So glad you came back to SP.
My advice first, start slow. Start with the things you can and will stick with. Example: Track all your water and food for a week or two. During this time read some of the other sparkies blogs, this so helps with motivation. Once you have the tracking of food down add in a 10 minute walk 3 or 4 times a week. Do what you can stick with and not get overwhelmed. If you get overwhelmed you will want to stop. Also please do not beat yourself up if you go over your calories, keeping coming back to SP. There is not a person here that has not gone over their calories for the day.
Second, my story. I (and everyone else) so understand where you are coming from. I am not sure what finally made me start SP, but something clicked. I had for a numbers of years stayed around 190-195, however by the end of last year I was seeing 200 more often. Clothes no longer fit. For some reason (and I wish I knew so I could tell everyone), something clicked and I have logged into SP every day for the past 121 days. I have lost over 25 pounds. I will tell you it was not easy, it has taken dedication to log my food on the days when I have eaten something that I really should not have and went over my calories and fat.
The motivation to log in each day and be willing to make these changes is up to you. I can tell you it is worth it. I love the way I feel. I stopped drinking ALL soda and do not feel bloated and uncomfortable. I drink water 99% of the time, tea and one cup of coffee cover the other 1%. These changes I have made were not easy and I can not go back to them or I know where I will end up.
Best wishes to you and I hope you are able to find the motivation and support here on SP to keep coming back. Everyone here is great for support, motivation and advice on those days you need it.
| current weight: 152.4