A couple of days, after being slightly sickened as I tried on a pair of jeans and looked in the mirror, I declared that I was going to lose this spare tire around my waist.
The spare tire is caused by two things: (1) I love to snack; (2) I grew up with scarcity and a lack of parental acknowledgement, thus always feel a emptiness inside me, which I try to fill with covert snacking; (3) at 58, my metabolism is slower.
Since I am possessed of a compulsive personality in other regards, the only way to lose weight is to be extremely strong, and put up with feeling extremely hungry. I hate it, but I hate my spare tire more.
Just wanted to say that your head is in the game and that is the first step. 2 tips for you, instead of snacking on bad junk food get some snacks that you may like. For example DARK chocolate covered coffee beans. The chocolate takes care of the sweet tooth and the caffeine in the beans will boost the metabolism. Second, probiotics, for each decade of life we lose about 10% of the good flora in the gut. If it is not replenish nutrient absorbtion goes down and weight goes up.
Keep up the good work.
Nutrition + Fitness = Health
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