No way around it... as I get older, losing weight gets harder. What worked for me in my 20's/30's is definitely not doing the trick in my 40's (nearly 50's!!)
I'm here to say that when approaching diet/exercise properly, men naturally lose weight easier/quicker than women. And it makes me jealous (of the manly metabolism!)
I'm here to say that I have been doing EVERYTHING RIGHT since Jan. 1 - PROPER diet and GOOD exercise! -and here it is April 1 and I have lost a total of 10 pounds. THREE MONTHS. Only ten pounds down.
I'm TRYING really really hard to accept that the weight IS coming off, it's just doing it verrrryyyyy sloooowwwwwwwly. It's daunting! Aggravating! Disappointing! Sometimes I just want to throw in the towel forever & say WTF!?!?!?
But I really DO want to get to a "happy weight" (for me, that's about 140) and MAINTAIN it. So I can't give up. I keep "pep-talking" myself with the usual banter... "I'm doing it! Slow, but doing it!... I feel so much better since I've been exercising regularly - weight be damned! ... Not much poundage lost, but inches - yay! - my jeans no longer prevent my breathing! ..."
But still... I struggle.
And I think I have to really get used to the fact that where my weight is concerned, I always will struggle. ~sigh~
I wish I could just eat healthy & exercise & not worry about the weight. But apparently, that's not in my genetic makeup.