I also have chronic lower back and hip pain caused partially by osteoarthritis and partly aggravated by a fall I took last year. I also take an after cancer drug that is notorious for causing weight gain. Still, I am slowly but surely reaching toward my goal. Medical issues make it harder but they don't have to make it impossible. My advice is 1) use your nutrition tracker faithfully, every single day, because it will keep you honest and accountable for your choices; 2) find a few exercises/activities you actually LIKE doing and then do them 3-4X a week - if you like doing them, you have a better chance of sticking with them; 3) stay active with your teams because they will keep you motivated and give you support and encouragement, and; 4) try to have fun with this because if you enjoy the journey you will reach your destination!
Take a look at the Spark Exercise Videos. There are some good exercises you can do even with a bad back, and remember you can do exercise in 10 min. blocks a few times a day - walking for instance - you don't have to do 30-45 min. at a time. I don't know your situation but if you have access to a pool, water exercise is fantastic for people with back and joint problems. That's my main form of exercise now. There are lots of team members with back and joint problems and they will share info with you too if you start a topic and ask for help.
Good luck and don't ever doubt that you will succeed
The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 TLSB
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