Hey. I know sometimes this journey is downright depressing. But you know what? You can do it. You can achieve what you want with your life, and your body.
It's not just about weight loss, it's about being healthy and strong. Keeping your body in it's best condition. Being able to do the things you want to do or enjoy doing. Consider this client: upper 50's exerciser, previously inactive. He came in to me with a shoulder that ached constantly. He couldn't even keep it up on the window of his car without pain. He assured me he would absolutely have to stop training (we hadn't even started) because he would need surgery.
Today, he is still exercising with me (2 years later), shoulder is just fine--full range of motion, no pain. He can ski, cycle, and generally enjoy his life comfortably. His buddy, however...that's another story. Same shoulder issue, but he had surgery. After suffering through several months worth of complications, he will still need to devote time to physical therapy and exercises, but still doesn't know if it worked. Worth trying the exercise route first? I think so!