I would like to thank Lowcal moreless and Marylou54 for the replies.
These are some thoughts I had under the tree this morning:
Set a goal. It may help and can't do any harm if I don't aim too high, so I'm going for a pound a week.
My waist is now 35" that's down 2" since I started, still a way to go but it's heading in the right direction.
Calorie allowance is 1375 a day now, and I'm managing to eat about 1200 of these. This is a huge improvement from when I started this journey - I was eating about 300-500 so that is good.
I'm going to up my steps from 6,000 to 6,500 per day from today - again up from 4,500 when I started so another positive. I also looked on you tube and found an exercise programme I can do inside for the over 50's. I need to do more than get to my daily step count then feel I can do nothing more for the rest of the day.
I meal plan front Tuesday to Monday which is better for us.
I've made a note of my goals and put them on the fridge.
Hope I haven't bored you to tears with this post, and will see how I get on this week.
Hope this sounds OK and doable
Finally I aim to be more positive you are all so brilliant at helping people and giving motivation each and every day, everyone has off days but I will try my hardest not to let it get me down so much. Thank you x