Hello, Buster ! Welcome to Spark People !
Has your doctor given you the okay to start exercising ? Ideally, if we have any medical issues, we should check with our doctor, just to be safe. When a person decides they want to lose weight, their first trip really should be to their doctor for a full physical. The road to good health should always include regular checkups.
If your doctor has given their okay, something you could do would be chair aerobics. If you can't stand for long periods of time, then sit in a chair and do some upper body exercises. Do you have an resistance bands or hand weights ? You could also do some seated strength training exercises.
You really don't have to do a lot to start. If you can walk (with the walker) for 5 minutes before you get tired, that's where you start. Today, you do five minutes. Next week, you might feel strong enough to do 10 minutes. You can break your workouts up into shorter segments and still get all the benefits. Walking for 10 minutes three times a day, still adds up to a 30 minute walk. And if you can only do 5 minutes, then that's where you start. Your strength and endurance will increase with time.
For now, you can look at the chair workouts that Coach Nicole has posted in the fitness section. Watch them first to see what you can and can't do. when you try them, you make modificiations where you need them. You work at your own level and do the best you can. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-detail
Ultimately, when it comes to losing weight, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy. You could lose weight if you just did your best to eat right and watch your portions.
If you do decide to make a change to your nutrition, you really should talk to your doctor. They may refer you to a dietitian. Also, do you know if you're diabetic or not ? If you have diabetes, that too is going to effect what you should and shouldn't eat. While it's true that most Americans eat too much and need to eat less, the problem is that they are eating too much of the wrong food and not enough the right food. Quality of the food you eat will not only effect your health, it will effect your waistline too.
Take baby steps literally and figuratively.