Don’t focus as much on the weight as you do on the healthy choices. It’s difficult to provide specific advice without firsthand knowledge of your conditioning, but I’ll take a stab at it. I lost 30lbs last year just by being consistent with training, eating semi-healthy and micro-fasting.
Let’s start with activity…what do you like to do? Do you (or have you) run, cycle, mountain bike, etc. or are you more into gym workouts? Whatever it is, start out easy if you haven’t been active for a while. I went from barely running a mile last year to competing in 28K mountain runs. But that doesn’t happen over night - there’s plenty of resources online if you want to start from zero and work up. I’m also a huge advocate for training with a goal…I got involved in Spartan races last year and it gave me a focus for my training. Whatever it is that interests you, you have a higher chance of maintaining it if you have a goal on the horizon and you enjoy doing it. Use a fitness tracker like Fitbit or Garmin and an online tracker like Strava…tracking helps me tremendously.
As for eating…I’m no dietician, so I will leave that one alone…other than plenty of lean protein and vegetables, lots of water and some cheat food.
Micro-fasting…I TRY not to eat after 6pm or before 10 am on any given day. I allow myself coffee in the am when I get up, but I don’t drink any sweetened drinks…except of course the big alcohol elephant in the room which I had way too much of until this week. There’s lots of good data on fasting and I’ve seen results in the scale over time.
Since I came back to the scale topic, I will end here. I weigh myself every morning to track where I’m at. But so many factors influence our weight that it is only a guideline for me. Focus on being healthy and active and the weight will regulate to where you want it to be.
Check out the working on working out thread if you haven’t already.