I am truly sorry for the loss of your dog. Ours died 3 years ago suddenly also and I cried like a baby.Time will heal the emptiness you feel.
The one thing that stood out in your post is that you wrote something down and that you have commited yourself to get back to feeling good and have better health.
You know deep down inside that the weight is causing most of your health issues, and you know what you need to do to get back to feeling better both mentally and physically.
I lost 30 lbs so far this year, I started in January and it has taken me time to get to "almost" my goal weight, which is 6 lbs to go !
I took up spinning in the Winter and liked it so much I went out and bought myself a bike in April and I am now addicted to riding. I do cross train at the gym 3 days a week BUT my love is Biking right now, but I know I need some weight training also to help burn calories throughout the day.
Just by you stating you want to start off doing 15 minutes a day is GREAT! You'll know when to work up from there on how you are feeling. Remember it is all a process, exercising, eating etc.
I use every tool available on here that Sparkpeople has to offer, I record everything that I put in my body, all my exercises I do and read a lot of the message boards.
I have gotten rid of all processed food for the most part..
Trader Joes has been a Godsend to this point. I plan my meals out on Sunday each wekk so I have time to workout after work and not come home starving that I eat too much.
Cook up your meals a day ahead of time and they will always be ready.
Keep us posted on how you are doing with your biking, If it hot and humid out and you feel you can't do it. then go to the gym that day and cardio there. Just stay consistent and remember fall is coming up and the biking will only get better !!
I am anxious to see how you are doing each week, I bet one of these days you will be able to bike 30 miles at one time and when you do you will feel so good inside and out.
Good Luck in your journey
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