Hi, I’m Melissa welcome to the skinny apple.

A tiny introduction

this blog is where I share my favorite workout’s, healthy recipes and all my tips and tricks on how to lose weight as a woman over 40.

Why I created the skinny apple

I’m a 51-year-old Florida gal who launched this blog in 2018. When I had just lost 43 pounds and went from 209 pounds to 165 pounds.

Melissa rivers weightloss transformation


I started my weight loss journey in 2013. At the time there were hardly any websites dedicated to helping women over 40 get fit. That is why I decided to share my experience and help women my age lose weight and feel confident again.

I named my blog “the skinny apple” after my favorite snack: apples. They’re colorful sweet and zesty just like me!

Trust me …

…. I know how hard it is to resist temptations every day. To cling to your goals, and to constantly stay motivated. But I want to remind you that it’s possible to succeed and that you will reach your goal weight. And I can help you do that.

My blog is geared towards:

  • Women over 40 trying to lose weight.
  • People who want to lose weight in a healthy way
  • Women going through menopause
  • people who want to keep off the weight

Here I answer questions such as the following: What are the best diets and workouts for women over 40? How to boost a slow metabolism? How to cook healthy delicious food? and How to stay motivated?

I also share what I do to lose weight. And how to keep the weight you lost off forever.