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January 12, 2013 1:57 PM
Absolutely amazing!!!

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January 12, 2013 2:07 PM
Hello,
this is interesting and I am happy to see others losing and I admire all of you!! I am 51 and just hit a milestone and went over the 100 pounds lost goal. Now I still need to lose another 35-55 pounds before I am at goal, but I did this in 9 and a half months.

I am working on strength training now because I do have extra skin, but it's my age and the fact that 10 years ago I lost almost 100 pounds and got to goal then slowly gained it all back plus about 40 more. When I lost my weight 10 years ago, I had very little extra skin and didn't exercise either. I also lost it in 9 months.

I am not going to gain this weight back this time. I have found many friends here and I know that I will have to log until I die I think!! LOL! I am ok with that too!!

I have a picture of me after I lost 90 pounds under my profile. I don't have any uploaded to photo bucket to post but I may work on that tomorrow. I have promised my friends a blog and I would love to add a photo or two.

Good luck to everyone that is trying to lose. You can do it!! Congrats to all the losers!! You really are winners!!drinker
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January 12, 2013 2:11 PM
WOW YOU ROCK!!!! awesome!
January 12, 2013 2:16 PM
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Hi Mel!
I'm Joanne (55). I've yoyo-ed with the same 60 lbs most of my adult life.
The picture on the left was taken 7 years ago.
I'm now 40 pounds less, and altho I have wrinkles and flabby skin, I "feel" stronger and more "alive" than any other time in my life!
I may not look great on the outside, but maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle is worth so much more.
Blessings on your journey!
Jo

Joanne
"I may not look great on the outside"
This was the last time that you should have said that. There are thousands of women who want your before, not to talk about your after. Happy smiles from Texas B
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January 12, 2013 3:29 PM
Wow! Thank you all for responding to my post! You are all so inspiring! Guess I should not use the over 50 excuse!! I have actually been in great shape most of my life...hiking the Grand Canyon several times, etc etc..but the last year I just lost my motivation, gained 15 pounds...don't know why. I have signed up for a sprint triathlon in march, have been working out...weights and cardio for a few weeks...but not doing so hot on the eating! Thanks to all of you, I have new inspiration! God Bless!

Marylynn :)
January 12, 2013 3:30 PM
you are beautiful, Jo...you don't see that???
January 12, 2013 3:40 PM
that is so inspiring!!! i will be 51 in march and just really feel "frumpy" i have about 40 lbs to lose. have started walking on treadmill and keeping track of all i eat. thanksso much for posting. the over 50 crowd needs this kind of motivation :)
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January 12, 2013 3:58 PM
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I don't know how to post pictures on the forums but I have changed my profile photo to show you a January 2011 photo of my profile beside a December 2011 picture of me. I lost 25 lbs between those pictures but more importantly, I lost lots of inches (8 inches from my waist) and changed my shape. I didn't 'diet' - I ate at least 1700-2000 calories per day - but what I did was to increase my exercise to put me slightly into deficit. I do some form of exercise every day (about an hour) and try to walk 10 thousand steps per day. My weight has now stabilised at about 67kg for the past few months but I continue to gain lean muscle and lose fat and therefore inches. I was 52 last week, so yes, to answer the OP question, it is possible to change your shape after 50 - but exercise has been the key to is for me. Well done to all the other ladies who have posted great photos of themselves. :)
January 12, 2013 3:59 PM
thanks for the pictures! good job!
January 12, 2013 4:00 PM
I wish my mum would post on the forums, she is turning 58 this July and a member on here. She definitely inspires me!
January 12, 2013 4:01 PM
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You are making great progress! Keep up the good work, you look great!
January 12, 2013 4:02 PM
I have a MFP friend who is 85 years old and just lost 40 lbs here. I'm 60 and have lost 33 lbs with MFP. I love this site! Maybe I'll post pics one of these days :)
January 12, 2013 4:04 PM
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Hi Mel!
I'm Joanne (55). I've yoyo-ed with the same 60 lbs most of my adult life.
The picture on the left was taken 7 years ago.
I'm now 40 pounds less, and altho I have wrinkles and flabby skin, I "feel" stronger and more "alive" than any other time in my life!
I may not look great on the outside, but maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle is worth so much more.
Blessings on your journey!
Jo


Now now! Wrinkles do not mean you aren't beautiful! Everyone gets them eventually. Beauty is something that glows from the inside. You can't paint it on, it has to shine out of your eyes and your smile. You are beautiful, and you need to see that!
January 12, 2013 4:07 PM
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You do not look 46 AT ALL! Wow.
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January 12, 2013 4:14 PM
wow! congrats to all of you! you guys look fabulous! I'm emailing this thread to my mom, who's 57! I think it will really motivate her!
January 12, 2013 4:14 PM
I am 66 years old (67 in three months)I am 5'2" tall. My first picture is 136 pounds, BF% 27. The second picure I weigh 128.5 and was BF% 26.1. I have not taken this type of picture since November. I am in a challenge right now that will end Feb. 14..I plan to do pictures at that time. I kept measuring though every month and I have lost a total of 16 inches. My BF% now is 25.9. I would like to get down to 124 pounds and 22%BF.

How do you add the pictures to a post? Someone tell me and I will post them!
January 12, 2013 4:15 PM
I don't have any pics...but I am 59 and doing pretty well, I think! Eating better, working out, feeling great, and gone from a size 22-24 to 14s that are getting a little loose!
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January 12, 2013 4:32 PM
I'm 51 and 5' 10". I've lost 66 pounds so far. I feel great! Started at a size 18/20 and my goal was a 14. I'm now in a 12 and even they are getting a little loose! I'm about 10-18 pounds from goal. I'd post pics but I was really good at making sure I was on the other side of the camera a year ago. I did find a video that my son was taking of the dog and scanned by me a couple of times and WOW!! What a whale I was just a year ago!noway
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January 12, 2013 4:37 PM
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January 12, 2013 4:37 PM
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January 12, 2013 4:48 PM
I think I figured out how to add my picture. You can see the dates on the pictures. I will do new pictures Feb.14. Since Sept. I have lost a total of 16 inches .






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January 12, 2013 4:49 PM
OOPS too enlarged! I am learning! I will be right back!
January 12, 2013 4:56 PM
Hope this is correct this time. Thank you for your patience!


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January 12, 2013 4:57 PM
Well, wish I could delete those pictures!! How do I do this? I used tinypic.com. How do I reduce the picture so they both show up here and not huge!
January 12, 2013 4:58 PM
Wow! All you women are an insperation! I am just starting this journey by joining a weight lost challenge. I hope to be as successfull as many as you have been!

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