Iím 5í6Ē @ 263 lbs. Over 40% Body Fat, and over 40 on the BMI Scale. Morbidly Obese, easily. (Was 330 lbs at my heaviest.) Fairly recently was at 242 lbs, so overall Iím not happy.
Thankfully Iíve avoided Diabetes and Dangerously High Blood Pressure somehow - I even have Excellent Cholesterol Results.
* But I hate being Fat. *
Appearance-wise, Finding Clothes Sucks. In normal shops itís Impossible, as my Waist is currently 45Ē. (Down from 56Ē.) My lady has pointed me to some sites online, but even the thought of shopping in special fat person shops is depressing.
Sleep-wise, my Sleep Apnea is back - yes, weíre back to the person beside me in bed wondering why Iíve stopped breathing, and if Iíll start again. That comes into my nightmares (drowning etc), and the lack of quality sleep does some fecked up things with hormones I donít fully understand which fights results.
Fitness-wise, itís pathetic. I used to be able to Walk 10-12miles without thought, now it drains me, so I just donít do it. My Cardio-Vascular system is obviously in need of repair - After starting at 100bpm at my heaviest, my Resting Heart Rate HALVED to 49bpm, but itís back up to 63bpm now. Not atrocious, but itís a fitness indicator I trust. I actually completed a 5K (with difficulty) at one stage, but Iím having to restart the Couch to 5K Running programme, as no way I could do that now. Was into Weight Training at gym in latter half of year, with steady improvements, but Iíve let that lapse.
Diet-wise, atrocious. Carb/Fat heavy, far too much Sugar and High on Processed Food. I havenít bee tracking a thing.
Death-wise, I still get twinges on the left side of my chest, heart area. The left side of my neck/shoulders feelsÖ wrong. I passed out once coughing while playing guitar Hero. More recently, I damn near passed out again. I feel Iím a stroke risk.
Confidence-wise, My lady wanted to put a random picture up of me on the internet, and I refused. Confidence is shot. ItísÖ. depressing.
Where am I now? Iím currently down just under 5 stone, with a good 7 stone or more to go. I KNOW how to lose weight - I lost 6 and a half stone once in my twenties. Itís just that occasionally, I stop doing the things that enable me do this. Maybe itís the cold, the rain, the protests, lack of time, lack of transport, too much stress, there are a myriad of excuses. But nonetheless - I have a good treadmill in the house, I have free weights, resistance bands, a good turbo trainer bike FFS!
I justÖ sabotage myself.
So here I find myself at the start of the new year in desperation.
A healthy load of shopping JUST arrived, I discarded the last of the processed stuff. Got good multivit, green tea caps, fish oil caps, BCAA, creatine powder to back that up.
Iím back to eating Paleo, with Intermittent Fasting. Paleo feels healthier, and fasting helps me eat less of it. Iíll be tracking food and walking/running/cycling/weight
s religiously. I figure 1.5 lbs a week is doable, and the body fat % will come down too with correct nutrition and exercise. Resting Heart rate will get back into the 50ís. Waistline etc will contract, so I can shop in everyday shops.
Hereís to not following mum into an early grave!