Well let's see. I did Weight Watchers and lost, then life happened and I had to do it again a couple years later. Got married and gained a lot of weight so went back but really struggled.
Tried some different things. Got divorced and was very motivated plus had no eating partner so lost it all and looked great - and kept it off for a long time.
Forward a few years and my new partner (now hubby) and I ate out a lot plus I had some old injuries that didn't help the exercising. Now it's a bad knee that limits me from doing what I enjoy most and can do most diligently. Lost weight and yo-yoed - got some other health issues in to the mix and had doctors involved with trying to get my thyroid and insomnia resolved. Finally lost some weight again - not much but about 15% of what I wanted to achieve. Slid backwards this past winter because I just got tired of saying no to food I adore - like French fries. Don't know why but I started craving them.
For me this is about I have no choice - I can't quit. Just keep going, and going, and going. A recent round of blood work and visit with the doctor has me back on track for my health. Am past losing to look good - I don't want to be sick or die early so this time, I am finding new workouts and back to more salads. By the way no alcohol or fries for me all summer.
Am experimenting with calorie restrictive eating. I already eat really healthy stuff 90% of the time but portions have been my downfall so I'm going to see if this will help. I have cut back some too and I guess to answer your question I'm still working on this and hope it will be the last time but I've a long way to go, and it isn't easy - much tougher as one gets older and loses muscle tone at a faster rate.
I'm doing yoga, a little cardio, weight lifting, stretching and learning hula hoop. Hope to be swimming 2 - 3 x a week soon also. Miss the dancing and speed walking - exercise bike and elliptical trainer just aren't the same. Tai chi for seniors anyone?