I am losing weight now. My BMI has gone into the obese zone, so I am looking to lose 40 pounds or so, and of course keep it off. I have lost that kind of weight before, but it came back because I ate what I wanted and I guess ignored the weight gain. Now I have some arthritis in the knee, and the best “cure” is to lose weight. So I think I am motivated. I have lost 5 pounds since starting a week ago, but realize the first loss is very easy.
One of my favorite tools with weight loss is this chart here - https://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/online/hdo.html
You have to sign in, but it is free, and you can enter your weight each day. It smooths out the noise of day to day weight fluctuations to give you a trend. That way you don’t get discouraged if you are up a pound for the day. Having a couple of glasses of water does not mean you have gained weight. This chart can also be very effective for maintaining weight once you have lost it. It will quickly show your weight is trending up.
There is a diet that goes with it, and although I like the diet, it is not for everyone. You can ask if you have any questions, it has worked for me before.
So I will check in and see how everyone is doing.