About Wendy

Hi There! My name is Wendy and I am a woman in my early 50’s. I am a happy person who has been blessed with a wonderful family.

I am very fortunate to have my health as well. I have great blood pressure and my health, in general, is great for a woman my age.

However, I am considered obese and am at a high risk for a heart attack or diabetes, especially since both illnesses run in my family.  But since my numbers were always good, I never really worried about it. But now, in my 50’s I realize that it is the time I get my weight under control.

My boyfriend, Brian was over weight as well. We both needed to lose weight.

But losing the weight isn’t so simple these days. What I discovered is that what used to work in my younger years to drop a few pounds doesn’t work with my 52-year-old body. No matter how much I worked out, counted calories, and cut fat, I just couldn’t drop any weight. I realized it is way harder for older women than it is for younger women to lose weight.

So Brian and I began to get educated on nutrition and to our surprise, we discovered something that worked for both of us.

High Fat, Low Carbohydrate Diet

We learned that everything we thought we knew about nutrition was all wrong! But right or wrong, I don’t care. I just know we are losing weight.

I wanted to help others do what brian and i did, So I created this website

I want to help other frustrated fifty and older women, do the same thing as me. Fat Loss At Fifty is more of a blog for me, so I can document what I am learning as I drop pounds. I’m hoping that my results will inspire others as well. So feel free to follow along and even leave some comments. I would love to hear from you!

Love, Wendy

Update Oct 2017:

I am now down to 140 pounds and have been able to maintain that weight for over 3 years and I’m feeling great and loving life.

When I look at this image of Brian and I compared to how we looked prior, it is almost shocking to me. I don’t even recognize myself.

This healthy lifestyle has literally change our life. Brian is medication free and actually reversed his diabetes. I sincerely hope this blog inspires and motivates you to lose your weight and get healthy and stay healthy for life!

If you are doing keto and getting amazing results I would love if you would share your story with me and my readers.

Love, Wendy

Update 6/26/19

I wanted to share with you what has been going on with me the past few years.

After losing my weight, I wanted to help others do the same. So I began working as a weight loss counselor at Trimline weight loss Centers in York, PA September of 2017. I love helping people learn about nutrition and get healthy.

My journey continues as Brian and I will be getting married and moving to Florida! I have decided I wanted to take my love for helping others to the next level by working as a certified health coach and counselor. I am excited to see where my new venture takes me.

Update 9/25/19

We did it! We tied the knot and moved to Florida. I am excited to start this new venture as a Weight Loss Counselor and Health Tudor.

If I can lose weight and keep it off so can you. It really is about putting yourself first and making a lifestyle change.

I can help!

Contact me to set up a free consultation!

I am here for you!

Love, Wendy

47 thoughts on “About Wendy”

  1. Weight loss is tough. I have been overweight most of my life, in fact since I was in the fifth grade. Now I am going to be 36 this year. Last year I weighed 325 pounds, and I’m 5’9.

    I totally agree with your article, I started a high protein, low carb diet in October 2014. Today I weigh a little less than 190 pounds. What a life changer!

    Thank you for posting this, I’m sure you are helping people everywhere lose unwanted weight!

    1. Over 200 lbs! You are such an inspiration! If you can do it so can I. You should be very proud of yourself.

    2. Hi King of Rage,

      One tip I picked up along the way is that when we eat too much protein, the excess is metabolized like our bodies metabolize carbs; that is, it breaks down to glucose. The Atkins Diet, which was largely a protein-centric diet, has been rewritten. One of the authors is Dr.Eric Westman of Duke University and a pioneer in LCHF lifestyles. The New Atkins still finds value in protein, but only in moderation–like 6oz per serving. The days of 16oz steaks are over. We all need a certain number of calories to satisfy our bodies’ needs, so Westman notes that as we modify our protein and eliminate carbs/sugars, we should make up the calorie difference with healthy fats like Olive Oil, butter, avecado, bacon, fattier meats, etc. Ultimately, our bodies are genetically pre-disposed to burning fat, not glucose. Just thought I would mention this about protein because the idea of unlimited protein is still circulating out there, but newer research exists to approach protein in moderation to assist our continued weight loss. Congrats on all your success so far!!

