Hi Sara. Welcome to the team. When I looked into surgery I was disqualified because I have chronic depression. I have only been hospitalized once and that was in 1996. I have lost 121 the old fashioned way through diet and exercise. I call my journey Blood Sweat & Tears. At first you don't want to do it, you have to fake it until you make it.
The nutrition tracker helped alot. Yes, it is a PITA to log in and weigh and measure your food everyday every meal. But it is also a PITA to walk across a room and be out of breath. Pick your PITA. I am in maintenance now and I still weigh measure and log. It becomes a habit. The exercise was a bit harder. I didn't start exercising until I had lost about 30 or so pounds but I was 56 when I started my journey. I have bad knees, and degenerative disc disease. The knees is from being overweight for 2 decades at least part of it is. You are 27, you have time to prevent all this. I am still more sedentary than I should be. I hate to exercise. It is a battle with myself every single day.
Start with one or two things to change, don't start trying to change 10 different things at once. You will burn yourself out and probably give up from overload. You can start with drinking more water and eating more fruit. Then when that is done start weighing your foods and measuring. Then you can start exercising for 10 minutes, then add another 10 so on and so forth.
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