So I have hit the "over the 1/2 century mark" approximately 80-100 pounds overweight. First it was the hysterectomy at 39 when I was told by a co-worker that I would develop weight problems. Naturally I did not believe her. In fact I was able to maintain a weight between 140-145 for several years following the hysterectomy and I was somewhat comfortable with my weight (although I would have loved to have been 130). The turning point for me was a slight nervous breakdown and prescribed 300mg/day of zoloft. Within one year I gained over 80 lbs. Through therapy, change in medical doctor and therapist, I am much better and on a different medication at quite a lower dosage, but I am still struggling to get the weight down. I am looking forward to reviewing the posts and joining in the discussions of our "unique" age group. Oh how I wish I were back in the 70's when life was much easier and thinner. What do you think????