Bean your a similar story to mine. Ive been a member here since like 2005 but really got serious end of Dec 2011 when I was at 171. Im 5'3" and I am 43 years old. I now weigh 146.5 and am 6.5 lbs away from my goal, to be in a normal BMI.
I calorie count and try to exercise 2-3 times a week. Some days are easier than others, I admit. But logging in everything that goes in my mouth has been the key to my success. And planning ahead. Life goes on and there will be times when the family wants to go out to eat. You can still do this and lose weight. You just need to check out menus ahead of time, and walk in there knowing what you are going to have and what your calorie limit is. If you dont, and you are like me, you will eat like the old self, which is why I am here in the first place!
Good luck, Keep on trying, and read the forums often! I can vouch for the fact that the people here are very motivational and helpful!
Insulin dependent diabetic since early 2011
Start wt. 171. (dec 2011)
Current wt 142 lbs.
Goal wt. 140 lbs