I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me. I need to lose quite a bit of weight- I'm currently around 315lbs and 5'4". I know I need to do it, I need to change my way of eating, my life in general. It just sounds so darn overwhelming that I keep putting it off. I'm always telling myself I'll start next week, next month, I'm sure I can drop some weight once I really start trying so for today I'll just eat like always and I can always start eating better tomorrow.
I have so many reasons to lose weight- I'm a mom to two young boys, and I would love to be able to keep up with them. I have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol in my family. I know my own cholesterol is high. I'm starting to become uncomfortable in my own body- my fat is just too much for my short body and even sitting in certain positions is difficult. I want to be comfortable, I want to look better, I want my kids and husband to be proud of me, I want to be healthy and see my kids grow up and live their lives. It just seems that I don't want these things enough to actually do something about it. I do take an antidepressant daily and I wonder if I still have some depression issues that might be making me feel this way- but above all I think it's just me being lazy and not taking personal responsibility for my actions.
So I've decided I HAVE to do something. I just keep gaining and I don't have any other choice. I don't know where to start, though. I have done Weight Watchers in the past, and it did work for a while, but then something stressful came up and I would "put it off" for a few weeks and never get back on the wagon. I really don't have the extra money for anything like Weight Watchers at this point, either. Should I just start with counting calories? Is there an app or something that might be helpful? There are so many types of diets, I'm just not sure where to start. I need something that will be easy enough for me to continue, and that I'm not likely to just dump after two weeks. Any suggestions of where to start? Any suggestions on how to get the motivation to actually do this!?
Thanks for reading all of this!! Sorry it's so long!