I am now 60 years of age. I am 5' 2" tall and recently the doctor's scales showed me weighing a disappointing 173 pounds. I know I really need to lose to help my painful knees, back, and feet. (I also have osteoarthritis considerably.) When I was younger I dieted so much to keep my "figure", that now the idea of cutting out this and that foods, and going hungry, that it makes me almost ill and mentally incredibly depressed. Is there anyone else who had similar experiences and were you able to overcome them to be successful in losing some weight. My weight has been so steadily rising the last two years and it scares me that it might get so out of control that it will be a more major effort to get it more normal again. Bottom line is, I know I need to get it under control NOW, but mentally I just don't want to do it.