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Senior Loses Excess Weight

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | Senior Loses Excess WeightLast year I was 65 and totally depressed. After being heavy most of my life, I had to have knee replacement surgery on both knees. I healed easily after the surgeries but continued to gain weight. Finally, I decided not to let the last years of my life be miserable and I started slowly at first, to exercise and keep a journal of what I ate. I found that the key for me was not to eat between meals and discipline myself to control my portions. I also instigated a “3 bite rule” for rich foods or desserts which allowed me to taste whatever I wanted to satisfy my curiousity of wanting to taste. To my surprise the weight just fell off even at my age. I was losing approximately 3 lbs each week eating 1200 calories a day. I lost 96 lbs in one year and have lost 108 lbs to date. I know I will continue to lose. Currently, I am working on maintaining my weight so I can continue enjoy the health I have earned. This is important because I want to focus on becoming healthy and staying healthy not letting myself lapse into the thinking that this a diet that will end. I don’t want to resume my old eating habits. In a few months I will work to lose another 30 lbs. I used to take medication for diabetes and high blood pressure. Now I take absolutely nothing and my numbers are all normal. I can move and do anything I want. I currently try to hit the gym 3 times a week and take a Tai chi class afterwards. I also have a treadmill at home which I actually USE. I now wear clothes from the MIsses department. NO more plus sizes for me. I wanted to share my story so seniors can know they are never too old to lose weight.

 

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Originally posted 2014-09-04 20:00:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

1 Comment

  1. Terri

    March 21, 2017 at 9:05 am

    That is wonderful! I will be turning 60 in August and weighed in for the first time January 27th, in order to start the road to gain my health. You are an encouragement for me. So many of the success stories are not of women of a certain age and as I have grown older, I have realized that what worked for me in the past has not worked for me now. It’s now March 21, and I have lost 12 lbs. Through trial and error I’m learning what works best for me and I feel so much better already. What I love the most is that my mind is less foggy when I eat the right things. I see the direct correlation and I’m amazed. I look forward to the success that you have had and am encouraged by you.

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