First post. I came across this forum a while back, and have been lurking and have decided to finally post.
I’m in Canada, and over the last few years the weight has piled on. I went on blood pressure tablets a few years ago. Then I got divorced my ex left me, I moved out on my own, met a wonderful new woman, at 43 am going to get married again for a second time. Over the past winter I put on around 20+ lbs, got put on cholesterol tabs by my doctor, and cracked 300 lbs for the first time in my life. Despite lots of good stuff going on, I’m feeling bad physically. Getting winded more often than ever, clothes not fitting like they used to, or at all. My spouse to be in nearly a decade younger than me, and wants children (I have none to date) and I would like that as well, and I don’t want to be a fat out of shape old dad who’s unable to do anything with his kid.
I’ve started getting back to the gym, trying to do at least 3 times a week, minimum for at least 30-40 minutes, and I’m trying to be very mindful and count calories, trying to stay under 1800. It’s hard to keep motivated, obviously, or we wouldn’t be here in the first place.
Does anyone have any tips, gym wise or food/diet wise that’s been successful for them? Every journey starts somewhere, and I’m hoping mine has begun. Seeing the success you have had is extremely motivating, and makes me think, I can do it do.