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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
I started C25K at 275lbs and did fine. Get appropriate shoes....and by that, I mean go to a running shop and get fitted for your foot, pro/supination, and such. Then you'll be fine.
C25K apps are out there for free. It makes it mindless, really. You put in earbuds, play music, and it'll tell you "walk" or "run" and when it comes time to switch from one to the other. ANYONE can do it. I went from 275 to 200 using running and walking.
Got into lifting and way from simple calorie counting and into my nutritional macros, plus just took time "off" from logging food, so I walk around at about 225-230 now, but far more fit than ever. When I was 200 I looked sick and felt weak because I did tons of cardio and ate a gross calorie count of 1700 or less daily. That was bad. I'm 6'2 and would like to be under 190, but I may not ever be that and feel healthy, and that's ok.
I'm stronger and more capable, the rest is just aesthetics.