Senior citizen worried that her weight would put her in a wheelchair shed 51 pounds and buys a daring new wardrobe to be ‘sexy at 70’ in leather pants and skintight dresses
- San Diego 69-year-old Beverley Woodworth decided to revise her life after undergoing hip surgery – which she said was caused by being overweight
- As she approaches her 70th birthday, Beverley has shed a whopping 51 pounds
- Mother of two dumped cakes and cookies and trains six times a week
- She once weighed in at 191 pounds, but now weighs the scales at a healthy 140 pounds
A glamorous retiree has revealed how she revamped her life leading up to her 70th birthday, lost 51 pounds (3 stone 9 pounds) in weight and bought a brand new wardrobe.
Beverley Woodworth, 69, from San Diego, says she wants to prove that it’s still possible to be ‘sexy at 70’ and that it’s ‘never too late’ to change your diet.
The mother of two, who weighed in at her heaviest 191 pounds (13 stones 9 pounds), now sheds the scales at a healthy 140 pounds (10 stones) – setting her extraordinary transformation to training and eating less six days a week.
Beverley says she was shocked at age 65 when she had hip surgery – and believes that being overweight has contributed to arthritis.
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Beverley Woodworth, 69, of San Diego, once weighed 13 kg and feared she would end up in a wheelchair after undergoing arthritic hip surgery
The mother of two decided to drop the cakes, cookies and chocolates she became addicted to and started exercising six days a week
After losing 51 pounds (3 stone 9 pounds), she decided to admit her love of fashion and use a brand new glam wardrobe
High Glamor: Beverley is conscious not to wear clothes she thinks are too young for her, saying, “I select my clothes carefully, but make sure I stand out and look good.”
Fear saw her reevaluate her life and she began to take her health much more seriously – cutting out the sweet treats she indulges in for fear of getting into a wheelchair.
She explains, “I’ve tried many diets over the years, but my can-do attitude would always fade. I was addicted to eating something sweet like chocolate, ice cream, pastries and biscuits.
“I developed arthritis in both hips and required surgery – I believe it was caused by being overweight.
“I was afraid of being demoted to a wheelchair and vowed to change my ways and become the best version of myself.”
Beware! Beverley says she wants to prove to others that it is never too late to reconsider your life
The retiree likes to spend her money on trendy clothes, including leather pants, animal prints, and form-fitting dresses
More alive than ever: Beverley says she’s fitter than ever and wishes she’d lost weight earlier
Now she says she feels healthier and stronger than ever – and says losing 51 pounds has given her the confidence to wear trendy clothes.
The retiree has rediscovered leather pants, animal print and form-fitting dresses and tells that she shares her story to show other women that “life doesn’t stop at 30”.
I regained my life at 65 and now nothing can stop me – I have so much energy and feel completely rejuvenated …
Beverley says, “I’ve always appreciated fashion, but I was always too insecure to even try on something.
“I made a commitment to health at age 65 and now feel more alive than ever in my twenties or thirties.
“I launched myself into fashion and replaced my previous boring wardrobe with leather pants, three-inch heels and animal prints. I blossomed as a woman and I refuse to drop due to my age.
“I want to show my kids that you can still be a rock star in your sixties.”
Beverley before starting her life change: she said her hip problems were a wake-up call
“You can still look like a rock star in your 70s” Beverley tries a bold new dress
Beverley is approaching her 70th birthday and says she feels she’s ‘got her life back’
Beverley says her lifestyle change is “comforting” to her daughter Monica, who was scared of “growing old” as her thirtieth milestone approached.
She adds, “I have revived and it is important for me to teach the younger generation that there is life beyond 30, 40 and even 70.
“I regained my life at age 65 and now nothing can stop me – I have so much energy and feel completely rejuvenated.”
The OAP says that colorful clothes help her feel visible in a society that often makes older people invisible.
She says, “I don’t want to look like a typical old lady, nor like a madman wearing things that are for 20-year-olds. I select my clothes carefully, but make sure I stand out and look good.
“I hope to inspire women around the world that it’s never too late to reinvent yourself. Don’t believe the stereotype that you can’t make big changes just because you’re older. You can achieve your dreams at any age! ‘