I have been obese for my entire adult life. In 2007, I went on a very strict diet which involved cutting out all sugar, from fruits, sweets, everything. There were meal supplement shakes and strict guidelines. In 8 months I lost about 70 lbs. I eventually went off the diet, and of course gradually started gaining back. Well yesterday I went to a doctor's appointment and found that I am back to my original weight. I'm so sad. I joined a gym a couple months ago, but don't really go. My FI lost his driver's license and it's hectic trying to get him to work - which means waking up at 4am, then getting me to work, doing all the driving, it's just a lot. I've become very lazy. I spend too much time on the computer and on tv. Yesterday at the doc was a wake up call. I have to do something. I just always find myself making excuses - including actually telling someone once I order my dress I can't lose too much weight. I need to eat better and exercise. I really don't think it's practical to try that same diet I was on before, I mean I know it works, but my FI lives with me now and it would basically mean I would have to cook two meals. And it's a diet, not a lifestyle change which I think I need. I think I want to just count calories, eat more balanced meals, and get more active.
Does anyone have any advice for how to get started? How to stay motivated?
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