Hi Karen - Happy Belated Birthday to you - mine is two days BEFORE :-)
I am sorry that you are being laid off work again, and can understand your worry. You obviously appear to have good transferable skills. Are your current employers in a position that they can suggest other places who may be requiring more staff?
One thing I did many years ago when I was laid off from an Office job was to start one end of te street (I lived in a small town) and went in to each business asking if they had work. I told them I was being made redundant, and didn't care what work I did, so long as it was work. On my 4th try I got a position in a retail shop selling clothes, material etc. I never missed a day of work. Another time I had no work, and nothing appeared to be on offer, so I walked into a clothing factory and asked if there was work going. I told them I was prepared to do anything. I got a job there and then, even tho' I told the manager I couldn't sew and had never learned to sew. I stayed there for over 3 years and became their sample machinist!
As far as exercise is concerned, you do way more than I did (because of skeletal issues) - I mostly get walks in, inside my own home, putting my groceries and laundry away one at a time. Today I got a 21 minutes walk in with laundry. Three days earlier it was 35 minutes walk with the both. Most of weight-loss generally comes down to nutrition. Because you have some issues, it would be best to ask your Dr what would be advisable to do and what to leave alone. Maybe ask for a referral to a Physiotherapist because this is their specialty area.
I wish you well in finding work, and with achieving all your goals.
| current weight: 151.0