I know diet and exercise are key to weight loss. When I was younger, I lost 110 pounds on my own, strictly through exercise and low calorie intake. Before I married, I used to keep only 2 days worth of food in the house, so if I binged, I didn't get much, and it was mostly healthy food. (I only allowed 1 candy bar per day) If i did binge, I just ate what was left the next day.
Now I've been married 10 years and my wife insists on keeping ridiculous amounts of food. She says she buys in bulk to save money, but over 10 years I've gained 80 pounds. If I go in binge mode, there's loads of calorie dense foods to eat.
So I know I need willpower, which in every other facet of my life I have, except eating. I don't know why that is, but it is. I used to always say, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels," which I still believe, but I need control.
I also need exercise, which given my back & leg pain and hypertension, I have to take in moderation. I spend most of my time lying down. I do walk the dog once, sometimes twice a day to get some movement, and I do house chores, but it's not enough.
So short of cutting off my belly (all may fat is belly fat, so good for the back), I'm looking for ideas. What's worked for you? I can walk, pace varies depending on how I feel. What other low impact exercises? Any good mantras for staying out of the pantry? *sigh* Short of starvation, I'm not sure what to do.