Don’t try to exercise it all off. hanging your eating will be much faster and easier on your body. Just exercise a bit to maintain muscle mass.Without reading through all the posts : I tried to dump all the junk at once but that's a bad idea because you'll only crave it again and again until you can't stand it and go back into bad habits. I too have had a lot of disappointment in my life but some good spots. I've had friends and family murdered or committed suicide or simply died. All my grandparents are now dead with my grandmother on my mom's side of the family in two thousand and sixteen. My uncle (her son) died about eight or nine months later on the same day one of my friends died from cancer. Although life has put a lot of bad **** in my way I've had to learn to deal with it and get away from the booze and drugs. The latter of the two I did first. I quit smoking since it's a disgusting, filthy and highly expensive habit any way.
The hardest part was getting away from sweets and fatty foods. I've been binging again on garbage because it's available at work. Now I need to get serious as I'm not tall - 5" 8 inches short and around 258 pounds I HATE the way I look and feel!! Plus I now sleep with a CPAP machine which is a pain in the ass - around the clock. The first thing I did in two thousand and twenty one was to go to the gym but all that was wrecked when my a$$hole brother (a story for another day) came home and gave my mom COVID and myself at the same time!! My younger brother came home for a visit TWO DAYS before Christmas - the exact same time I started coughing. I picked him up at the train station. Well we had our get together on Christmas and my Birthday is the following day so we went out for it. When I went outside I was freezing although I was fine for the most part before. I knew I had a fever. It was two days later and my younger brother told me he had COVID! Well that wrecked my time at the gym because I too came down with it and I couldn't go anywhere.
It's been almost a year since I had it but I've only gone to the gym a small hand full of times since then. Now I feel sore and tired all the time as my job keeps me feeling this way which I'm so ready to quit that it's not funny! I quit drinking soda and eating ice cream, candy, chips, pasta, and pizza all the time. Now my skin on my stomach is so loose that it hangs over my belly and looks gross! My belly button is loose too as the skin above it hangs loose so that it feels like a bulge at the top when I touch it. Now I have to get into shape and work out again. That was the only thing that I felt good doing but I wish I stuck with it and that I never got COVID otherwise I would have and I would have lost more weight and I probably would've lost about a hundred pounds! All this has taught me that if you eat junk and don't exercise you get FAT!!! My only advice to you is to be determined. I can't let all this destroy my resolve. Find within yourself as I did that nothing is going to stop you - no day, no night, no consequence or moment will keep you from trying (to quote Enya in Far And Away).