Originally Posted by Binti1962
You're getting some very good advice already, but I wanted to reiterate what some have said -- it's probably enough to move around as much as is comfortable for now (walking, stretching, etc) and concentrate on eating clean for now. As you get healthier movement will come more and more easily.
I don't pay attention to my weight. I went primal entirely to resolve arthritis and pain -- but I am down from a size 28/30 to a small size 16 anyway. At size 28, I was as active as I could be, but I was in a great deal of pain in every joint. The pain went away LONG before the weight shifted. As the pain went away, I found I moved more and more just because it felt so good. At around size 20, I started feeling so energetic that I *wanted* to move--lots! So, I started walking. I started slow -- 7/10 of a mile from my office to the local craft store every so often. Over time I wanted more and more. Now I walk 2.5 miles 3 times per week and I am looking for a destination that's closer to 3 miles from my office so I can move up again. I could never have imagined it before, but now, I am able to do my 2.5 miles, then go home and cook dinner! No aches and pains, no need to rest. I have started to do so "proto-squats" (I have very weak knees because of babyign them through arthritis for so many years) and qi gong longevity exercises from time to time, too. By spring, I hope to be doing wall pushups and maybe real squats.
My advice from one big girl to another: pay attention to nourishing yourself and eliminating the inflammatory toxins and just listen to your body - you'll know when it's time and you'll know what your body wants to do.
Grain Free since 2009, WP from 2005
~100% primal (because anything less makes me very sick)
Goal: hike across Sweden with my grandchildren when I retire in a few years