Hello, all! I am a 46 year old woman who is tired of struggling with my weight. Relatively speaking, I don't have massive amounts of weight to lose, but I have tried everything and I continue to "fail" in this area of my life. Over the years, I have tried just about every diet that is the newest craze (i.e. Atkins, Weight Loss Management, Weight Watchers, LA Fitness, diet pills, low carbs, HCG, etc)...you name it, I've tried it. After all of the ups and downs of yo-yo dieting, I have come to the conclusion that there is no silver bullet. At the end of the day it comes down to calories in, calories burned. I am usually consistent with my exercise but have a hard time staying committed to healthy food choices. I come from a very close knit family and usually when we get together we are surrounded by good food and lots of it! Also, I love to cook but usually the things I look forward to cooking are unhealthy and ridden with calories and fat. After I eat I feel really guilty and then swear to myself (on a stack of bibles) that I will do better tomorrow! This cycle of defeat goes on day after day.
I have experienced great accomplishments in my life (spiritually, personally, academically and professionally) but my battle with my weight is the one area in my life that I feel that I have failed at. I have a wonderful husband and family (4 daughters) but I am sick and tired with of this constant internal battle that I am consistently fighting against. Sometimes I want to just give up but I know this is really not an option. So, every Monday I start a new plan that is sure to be the "one". I am a Christian and know that God is pleased when we take care of our temples.
My goal is to lose 25 lbs. Any help, advise or words of wisdom that anyone can give would be appreciated.