Let me just start out by saying I'm a 43-year old mother of 3 children and I am the same weight and size I was in high school. I'm not on any diet, I don't live in the gym, I eat whatever I want and I don't use food scales nor am I obsessed with counting calories.
I'm well into the stage of my life upon which I should be plagued with the dreaded "middle-aged spread" and I should be battling my weight unable to lose a single pound and I should be "inevitably" getting bigger and bigger each year as I get older.
This is not the case at all for me whatsoever. If a middle-aged mom like me can keep the weight off while still enjoying food and living life to the fullest, virtually any woman can. Including you.