I managed to drop the 12 pounds I regained along with 5 more. Slowly but surely. My belt goes one notch tighter now. I enrolled my dog Jagger in an agility class because he needs something to do, and it will be a workout for me as well.
you are correct, it IS hard.
but you CAN do it.
we each work at our own pace. I have been obese (for years i was just saying "i'm overweight", but no, i have been obese for too long) for many years. i kept "trying" , i kept having excuses, i kept saying "but i'm eating healthy and exercising; it must be my genes/metabolism etc". I *finally* started on a diet about 5 months ago, with a whole healthy eating plan (I do the MyFitnessPal site and it's great). I've lost 23 lbs already and feel much better. you got this - at YOUR pace.