Truth be told I haven't been taking care of myself for years. There was always someone else to take care of. But now after this thorough self-examination I have to admit that something must be done. I'm in my mid-fifties and hoping it's not too late. The irony of it all is that I'd promised myself that I would make my fifties the best time of my life and really focus on taking care of myself. I lost 25 lbs. without much effort - then my mother died before my 51st birthday and the nightmare began. I've been steadily gaining weight ever since then. While I've read that stress can really age a woman, I'm can confirm that this is a fact as I'm looking in the mirror at living proof. So as soon as I return from my upcoming trip serious new lifestyle changes are going to be kicked into gear and self-discipline will be needed.
In the meantime, I'm looking for older inspiration.