From 284 to 135 pounds. I’m 64, 5’5”. I have my life back and feel great in a bikini! And out of one too ;)

From 284 to 135 pounds. I’m 64, 5’5”. I have my life back and feel great in a bikini! And out of one too ;)

Bria Whittiker 

Bria Whittiker 

Writer at Bria Whittiker. Mom of 3, Grandma of 7. Lover of Food now living her best life.

Writer at Bria Whittiker. Mom of 3, Grandma of 7. Lover of Food now living her best life.

January 20 - 2 min read

January 20 - 2 min read

My journey started when we got a retirement home in Florida and I felt like a jealous teenager…

My journey started when we got a retirement home in Florida and I felt like a jealous teenager…

After years of marriage and having kids, I never thought in my 60’s I’d be worrying about my husband leaving me. But it was the best thing that could have happened!

After years of marriage and having kids, I never thought in my 60’s I’d be worrying about my husband leaving me. But it was the best thing that could have happened!

My Mom once said:

My Mom once said:

“After having kids your body will never be the same”

“After having kids your body will never be the same”

She was trying to scare me off boys, but those words stuck with me for the next 50 years!

She was trying to scare me off boys, but those words stuck with me for the next 50 years!

As soon as I had kids, there was my excuse why I struggled keeping the pounds off. I never blamed all the chocolate, soda and fried chicken I enjoyed daily.

As soon as I had kids, there was my excuse why I struggled keeping the pounds off. I never blamed all the chocolate, soda and fried chicken I enjoyed daily.

And every time I tried:

And every time I tried:

Exercise

Exercise

Cutting out greasy food

Cutting out greasy food

Oatmeal for breakfast

Oatmeal for breakfast

Only having healthy, whole ingredients

Only having healthy, whole ingredients

I saw the scale hardly move week after week, so I thought about what my Mom said and went straight back to foods I loved.

I saw the scale hardly move week after week, so I thought about what my Mom said and went straight back to foods I loved.

I was going to be overweight for the rest of my life!

I was going to be overweight for the rest of my life!

The cold Minnesota winters made it easier to ignore my weight, but the warmer summers made me want to change.

The cold Minnesota winters made it easier to ignore my weight, but the warmer summers made me want to change.

I consulted several doctors and found out I had high blood pressure and cholesterol. But these were from being over weight, not causing the excessive pounds to pile on.

I consulted several doctors and found out I had high blood pressure and cholesterol. But these were from being over weight, not causing the excessive pounds to pile on.

All the tests felt like a waste of money when one doctor told me “that’s what happens when you get older”.

All the tests felt like a waste of money when one doctor told me “that’s what happens when you get older”.

No matter how many more excuses I heard, I never stopped feeling miserable and depressed.

No matter how many more excuses I heard, I never stopped feeling miserable and depressed.

In Minnesota I looked after our home while my husband was busy working.

In Minnesota I looked after our home while my husband was busy working.

We didn’t have much of a social life except he had a lot of work events to attend.

We didn’t have much of a social life except he had a lot of work events to attend.

It all changed in Florida and his new found free time and zest for life!

It all changed in Florida and his new found free time and zest for life!

He knew a lot of old work colleagues that had retired in the area too. Everyday he met up with them, enjoying the beaches, but for me it was too mortifying to even think of wearing a bikini.

He knew a lot of old work colleagues that had retired in the area too. Everyday he met up with them, enjoying the beaches, but for me it was too mortifying to even think of wearing a bikini.

I couldn't even relax around our little private pool, what would my husband think when he got home?

I couldn't even relax around our little private pool, what would my husband think when he got home?

How he’d compare what his wife was like to all the other women around Florida that were half my size.

How he’d compare what his wife was like to all the other women around Florida that were half my size.

I was feeling hopeless and I finally confided in an old friend from back home.

I was feeling hopeless and I finally confided in an old friend from back home.

After hearing me cry my heart out, she told me about a 'Simple 3-Second Daily Routine'.

After hearing me cry my heart out, she told me about a 'Simple 3-Second Daily Routine'.

It dealt with something in the body called AMPK. I’d never heard of it and to be honest I didn’t care what it was, I wanted to know what it did!

It dealt with something in the body called AMPK. I’d never heard of it and to be honest I didn’t care what it was, I wanted to know what it did!

