I saw your post and wanted to respond. I am 46 and have decided that after years of dragging this stuff around itīs finally time for it to come off. I honestly never admitted that I had a weight problem, but slowly as I looked into the mirror and became more and more unhappy I realized new clothes would never make me look better until I lost some weight! Itīs funny how we can stay in denial for so long. But I was also stressed, and working all the time, in an unhappy marriage, I just barely had my head above water! I could not see that I had weight problems too! But now the marriage is over, I am in a new more relaxed relationship, and a new country! So all I have to do now, is take care of myself. I have lost 22 lbs since January and still at it. I want to lose 40 more.
I used to skip breakfast and have a small lunch an big supper. Now I realize that itīs best to eat three times a day and even a snack in between! If your body has more to do, it works itīs metabolism more efficiently. So I did it backwards for so long.
Now I spend my time either reading about diets or exercising when I am at home. I try not to sit for too long at one time and I drink tonīs of water. Nothing felt so good as to have the seat of my pants to sag! Course now I only have three pair of pants that fit well. But I hesitate to invest much money in new clothes. I fee like buying new clothes is like accepting the weight that I am at now, and I do not, I want to go further!
Anyway, good luck on your weight loss. If you would like to keep in touch, I am always on the board somewhere and I will check back here as well!