I used to be a participating member of Spark People, absolutely loved it...the message boards, the enthusiasm the community provided, and was doing great on my fitness journey, then I crashed....HARD!!! Long story short, I have gotten ridiculous. I am 5'4, 38 years old, mother of two and I weigh 200 pounds. This is just shameful. I feel tired all the time, my BP is prehypertensive and I feel like I am on a hamster wheel to nowhere. I can't stand it anymore. I used to be very outgoing and now I have to force myself to join in on certain events. I hate receiving wedding invites because I am mortified to be the "fat girl" at the wedding. My husband is amazing, so supportive, but I don't know if he truly understands my struggle with emotional eating. I take full responsibility for my now sedentary lifestyle, but I can't live like this any longer.
I know all of the tools to be healthy, but have a question for those of you who have been at this awhile. First, I have never been this heavy. My knees hurt, my back hurts, I get out of breath quicker since I am out of shape and I suffer from heartburn most days. My question is, where do I start??? Can I begin a program ie Body for Life at this weight and fitness level?? I would love to gain the advice of others who have walked this path. Part of me is terrified that I'll have a heart attack when I work out, but the logical part of me says I will have a heart attack if I don't work out!!
Any advice on a starting point would be so helpful to me. Thanks all!!
| current weight: 200.0