Hi I'm new here.
So I decided to start trying to lose all this weight I've gained. What I have discovered is that it goes on a darn lot quicker than it comes off, and losing weight in one's forties is MUCH harder than in one's twenties! Eurgh.
I've been cutting back on my intake since Feb 9th. I started at 159lbs and after a big initial drop (5lbs in a week) it's slowed waaay down and I'm at 150lbs as of today. Lots more to go until I reach a point I feel more comfortable with.
I've cut my intake down to eating between 1300 & 1450 calories per day, and with sensible choices and a multivitamin & mineral tablet I am managing to get all the nutrients I should be. I'm not as hungry between meals as I have been in the past on this sort of healthy-but-low-calorie eating plan, and my weight loss progress in the last 3 weeks is only about half of what I've managed in the past eating the same sorts of things and amounts. Frustrating! And I imagine it will only get slower as I near my goal. I guess my metabolism has slowed a lot thanks to my age and also my past bad habits of cycling between binging and restricting. I am so through with that, and this time determined not to fall back into those old traps and vicious cycles. I've been following this binge-restrict pattern for about 20yrs now.
Along with the eating I'm walking an hour on the treadmill each day (3.5 - 3.7 miles). It's the only exercise I get other than throwing a vacuum cleaner around every now and again, as I'm seated all day in my job.
Yeah so that's me. Hope to be able to receive a little support here, and give some support back too.