Yikes, sober and smoke-free for 10 years now and trying to figure out what the hell I want to do with my life! Not too easy after 40! Over the past year I have lost 18 of the 53 pounds I’ve packed on since 2000. Talk about a painfully slow process! Thank God I hike with my dog every day… otherwise I don’t know how I’d lose weight. I hate going to the gym.