{FOF Homework} Then & Now

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We know you’re out of school, but we have a fun assignment for you. Using the examples from Geri, Melissa, La Toya and Annette–send us side-by-side photos of you, from “then” and “now.”

Tell us what’s changed and what hasn’t. Or just send photos and captions.  Whatever suits your FOFancy! 

We want to know about YOU.

We’ll post Then & Nows on our site! Stop reading and get to work! Completed assignments can be sent to alex@faboverfifty.com.
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Then @ 41
“I had recently lost 50 pounds—went from 177 to 127—and just loved my svelte new body. So everything I bought was form fitting. Notice the slim skirt and spandex like top. I also wore heels, even though my feet were killing me. Needed to show off those legs. The wide belt was a Donna Karan from Barney’s (before it moved uptown and became ridiculously pretentious.) I still have the belt, in red, too. It now fits around half my waist. I remember everything about the belts because I bought them when my father was dying.”

Now @ 66
“I won’t tell you what I weigh, but suffice it to say, it’s more than 127. So I now cover my bigger tummy and thighs with ample tops. I love leggings because they’re slimming and cover the cellulite, too. I never wear heels. I think flats are sexy, and I don’t risk toppling over and killing myself, which is something to consider at FOF. My curls are gone and so is my thick hair, which I now cover with a marvelous piece from LeMetric, which is owned by my dear friend, Elline. I’m forever trying to lose 20 pounds but I refuse to stop eating certain foods I enjoy. Nevertheless, I like my style—and myself—more than I ever have.”

Send your Then & Now photos and comments to alex@faboverfifty.com!

 

19 Responses to “{FOF Homework} Then & Now”

  1. Marielaina Perrone DDS says:

    I am in love with these articles like this. What a great idea!

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  2. BOBBI says:

    I am 66 my birthdate is 2/27/47

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  3. Louise says:

    Love the attitude. I too would love to lose some weight but not by giving up foods I love. Just think, if I don’t eat that piece of cheesecake today and die tomorrow, look what I missed ;))

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Louise,

      Your comment made me smile.

      Geri

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  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I emailed my submission to Alex!

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Mamavalveeta03,

      We are going to start showing off everyone’s wonderful photos soon. Thanks for submitting! Tell your FOFriends to do the same.

      Best,
      Geri

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      • Mamavalveeta03 says:

        It’s been really fun to read the submissions. Thanks, Geri!

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  5. LeeAnn says:

    Wanna win!!!

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  6. Judith Marshall says:

    As a child slumped down in the movie theater feasting on JuJuBe’s and Milk Duds, I never dreamed I’d become a writer much less have my novel optioned for the big screen. I’m amazed at how my life has evolved.
    Judith Marshall
    Author of “Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever”

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Judith,

      Make sure to send Then & Now photos to alex@faboverfifty.com. So wonderful about your novel and the movie. When did you write the book?

      Geri

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  7. jed says:

    How do we see the pictures, or have none been uploaded yet? Thought maybe there were some from avonlady that were not visible, but maybe she just posted and didn’t share. I’ll be back later to check out some of the other brave souls. Not sure if I have any recent shots, but will search my files.

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    • Geri says:

      hi jed,
      we’re collecting them and are going to start an entire section with Then & Now photos for all to see. sit tight. send us yours!

      geri

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  8. avonlady says:

    Then 10 years ago I started practicing yoga and at 59 I became a yoga teacher .
    I was about 20 lbs heavier.
    Now I’m a yoga teacher and have lost 20 lbs!

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Avonlady,

      have you sent us your Then & Now photos? send to alex@faboverfifty.com

      Geri

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      • Avonlady says:

        Yes I sent the pictures in a couple of days ago. they were sent after I sent in my comment.

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  9. Geri says:

    thank Frugal Exerciser: you are, of course, right!

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  10. The Frugal Exerciser says:

    Instead of 20 pounds maybe you should shoot for five to eight pounds. Small goals are the best when working with weight loss,IMO. I think you were too skinny when you were 41. Thanks for the great post.

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  11. Geri says:

    Hi Daphne,

    Do send us your Then & Now photos and your story.

    Geri

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  12. Daphne says:

    Oh, I LOVE before and after stories; these will be fun to read!

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