I just joined CK yesterday. On my 53rd birthday in May my M.D. called to tell me I was officially an "uncontrolled diabetic"! Started oral meds, started working on my diet carbs vs. proteins but wasn't losing weight. Finally realized I needed to work on calorie control and exercise. Started that on 8/3. I, too, have noticed it is much more difficult to lose weight now than it was 10 years ago! I am determined, at least this week, to make a life time change....one week at a time, lol! Look forward to getting to know you all!