I'm in a similar situation. Last year I went to the gym and dropped a pant size but started a job and had to quit the gym and gained the weight back on over time.
I'm determined to stay focused now on what is in front of me. I know in my head that it just takes practice and keeping a good steady pace but I often get discouraged and quit.
Maybe we can encourage each other!
Remember that inside you are a great woman with unique talents and abilities. There's no one else like you. You are very special!
Have a great day!