Yup, as we age the weight loss seems to slow a bit. In past weight loss journeys I have dropped 200+ pounds in well under a year. Now, here I am going on 18 months into it and still have 30 pounds or so to go. Of course, I will admit that I have not been as strict as I could have been. And this is by design, for the most part. I've found that being "perfect", while effective in the short run, can be a recipe for disaster in the long run. Once that "perfectness" is broken, all or nothing thinking easily kicks in and the down hill spiral begins. Better, I think, to plan for the occasional "day off", then the pressure is off--sort of like that first scratch on a new car.
In any case, please do stick around and join in if you like. I'd like nothing better than to see you under 200 by this time next year (or before)!
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.