So here is the official update. At 5 weeks since making my list of excuses, I have done something active for all but 2 days. This has been a combination of walking, yoga, pilates and crossfit. My eating habits have improved a little, but not as much as I had originally set out in my goals. I have stopped drinking my coffee with milk and sugar, and in the process cut way back on my coffee intake because it isn't nearly as tasty. I am not doing well at reducing portion sizes, I found the first couple weeks of way more exercise to be making me more hungry and it was a huge challenge to be keeping track of what I was eating. Hopefully, in the months to come I can tackle the food challenges I have. Also, in the last couple weeks I have been sleeping way better (LB hasn't been, so I have perfected the art of sleeping in a high-backed armed chair).
All in all I am feeling lots better about myself than I was 5 weeks ago. In my yoga practices I am feeling more flexible and more steady. I can hold postures longer than I could when I started and my breathing is smoother and more consistent. At CrossFit I am finding that I enjoy the challenges it poses with every class. New strength training excises are pushing my boundaries, and ones I have repeated are getting better. Mostly I have only worked with light weight while I figure out proper technique, but it is feeling easier. I can do way more squats now than I could 5 weeks ago, and I am closer to my goal of doing a pull-up/chin-up without any resistance band helping me.
As of March 31 here are my new stats (and the change from my starting stats from February 25th, 2013)
Weight: 236 lbs (down 6 lbs)
Chest: 36 inches (down 1 inch)
Waist: 41 inches (down 1 inch)
Hips: 50.5 inches (down 0.5 inches)
I have a ways to go, but I am glad I have started on a path towards being fitter and healthier. Thanks for everyone's words of encouragement.