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Old and Out of Shape
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 Posted: Wed Apr 11th, 2012 10:23 PM
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As most of us get older, we also loose the physical shape we held as a youngster. I, myself am much more out of shape than I originally thought. After completing my annual visit to the doc, I learned that I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and need to loose 20 lbs.

The wife and I decided that it was time to start exercising to improve our health. We also figured the best way to do it was to make it fun. Thus, the Wii, and with it came The Biggest Loser game.

Here is where I learned just how baddly out of shape I really was. 2/3'rds the way through the warm up, I was on my back panting like a dog. OMG, do I have a lot of work ahead of me.

What do yall do to keep in better physical condition, if anything?



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 Posted: Wed Apr 11th, 2012 11:10 PM
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I certainly have not achieved " in shape" yet, but I'm working on it. Back in Dec, my hunting buddy, who's son is a doctor, sent an article to me, which was sent to him by his son. The article basically stated that if you would walk 30 minutes per day, on average you would add five years to your life. At the time I read the article, I was thinking that if I died today, only three of my eight grandchildren would remember me, because of their young age. I decided that night that I could give up 30 minutes a day to hopefullt live long enough to be remembered by all my grandchildren... I've walked 30 minuted per day, almost every day since then.
Will it work? who knows..
Will it hurt? absolutely not,
PS.. I can tell you, it's a slow process to get back into anything that resembles "shape" Been doing it for four months and the only thing that I can tell is that I can walk at a faster pace and cover more ground in that 30 minutes than when I first started



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I'm "fortunate" enough to walk all day in my job, for the most part. Desk time is less than an hour a day, drive time might be a couple more hours, the rest is shoesole time. I'm 6'2", about 230. Could stand to lose another 15 pounds or so. BP is higher than it should be, I do take drugs for that. Other than that, I'm in decent shape for the shady side of 55...

Got to admit, Mrs. Charley and I do like the Wii. Bowling is more fun without the drunks and cigarette smoke in a real bowling alley!



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I jog, and drink beer, before and after jogging (durring at times) (a drinker with a running problem).



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Well, I do get a lot of walking time in at work. As a Production Supervisor, I am all over the plant, all day long. Somehow, I think I'm going to have to go the extra mile. Getting past the warm up on the Wii would be nice.



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Okla-
Well, I cut my soda consumption in half and lost 8 pounds in three weeks. 

I eat snickers on really BIG occasions. 

I wear my hunting boots a lot.

I do the basic training PT routine as much as possible every other day. 

Get the lead weights you can strap around your ankles.  It will absolutely wear you out, amazing how a little weight can do.

I stopped drinking a long time ago. 

In six months, your Mrs will not recognize you. 

This all started when I could not drag a deer outta the woods.  And I have a long way to go still. 




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I live with two Shorthairs. They keep me honest. The youngest one will not take "No!" for an answer when he gets in my face and tells me we ALL have to go out for a ramble. He can be out by himself, but his greatest joy is for me to come along so he can share what he finds with me. Snow? No excuse. Rain? No excuse. Wind? No excuse. What a guy is my Jack!

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Plainsman wrote:
I live with two Shorthairs. They keep me honest. The youngest one will not take "No!" for an answer when he gets in my face and tells me we ALL have to go out for a ramble. He can be out by himself, but his greatest joy is for me to come along so he can share what he finds with me. Snow? No excuse. Rain? No excuse. Wind? No excuse. What a guy is my Jack!

That's a great looking companion you have their Plainsman! My labs do the same thing to the wife and I. When they are ready for their walk, they are ready! Try to tell them "no"....yeah right.



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I have noticed i am getting a belly and some love handles.
I used to run everywhere..like taking the trash out..or going from the back yard to the front to get a tool..

I still run from the car to the front of the grocery store.And back to the car.
The wife told me to stop running when i leave the bank lobby.

That is a good place to make people do a double take.
Walking sucks for me..wife did the 2 mile walk every night for many months and zero loss of weight..just sore feet and legs...
I think running short distances does much more than walking, if you can do it.
The wife is a great cook as I am also..so that is our down fall.. not soda ..may have 2 soda's a week if that. But dang the cookies and pie's and cakes.
I went in for a check up and all checked good..a tad above normal on cholesterol though..But i feel i need to be at 180 or less instead of 200lbs.



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Ride the stationary bike in the mornings before work.  And then walk the dogs 3 or 4 days a week.  I've cut sugar intake by about 90% and that has helped a lot.  Evenings and weekends, along with reloading, I work on my welding and machining projects, try to stay busy moving around.  Need to lose 20, got rid of about 10 now.  I'm tired of the doctor always adding another pill to my diet, so got to keep working on the weight.



