I'm a woman approaching 60 in a few months. I'm 5'3" and as of last week, weighed in at 115 lbs. Until menopause, 9 years ago, I was fit and healthy at 105 lbs. I've been active all my life as an amateur dancer and employed as an RN. I retired 6 years ago. After menopause, I started gaining and went up to 120 lbs at one point. So did my blood pressure, cholesterol and even mild glucose elevation of 102 (fasting). I developed the "menopot", going from a 25 inch waist to a 28. And then, feeling tired, no sex drive and poor concentration. I knew these were big warning signs so I started changing my diet, cutting out refined sugar, white flour and too many carbs. I still ate a lot of dried fruit, nuts, avocado, low fat dairy and cheeses and meats like chicken. I kept up my regular 4 day a week ballroom dancing and 1 hour of ballet. I did not lose any weight or inches. Last year in November, I read an article about CR and put myself on 900-1000 calories/day for 2 months. I ate only berries, almond milk, beans, green, yellow and purple vegetables, fish and nuts, making sure I stayed between 900-1000 calories. My results were astonishing! My blood pressure dropped from 140/92 to 117/76, my weight went from 120 to 110, my belly was almost flat, I stopped wanting naps in the afternoon, my skin became radiant and my thinking and memory became crystal clear. Over these past few weeks of being a home body from the Covid19 lockdown, I let sugar and too many calories sneak in. I stopped counting. 2 days ago, I made a fresh start and started CR again. I hope to get back to my healthy state and hopefully achieve my weight and measurement goals. My friends are worried about me becoming "anorexic" but , I know better and do not have the symptoms. I am doing this for health, vitality, longevity and yes...a little bit of vanity too. One more note: my father, who is 90 years old has been CR'ing for years. He lives on a diet of vegetables, fish or chicken once a day, fruit and very little carbs. He is energetic, vital and well...let's just say, "frisky" for his age. Looking forward to hearing from others with encouragement, suggestions and reading more stories of success.