I've been dieting for a long time, and have lost a bit of weight but not enough so that people say "have you lost weight?". Discouraging.
Then - to keep myself in a good mood and take advantage of a legal drug (endorphins) I've started walking in the mornings - started out sauntering and have progressed to very slow jogging for 1/4 mile out of my fast overall 3 mile walk.
And lo and behold...tonight I tried on a dress that was tight a few weeks ago and it FITS!!!
So...all those people are right. The only way to really lose weight/tighten up/get fit...is to exercise.
And I thought it was a myth dreamed up by fitness buffs.
Thank goodness I'm enjoying it right now.