Firstly well done for making the decision to get cracking on fitness and weight.
I’m at an earlier stage of the journey but I did lose 4 stones over the last couple of years by following the Slimming World plan (other slimming clubs are available ). I am the last person I thought would join a slimming group but I found the structure of the healthy eating plan and the support of the other members made it a very manageable experience.
They also encourage you to build up your fitness gradually if you wish and there were several other people at my group who were recovering from surgery. It’s remarkable how motivating the promise of a certificate and a shiny sticker for each milestone can be! I’m comfort eating like there’s no tomorrow right now so I’m trying not to worry about a weight gain during all of this stress, but at least I know that I can lose it again when I am ready. So can you.
In terms of fitness, my advice is to find a form of exercise that you really enjoy and it take it steady. I’m not that keen on sport but normally do 4-6 hours of belly dancing each week instead and have done for nearly 10 years. Really sad that I won’t be up to it for quite a while after my operation, but one of my goals is to be back on stage this time next year, even if I’m just doing a basic little routine.
Good luck and do let us know how you get on x