I was always heavy as a child and teen. When I turned 21 I was away at University and amazingly avoided gaining the “freshman 15” :!: I had no choice but to walk around (I had no car), and learn to cook for myself. Without trying I was able to lose 45 pounds, and at age 25 I have yet to gain back the weight.
I do not exercise very much - parking far away and walking to the door, is exercise for me - and try to eat healthy. What works for me is eating a few small meals throughout the day including fruit, carbs and proteins.
I am very happy with my current weight of 115lbs at 5’2. I’m not sickly skinny and am in my healthy weight range, for my age and height. My boyfriend of 6.5 years never even noticed (well I’m sure he did but he never commented)I lost the weight which proved that he loved me for me, not what size I am.
The key is not obsessing, don’t go overboard and remember that everyone is different, what works for one person may not work for you. And never lose weight for anyone but you!
Best of luck to all those who are trying to lose weight