Hello, I'm overweight and I'd like to be back to a healthier weight again. Also, I used to be more active, do sports (jogging, dancing, cycling), but I'm so out of motivation, I'm a couch potato, now. I just don't find the motivation to get up and go. Sometimes I go for a jog and I can do 40 minutes without problems (slowly!), but it's weeks between these bursts. I've tried tabatha, but afterwards, doubted it was good for me. I have back problems, and they are part of my sedentarism. I had a herniated disc an had surgery for it. It sorted it out. I went back to dancing (I used to be a serious dancer and have a dancing room home). Then I got a second herniated disc. My neurosurgeon told me he doesn't wanna do surgery on this one, that it's risky and less effective than the other one I've had. I still tried to dance, but it's really painful. I was in a lot of pain for like 2 years. Now, I only have flare ups. I have pain almost all the time, but perfectly bearable, unless it's flare up. Those really, really hurt, to the point of making me cry of pain just to lay down. Diet wise, I'm afraid if I diet, I'll just put the weight back on when I stop dieting. Because I've read about and have seen programs on TV explaining the yoyo process. So, I wonder: should I diet? I've been trying to eat less. But I relapse. I love food. Mainly chocolates and cheese. But I can stop having chocolates. I've done it before. I don't have that much to lose. But I know that I should take action now, instead of waiting till the problem becomes worse. Technically, if I'd get my BMI to 24, I'd be already ecstatic. If I get it to 23, wow!!!! My health is suffering: I've got limit cholesterol. It's not high, but almost. My blood sugar was a tid bit to the high. I've had the worst blood test results of my life. I have to do something about it. Also, my thighs and butt are so huge, it's difficult to find pants that fit. They get all paper thin between my thighs. Underwear is a torture, because it's like they're in the wrong place, if you know what I mean... How can I make dieting healthy? How can I make sure I won't yo-yo when I get to my goal? I know I have to do something. Please, if you can help me, give me an idea of what I should do, I'm very grateful. I suck at cooking. I work full time, but when I'm home, I don't move much. Thank you for any help at all. Just being here already makes me feel like I've taken a big step forward and I'd like to thank you all for being there and for reading. I wish you all strength to do what you want, to get the healthier weight you want and a lot more motivation and success than myself.