      1. Thank you, Steve. This is a really good point about only eating 6 oz of protein per serving. It can be easy to go overboard with the protein and it can cause weight loss to stall.

  2. Thank you for letting us get to know you! It is crazy how an individual can be otherwise healthy, but considered obese! Your life hits close to home for me, because my mom is in a similar position as you are. I myself, recently learned about the LCHF lifestyle, and I could not be happier – it has worked wonders for me! I will be sharing your site with my mom, as I try to get her on board with this lifestyle! Great relevant books in the sidebar too!

    1. Thanks Kari and it is great to know that others got good results with LCHF!. It is a great lifestyle and it is nice to know we all have options. As for the books, I just felt I had to add them. I found them both very life changing and motivating as well. Either book is a great place for people to start learning about eating low carb high fat.

  3. It must be difficult to get over your weight issues. I have dealt with some weight issues when I was a teenager and can totally understand how losing weight can be an issue for people of different age groups.

    Women in their 50s are usually scared to try out new things and that I have seen in my own mother. I think this site is going to help a lot of women.

    1. I have found that it actually isn’t difficult with doing a low carb, high fat diet like I am. Okay the first two weeks are tough because of the withdrawal. But after that, the cravings are gone and it is actually pretty easy to stick with it. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Oh Tanvir, you are so sweet. I am just an average lady who was tired of being fat. I figured out how to lose the weight. It was so easy, I wish I did it years ago. And now, I just want to help anyone who is struggling like I was. I wish there was someone to help me years ago. I just want to pay back the universe.

  4. Hey Wendy =)

    You have done an awesome job with your website. Just by browsing through a few posts I can see you’ve added so much content and put in a great deal of energy and enthusiasm with this site.

    Weight loss can be a difficult thing to conquer for a lot of people and I’m positive with this site and the quality information shared, you will help lots of people.

    Btw, you look great for your age! 😉 🙂

    1. Lawrence, you are the sweetest! I really appreciate all of the feedback and I sincerely hope I help people out. I have struggled with my weight most of my life. Now that I figure out what works for women of a certain age, I just want to share it with everyone. Have a great day!

  5. Hi, Wendy and nice to get to learn you more through this About Me page.
    I also listen to your video and your experience with weight management.
    I am at the same age as you are and have experienced that’s not so easy to loose weight in my age. Having the same difficulties as you have. I am doing the high in fat, low in calorie diet too but it’s not always easy to maintain this diet. I have a sweet tooth and every now and then I eat chocolate and also cakes in parties. I always get back to my normal diet but I struggle each time.

    Tove

    1. I can totally relate, Tove about the sweet tooth. Unfortunately, unlike you, I can’t have even a taste of sweets. I would end up spiraling out of control again. I just find sugar so addictive. I do eat dark chocolate though. I allow myself 1 square a day of the 86% cocoa dark chocolate. And it really is a treat!

  6. I am starting a keto blog (but not geared towards older people). Maybe we can find some sort of way to pair up? Do you have any contact info?

  7. Not everyone is blessed with a perfect body. Since humans are generally not perfect, we tend to eat away our sins, which in essence adds to the problem. Fortunately, there are so many opportunities and encouraging stories that can boost a person’s confidence and push them over the edge of saying “I can do this!” Thanks for your site.

  8. It’s a pleasure to meet you Wendy, I have been reading your posts and I can say that it has been really helpful to me how you have been able to lose so much weight all this while. This is a path that I’d like to take as well. Seeing that you too was big before losing it all is great. I can agree that you really are healthy because you look way younger than 50. Weight loss is hard but you have simplified it here. Thank you again Wendy and it’s nice to meet you.

  9. You have a wonderful story, I very much enjoyed reading about your background and updates. Congratulations on getting married and going forward with all your goals. 

