You've taken some good steps on your own and it sounds like the motivation for change is there. I know that thinking about doing something is a lot different than doing, though.
My advice to you would be to follow the ideas of the Spark. Make small changes and try to follow those changes as long as you can. Looking at the whole elephant can be daunting. Start small.
Work at your own level. I bicycle thousands of miles each year. So many people say they could never do that. Anyone can, but you have to start slow. I remember the days of going on short rides and being exhausted. Slowly, my endurance grew. Whatever it is that you like to do, start slow and you'll be surprised at how it will transform. Just as above...don't look at the whole elephant.
Log your calories! It's surprising how they add up. If I don't log, I overeat. Simple as that. Remember...calories in, calories out seems to be the best way to lose weight. Use the resourses on sparkpeople to educate yourself.
I hope some of my tips will help you get started. Good luck on your journey! You can do it!!
...and then in the middle of everything, you realize you're alive right now, and the time to live is right now!
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