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Team Name: The 50-plus Hang Out Place
Members: 6
Location: anywhere



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Profile: I conceived of this pace where you can sign up, and then stay on peer Trainer bump-free. If you're not active for a while, you don't get dumped from teams, and if then at some point you want to check in again, maybe your old buddies can find you here [more] Have you been in various 50-plus, boomer, whatever teams, and lost track of your PT friends? Life got complicated & you got bumped, but you want to get back? I figured if I started a team for all of us in that situation we could stay here, bump-free, for just as long as we want! So we may be mostly experienced PTers, and this group may be social as well as weight loss, healthy eating, and fitness. We may be "empty nesters" or caring for later kids or newer grand kids. Working or retired (you lucky ones) (Being bumped when traveling is the worst.) So, lets have a community here, sign on, and share this team with your group friends!

Last posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:06 PM

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The typical story as many here, 59 years. Recently found a notebook that I had in college (1972) that I used to record what I ate in order to try to lose 10 pounds. Have I honestly been dieting for 40 years? That's ridiculous. Well I didn't diet when I was pregnant, twice-- two girls-- permanent 10 pound gain each time. Like I said, pretty typical.


I hit 50 this year, and now realise how much I have let myself go - I feel fat, unfit and a failure for not taking control of my eating and exercise. I work from home, so I spend most of the day sitting on my (rather large) backside. I do have time to exercise, I just like to convince myself that I don't. And I often find myself sitting at my computer, stuffing food into my mouth without even thinking about it - it wouldn't be so bad if it was fruit and salad, but to be honest it's nearly always junk stuff. So, I need to practice mindful eating - building awareness of every little mouthful I take, and I need to stop making excuses for not exercising.


I live in the mountains of Colorado and am an empty nester which has proven harder than I ever would of imagined. I work on not being lonely and happy, and am looking for the friends here on PT to be part of my journey!





I am "of an age", a former runner, still an active walker, and bored to death of weight issues. Want to get them under control so I can spend my time on more fun activities. Would rather walk, play music, read books, write, travel, garden, knit, weave, cook, work, even clean my basement rather than obsess about losing weight, but am very proud of the fact that I am taking off and keeping off enough weight to be shedding major parts of my too big wardrobe.


52 years old. Detemined to live into the future in hugely healthy ways.






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