Okay so last year I had a bad break up with a previous boyfriend and I gained 25 pounds from stress eating. This is the most I've weighed since difficult child 2 was born, and I was HUGE back then. I have been trying like crazy to lose it. I dieted all summer long. So far I've only lost ten pounds. I have fifteen more to go. The weight loss is coming off way slower than I had hoped. I've lost weight in the past, and it's never taken me this long to lose it. Pounds came off easily in my twenties. Now that I just hit my forties, it's taking forever! I am getting really impatient. Right now all I am doing is counting calories and making sure not to go over 1200 a day. I can eat whatever I want, as long as I don't go over my calorie count. I'm also taking thirty minute power walks. I'm losing on average between one and two pounds a week. I am not happy with my progress. It feels like it is taking forever to get this dang weight off. I was hoping to have all of my weight lost by the time Thanksgiving comes around, but at the rate I'm going, that isn't happening. Anybody have any weight loss secrets they can share? Any diets you've tried that have shown good results in a small amount of time? I'm really getting desperate, especially since my boyfriend made a comment about me needing to lose weight a couple of months ago. Help!