My husband quit smoking about 14 years ago and I know how tough this can be for you. Best wishes on your journey! Losing 10 pounds is a great accomplishment. It may not seem like it now, but given your challenges, this is great incentive to keep you motivated. Swimming may be great for you since it is non-impact. I have chronic lower back pain, so the only thing that the doctor has recommended is walking. When I'm motivated to lose weight, I stick to the same foods for breakfast (smoothie) and lunch (large salad). I have a little variety for dinner. Find something that works for you and stick to it. I've tried so many diets in the past, but i do best with natural ingredients and clean eating. It takes a little more preparation time, but there is a lot of information on the web on food prepping. I do mine mostly on Sundays.
January 3, 2012 199.6
June 18, 2016 starting weight 189
Goal 1: When I got married weight: 175
Goal 2: When I met my hubby weight: 155
Goal 3: College Graduate Weight (1990): 140
Goal 4: Just to see if I can do it: 135