Weight loss journey of an old fat man
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This is my last weight loss journey. I have been down this path many times before. This time I am dedicating my life to loosing weight and getting into shape. I give myself 2 tears to do it. If I am not close by that time I am going to let the doctors perform their bypass surgery.
Three years ago I was walking around on a sore right hip. One day something let loose in my hip and I experience excruciating pain. Of course I checked in with a local doctor (I was traveling, El Paso at the time) and he x-rayed and prodded and poked til I was in even more pain. Turned out my arthritic hip had gotten worse, very much worse. I have been hobbling around ever since, trying to loose weight.
My Filipina wife and I returned to the Philippines. But I wasn't a very good husband so she finally had enough of me and we are now separated. Last month I moved to Cebu in the Philippines with my girlfriend. We rented a one room condo (hotel room) with a small gym and a small pool. I started on a serious journey of loosing weight. I made a goal, and a plan to accomplish it. Part of my plan was to read something every day about loosing weight.
That was when I discovered Sparkpeople. This is almost as good in my life as Alcoholics Anonymous.
I have gone almost obsessive in my sparkpeople program. I do things that get me spark points all the time. Thus I get in lots of reading, about facts, guidance, and motivation. Amazing results. I gained 0.1 kg last weigh in, and I didn't freak out and take a break from my plan.
One of the things I did before was start a blog. Tried to get family and friends to follow it, but never happened. Many are very supportive though. I am quitting that blog and doing this one. I will transfer the 3 notes I wrote before to this blog over the next few days.