I've been over weight for most of my adult life... no back track.. ALL of my adult life. I've gone from diet to diet to no avail. I know what my biggest problem is... I like food. Most of it anyway. I have cut the sodium because of high blood pressure. I've started eating whole grain breads and pastas. I eat loads of veggies and fruits. I don't drink sodas or put sugar in my drinks. I eat lean meats, mostly chicken breasts. My down fall? Even stuff that's good for you can pack one with pounds if the portions are too large.
I am trying though. My husband (who does NOT have a weight problem) thinks I'm crazy, but I've started measuring everything.
I had to put a halt to exercising for a while. I suspected I had arthritis but one morning I woke up and couldn't bend my knee at all. After talking to a specialist it was confirmed that I do have arthiris. I'm finally to a point where I can actually move again. So hopefully I can get back into a good work out and I can start taking off the weight. Well we shall see won't we.