welcome to SP. I hope that by now, you have lost even a little as I know just what you are talking about...
Every decade my body seems to give me a message that it is harder and harder to loose weight. And I have always considered myself a potential fatty, and even been a fatty!! SP has helped me drop 8 kg's so far, after my hysterectomy at age 47 and then some hormone issues. Also picked up problems with my feet and knees so cannot jog any more, so had to change shift on what exercise I do.
SO here my tips: Walking is great, at least a 45 minute walk as fast as I can manage, but I also invested in an elliptical trainer which helps me to loose weight (as opposed to walking which tones and helps maintain...)
Keep to the calories you are allowed. Weigh and Log religiously the first 3 - 6 months. I eat all foods, including the odd chocolate. Follow all SP advice such as stocking up on low-cal snacks for those I-cannot-resist-moments, lots of fresh fruit and veg.
Make a shift in your mind and realize that you are in this to change your lifestyle. It's the long haul. You are not dieting, you are learning to eat healthy!
And Good luck!!
| current weight: 174.0