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Jun 16, 2012 11:20 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
In today's job market, it's obvious that companies want their employees to be fit, and young.
Well, I can't become younger (I'm 58), but I CAN get fit.
I recently learned that the quote "Work Hard / Play Hard" refers to a young culture in the company, so here goes........
I have been 111 lbs (I'm 5' 1") and I had more energy that I could believe. I was 44 at the time, but then my new DH was thinking I was too thin, so he played "jewish momma" and kept saying "eat something!"
Then, 6 years ago I moved to Calgary and didn't have a car so I walked everywhere. and lost 40 lbs without dieting.
I wasn't able to find work (2 weeks after moving to Calgary, the company that had hired me let me go for "lack of work". So, I gained weight.
4 years ago when my daughter got married, I lost a whole bunch of weight via exercise at the gym and eating right. People were saying "wow" about my figure........
I got a job for 2 1/2 years and Loved it there....... but someone else's job became redundant and they were 1 year senior to me, so I became redundant and depressed.......... stopped going to the gym (3x / week) and here I am, two years later........ back over 200 lbs again.

I go to this site to monitor what I eat, but get "down" and don't put in my food monitoring as I should.....
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

Let me know if you want to "Pal" with me, so we can be supports for each other!

I want to look as thin as I did on my daughter's wedding day....
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Jun 16, 2012 12:16 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
I am Going To Learn to ride a bike. I went riding for about 3/4 of an hour, in my 20's..... but got injured badly, and was told I should never ride a bike (by my ex)
Now that I'm 58 I have a bike, but it sits on my deck...... not a good way to get fit. *Blush*

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Jun 17, 2012 12:23 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
wow - there is a group called Bike Calgary, and they have bike lessons for adults over 50!! Yaaaaaaaay!
Cost $75 for 3 hours, but if I can learn to ride the bike I have...... that's awesome! It would be great to learn and get fit!!

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Jun 17, 2012 2:50 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Well, I found out that my 28" bike is Way too big for me, so I'm looking into a 24" or 26" bike.........
I can put my feet fully on the ground with a 24", but some people say with the extension of my leg for biking that I need room to have my pedal clear the ground on the down-swing....... guess that means a 26" bike is for me?
Going to look at a 2nd hand bike shop tomorrow........

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Jun 18, 2012 10:58 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
My biking instructor (and so far have only "chatted" via email, not met yet) is asking me questions to see if my bike truly is too big.....
Questions like: Inseam length (27"), height (5' 1 1/2") and if the receipt has the size of the frame (don't have the receipt - turned it in when I got my reimbursement from the company I worked at).. Oh yeah, and "can you Really not sit on the seat?" Yes, I can, if someone holds the bike while I get on......... the seat "hits" me in the tailbone when I'm on the ground, and I can't get "up" that last little bit to get one without someone holding onto the bike......... *Blush*

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Jun 20, 2012 8:03 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Tonight Bob & I went to a bike shop and got a new bike seat shaft to replace the one I have (it has a 5" expander area and can't be cut down). This one fits the seat right to the bottom of the saddle so I can sit on my bike.
Hurray! I won't have to sell it and get a smaller one! I can touch further than the ball of my foot (not to the heel, unless I stre-eeeeeeetch).
I emailed Melissa to let her know, now I'm just waiting until she says "lessons starting"!! She said "within a week or two". I want to start NOW!! Big Grin

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Imagetaters55
Jun 20, 2012 8:54 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Sure hope you can start riding that bike soon! Glad a new seat fixed the problem!
A Crafty Cubit
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

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Jun 20, 2012 9:08 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
I'm really looking forward to learning how to ride! S'funny how people react when they learn an adult has never learned....... *Blush*

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Jun 21, 2012 7:53 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Honey, I ain't ever heard of Bike lessons but it sounds good to me.
I want to know how you do. Been years since I rode a bike. Never had one til I was 21, bought it myself. I can ride but and not one to ride fast... Probably can fall off it as easy as I can those saddles.
Good luck dear. Can I be with you??? Even just for the fun of being with you and seeing what can be done. Hurray! Hurray!
Summer is easy time for me to lose weight but winter is terrible for me.
ImageTallulah_B
Jun 21, 2012 8:07 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Sure, come join me! You could join me on http://www.myfitnesspal.com too!
I track my food and exercise (NOT my weight - won't go near a scale - they're depressing!)
my nickname is tallulah_41 - come join me and we can support each other!

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Jun 21, 2012 10:49 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Well.......... today I got Under my calorie "goal" - was "supposed" to eat 1200, and ate 1107. I also started using my Stepper - that will need some building up............. Right now I can only do 5 minutes at a time, and did it 2x today.
"squeak, squeak, squeak........." but Bob put some WD40 on it, and it's quiet now........ Big Grin
I walked to the Church for Bible Study (only 1 km, and takes 15 minutes, so 30 minutes for both ways.
Once my knee gets stronger, I may get there in 10 minutes, right?
I managed to avoid eating the Fruit Explosion muffins from Tim Horton's - someone brought them to Bible Study, then gave me 2 of them, and 2 Bran muffins to bring home (for my DH BOB, not me...). I checked, and the MyFitnesPal site said the Fruit Explosion muffins are 360 calories, and the Bran Muffins are 410. HUH???? that doesn't sound right........ Confused

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Jun 25, 2012 7:09 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Going for a walk with my neighbours tonight. First they walk the dog, then afterwards have a "human" walk, cuz you don't seem to walk as thoroughly when you're walking a small dog - more of a meander...... Big Grin

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Jun 26, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I like meander!!!!!But I have lost a couple of pounds since I started this. I am at 159, I got under that dreadful 160. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jun 26, 2012 8:05 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Good for you, Charlene!! How tall are you? I'm only 5' 1 1/2" so I shouldn't be what weight I am......... and haven't stepped on the "evil" scale! *Blush* I can tell it isn't a healthy weight is all I have to say about that! Sticking tongue out

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Jun 26, 2012 8:51 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Same height as you Susan. 5'1 1/2 inch. used to be 5'2'' but I lost a half inch at doctors office. Rolling on the floor laughing
I have a terrible time losing weight. But writing it down sure does help, tho not very convenient.
I do go for walks a couple of times, even short ones are better than none.
I know about the evil scale but I need one to keep me on line. I had a digital but it got old and the digital was messed up. Got a spring loaded one , not digital but I can tell I have lost some. Hurray! Hurray!
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Jun 26, 2012 10:30 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Congratulations on the weight loss, Charlene Hurray! Thumbs up
I can tell I've lost some, cuz my pants don't fit the same, and I can Feel My Ribs Rolling on the floor laughing
I used to be 5' 1 3/4" Big Grin So, we could look each other eye-to-eye! I don't know many people I can do that with...... Whistling

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Jun 26, 2012 10:38 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Just lurked in and want to say...YOU GO! I Love your enthusiasm Smiling
ImageTallulah_B
Jun 26, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Thank you, Maridell!!
Enthusiasm picks up the metabolism, doncha know?!?! Rolling on the floor laughing Big Grin

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Jun 26, 2012 12:17 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Yes indeed!!
ImageTallulah_B
Jun 26, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Are you working on a fitness regime too, Maridell? If so, tell us about it so we can Cheer You On! Thumbs up

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