While a great sports bra is imperative for any big woman starting to work out, there is something more important - people around you willing to help or at the very least, not get in the way.
When I dropped my weight last time my family struggled to understand and relate. By the time I was at my lowest weight they were whispering about anorexia - 150 pounds at 5' 4" is not dangerously thin.
My co-workers had no intention of sabotaging me, but man they are all great bakers and cooks!
This time, something is in the air and I am about to benefit from it. My mom and step-dad are working out. My brothers and sister-in-law all have intentions to be healthier in 2010. And more than half of my workplace is doing something to get in shape and/or be healthier. Combine that with the unwavering support of my healthy-cooking roomie Lori and I think this will be easier.
Yet 'easy' is a relative word when it comes to losing substantial weight and being healthier. Really I am hoping for 'consistent' and 'ongoing', because 'easy' is also a cookie.
Yours in health,