I'd have to say I agree with Archii. Think about what you did and how you did it, back in 2011. Start slowly with a few small changes at a time. And don't forget to reward yourself along the way. I still reward myself and I've been at goal for while now-- my rewards have more to do with consistency with exercise etc than weight loss. Just don't use food as a reward.
The only thing I could add-- I am not retired, but I work a seasonal job. I work full time in the spring, summer, and fall and then have the winter off. For me, it is really important to maintain a regular schedule in the wintertime. I get up at the same time as if I was working. Eat breakfast, work out on the same time schedule. Get showered and dressed and do my hair, just as if I was going to leave the house (even if I'm not planning to go anywhere). I have a little schedule for cleaning and then I've got projects I want to work on. Could be cleaning out a closet or working on a craft or doing some volunteer work.. Lunch is generally around noon, just like when I'm working. Afternoon "break" around 3. I think you get my point. I do not do so well if I just lie around in my pj's til 10 am pondering what to do; I need to have some structure to my days. I'm not that many years from retirement myself, and I plan to stick to this type of thing after I retire.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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