5’7”, in the upper 160s) -- nothing to be too concerned about, but a question popped into my head all of a sudden – “What kind of 76-year-old do I want to be someday?” -- and for some reason, I pictured a 76-year-old me, running a road race. This was weird, because I knew I couldn’t run 2 blocks. But I realized that the future I was envisioning for myself was not the future I was preparing for. So I bought a pair of running shoes that day, and have been running ever since. I have had good times and bad with this – including several marathons in several states – and a stress fracture, with a period of time spent on crutches and in a wheelchair! I think I have a handle on what I’m doing now, but I am constantly learning new things about what works for me and what doesn’t!

I thought that with all that running, weight loss would come automatically, but that was not the case. It was pretty clear, though, that the running would be a lot easier if I lost 20, or even 30 lbs., so I started reading about what is the best way to fuel (and not overfuel) all this activity.

I joined PT in April 2007, and found that just logging what I ate caused me to lose weight! Even if nobody reads it, I feel accountable, and I am aware of what kinds of foods I’m eating and in what amounts – so it’s a natural check & balance. Logging every day is really important. I quit being active at PeerTrainer a few years ago, but now I'm back -- because so is the weight. Thought I'd give it a try again.


I'm a 45 year old professional. I'm married w/ 2 kids, one in college and out of college and on his own. I'm 5'9" tall and have been overweight since my first baby was born in 1989. I took off about 40 pounds in 2005 when I did Slim4Life. Over the next 4 years I put about 15 of it back on.


I am 42 and a single mother of two (13 and 8 years old). We live in the Swiss Alps. I am a writer and try to exercise regularly (karate 2x per week; I am working on my 3rd degree brown belt). When I am anxious or tired, I eat too much bread and almond nuts, and drink too much espresso.




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