Talk just a few home gymnasium.
This 86-year-old grandmother went from a dimension 22 to a 4 by taking prolonged morning walks — in her one-bedroom residence.
“I chose losing weight over staying fat,” says St. Louis grandmother Jessica Slaughter, who lost 120 pounds with her daily 3,000 step routine boogieing between her kitchen and living room.
This energetic imaginative and prescient in purple sweats and sparkly slippers says she struggled with weight issues for a few years.
“Even as a kid in Mississippi, I was always the fattest kid in the class. I got teased a lot,” she tells KSDK News, her native NBC affiliate. “I didn’t know how to stop eating. Fried chicken. Bacon and eggs. Desserts, like cakes and pies.”
The Mississippi-born senior’s turning stage: “I didn’t want to just die like that.”
Now, her fridge is crammed with veggies, and she or he’s not solely devoted to her walking routine, nonetheless she’s moreover hand over alcohol and gone vegan. To help measure her progress, her granddaughter advised Slaughter to place cash into some new tech: “[She] told me ‘Mama, get you a Fitbit.’ I said ‘What the hell is a Fitbit?’”
As part of a rising silver wave of match and fab seniors, Slaughter hopes completely different older of us will adjust to and uncover hope in her occasion.
“I just want seniors to know just because we’ve gotten a certain age, we don’t have to stop living,” Slaughter says. “I want to tell them that there’s a better way of life if they choose.”