I've come back to this board with a different name, because I closed my previous identity due to no longer being able to access this site at work.
However, since my weight loss journey, I've had other things to deal with, one of them being a diagnosis of prostate cancer and having my prostate removed. However, one aspect of that ongoing episode is worthy of comment on this board.
I'll admit I had drifted up a bit in weight since my weight loss of just over 4 stone in six months - not by huge amounts though and I was nowhere near where I was a couple of years ago.
My consultant / surgeon told me he wanted me to lose a couple of kilos prior to the op.
And here's the point. Because I had taken control of my body weight, my eating habits and portions and because I had ditched the bad eating habits, losing that couple of kilos was an absolute doddle. In fact, I lost more than he wanted me to, without any great effort or angst at all.
I would strongly recommend people of a certain age - whatever that might be - to consider that as they get older, the need to have a (more) appropriate body weight and to be more active and fit might have very significant life pay-offs, other than just looking good or fitting into size whatever jeans.
Thank God the prostate problem didn't arrive a couple of years earlier, because it would have been a good six month trawl and a lot of hard work for me to get to operable weight if it had. And my guess is that with the worry of the cancer and the approaching surgery, I'd have found it really hard to focus on the weight reduction.
All that I'm saying is that here's one benefit to taking control of your body weight that you don't often hear mentioned.
You just never know when you might need to be at an appropriate body weight for unexpected reasons.