For years after the birth of my son I tried to lose the weight. At 1 point I weighed more than my in pregnancy. I would loose and slowly gain again. Finally I said "no more" and looked to others for help. I talked with a trainer a few times to learn how to exercise correctly, talked with a Nutritionist for tips and figuring out how many calories I needed to work with. Finally I had my husband look at my food logs for support as well as criticism. Sometimes a little help goes a long way.
3 years later I am still 1-2 pounds less than my goal.