I have lost 25 lbs or so since having hip replacement 2 years ago . I have toned up, reacquired muscle and total mobility but that tire is still there, smaller but still there. I try to eat lo carb, high protein, I do cheat on occassion with sweets. I am 58, I have 4 kids ,the fat that i let sit there so long is stuck. I keep telling myself that i can do this, I cam get a flat ab, i work on it everyday but my resolve is starting to dwindle as i diet and exercise but still have this problem. Can it be done ? I know diet is key to having a flat stomach and I am really trying to focus on eating well. Just wondering if someone around my age can give me some hope of having my goal met or am i fooling myself ?