Hi - welcome to SP and welcome to our Team. This is a good place to come to for support and friendship :-)
WOW - you have put on a LOT of weight this year. I am glad that you are seeing a specialist for it. Do you have some medical issues which contributed to this? (Don't have to answer if you don't want to, but a lot of people do have this issues!)
I am wondering if you tried doing too much exercise all at once. It is best to start this journey off with baby steps - that includes exercise AND nutrition.
Just walking a little bit further in the day than you normally would, or if you have stairs in your house, make some reason to go up and down them a little more often than you would normally. If you work, take a few mini-breaks - go for a bathroom break or to get a glass of water. It all works to gradually build up that strength and stamina. If you don't normally exercise, just doing 5-10 minutes a couple times a day, but not doing energetic stuff until your body is used to the change. Only increase and add to the changes when your mind/body has gotten used to the changes.
I strongly suggest that you use the Nutrition Tracker. I weigh all of my food for increased accuracy and enter it all in there. This helps me to stay focused and it also enables me to tweak my intake as and when needed. As a result I lost just over 50lb in 16 months and happily sat there for a year before deciding to move on down again. Now I am at my goal. I had been overweight for about 30 years, so I was right chuffed :-)
Just a word of warning - when you drop you calories, make sure that you do this GRADUALLY - maybe only 50 or so to start with - and increase your protein and fruit/veges. This will help to keep you full for longer, but will also help to prevent nausea and/or light-headedness. Ensure that you are eating a healthy, balanced diet, and NOT skipping meals OR UNDEReating, because very low calorie diets will leave you feeling lethargic, light-headed, and is not good for your organs, either. It should only be undertaken when strictly supervised by a Dietitian or a Dr who has certification in Dietetics. (Not all Dr's do have this.) Ensure also that you are getting good hydration, because not enough fluids can also leave you with headaches and light-headedness.
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