I just turned 57 nov 1st and i have lost 39lbs and 26 1/2 inches since July of this year. I went to the Metabolich Research Center Weight loss center and they helped me lose weight and inches and showed me how to eat healthy and not be hungry. There are alot of forums on here so take it slow and don't get overwhelmed. I use www.myfitnesspal.com
to track all my calories and there are some wonderful women my age that have lost over 100 lbs just by counting calories, you should check it out. good luck and keep in touch!