{Makeovers} And the winner is…

Francesca Kranzberg!

Read on to hear her story and enter our next makeover contest. . .

“It was time. I was 53, obese, and developing several co-morbidities—high blood pressure, joint pain, sleep apnea,” Francesca told FOF.

Six months ago, she took control of her life and her body.  “If I didn’t do something, it would soon be too late. I didn’t want to live my life in pain.”

Since then, Francesca has lost fifty pounds by maintaining a diet of lean protein, vegetables and sugar-free popsicles. “I couldn’t do this without my skinny vanilla lattes!”

FOFs were wowed by Francesca’s weight loss story:

“Francesca – you go girl!” said FOF Margie. “Anyone who has gone through the struggles of weight loss knows that a real pick me up (like a makeover) will do wonders for her to continue on her path!” said FOF Cary Olah.

FOFs know it takes heart to lose weight, but Francesca’s closest friends can truly attest to what a full heart she has:

“Francie is an amazing person. She’s really wonderful to the community in DC. To know her is to be inspired by her,” said Dina from Takoma Park.

What’s the first thing Francesca wants to expel from her closet?

“Shoulder pads! I have been ‘shopping’ for clothing at the far reaches of my closet finding things I haven’t been able to wear in years! All the outfits have these really BIG shoulder pads.”

In the coming weeks Francesca will work with style consultant and FOF Sherrie Mathieson to refine her style. Her makeover will be documented here, on the FOF Style Blog.

“I am HUGELY excited!” said Francesca. “I’ve told all my friends, and had to promise to share any tips I get.”

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Want to be featured in our next makeover? FOF editors recruit candidates from the Community Pages, so make sure to register and fill out your profile today.

Plus, do you know a Mother of the Bride who needs help with her look?! Tell sara@faboverfifty.com

24 Responses to “{Makeovers} And the winner is…”

  1. Carol says:

    Congrats on your weightloss and makeover! You look great! A makeover can definitely help the motivation level stay high 🙂

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  2. Maci says:

    Great news – you go girl!!

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  3. Donna says:

    Congrats! You are going to have sooo much fun!!!!

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  4. Hanan says:

    Congratulations for you Francesca and best wishes for a happy life, you deserve it.

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  5. adrian44 says:

    Congrats! Sounds like fun – enjoy!!

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  6. Rose says:

    Congradulations Francesca. I happened to have voted for you and hope you enjoy the makeover.
    We are similar in age and other weight / health issues. Congradulations on you weight loss and much continued success.

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  7. carol y l says:

    Congrats! This is wonderful, Francesca! You look great!

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  8. roseann says:

    so happy you are so motivated! good luck dear!

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  9. Congratulations says:

    Francesca – congratulations on your win on. The new you is emerging and you look great!

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  10. Dorothy says:

    Congratulations on both the weight loss and winning the competition. Enjoy.

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  11. Donna Hogue says:

    Congratulations on the new you. Be proud and keep up the good work. This makeover will give you that extra confidence to be who you are and be happy. Best of wishes to you.

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  12. Veronica Guerriero says:

    Francesca, you go girl!!! Congrats on all of your hard work–you are beautiful inside and out.

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  13. moonwillow says:

    GO, FRANNIE!!!

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  14. Patricia says:

    Best wishes to you Francesca. Enjoy your makeover and continued success with your weight loss program.

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  15. scotthexter says:

    Soon you will be as beautiful on the outside as you undoubtedly are on the inside — congrats!

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  16. kathy says:

    Francesca – you are an inspiration to us all!!

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  17. Deborah Milne says:

    You look amazing Francesca – Congratulations to you! Hope you celebrated in a big way? Continued good health & happiness to you ~

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  18. Joyzkim says:

    That is great news!!! Keep it going…it’s for you and your health!

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  19. Barbara P says:

    Congratulations!! You deserve it!

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  20. JoAnn Josemans says:

    Kudos Francesca! You have a lot to be proud and thankful of. I can’t wait to see the after photo!

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  21. KMM says:

    What a great story. Congratulations Francesca!

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  22. Annette Riggs says:

    Congratulations!! I am so pleased for you. Enjoy yourself and keep up the good work.

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  23. Rita Snipes says:

    I am SO HAPPY for you!! I was really hoping you would win. Francesca, I am VERY proud of all you have done with your weight loss and improving your health. Can’t wait to get the updates on your makeover!

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  24. Bonnie says:

    Francesca
    sending a big congratulations your way on being the winner of the make over. I am glad that the lovely lady I voted for is the winner. Enjoy you makeover and I can’t wait to see your pictures.

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