The obesity epidemic we’re always talking about isn’t often focused on older folks, but weight loss benefits quality of life in seniors just as much as in younger people. When I decided to drop the pounds I’d gained during the pandemic last year, I took it very seriously. Of course, I joked around about wanting to fit into my clothing – and that was an important factor as I didn’t want to have to replace my wardrobe – but the other factors are critically important too.
Last year, I challenged myself to overcome the barriers to seniors losing weight and to get rid of the extra pounds I’d collected throughout the pandemic. I blogged about it several times, including an update this year about how I planned to keep up my weight maintenance in a healthy way. Since then, several of my friends have asked me for advice to help them achieve their own goals.
Last year taught me a lot about weight maintenance and how important it is to incorporate into my everyday lifestyle. After having done well with my weight for several years, the pandemic proved to me that I am not immune – so to speak – to habits such as bad food choices, overeating and skipping my regular exercise.