This New Year, as you toast to health and happiness, friends and family and hopes and dreams, what will you be looking forward to in 2008?
It's a funny thing about a new year... It's like you're getting a clean slate. 2007 has come and gone, and now 2008 holds the promise for a whole new beginning. January 1st is a time to start fresh, to be your best, to really set your mind to doing the things you want to do.
Do you want to fit in your favorite jeans again? Lose 10, 20 or 100 pounds? Maybe you want reduce stress, get a new job, learn more about wine or keep in touch with friends more. New Year's resolutions can be as big as changing to a whole new, healthier lifestyle to as small as simply getting rid of those pesky piles around the house.
Whatever you decide your New Year's resolutions will be, we look forward to your success. And from all of us at eDiets, happy 2008... and happy new you!
Share your New Year's resolutions by commenting below -- make the promise to change, and we'll make the promise to cheer you on along the way!
I don't think this newsletter factors into its stories the great numbers of people over the age of 50 that need info. that is geared for them. Maybe as much as 35 -40%of the people at my gym are in this age group and not being informed of the adjustments they should be making in their programms.
My goals for 2008 are 1. To attend bible study classes at my church; 2. To reach a BMI of 22 by losing 10 lbs through continued daily exercise and a healthy diet; to save money in a savings instrument for each of my 3 children (ages 6,3 & 1) monthly; to touch base with at least 3 friends/relatives daily; to go on a date with my husband at least 3 times per month.
I'm 50 and I love this site! This year I'm going to...1) Graduate from college in May; 2) Start a Masters in Social Work program; 3) Run/walk my second marathon; 4) Lose my last 30 pounds to make it a 100 lb. total. 2008--Bring it on!
This years attempt to lose weight will be concentrated on control of eating with no time limits. I will not say, "I want to lose 25 pounds in 3 months"-- I am now saying that I will take it day by day. I will not deny myself anything BUT learn to eat in human portions and eat until I am full or satisfied, not to the point of feeling sick. I will MOVE my body everyday- starting with 30 minutes of walking a day only..then see where that takes me. I will work on spending less time feeling sorry for myself and try my hardest to accept me and maybe even start to like me!
I 100% agree with the comment for people over 50. We have 78 million baby boomers in the US and I bet many have weight problems and need help. My industry relates to Long Term Care issues, and that is statistically WHY I can't afford to become diabetic! I'm hoping this program will drive me to success, but look for personal support for over 50!!
I'm pleased to see other over 50's leave a comment. One of the things I discovered recently is that I wasn't recovering very well after working out for 1 hour. My trainer told me that after 40 you might have to cut back to 30-40min. I found Raphael Calzadilla's programm '30 minute Fat-Burning Workout' and it suits my new plan. I'm not tired at the end, the short burst of intense cardio seem to be very effective and I'm surprised out quickly I noticed changes. The other age related aspect of my program is I need to keep well rested so for every 1/2 of exercise I follow it up with 1/2 hour of rest. Without the rest the dominos collapse.
Thank you for the comment that 'over fifty need to rest the old body" after ezxercise. I am also interested in more infor for the over 50, out of shape,diabetic individual that finds the gym the wrong place for me. I very much need info on short programs that work out specific areas today and different spefic areas tommorrow ... and so on. I tire really easily!!
Well, my resolutions for the New Year are to stop smoking and live healthy. Last 10 Years I was smoker.Now I am over 50 and second day free off smoking. Good luck to me and everybody else. Be happy and work on yourself. Open your mind, listen my(your) body and be best doctor to myself(yourself).
My New Year resolution is the same it was last year, to lose baby weight that I put on from having my daughter 27 months ago. In the last 2 years, ive lost 26 pounds. I would like to lose 50 more. This year is going to be my year for success. My husband is behind me every step of the way, and ediets is a wonderful support system for people who need extra encouragement. I do not want my resolution next year to have anything to do with weight. Good luck to all of you in reaching your goals. WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!
This is going to sound sissy...but what about people with previous back injuries. My back absolutely kills me to do anything that involves my lower back. I end up having the disk in my back slip when I try doing other exercises in the past...And it's not that I don't want to...because I certainly want to get healthier. Anyone out there have any suggestions.
I just read the article about 50 deadliest diet mistakes.well I have to say they were all good EXCEPT one.The one about not tasting your food when your cooking it.How do you know what it the dish needs or if it needs anything.A TASTE is that a TASTE.That's how people stop following healthy eating because when it comes down to actually eating what they have cooked it taste awful.Taste that doesn't mean devour.Take it from a professional chef.
Resolutions huh.......... It's really not that hard to achieve once you start it. First of all you have to write it down.... So here goes mine.... 1. lose 15lbs by may of 2008 by eat regular meals and work out 5 times a week for 30min. 2. Be on time 3. finish Homework and other important task first 4. Keep in touch with friends daily 5.build self cofidence. 6. Be in a healthy relationship
I'm over 50 and overweight. So far I am healthy but know it can't stay that way since I need to lose 60 lbs minimum. My 2008 resolutions are: 1) to get back my sense of humor; 2) to average 2 lbs/week weight loss until I reach my goal; 3) get my husband to go hiking with me instead of just talking about it.
I'm going to be 50 in March and I started this last year. I have lost 20 lbs and hope to lose 10 more. I have made some great life skills adjustments and I am commited to holding on. 50 is the new 30--getting better all the time.
Over 50~in fact 59 here. Happy New Year, Ya'lll.
I'm losing weight and am having a ball at our brand new gym where I attend water aerobic classes MWF already. I love the Lord, so want to really spend more time praying for my grandchildren, children, and all of you here online; I hope as you read this that your body will just find an inner peace and calmness and know that we are all connected. I just read all your posts and each one meant a lot to me. Thank you so much.
Well, people, I am over 60 and still trying to lose weight. I am succeeding so far and hope to continue. As for exercising I have to take it slow and easy with arthritis etc. but I try to keep moving because the pain is less. My husband has lower back pain and he walks at least 3 times a week. His back pain is better when he moves. I don't do resolutions but am determined to keep on keeping on. No matter how old you are, you can always try to improve yourself, enjoy your life and family and keep learning.
I have changed so much in the last three years . . . mostly for the worse. I moved to a different state and have made some terrible mistakes in the relationship side of life. I'm looking to find my true self again, to find all that old confidence I use to have, and really start living my life instead of watching others live theirs.
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