Monday, September 07, 2009
As a young boy I was very active, I was in the scouts and did a lot of hiking camping and other outdoors type activities. I would go to a nearby city park where there were lots of things for me to do. And I played organized sports as well as nieghborhood sports; so you can see that I was not a couch potatoe.
After getting married, starting a family and with work I did not do much of anyting physicaly and my diet became eating as much of anything that I wanted. So in the next twenty years I gained @ 60# and was terribly out of shape. @ 15 yrs. ago I began going camping and hiking with some other men and realized how unfit I had become and decided that I had change the coarse of my health. the first thing tht I did was to start waling and the second thing was to stop drinking carboated drinks and replaced them with water, as time went on I would add other activities so that I had slimmed down and was quite fi., But I was getting some life insurance and had to have some lab work done. The results revealed that my cholesterol was out of whack so I began working on my diet. I have been successful doing it wholely with diet & exercize. Without DRUGS . Finally last June when I went for my annual check-up is the first time that my Dr. has not suggested that I try some medicatiion. He told me to continue doing what ever it was that I was doing.
I have been a member of SP since June of 07 and am not thilled with the amount of weight that I have lost to date. I work in construction so I have a physical job and I bike, run, hike,walk and lift weights regularlly. My diet is not perfect, but I do eat healthy 95 % of the time and still drink lots of water, but the weight does not want to come off. I have heard many times that it is harder to take off weight the older we get and I guess that that is true. I also have had what I concider a major set back in that my primary execize partner moved awy @ 2 years ago and I have not been able to find anyone to work out with regularly So if there is some one in the west Daviess County area that want a work out partner, let me know.