I know that I have to lose weight because I get hip pain quite a lot. Also breathlessness when I walk up hills. I am aged 62 and I have an under-active thyroid, which really doesn't help. I do eat a mostly healthy diet, including lots of fruit and veg. My downfall is that I eat too much of it and don't do enough exercise. I used to do lots of cycling, but I have lost my confidence on a bike.
Though it would be nice to be slimmer, I am finding it really difficult to motivate myself, and I hate taking advice! I have been to slimming groups but I find the meetings or "sharing" bit deeply irritating. I sound like a proper old grump, don't I? I would say that I am a fairly outgoing, happy person usually, but mention the words "lose weight", and I want to curl up and put my hands over my ears. I just hope that by recording my weight on a weekly basis I will gradually lose, I think it was the "weigh-ins" which were the most helpful bit of the slimming groups. I did lose a bit of weight that way, but felt like a naughty girl if I sneaked off home after the weigh ins. I am currently just short of 17 stone and a size 22 on top, 18 on the bottom. So I am what you might call: "at risk".
I do make a point of walking in Richmond Park whenever I can, and I find that taking photos is the best motivation for making sure I get out and about. I only have a cheap camera, but that means I can take it everywhere easily and I love sharing the pics. Though they are not up to much of a standard compared to the others I see on the photo sharing sites, you can make an impact with an unusual subject or point of view. It motivates me to walk further to try and find something of interest, otherwise I start to think of when the next cup of tea stop will be.
Does anyone else feel like me, resentful of the fact that things have got to the stage where you are instructed to lose weight, but ruefully aware that something must be done?