Oh my goodness.... I am 30 years old 5 feet 5 1/2 inches (and yes the half inch is very important, the next shortest person in my family is 5 feet 11 inches, I have a permanent crick in my neck,
) and weigh 310. I'm generally the first one to crack a joke at my own expense. I am probably the biggest procrastinator in the universe. I spend alot of time taking care of the folk in my life and very little time on myself. I'm the first to give out weight loss advice but usually the last one to follow it. I'm really beginning to think I'm hopeless. About two months ago I dropped 20 lbs and then had a rough patch and it came back and brought friends. I'm at a point in my life where I really need to take off the weight. I don't much care about how I look but I have health issues and potential health issues that are haunting me. My ankles are killing me and I wear braces all the time to help with the pain. My mother is a diabetic with a heart condition, high blood pressure and cholesterol issues. My father has had 7 heart attacks and 2 procedures to prevent since 1993, he has high cholesterol. I guess what I really need is advice on how to take that first baby step to get started and then how the heck to stay on track. I have all kinds of diet info crammed into my little pea brain I just can't seem to get myself going with a program I can stick to. Here are my main problems (any advice on one or all would be wonderful):
1: I'm an emotional eater. Mad, sad, or thrilled to death, doesn't matter, the answer is always food.
2: Lack of time. After work and making sure everyone else is taken care of, there's not much time left for me.
3: When I start a diet or a program I'm always tired. The lack of energy generally shoots the rest of the program in the foot.
4: Probablly the most important... I LOVE FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mom's a great cook and I know my way around the kitchen too. Mom's got a russian background and Dad's southern. Oh my gosh the food. But it's mostly carbs and swimming in butter or fatback.
Any way after all my rambling, I'd appreciate any advice you could offer.
I'm hoping to get down to around 125 to 135.