I am 54 years old, in the midst of menopause, so I know how it feels to work so hard and the pounds just come off too slow! I've made some adjustments though which I hope will help. It's really interesting to me the way in which the body shifts weight as we age. All of a sudden I had this huge midsection bulge like never before. My weight tended to go to my hips, it still does that too, but I never had such a huge midsection! I think that one problem, I hope I fixed, was to redo my exercise calories using the interactive tool (under resources/tools) because it takes your age, etc into account. When I wd put my exercise in my daily food log, I was give 100+ more calories to eat. I did lose more weight this week because of this so I am thinking I did the right thing. Lastly, I think that CK is really geared to SLOW weight loss which is something new for me having done other weight loss programs. The difference between CK and other diets I've tried is that I'm never hungry! So, lets all do the best we can and hang in there.