f1jim wrote: Remember though, this is about getting your health back. The weight loss is a secondary benefit. It may not seem like that should be your focus now but soon it will be very clear.
Chile wrote: Just being overweight contributes to poor health, so if the weight is your primary motivation right now, embrace it. .
Right now, by far, the biggest factor in my health is my weight. It is the main cause, if not the sole cause, of my sleep apnea, which is severe. So severe, that in spite of all my other problems, it is the "official" reason I'm disabled. It is also a contributing factor in my hypertension, and makes living/exercising/moving with the arthritis I have all that much harder.
So the first and most obvious improvement of health for me will be reflected in my weight. It is not my only motivator, just the most obvious.
This morning I'm up early. It's Food Bank Day. I can't eat this early in the morning so I'll take my breakfast and snacks with me. Today that'll be two slices of whole wheat bread with a thin spread of peanut butter, an apple, and a banana. I'll have a late lunch when I get back, which will be leftover soup from dinner last night. Lentil, barley, qunoa, chickpeas, red beans, and mixed vegetables.
It wasn't all that long ago that I'd graze on donuts all morning at the food bank. They're still available, but I haven't been tempted by them in months.
I also hurt this morning. I've pushed too hard on the walking. I will save what I can do today till this evening. I'll be happy if I do a half mile today.