    You sound so positive and upbeat, not to mention you made the weight loss journey yourself which makes you an expert in the field in my view. I think you will make an excellent health coach. I wish you much success in your new business!

  10. Hello Wendy , I must admit I’m really impressed by your determination to actually lose weight and you did. There are lots of people who wants to lose weight as well but do not have the courage to keep up with the routine. Its a lot difficult as you are to change both your lifestyle and diet and thayarone thing most people can’t really do. Personally I feel losing weight would be more easier for any one who wants to do it when we set our mind that we are doing it for the good of yourself, with that at heart we will have the push to go on. Really happy for you

  11. This is really awesome to see and I’m really delighted for you. For you to have been able to pull this through, definitely I can do the sane too and I will not mind to give it a trial soon too. I am somewhat obese too but I got used to people laughing at me because of it already. However, seeing what you were able to achieve in weight loss, it is more than enough reason to trust you and I will surely visit the website to read more and more to get tips on how you were able to achieve this success.

    1. Shelley, it breaks my heart to see people actually laughing at you. That sucks! I hope you know you are perfect just the way you are. Losing weight isn’t about making other people happy, it is about YOU loving yourself and feeling good in your own skin regardless of how much you weight. Losing weight is about being healthy and giving you a quality of life. Some great side effects are you feel great, feel sexier and get to be healthy.

      I’m curious why you are saying “soon”. Why put off taking care of yourself. There is no time like the present to get healthy and lose weight. 

      You need to get in touch with me. OMG! I can totally help you with your weight loss and self esteem! We got this! My consults are totally free. Take action! Click here

  12. Its really true that most people don’t actually believe its possible to lose much weight during their 50s. Your story is really inspiring and it should serve as a push to others in this kind of situation. I’ll share this article to my uncle and his wife and I’m sure it’ll be of great help to them. High fat low carb diet is really effective, likewise protein diet too. Its nice reading through

  13. I decided to ‘get fit’ and take on my beer belly in my mid thirties – I had been tall and slim all my life until that point, but the belly got me in the end (bad living!). 

    Since then I’ve run every morning, and improved my diet, but watching the weight go at first was a slow process – why does it go so slowly when it seems to come so fast?

    Anyway – looking forward to following your weight loss journey and reading your advice, hopefully I’ll be able to pick up a few new tips….

  14. Inspirational Wendy!

    My story’s the other way around though, from a super fit person (I was a runner), to now more overweight than I would have thought possible. Putting on weight is super easy, you literally do nothing! I have friends who struggle to put on weight but to lose weight on the other hand, is a whole different challenge entirely, takes up energy and will our short lives can muster!

    Thanks for sharing bits and pieces of your journey, I’m super inspired to take action and bring my weight down too 😀

  15. Hi Wendy,

    I’m glad I found your website again, I think I visited it when you started it, but this time I’m going to add it to my Pinterest Food board!

    You look fantastic!

    I love how you shared your updates and I could see the big improvement you reached in your body and in your health, for sure I’m inspired by you to start eating healthier.

    I did the high protein and low carbs diet about 10 years ago and I could lose the weight I didn’t need in my body, and I remember it was not hard to make those changes in my life.

    I will read more articles on your blog to learn how I can go back to the good eating habits!

  16. I was doing some research on diets that work and found your site. This lead me to check out your about page. Firstly I am grateful to you for taking your time to share your experience because it must have been a great deal trying to manage your feelings when you got obese.. I’m glad you are overcoming it gradually and you are becoming healthier. I hope to learn more from this educative and insightful websites. thumbs up.

    1. Thank you and let me know if I can help you out in any way. It sounds like you were wanting to learn about what diets work and I hope you got the information you were looking for. Are you struggling with your weight as well?

  17. Wow! That is just impressive! 

    I myself am very interested in nutrition and health improvement. It’s true that when people get older they let themselves down. And that is understandable to be honest. Their bodies don’t function as good as when younger. Their metabolism is not as fast as well. 

