This really awful photo was taken in the summer of 2010. As you can see, I was fully immersed in my frumpiness.
My reason for posting this terrible photo is to prove to you that even small changes in what you eat, how you dress and how you see yourself can make a lot of difference in your life. After I saw this and the other photos taken on the same day of this woman I hardly recognized, I started making small changes every day. Within three weeks I started to see change. Within six months I had lost almost forty pounds!
I stopped thinking of myself as invisible and old which was subconsciously giving me permission to stop caring about how I looked. A positive attitude is so very important. I started going for more walks and eating only fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and whole grains. (Read the book "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman for more information on what to eat and why.) I stopped wearing loose fitting dull clothes.
I still weigh 142 pounds at five feet six and a half inches tall. I am 58 years old in the photo above and I am so much happier than I was even in my thirties and forties.
I don't do any special exercises, but I do try to go for a walk and sit less each day. I don't eat meat or processed foods.
The reason I am sharing all this with you is to be an example. (There are so few of us over fifty gals in advertising.) I want to show you that even small changes in your life can make you much healthier and help you feel better about yourself. I also want to encourage you to go out and enjoy all that life has to offer. My fifties have proven to me that life really does get better.
I sincerely hope that you will make a firm commitment to yourself to be the most positive, happy, healthy person you can be. You deserve it!
Thank you for joining me and on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!