I'm a fellow "emotional eater" who has been obsessed with food for as long as I can recall. Officially I went on my first diet at age 13, so I truly understand how you feel. Originally, I pledged to lose 100 lbs. Now I'm just working day by day.
I am SURE that if I focus on my feelings and what's important (the stresses in my life) AND watch my food intake -- while exercising enough(!), the weight will take care of itself. I know that losing weight at "our" age -- my id here on Spark says I'm 39 (but I am FOREVER!!) -- but I'm really about to turn 53 MAY take more time.
I don't care anymore. My weight is not who I am (at least TODAY I can say that). My weight and my body is NOT my identity. I'm focusing on loving myself AS I AM today. The results will take care of themselves.
I'll let you know how THAT strategy goes!!
I support your efforts! Use everything you can on Spark -- it is an AWESOME site!! I've used their exercise videos AND recipes AND positive energy that just seems to come out of this place. I hope it goes will for you.
I hope we can "talk" again. All the best!
"Ten mucho cuidado" means "take good care"