Hi, Faye, thanks for the comment, sometimes I think those of us over 50 are beyond comprehension to the younger crowd. I still can hardly believe what difference it makes: I used to be able to drop 5 pounds in a couple of days just by skipping breakfast, LOL.
I'm trying to plan my meals around a clean eating model: avoiding processed foods as much as possible and sticking to food items in their original format. So it's lean protein, lots of veggies, and some fruit at most meals. Yogurt, cheese, and good quality or homemade bread. Switching to tea instead of coffee to avoid the creamer, LOL. And mindful exercise
I do a lot of yard work in the summer and am very active with our dogs, who are competitive retrievers. But those things didn't seem to make a difference in terms of exercise in spite of taking up quite a lot of time. So I am following my walking program, and when I am walking, I go alone so I can focus on breathing, form, and pace. Too many distractions and potty breaks with dogs along, LOL.