Here's how a 61-year-old granny shed 117 pounds in 16 months

A 61-year-old woman managed to show that it is never too late to recover her health and turn her life 180 °.

Greta Ross lived with several health conditions that were deteriorating her little by little, however, the only recommendation she received from her doctors was to take medication to alleviate the symptoms that were affecting her.

As reported by TODAY, Six years ago she suffered from gastric reflux, and this condition had worsened so much that Greta could no longer sleep at night because of the discomfort that this caused her.

When going to different medical consultations, she concluded that her only true health condition was that she was very overweight, and from that, all her other health problems were derived. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa

"My cholesterol levels were extremely high and I was at risk for a heart attack or stroke," Ross told TODAY. The doctors had prescribed all kinds of medication, but Greta knew that the problem was overweight.

So one fine day, the 61-year-old woman decided to put an end to the source of her illness and began taking care of her diet and having a more active routine. Fortunately, her husband was there to help and support her.

According to Greta, she made the decision not to take the medications prescribed by the doctors and instead began to exercise, starting with going out every day to walk with her husband. "We would average about 10 miles a day and the weight just started coming off," she said.

Greta's metabolism was very slow at first because she used to eat little and skipped meals, and her inactivity was one of the biggest barriers she had to overcome if she wanted to get real results.

However, Greta showed that changing certain habits does yield results and in a short time, her health began to improve more and more. All she had to do, was eat at least 6 times a day in moderate portions to speed up her metabolism and not forget to exercise.

Greta managed to lose more than 120lb in less than two years and then began lifting weights in the gym to help the body regain the tone of its skin and muscles; the result of her transformation is simply amazing.

In these moments of transition is when the support of our friends and family becomes more important than ever; thanks to them, changing habits and staying healthy can be much easier, or on the contrary, they can make us fail and lose all the effort we have made.

One study has shown that friends can have a big influence on the menu choices that their colleagues choose, so if you want to stick to your health food plan, the best thing you can do is eat with those who also choose healthy food on their menu.

What is most important in maintaining a healthy life is consistency. It is the only way through which we can achieve 'sustainable weight loss, muscles/growth maintenance, and overall health.

One just has to follow the routine and keep doing it for a long period of time without worrying about the amount and intensity of the workout. The simplest of workouts can bring great results to the human body. But consistency is the key.

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