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Fortunate enough to be still working. We move houses so it is a constant thing to be walking, lifting, placing timbers, etc. Am thin as a rail-6'2" 140 lbs but still thinking about taking up water arobics at the local water sports center--not to mention the benefits of "leering" at cute ladies--lol.



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I spent a lifetime getting up at 0430... doing 3 to 5 mile runs... sit-ups till I couldn't.... hell... I'm getting tired thinking on it....

Now..... I'm beat all to hell.... and really surprised I've lived as long as I have.

I've spent my years since retiring from the Corps working hard to never break sweat again doing PT of any sort. And I have accomplished that quite well.

Now the wife and I will walk some in the evenings when she feels up to it and weather permits. And I wear out a pair of shoes monthly here at work.

So here I be... as I be... because I choose to be....



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I'm 6'4' and very large framed. Like -6 I was actually very trim at when I was doing physical work every day. But that was at 240 without an ounce of fat, six pack abs and all. When I took a salesman on the road job I ballooned so fast I got stretch marks. after 15 years of that I weighed 350 and got the shock of my life when I was told that I had diabetes. I lost 80 pounds in less than a year. Taking Metformin for the blood sugar problem just sucked the weight off. When I got below 280 the blood sugar problem disappeared. I put a few pounds back on but now I seem to yo-yo between. 275-285. 275 is sure a heck of a lot easier on the knees and feet than 350 was. RD



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I can remember a time, In my younger years, I could get up and do a 5 mile run. Was 5'8" tall and 165 lbs (soaking wet). Now I can't run accross the street, am 5'9" and steady at 210. Been thinking of how nice it would be to be at 185 again.



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When the kids went away to college the wife & I began eating out more and more. It didn't take long to need additional girth in the waist size. I hate to exercise and sweat but something had to change. I decided if I had to sweat and exercise I wanted to be paid for it rather than pay a membership somewhere. Our kids had played soccer growing up and I missed being around the game so I took the referee class and became a licensed referee. I make around $35 per game and try to do a couple of games a night, 2 to 3 nights a week. Yes it took a while and copious amounts of Ibuprofen to get back into shape, but I get paid to exercise. Is this a great country or what? Guess where the majority of the extra income gets allocated? Filling gaps in the rack of the gun safe! $140 to $210 a week depending on the schedule and I'm back to normal size pants.



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Brilliant solution!



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Well I am 70, 5'8" around 180.  Been up to 214.  With two artifical knees I walk now.  Last year had second knee put in then had heart attack, that brought weight down.  Finally got myself to walk again.  First time went 2 miles, did not feel all the good, like I needed to do more.  Now I am walking 4.5 miles a day, taking around 1.75-2 hrs.  Feels good, like I am accomplishing something.  Goal is to get rid of Metformin and BP medication and got to around 165 lbs.
I would rather run but can't.  Like a friend of mine says, "sometimes chicken, sometimes feathers".
I drink very little now.  A beer with some foods and a shot of tequila or brandy sometimes.  Still enjoy it.



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Just about anyone over the age of 35 has started to see sag in the 6 pack abs, handles appearing out of no where overnight and those damnable demons who wash pants in hot hot water every night.

I'm no different. My daughter saw a wedding photo of yours truly and the better half. She looked straight at me and said "daddy is that you?" I said yes expecting some thing about the wedding day etc. Instead I got "wow you were skinny then" Damn kid.. had to turn my head and cough to get things re-adjusted after that kick.

In short. Pretty much all of us hit a point where we see more of the table and less of our shoes and given the fact that we enjoy being outside and shooting, hunting we owe it to ourselves to be in good nuf shape to do our hobby without having an AED close by.

I am slowly starting to use the old nordic track again and yep. it's whipping my butt. I've also started to walk again. I mix up the speed of when I walk but with a goal set for the mile. When I had to stop walking due to issues I was down to a 13 min Mile Not great but not bad. My goal was to do a walking 11min mile. That is flat out picking them up and putting them down with no lag time.

Work your way up to your goal and just a couple of quick side notes. Walking will give you as much cardio as running without near the damage on your joints. Also pick up a good set of running shoes to avoid shin splints and understand that you won't get more than 8 months out of them before they are shot for cushioning your feet.
Buy the shoes and don't skimp or you will be hurting.

Take care Be safe Poacher.



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Still doing my walking at 4.5 miles at least 3 times a week.  Goal is 5 times a week but life interferes.  My time is down to 1.5 hrs.  I live in the country so I start at home, go to major highway and walk alongside it.  Using a 12" piece of pipe to keep my hands active and helps in maintain speed.  Going to go to 18" 3/4" steel bar for added weight.  Helps my hands and arthritis in fingers.
having fun.



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