I'm 61 and 5'2" tall. I used to be 5'4" but have managed to shink as I have aged. Fairly muscular build. Right now I'm at 133. My goal weight is 128 which is what I look the best at and feel the best at too. Less than that weight and I tend to look emaciated and bony.
Over 4 years of too much good living (cruises & vacations) and too much unnecessary calories from alcohol, I managed to balloon up to a peak weight of 154 from after we returned from the British Isles. Enough was enough. I started speed walking 2.5+ miles every day, cut out almost all bread with meals, as well as potatoes, and cut back to ONE alcoholic beverage per day (usually red wine) except while we are on vacation, or for special occasions. That did the trick. It's taken me 5 months, but I am now within 5 pounds of my goal. Took me 4 years to put on the weight, so 5 or 6 months getting rid of it isn't too bad.
I'm back into size 6 or 8 jeans (down from size 14) and feel GOOD!
I find that I MUST weigh myself EACH and EVERY morning to stick to a regimine of weight control. I allow for day to day variences, but when my weight starts a steady upward climb, time to take action.
Inasmuch as I posted this today (Tuesday) my next virtual weigh in will be next Tuesday.....