I have managed to lose 0.5 kg this week.
I have realised I have been massively under estimating my portion sizes. This has made a difference.
I have seen lots of posts this morning relating to motivation (or lack of). The best advise I can give, which has really really worked for me. Find a buddy. Join a couch to 5k group. Runners are the best people for helping you. It doesn't matter how big or small your achievement they will support and praise you.
I have a whole new social life and circle of friends by doing the couch to 5k. I always have someone giving me words of encouragement. And it works.
Before I started the group I walked 5k. It took me 50 minutes 59 seconds. I am obese and hated exercise of any kind. I am asthmatic and so used that as an excuse not to do any exercise. I can assure you I was the couch in the couch to 5k.
I achieved a personal best on Sunday of 39 minutes. To others that sounds pathetic but to me (and all my new friends) that was amazing. And I could run the whole distance. To date, I have managed to lose 2.8kg. Slowly but slowly I am improving.
I urge you, if you are struggling to get started, find a new friend by giving it a go. Xx