Hey Ginny, I know it's hard, especially at your age. My mother is now 61, about 90lbs over weight, and VERY VERY busy, it's a long story but I'm going to share it with you in the hopes that it will help you in some way.
About 20 years ago mom quit smoking, BAM, started putting on a lot of weight, very fast. She began eating and grazing excessively. Add to that the stress of her teenage son (me) being an idiot, low 20s daughter getting a divorce and starting to date an abusive psyco, and her husband having heart problems and having to get a triple bypass. To say the least the woman was stressed. Food was her outlet. Sodas were her worst enemy, but she just couldn't give them up.
Now, here we are 20 years later. During the last 20 years, she's gained the following things that she has to take care of, and it deffinately keeps her excessively busy throughout the day. A step nephew with cerebral palsy that can not function on his own, his father and brother thought he was too much of an inconveniance, so they dumped him on my mother. A 91 year old father living next door that is a pain in the rear to say the least, but he's a great man, just a bit of a pain in the butt, she's gotta keep up with him. And up until recently, a husband who has fought heart issues for many years, passed away for over 15 minutes before the paramedics could get him back alive. He had damage to his brain, not excessive, but enough to make mother have to spend a lot of time keeping up with him. For 7 years he has been like that. He passed away 2 weeks ago, so that's one less thing on her plate. I'm not being cold, I love the man. But the burden on Mom was huge, and when his mind was functioning correctly he was miserable knowing what a burden he had become on mom, so when he passed it was a sad day, but also a relief. He's no longer suffering, and Mom has one of her burdens relieved from her day to day life. Tack onto her human burden a HUGE yard with lots of landscaping that requires an insane amount of maintenance, and I live too far away to get down there and help her out as much as I'd like.
The woman is busy to say the least. So fast foods and quick meals became her norm. The weight gain was pretty big, and if she didn't have so much to keep up with could have been a lot worse.
She's down on herself, and very much in a similar boat with you. I love my mother, and want her to live a long healthier life. I encourage her every chance I get. I don't care that she's over weight, I love her no matter what. But I do care about her health. I don't talk fat with her, I talk "I love you, and want you to be healthier so you can be here for many more years to come.". I told her about what I have done to make myself healthier. She's seen the transformation I have made from chubby little feller, to pretty solid bodied. I still got some work to do though.
In the last 2 weeks she's cut back big time on her meal intake, and started walking with gramps when he walks the dogs. She's already peeled off 15 lbs. Started eating breakfast again, and well she gets plenty of workout tending to Pat throughout the day. Will she ever be the lean woman she was when I was young? Nah! And that's not really that important, she's an incredible woman reguardless of her waistline. But her health is improving. That's what is important. Now to get her to cut out the sodas hehe.
You don't have to be model thin. You have a long road to wander down. Your health is the important factor here. Keep plugging away on that Wii fit, and eat more sensible sized meals. You may not see the results as fast as us younger folks with higher metabolisms, BUT you WILL get healthier over time, and will see some results. And that will keep you here to enjoy your children and grand children a lot longer. That's the real blessing.
I've heard good things about Nutrisystem, if you want, give it a shot, add that to the Wii fit, and I promise you will get results. Don't doubt yourself because of your age and weight. You can do this, I have faith in that. And what I would love to hear from you is a gain in faith in yourself. Keep plugging away at it. The healthier you get, the faster the gains. It'll start off slow, don't get discouraged, stick to it, and next thing you know, by the end of summer, just just might have to go clothes shopping.
You can do it! Believe in yourself, and you certainly can do it.