My one major regret after 12 years of No S

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oolala53
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My one major regret after 12 years of No S

Post by oolala53 » Wed May 25, 2022 7:13 pm

I have a few things that I wish I had possibly done differently with my eating earlier, but my only real regret doesn’t have to do with eating. It has to do with the fact that I did not include and continue with resistance exercise. That has cost me a fair amount of muscle that as an older person now I could really use. I can walk for miles and miles, but that doesn’t stimulate the muscle fiber that’s needed. Lift slow and heavy!! It has little to do with weight. Muscle is where the body temporarily stores glucose so that high amounts don’t circulate. My blood glucose has risen to near prediabetic range even though I lost over 20% of my body weight and am at a “ healthy” weight. And eating practically no refined foods.
Count plates, not calories. 11 years "during"
Age 68
BMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8 3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (more flux) 3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux 6/20 22
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NaomiShambles
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Re: My one major regret after 12 years of No S

Post by NaomiShambles » Thu May 26, 2022 4:12 am

You can start now!

ladybird30
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Re: My one major regret after 12 years of No S

Post by ladybird30 » Thu May 26, 2022 8:19 am

It's a pity older women aren't more encouraged to lift heavy things. Instead we get worried comments about hurting ourselves. And media articles about exercise for women tend to be accompanied by pictures of women with tiny hand weights. So no wonder we end up not doing the strength training we need.
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oolala53
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Re: My one major regret after 12 years of No S

Post by oolala53 » Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:02 pm

Naomi, I have started but unfortunately, though I can increase strength at my age, it is a lot harder for a 68-year old to acquire muscle. It won't stop me from doing resistance work, but it won't have the same payoff as it would have at a younger age, unless by some miracle I am an outlier. I hope you also start now or continue, if you already have. The younger the better.

Ladybird, I concur. The protocol of using very heavy weight lifted and lowered slowly was actually discovered in a program for senior women! The researchers were astounded. No injuries. If insurance programs were smart, they'd find a way to offer this for payees, maybe with an end-of-the-year rebate for completing a program that showed verified strength and/or muscle preservation or gain and continued discounts for maintenance.
Count plates, not calories. 11 years "during"
Age 68
BMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8 3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (more flux) 3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux 6/20 22
1/21-23

There is no S better than Vanilla No S (mods now as a senior citizen)

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