Yay! What a great response! Loved reading all of your replies.
I'm down 12lbs since last fall, I would have lost a couple more this month but the drinking and late night eating killed that!
The thing that really has helped me is to know the nutritional info on everything I eat. Not just calories, but carbs, fat, protein & fiber. When I make a new recipe I put it into a recipe analyzer to find out what exactly I'm eating. There are several free online calorie counting sites which make things super easy!
And of course we must get our daily exercise! Just a 30 minute brisk walk per day makes a big difference. I also feel sooo much better with daily exercise, it also helps me sleep better.
Did you know we burn less calories as we age? That just seems so unfair! I had no clue how many calories per day it takes to keep our bodies alive. I also didn't know how hard you have to work to burn calories with exercise! Blah!
Anywho, thanks so much for the great response and I hope we can all support each other in our quest for healthy lives!