    Hats down to you and your husband for the achievement. You showed people that everything is possible with the right mindset. 

    Keep up the good work! 

  18. Hi Wendy-That’s just unbelievable! Glad to see that you and your husband have gotten your desired weight.You seem to have put in a lot of effort to reach this exciting goal, I didn’t think this diet would have been so effective. There are many women around me, from my own sister, nieces, nephews,to my girl friend are all following up the Carnivore Diet and I wonder how they can follow a diet that they were recommended should be consumed only Meat. This diet seems to be helpful and works really fantastic. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

    Thanks for sharing your amazing story!

    1. Thanks for the compliment. Actually, I have a close friend who does only Carnivore (No carb diet plan) as well and she said it really helped her to totally eliminate her inflammation. I have done Carnivore for a couple days when I need to reset my body from a minor set back. But I find that Keto is where I am the most comfortable. Many people start with low carb and keto and eventually move to carnivore.

  19. First off, congratulations on your wedding Wendy. Losing weight regardless of what kind of diet plan you are doing is always harder when you are older. Our bodies just don’t metabolize and burn fat the way it did when we were younger. This always comes down to nutrition and how we intake that nutrition.

    I am 6’3” tall and ideally my body weight should be around 230 – 240. When I was 46 I was just over 300 lbs and I needed to lose at least 60 lbs. My sister had just reversed her Type 2 Diabetes without any medication after following the advice of a doctor by the name of Julian Whitaker MD who was successfully reversing diabetes and heart disease with nutrition. 

    I started following Dr. Whitaker’s advice and learned about how diet and key nutrients alone can make you lose weight and reverse many health conditions. Add in how and when you eat as well as exercise, and you have a winning strategy. I stopped drinking soft drinks and that alone made me lose 8 lbs in weight in 7 days. 

    I then started eating my biggest meal of the day at lunch instead of dinner and dinner was nothing more than a big salad with light olive oil dressing, ground flaxseed and black pepper. It is also important to eat breakfast and not skip it. For breakfast I ate whole grain cereal both hot and cold with stevia instead of sugar. For lunch it was anything goes. 

    Long story short I learned how proper nutrition when consumed at the right time and what ingredients should always be avoided, can dramatically affect your weight and health. Exercise for me was just a brisk 25 to 30 minutes walk every other day. Within 6 months time I lost 62 lbs and felt GREAT! Reading ingredient labels and knowing what is in your food is vital. 

    Mine was not the Keto diet but it worked great for me and many others. The same can be said about the Keto diet as well. If I should ever become overweight again, I would try Keto because results are showing that when Keto is done properly using clean non-GMO ingredients, weight loss and health are impacted in a positive way for the long term. 

    1. Robert, thank you so much for sharing your success story. I believe that there are all sort of programs that work and I’m so glad Dr. Whitaker’s program worked for you. And it is even better that you have kept the weight off. I think it is about figuring out what works for you. I did other programs in the past that didn’t work for me. Perhaps I wasn’t ready at the time to commit fully. 

      I think a lot of it is mindset. I was at a place where I was ready to put myself first and make the changes. Low carb worked for me, I think, because I didn’t feel hungry. So it was easier to stick to it.

  20. Going against all odds to achieving this much success is one of the reasons I respect you a lot. I was browsing through various healthy ways to lose weight at fifty and I came in contact with this page and surely, your story is inspiring and motivating to people like us who have gotten used to being laughed at for being obese. It is never late and would surely try to give a trial to losing weight. Thanks for sharing.

  21. This is a motivating guide which I will love to adopt. Although am not 50 yet, but I do believe I have tendency of getting fatter though not obess because there’s no history of such in my family. Before now, I do alot of fitness every weekend but am getting tires with it now because it has been long I do that because of pregnancy. I want to embark on a burn fat journey again and I really hope this blog will be of help.

    1. I certainly think it will be a help for you. And if I can add any encouragement, don’t hesitate to contact. I wish you all the best.

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