Hi Pam, welcome to FitDay. Investing in you will be one of the most rewarding journeys you've ever made. You've worked hard and you deserve this, so take the time you need to get healthy and lose the weight. Sometimes when you've spent your life giving it all to others, it feels strange to make yourself a priority...but it's a necessary change. You are exactly right; you don't want to spend your retirement not feeling well enough to take the bull by the horns and give yourself a wonderful ride!
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.