Could it fixed all my problems?

Could it fixed all my problems?

This isn't the retirement I dreamt of...

This isn't the retirement I dreamt of...

Surrounded by golden beaches that I can't enjoy.

Surrounded by golden beaches that I can't enjoy.

Sat at home alone each day, struck with jealousy because I refused to join him and his friends.

Sat at home alone each day, struck with jealousy because I refused to join him and his friends.

Up to then all I knew was failed diets, useless doctors advice, feeling depressed and hopeless.

Up to then all I knew was failed diets, useless doctors advice, feeling depressed and hopeless.

But then it was like a switch had been flicked. My weight began to melt away once I started implementing this daily routine.

But then it was like a switch had been flicked. My weight began to melt away once I started implementing this daily routine.

I even dared to see a doctor again and found out it had reduced my blood pressure and cholesterol down!

I even dared to see a doctor again and found out it had reduced my blood pressure and cholesterol down!

I wasted so much of my life believing the wrong things. Until finding out weight gain has nothing to do with:

I wasted so much of my life believing the wrong things. Until finding out weight gain has nothing to do with:

  • How much high intensity exercise or cardio you do...
  • How much high intensity exercise or cardio you do...
  • How many fad diets you go on, cutting out your favorite foods…
  • How many fad diets you go on, cutting out your favorite foods…
  • Missing out on your favorite snacks…
  • Missing out on your favorite snacks…
  • ​Not eating after a certain time…
  • ​Not eating after a certain time…
  • ​Fasting...
  • ​Fasting...
  • ​Or even genetics or aging (thanks doctor for that lie!)
  • ​Or even genetics or aging (thanks doctor for that lie!)

I know my Mom didn’t realise the lasting effect of what she said to me, but the doctors have no excuse! They want you to feel you’re broken, that it’s your fault!

I know my Mom didn’t realise the lasting effect of what she said to me, but the doctors have no excuse! They want you to feel you’re broken, that it’s your fault!

But I can now finally say, it’s not!

But I can now finally say, it’s not!

This ‘3-Second Daily Routine’ changed everything for me.

This ‘3-Second Daily Routine’ changed everything for me.

My cravings suddenly disappeared

My cravings suddenly disappeared

  • ​I slept all the way through the night - it’s been years since I remember doing this
  • ​I slept all the way through the night - it’s been years since I remember doing this
  • ​Stopped obsessing over what the scales said - Feeling my clothes get looser within days was magical
  • ​Stopped obsessing over what the scales said - Feeling my clothes get looser within days was magical
  • ​Started eating all my favorite foods with no guilt
  • ​Started eating all my favorite foods with no guilt
  • ​Proved my Mom wrong and saw my “baby bump” shrink into a once again flat tummy
  • ​Proved my Mom wrong and saw my “baby bump” shrink into a once again flat tummy
  • ​Totally new wardrobe - except a couple of things I’d kept from my 20’s that I can actually fit in again!!!
  • ​Totally new wardrobe - except a couple of things I’d kept from my 20’s that I can actually fit in again!!!
  • ​And of course lots of bikinis :)
  • ​And of course lots of bikinis :)

You have to do something every day to stay healthy.

You have to do something every day to stay healthy.

The choice is:

The choice is:

Waste hours a day worrying about what food you should be eating and how much you should exercise.

Waste hours a day worrying about what food you should be eating and how much you should exercise.

  • ​Do this routine for 3 seconds twice a day.
  • ​Do this routine for 3 seconds twice a day.

Of course I picked "2" and I am so passionate about sharing this with you.

Of course I picked "2" and I am so passionate about sharing this with you.

I want to see you start your own amazing transformation!

I want to see you start your own amazing transformation!

Being in my 60’s I’m now feeling younger than ever!

Being in my 60’s I’m now feeling younger than ever!

No longer stuck at home, overridden with jealousy.

No longer stuck at home, overridden with jealousy.

I can finally enjoy the beautiful beaches and days out with my husband and all our friends.

I can finally enjoy the beautiful beaches and days out with my husband and all our friends.

But on the odd occasion I do choose to stay at home, this is how he finds me when he gets back ;)

But on the odd occasion I do choose to stay at home, this is how he finds me when he gets back ;)

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