To start off, just to let you know I am no spring chicken any more. It is a natural thing, but it doesn't have to be that way....or at least to the extent that we have taught our bodies to react as we grow older. For many of us, it is an excuse. Laziness and inactivity creeps into our lives, so we must do something to combat that very thing.
Please keep in mind, that ANY weight loss begins with you...and ONLY you. If you don't decide right now to change your habits...then you are doomed to fail. You must take action. ACTION being the key word here. Only you can do this . You must decide that you are going to change your eating habits. You must decide no one else it is up to you. To take action.
I was told if I do not diet NOW! I will die. It was easy for me. You have to start with a positive mindset, and knowing that your are doing something that is life changing. I have to tell you...being free from my blood pressure medication was a HUGE thing for me. . All of this has given me a new outlook on life, and yes, a new beginning.
Do not sell yourself short. You CAN do this! Believe in yourself, and have faith! You are choosing to do the right thing for your body. I am not going to go any further into it, because you have probably already heard it all before. You have probably already beat yourself up enough about it as well. I don't have to tell you about the benefits of losing weight...right? And I don't have to tell you what diseases are prevalent with people who are obese. These are all common knowledge, unless you've been living under a rock.
Your choice is clear...and your minds are in a new place. Thinking thin is not going to be enough, but it is half the battle. Knowing you are taking the steps to improve your life is priceless.