I weighed myself at the YMCA and I have gained almost 5 lbs. in the last despite month despite a reasonable excercise schedule and working around the housing while chasing a 2 and 6 year old. The simple fact is that I am well into middle age and my metabolism has really slowed down. I simply cannot eat like a 20 year old any more. If I were not physically active, I would probably be diabetic already. I have to lose weight for my sake and my kids.