Thanks for the friend add! Your Vince Lombardi quote is perfect, because that is what it takes.
I'm almost twice your age, so I've tried and failed to lose weight for many, many years. But I promise you, that if you keep at it and never give up, you will get there! No matter what, through the ups and downs, even if you slip back for a while, keep at it!
Stay in touch...I want to congratulate you, when you run your 1st 5K! I know you can do it!!