Rowan, my sister is what would be called morbidly obese. I love her dearly and we have a great relationship. I try so many times to tell her that there "are" exercises a person can do from a sitting position. But she complains of lack of energy and not being able to walk (you know how it is with family--who wants to take their little brothers advice! Ha! So she never does it.)
Benton gave you some great advice just now. I would add that a great way to increase your metabolism is to lift weights from your chair. Just get some dumbbells you are able to lift---even if it's just 1 or 2 pounds. (Five or ten would be even better, but you know better than I what your body can handle.) Do this two or three times a week for about 15 or 20 minutes. Also begin watching your calorie intake (Spark People has some good tools for doing that. Or if you are like me and not into logging in food daily into a computer, what I did was buy Richard Simmon's "Food Mover", so I can track my daily calories.) Or you can just write it in a notebook and keep track that way.
At first weight lifting will make you tired. If you do it in the morning, you'll find that you'll want to sleep by the afternoon. Your body is repairing itself when that happens. In time (with me its usually in about a month) that sleepiness will turn into pure energy and you'll feel so much better!
As you start feeling better, add some mild walking (like Benton posted about). This will burn more calories.
You've got a great diet plan, sounds like. You can do this, Rowan! You can do this!!!
And don't think we are gonna "preach" to you every post about what to do. We all struggle in some area of food or fitness. I know I do. (Just look at my weight tracker!) I fell off the weight loss wagon last year and I'm getting back on it myself--so I know it can be hard, but the journey is worth it! You'll love having more energy and feeling better, Let us know if we can help in any way!
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