I believe you can do it. Myself, I have asthma, high cholesterol (especially triglycerides), allergies, gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant), which all seems to mean it is probably somewhat genetic. (When I had the gestational diabetes, no one in my family had diabetes, but now, my dad does, and my brother does. My mom, dad and brother all have high cholesterol, I believe now too.) Over a period of about 2 years, I lost 50 pounds and got into a healthy bmi for probably the first time in my life. How? Mainly diet and exercise. I don't remove any food completely from my eating, but I do limit them and make extensive use of the sparkpeople calorie/nutrition and exercise trackers. I believe you can do it, if you stick to it and take it slow. if You make too many changes at one time, it feels like such a chore and you won't stick with it. Make small changes that add up over time.
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)
| current weight: 7.3 over