It’s been an effort to lose weight this year. Hormones have definitely been a factor in making it hard to lose! I’ve finally lost five pounds, but it took a lot longer than planned. I didn’t give up, though, and kept on course. One thing that has made a difference is that I’ve been able to walk more without much pain. I’m also more careful about my diet and just try to eat healthy, still allowing myself treats now and then. Some people use a diet pill to aid them in their weight loss, but that should only be used after consulting a physician first.