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Hold the front page... 50-something woman loses 60lbs! (With pic to prove it!)

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

One of the reasons I wanted to share this image - apart from chums asking me to - is because so often I read about women who, like me, are in their 50s, resigning themselves to being a certain way, simply because of their age.

If this is you, just stop it right now!

Age is nothing more than a number. And I'm not alone in believing this. I know plenty of women the same age as me, and older, who have successfully taken control of their weight and their health, with hugely positive outcomes.


I have to be honest, and say that I really didn't realise how fat I'd become when I was living in south Asia.

(Please forgive my stupid face - the bird was digging his claws in my arm!)

I'd love to be able to say that the image from April '14 was my wake-up call but it wasn't. I was still in denial right up until the end of 2014, when I finally made up my mind to get my butt into gear, starting in the January.

I'm really pleased with my progress so far, and looking at these images definitely spurs me on to keep going. I'm not resting on my laurels, however; I still have a lot of room for improvement.

Onward and slimward!

Without wishing to sound vain, I hope that by posting these images, someone else will be spurred on as well.

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  • OOLALA53
    Did you see the team needs a leader? Would you consider it? Or is it all just such second nature that you'd prefer not to dwell on it? (BTW, I lost all my weight after age 56 and 10 of it in the last year or so.) I'd do it but I lead two other teams.
    1165 days ago
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    You are an amazing inspiration!! emoticon emoticon
    1518 days ago
    I'm so happy you took the time to leave comments for me... thank you all! And congratulations to all of you, no matter whether you've just taken the first step, or have got to where you want to be. You all rock!
    1535 days ago
    Congratulations, you have obviously worked hard for your fabulous results.
    1567 days ago
    I am 62 and lost 50lbs. last year in less than 5 months. There was no way that I was going to continue the rest of my life being overweight. I am on maintenance and feel wonderful today.
    1567 days ago
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  • ZORO22
    Awesome! Thank you for sharing. I am 50 and decided this is the year I take charge of my health and f. Have lost nearly 30 pounds tracking food and doing moderate exercise. It CAN be done!!
    1567 days ago
    You look fantastic girl
    1567 days ago
    I'm starting TODAY . . . June 7, 2016. 216 lb. and turning 58 in August. I can do this . . . and you ARE an inspiration.
    1567 days ago
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