First of all let me welcome you to the group!
Its true! Life is always full of challenges and hurdles. That's what makes us want to fight back. I fully understand your condition and I am aware of the difficulties you face.
By joining this community you have taken a major step towards a healthy lifestyle.
You joining her, it tells me two things. You do want to change and you have the desire to change.
The best way to approach the weight loss deal is, take small steps at a time. Taking baby steps helps you not stumble and makes your journey easier. May I suggest that you use the BMI calculator and then see how much weight you have to lose first? When you come back let me us know and we will teach you how to set a goal and how to approach your goal.
Let me say that you joining this community is perfect timing because we’re having a weight loss challenge on the 6th of October, that I believe will help you get started on your journey.
Meanwhile, here are a few things I suggest you do.
*Add the weight tracker to your profile and set your goal.
It is fairly self-explanatory, but there are also instructions posted in the Health Pages (http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Weight-Loss/How-to-Set-Up-Your-Weight-Tracker/show/459?cid=129
*Aim to lose 3-5 pounds during the challenge.
*Start making journal entries every day listing the food you ate, calories consumed, your activity, etc. Note your mood for that day and consider implementing the Mood Tracker as many times there is a correlation between our emotions and food.
*You can use CalorieKing.com to find out calories of food you are consuming or you can obtain this information from the package label.
Please do not be afraid to ask any questions. We are here to help you!