I've toyed around with getting back in shape a few times over the past couple of years, the most successful diet that I was on was pescetarian two years about and I went from 210 to 185. I started working out and was feeling great, then I got sick. I went through two months of diagnostic procedures and took a lot of pills including pain pills. Come to find out I had kidney stones that the scans and IPV did not find. I finally passed them but had fallen well off of the waggon at that point.
2016 - I was feeling pretty sickly and was going to fix my diet and exercise once more with a more systematic approach. I was on blood pressure medication and had several other minor medical issues. I started weening myself off of meat slowly at first, then I had the pleasure of having two wisdom teeth removed. Once that hurdle was out of the way (at this point I went from 217 to 212) I was ready to jump all in. I was originally going to go pescetarian but at the last minute decided I wanted to be challenged with going vegetarian. March 20th was my last day consuming any meat and I've gone from 212 to 180 as of today.
I've been practising meditation, at home yoga for flexibility, a minor callisthenics program, and now recently C25K. My motivation for C25K is endurance, I used to be an avid hiker and participated in some major hikes when I was younger. I've been adding in 2 to 3 hiking days for 4 miles each to my routine. I've nearly lost 40lbs and feel great, I'm hoping to stay motivated through the next phases in continuing this journey. I'm off of all prescribed medication, but have various herbal supplements that I enjoy.