You!re getting close to or in peri menopause, so it’s very difficult to lose weight now. If you eat only meat and other proteins, salad, veggies, and fish, you’ll drop the weight easily. That means no grains, starchy vegetables, potatoes, rice, dairy, sugar, or alcohol. Once you lose it all, you can add back some potato and starchy vegetables to slow or stop further weight loss. I had the same problem at your age and couldn’t lose a pound for 8 years. If I had gone on this diet, I would have. Sugar and grains are your enemy.