At 65 I am still struggling with weight. I have lost almost to goal only to gain back the weight, at one time I was about 75 more than now. I am now back on the downward going numbers. The turning point, for me, though, was getting the medical numbers to stabilize. I finally got there a few years ago, losing a lot of weight, then upping and downing 20#. It’s downing and almost to my lowest in a few years, then it’s a matter of getting to my eventual goal. Talking body image is a whole ‘nother story. As when you get my age that elasticity doesn’t bounce back and I ended up with wrinkles where all those fat stores have hung out. So, I have loose skin under my arms and notice I now have wrinkles, but it’s all good and ultimately…the bottom line is health. The numbers for testing purposes have stabilized and the scale is being nicer and my last big battle, blood pressure is gradually getting to where maybe, just maybe I can go off the meds. How I wish I could wake up without the loose skin, but boy am I grateful for being able to wake up as there was a time when I was afraid of stroke. Thank you for sharing your story. It helps to read about where other people are with this. You have such a good head on your shoulders and I love your attitude.

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