After a total hysterectomy (ovaries left in) and at the age of 44 now, i'm trying to lose weight. I am a good and strict dieter and I have a physical job and I walk long distances twice a week. I've been dieting for a number of weeks and normally by now, i'd have lost a decent amount of weight but am really struggling at the moment. I'm tracking all my food points and am getting frustrated at my lack of weight loss and am wondering if this is to do with my operation or is it my age now???? Help, I need a reason for all this.