I saw my doctor on Friday to have a general checkup. Everything seems ok, and he was so pleased I have decided to lose weight. He was very supportive and gave me a few tips, suggesting like everyone here that I don't think about losing 50kgs but focus on losing five.
He told me even a 5kg loss can improve my health, and though I have no major issues yet, there are signs that things might not be so good in the future, especially diabetes and breathing problems. I
I know since the last 10kg went on, I've had shortness of breathwhen walking, and that scares me. I worry about having a heart attack and not getting the chance to live my life in the body I want to have.
So I've started my exercise bike and weights. Now don't laugh, but I'm only doing 5 minutes of each, five times a week, and increasing it each week by 5 minutes. That's what the doctor said, though it seems far too easy.
Normally when I start exercising again I do heaps on the first day, exhaust/hurt myself, do much less the second day and give up all together by day three!
I'm feeling very positive and relieved, I expected to get a lecture from the doctor about letting myself get into this state, but he was helpful and very kind, so that made me think I can do this.
Have a successful week everyone!