South Beach Diet made HUGE difference, HUGE. Is easy and uses just normal stuff, brown stuff diet basically.
Lift weights twice a week. Find rec center with weight machines or pay for a few personal trainer sessions so you learn correct form with free weights. Will find the weight machines HUGE benefit for newby if you just lift 1 set twice a week, kind of heavy doing about 15 reps. Concentrate on lower and abs to start as big muscles burn more calories, then develop the upper body as you shrink. Can add more sets, but really no need until female hits 180-200. One set will drastically increase loss for female if you lift a bit heavy, male needs more sets faster.
Cardio, start walking, eventually good to put some ellyptical trainer time at end of weights to really push your calorie burn. Can add cleaning whole house or do yard work, sports, bike, nature-based…Can really still do a lot of moderate exercise with low injury risk even older when we start to refuse to start jogging as it busts some people to bits, weight returns plus more problems just functioning after injury.
Yoga is HUGER help to avoid injury and will retrain your brain to silence as you stand there thinking nothing and holding weird pose for 15 seconds.
Just lost big amount of weight, then suffered my first nervous break and put on zyprexa. Gosh! I put on 35 lbs in 6 weeks on that crap and begged DR for new meds was so ravenous. Risperdal consta just packed on more without relief from voices…Used some mood stabilizer, forgot name, but 14 days without bathroom was TERRIBLE case of constipation. Serqouel has been least problematic but still put on big amount of weight as needed sleep pills and Dr at time refused…