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January 12, 2013 4:59 PM
Every one of you that posted pics are an inspiration. Well done! I agree with the gentleman that said you are all bringing back sexy. :-)
January 12, 2013 5:06 PM
Hi, all you lovely ladies ...... you are awesome ..... never doubt it for a moment !

I'm 61 ........ four years ago I weighed 195# .......

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Now I'm about 150# .......

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Still chipping away ...... and having a blast !

Happy losing !
January 12, 2013 5:15 PM
You look awesome! There is nothing like feeling healthy and energetic. Love the before and after picts. flowerforyou
January 12, 2013 5:25 PM
So glad to see this post!! 2nd week on MFP and down 4 lbs I am 55 and need to lose 30 lbs All of you ladies look amazing.... very motivating!!!
January 12, 2013 5:26 PM

I'm 50....soon to be 51. I lost about 22 lbs (I'm 5' 4'') so I think it's made a lot of difference losing it. I feel much better, it might take longer to 'tone up' flabby bits, but it's worth it!
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You look fantastic!!
January 12, 2013 7:00 PM
THIS is a GREAT thread!! I'll be 50 next month and all you women are an inspiration!! There were times when I thought I was to old to lose the weight. This thread proves me wrong. Thanks. Feel free to send a friend request. Would love friends close to my age.
January 12, 2013 7:34 PM
Joanne, you look great !!!!!!!!!! Don't ever think you don't - so good that you dropped the unhealthy weight.
( My hometown is Edmonton :-) )
January 12, 2013 7:35 PM
Joanne, you look great !!!!!!!!!! Don't ever think you don't - so good that you dropped the unhealthy weight.
( My hometown is Edmonton :-) )
January 12, 2013 7:50 PM
You look incredible! You have obviously gained so much by losing the 110 lbs. Thanks for sharing your success story. It's been over 30 years since I wore shorts but seeing how great you looked in yours has given me new hope.
January 12, 2013 7:57 PM
I absolutely love this thread... I must admit it was going through my mind as well... I just turned 51 and thought 'will I be able to lose the weight?'.... well, on Friday with less than a week in I'm down 5 pounds and while I know that it's often a quick jump in the beginning I feel confident I'm going to hit my goal.

Thank you to all your fabulous women for posting your pics... you ARE bringing sexy back... I can't wait until I get to add mine to the mix.

I agree with making choices you can live with and adding in the exercise. My diary is open and happy to have friends... just send me a request with a little note.

I'm active on the site (daily) which I also think will be key to my success.

Thank you ALL for the inspirational stories and pics!
January 12, 2013 8:39 PM


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You do not look 46 AT ALL! Wow.

Thank you :-)
January 12, 2013 8:39 PM
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I am 66 years old (67 in three months), just 5'2". Starting weight 136...BF% 27. Since then I have lost a total of 16 inches and I am now BF% 25.9 and weigh 127.6. My goal is 124 pounds and BF% 22. The next pictures will be taken Feb. 14 when I have completed a Group Challenge. I have measured though every month.
January 12, 2013 8:41 PM
I give up on trying to post a before and after picture. This is the third time and each time the picture has enlarged from what I saw it before I posted it. Sorry people!
January 13, 2013 1:36 AM
You all make my heart soar. Even though I'm still in my 30s I feel vey inspired by your journeys. When I turned 30 it was like someone flipped a switch and I was suddenly in a completely different body. It makes me feel hopeful to see all of you who Are making changes to your bodies and your lives despite the challenges.
January 13, 2013 2:28 AM
Women approaching the big 50' and those over 50' 'Rock'' when it comes to changing body shapes and their own health. It's like anything, you've just got to want it so badly that your willing to work for it. I have pics in my profile.
January 13, 2013 2:31 AM
Wow. I am truly inspired, well done you.
January 13, 2013 2:40 AM
I have just joined and have been wondering about the same thing. I think we can change but it's down a different path. When we entered puberty our bodies changed whether we like it or not. When we got pregnant our bodies changed beyond our control and now that we are menopausal our body shape changes - yet again but health and fitness is something we can all aim for.
January 13, 2013 2:49 AM
Welcome! I am a newcomer so I have nothing to show for my efforts yet. I also want to lose a similar amount. Race you. Ready Set Go!
January 13, 2013 2:52 AM
Never too old. Never too thin. And a ring ? Never too big! lol
January 13, 2013 4:59 AM
I'm having a go at posting a picture to show me at the beginning and end of last year. See if this works...

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January 13, 2013 5:08 AM
Oops That didn't work - I managed to get a picture but not all of it - let's see if I have managed to resize it to get them both in side by side:

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January 13, 2013 5:13 AM

Oops That didn't work - I managed to get a picture but not all of it - let's see if I have managed to resize it to get them both in side by side:

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There you go! I have learned a new trick - how to post a photo on the forums :) This shows the weight I lost - but although my actual weight stabilised at about 67kg about last April, I have continued to lose inches. Later in the year I bought an Aria wifi scale that links to fitbit and it shows that although my weight continues to stay the same, the ratio between my lean body mass (my muscle) and my fat continues to change. Although my weight has stayed pretty constant at 67kg the percentage of that which is fat has dropped from 40% to 31%. So don't just be bothered about weight - it's inches that are more important, I think.
January 13, 2013 5:17 AM
Docmarr: Love the definition in your legs! You look great!
January 13, 2013 5:19 AM
I am 65 soon to be 66. I started getting serious about loosing weight in August when I enrolled in an eight week Healthy Weight for Life class at our local hospital. They recomended MFP which I joined in September and have lost 36 pounds as of last Friday. I am still a work in progress but with the help of all the great people on MFP I know I can make my goal weight
January 13, 2013 5:24 AM
I will be 51 next month and have lost 135 pounds. My diary is open so you can take a peek at my pics. I am almost 5' and was at 255 lbs. and a size 22. Now I am at 120 and a size 4. MFP is the best thing I have found for support as I have finished losing my weight. People here are great! So, losing IS possible as you approach middle age, it may be a bit of a challenge, but it is possible. Reach for the stars!!!

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