Great work on your weight loss! You are well on your way to becoming a fitter person! I have struggled with my fitness for quite some time, and something that has helped me out in the past year is intermittent fasting and HIIT workouts. I found that I was able to lose a lot of the "hard to lose" fat with this method, all while building muscle. If you are interested, I would highly recommend checking out www.drsarasolomon.com. There are a lot of different research articles and books out there, but she has condensed it all (with references) and has a great way of explaining it and keeping it simple. No, I'm not a bot and I'm not a spammer, nor do I work for Sara, I promise! I just see how hard you are working toward your fitness goal and wanted to offer another option that has worked really well for me and wanted to pass it along. :)
Also, I've been following your adventures for a long time and I have to say it takes a lot of courage to admit to a world full of strangers that you failed. Kudos to you.
I've been looking at a few HIIT workouts on Youtube, but I haven't tried them yet. I can't really make a lot of noise where I'm at right now. I could probably just find a quiet corner in the gym in the gym or something and hog some weights. And it does feel great to be in better shape; still not in perfect shape, but I was pushing 200+ pounds at the time I got of the island. (I honestly don't know exactly how much I weighed. I was too embarrassed to get on a scale.)
As for me failing, it's heartbreaking. That happened a while ago, so it's not that bad. But the worst part is that I'm still trying to get my life on track to this day. I posted a few times about some of my current goals and where I'm at and I wish I had more to share and report on this blog and I really don't -- but I hope I will in the future.