I'd like to join this party if I may. Briefly, in the year 2000 I lost over 45 lbs. using the Richard Simmons program of healthy eating and exercise. This was at the age of 74.
Now I am 77, I dropped an additional 10 lbs. earlier this year by controlling my carb intake a little more carefully. That is I am concentrating on the 'good carbs' such as whole wheat bread, lots of veggies, etc.
I was overweight simply because I got too busy doing other things and failed to pay attention to what I ate.
I am finding maintenance difficult since old habits die hard. But it is nice to be a smaller size, to be able to do more things, to be able to shop in the ladies department rather than the XXX size stuff. And above all things I do not want to regain any of the weight I have lost.
I have just recently joined Curves for Women, and am enjoying it.
I am glad a forum for maintenance has been started. And I hope that many will be able to participate in it.
Breast Cancer Survivor
86 years old
Last edited by JoJoJo2; 11-16-2003 at 08:34 PM.