Who has lost a lot of weight on their late 40s (or older)?

(18 Posts)
heylilbunny Mon 25-May-15 12:05:40

I am in the middle of a big move to another country. When we finally get settled again I need to get fit and healthy. I am now 46, has anyone lost 2 stone or more at my age or older and kept it off?

I am hopeful as I am doing no exercise right now and I managed to lose a lot a couple of years ago. Due to all the uncertainty of our move the last 2 years I have found it very hard to focus on myself.

TalkinPeace Mon 25-May-15 16:56:54

Several friends at my gym have.

One lady lost 3 stone in time for her 70th birthday.
Another is 6 stone down and she's early 50's
another is 7 stone down and late 60's

its harder but entirely doable.

iklboo Mon 25-May-15 16:59:51

I'm 45. I've lost 5.5 stone and kept it off for over a year.

caravanista13 Mon 25-May-15 17:09:11

I had a wake-up moment on my 50th birthday! I signed up for weight watchers online, took up running (first exercise I'd ever done!) and lost three stone. That was 14 years ago and although my weight occasionally fluctuates by 4 or 5lbs, I've kept it off. I think the secret is not looking on it as a diet but as a permanent lifestyle change.

heylilbunny Mon 25-May-15 18:03:47

Great stories thank you! Any more?

zeis10 Mon 25-May-15 18:33:32

That is really encouraging thanks everyone.I am 51 and about to lose 3 stone..starting tomorrow! smile

dementedma Mon 25-May-15 19:42:41

51 and lost a stone and a bit since Christmas

hedwig2001 Mon 25-May-15 19:55:14

I am 50. I have lost 4 stone since last June, using Myfitnesspal.
I am just starting maintenence.

zeis10 Mon 25-May-15 20:29:31

Wow you are amazing! ;)

heylilbunny Tue 26-May-15 05:26:13

Fantastic Dementedma and hedwig! You are all inspiring me! smile

Crouchendmumoftwo Fri 29-May-15 22:46:21

Ive just turned 47 and Ive lost 2 stone 10 lbs on Slimming World since January and doing tons of exercise! Love it and so much happier!

zeis10 Sat 30-May-15 05:36:10

That's wonderful Crouchendmumoftwo! You must be so thrilled. How much more do you want to lose? smile

justownit Sat 30-May-15 06:04:46

46 yrs here! I lost a stone between last August and this February. I am doing well keeping it off. I never went to the gym but followed a home video and just mentally cut down on carbs (no specific diet) I've reached my target 9st 5lbs. It can be done.

ItsaTenfromDen Sat 30-May-15 06:29:38

52, 26lb down since the end of January, 14lb to go. Just trying my best every day to make the right choices. Not much in the way of exercise, but the plan is always to step it up a little

Crouchendmumoftwo Wed 03-Jun-15 09:40:47

Thanks Zeis10, I want to lose at least half a stone more. Im 11 stone now and in 5'9 so I want to be 10.5 stone and then 10.3 stone if Im really honest. Would be great before my hols in July!

Fiddlerontheroof Wed 03-Jun-15 09:43:30

I'm 43, I've lost 5 stone since last summer, slowly, 1-2lb a week..it's very very doable. xxx

EmilyAlice Wed 03-Jun-15 09:53:30

I am 65 and have lost, slowly and gently over the last eighteen months, the three stone I put on during the menopause. I have done it purely through moderate low-carbing and reduced portion size. I do one keep fit class a week, walk vigorously and do a lot of gardening (I personally think gardening is the best exercise). I am 9 stone, BMI 21 and have maintained the same weight since February.
I haven't changed my exercise regime at all.
I love our low-carb diet, which uses up lots of the vegetables we grow.

oddfodd Wed 03-Jun-15 10:01:24

I have lost 1.5 stone since February doing 5:2 and am 50 smile

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