Funny, when I turned forty , five years ago, I remember it well. I had hit 140 on the scale, at forty years, and that was the most I had ever weighed. I hit 175 last year (passing up my DH by almost 20 pounds, which was exasperating). Let me tell you, more than anything now, you're going to have to accept that
1. You are NOT old, but young enough to have the best years of your life yet. However, it is entirely what you make it, as opportunities may seem fewer.
2. You must from here forth be vigilant about the weight.
Weightloss Journey Since April 2012
My goal weight is now the weight that puts my BMI out of 'obese' range , into moderately overweight, and I'm fine with that.