I have been posting on this forum without really introducing myself.
I am now 63 and retired
Over the last few years, I have lost over 40 pounds, and now have 12 to go to meet my goal weight of 130. While I was working, it was slow going. Now that I'm retired, it's still slow going, although I manage to make it to the gym 5 times a week.
My biggest problem is decreasing the calories. I am still eating at what used to be a losing intake (about 1600/day average), but now has become maintenance. If I can bring that to around 1400/day, I can continue losing. I do well during the day, and then the evening is my downfall.
I joined this board to get ideas and a shot of support to keep going. As I get older, I start thinking- why bother? This is the time of life to let loose and enjoy. But I know if I let go, I will be right back up to where I was (184). No way, my new goal is to outlive my grandmother, who died at 96.
So I keep on trucking. Working out has become one of my favourite activities. To the point that I started researching, and even passed a personal trainer course (at 62!). Not that I will have any clients as we live in a small town, but it might come in handy later on in the nursing home.
The other main reason I became interested in nutrition and fitness: my husband suffers from Crohn's disease, and my daughter suffers from Scleroderma and a failing liver. At least, if I keep my knowledge up, I can control what is within my reach- cooking, planning nutrition, encouraging fitness.