Hi Everyone, a little encouragement..
I'm 53, joined SP for real in July of 09, by May 10 I lost 74 lbs. It can be done, by being persistent and consistent. I also have a thyroid condition,it not an excuse for me..I still achieved success.
Make small goals and stick with them until you achieve them. Never quit..if you fall down, pick your self up, shake the dust off and go again.
I recently hit a plateau, as soon as my body catches up, I'm going for the final 20 lb goal. I keep exercising everyday, and eat healthy, I have learned to maintain my weight for the last 6 months.
Spark People works if you work it.
Have a Great Journey,