I'm (practically) a lifelong dieter and this year I turned the magical age of 50. It doesn't make much of a difference for me. I have things in my life I've always wanted and have few regrets. Not to say I have no troubles but some things are just luck of the draw.
Turning 50 is a time for reflection. I was thinking hard about my weight issues and I have compelling evidence that I succumb to emotional eating and have a slightly addictive personality that defines my behavior and my inherited endocrine system works like mad to store the fat.
I have lost 7 pounds of the 50 I want to lose this year.