Anyone seniors?

BobbieDoll
on 7/28/18 12:48 pm - CO

I am older than most. Surgery date is August 7th. It is a revision from a slipped lap band which was removed last year. I have gained 25 pounds since then. My BMI is 31.5 today.

Cathy H.
on 7/28/18 2:39 pm
VSG on 10/31/16

Depends on what you are calling "senior" lol. Lots of us are over 50 and more. I had my VSG when I was almost 57.

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

TheWombat
on 7/28/18 3:07 pm
VSG on 06/11/18

I'm 7 weeks post-op and I turned 58 last month.

ljbarbara
on 7/28/18 3:33 pm

I was 67 when I was revised from the sleeve to RNY. I'll be 70 in a few months and I'm still going strong!

Original surgery: VSG Feb. 2009

REVISED TO RNY FEBRUARY 2016

Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 252. Current weight: 120

(deactivated member)
on 7/28/18 4:09 pm
VSG on 10/11/16

I will turn 60 three days before the second anniversary of my surgery. Does that make me a senior? I know I feel like a geezer.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 7/29/18 5:03 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Much as I hate that label, technically I am one? I had surgery at 61 (I'm 63 now).

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

Gwen M.
on 7/29/18 5:23 am
VSG on 03/13/14

For the purpose of all of my studies (Gerontology major here), we define older adults as being 65+. And... I've learned that "older adult" is the "preferred" label. I think that's based on an AARP study that asked those over 65 what their preference was?

Out of curiosity, what is your preferred label? I've asked people at my mom's CCRC and it seems that there are definitely preferences based on age. People I've asked who are in the upper 70s and older tend to prefer senior, people who are younger seem to prefer older adult. And, of course, people at all ages in the 65+ range make jokes about "how about calling us 'golden oldies' or 'old farts.'" ;)

For classes, of course, I stick to the "older adult" term, because that's accepted academically.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Rosemi
on 7/29/18 6:02 am

I'm 70 and I prefer....'alive'.

Gwen M.
on 7/29/18 6:09 am
VSG on 03/13/14

LOL!

After I wrote the post you're replying to, I've been trying to think of situations where I use a label for age groups outside of academics, and I'm failing.

The people I take fitness classes with are, well, "the people I take fitness classes with." I will, if relevant, explain that they're "mostly retired women" because that explains why they're taking weird midmorning classes and why I take fitness classes where I do. Because my fitness class gym caters to the retired population who have time to take midmorning classes! (Other places in the are tend to only offer classes before 6am or after 6pm, which does not work for my life.)

The people who live at my mom's CCRC are, by requirement, 55+, but I tend to refer to them as "so and so, who lives at my mom's CCRC..."

Since I'm a student in the aging field, I will also refer to "my target demographic." :P Such as, "Yeah, I'm thinking about asking so and so if I can interview them for class, because I'm pretty sure she's a part of my target demographic."

I've had more than one classmate refer to older adults as "elderlies." As in, "Elderlies don't use Facebook" and it drives me crazy. Or "The elderlies."

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 7/29/18 6:42 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Yes, I kind of don't like having a label. I never liked to use Yuppies or Millennials. If I have to be labeled "Older Adult" works better. I live near a large Indian community and they use "Elder" as a respectful term - I think the age is a little bit flexible (it may be based on experience?).

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

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