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Losing weight after 40

Barbara2Lose20Barbara2Lose20 Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
I've never had issues losing weight. After kids I came back down to my goal weight - 122 (I'm 5'3"). I've recently gained a few pounds - ok more than a few. I can't believe how difficult it's been this time. I guess my body has changed enough that what I use to do before isn't working any more.


  • jwat90jwat90 Posts: 163Member Member Posts: 163Member Member
    I'm 45 and it's definitely harder to lose this time around. I have finally lost 20 but have about 40 more to go. Feel free to add me. We can encourage each other.
  • ConnieAGintherConnieAGinther Posts: 496Member Member Posts: 496Member Member
    Feel free to add me as a friend.
  • gmack49767gmack49767 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    I'm 43 and looking to lose 50 pounds looking for some friends to help, please feel free to add me gmack49767
  • lo72rilo72ri Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Im 45 looking to lose 30 lbs
  • Rich71batRich71bat Posts: 169Member Member Posts: 169Member Member
    I'm 46 and it's definitely harder to lose weight as you get older!! Feel free to add me
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 4,453Member Member Posts: 4,453Member Member
    There are plenty of success stories from over 40s, it might sound harsh but @JeromeBarry1 has hit the nail on the head it has nothing to do with age or your body, your TDEE will come down a little with age (the amount of calories your body burns over the course of a day) but you just need to eat a little less than you used to or move a little more and you are still able to lose weight.

    Check out this thread, if they can do it, you can
    edited September 2017
  • healthyourself4lifehealthyourself4life Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    I am 53 and losing easily once I removed most of the barriers! Lost 80 lbs and have another 40 or so to go.
  • browntracy72browntracy72 Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    First congratulations for making it this far. Your journey is tough, I know. I am running this same marathon with you. I am soon to be 45 and I have been struggling to lose weight and inches. My thyroid and my adrenals stopped working 4 years ago due to extreme stress. I have now regained the power over these two organs and have lost at least 6 pounds. Please add me if you want, I could use some encouragement. Have a blessed day.
  • sijomialsijomial Posts: 12,486Member Member Posts: 12,486Member Member
    Don't worry, wait another decade and you will find it much easier like I did.

    PS - it's not your age that is the problem.
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