Hi all, just starting today! I've been heavy most of my life but got to a healthy weight in my mid twenties for 3 years, then regained it after a serious injury. Its been years since that injury but I haven't been able to lose the weight again. I tend to find myself going to extremes, which I think is mentally unhealthy, so part of my battle is keeping mentally healthy while pursuing physical health. I really believe intellectually that slow and steady wins the race/makes for a sustainable lifestyle, and yet I find it a harder way to go in a way. I am hoping a community of support will be helpful is lasting the whole journey.
I honestly don't even have a scale, so I'm going to try to focus on tracking my behaviours rather than my weight, which can fluctuate due to water retention etc. I have certain items of clothing that I also use as a gauge to tell me if I'm going in the right direction.
Unfortunately, I have a fracture in my shoulder at the moment, so intense exercise is not an option for a few weeks, so my focus will be on what I'm eating for now and I can start fitness with some lower body exercises and walk. That's the goal!