Welcome Steve. I think you have as many problems as a lot of people on here. so don't feel you are alone. I too am 60, have numerous health issues, take far too many drugs and supplements, am overweight, love to eat out and I don't want to make my husband a widower. You've made an important decision and I believe a wise step in joining SparkPeople.
Be sure to go to your "Start" page each day and start (if you haven't already) to track your food and your exercise. On this page, you will also have links to your own SparkPage (if you've set one up yet and if not, I would advise you to do so), any forums such as this one that you join (go to the search box a the top of each page and search out the forums and see what is available that might interest you), blogs written by other members, and so on. Search also for what to do as new to SparkPeople. There will also be links to many many inspirational , encouraging, and informative articles to read and videos to view.
As mentioned below, we are in this for the long haul - there is no short-term fix for bad habits that we developed over a lifetime. Set a goal for yourself. Make it attainable and reasonable such as a small step towards your overall main goal to lose X number of lbs. or whatever. When you ave reached that goal successfully, then set a new reachable goal that will bring you even closer to your main objective, and so on. One step at a time. Good luck and join in the discussion on other forums in this team and others. We look forward to getting to know you better.
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 36 lbs. in 2012 & 13. Chart with SPeople
| Pounds lost: 28.4