I've had enough !!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

So this is my short story.

I am 40 years old , 6 ft. tall and weigh in at a large 360 lbs. I was in a Boston hospital with my girlfriend because her mom was about to have a triple bypass heart surgery. I found a scale in the hallway and stepped up on it to see the read out come up at 360 lbs. This was about a month ago. I have started eating much better from that day forward. About 2 weeks ago I started using my Planet Fitness membership that I had already been paying for, for the last 5 or 6 months. This past week I found myself here, joining Sparkpeople. I remember the days of my youth when I would enjoy doing physical things and working up a sweat, would make me feel energized and good. I want to have those felling again. I am so sick of being lazy, sapped of energy and just feeling like total crap. I have committed to getting back those feelings and being more healthy.
The person I want to be is one who is positive, healthy and have good self esteem. I want to go hiking and biking and play sports like I used to. At this weight, it is a sweaty struggle to do almost anything. I have been embarrassed many times while just walking around with friends on a hot summer day. They are all in much better shape than me and walk around, cool as a cucumber when I am huffing & puffing and sweating all over. That is embarrassing and makes me feel really gross and fat.
My first short term goal is to lose 60 lbs. in the next 4 months if I can. I know that 15 lbs. a month is a big goal and I will not get discouraged if I fall a little short. I just want to get back to 300 lbs and then set my next goal. The next 2 goals will most likely be 35 lbs. each. That would bring me down to 230 and at 6 ft. tall, I think that 230 is a weight that looks good on me. Anything under 200 and i would look like I was sick or something. I have a closet full of new jeans & shirts that I bought about 7 years ago when I was at 220-230. I will be so happy when the day comes that I can pull out that old bin and put those clothes back on.
Right now, after working out for 2 weeks and eating better for a month, I am really getting antsy about weighing myself. I have chosen to only weigh myself 1 time every month. I don't like to see bad weeks and the ups & downs when on the scale so I will just do it once a month and hope to see a great or good number.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day !!

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    I not only got back into those old clothes in the closet, they are now too big! But it has taken 15 months and i still have a long way to go.
    You can do this, one day at a time.
    2597 days ago
    Good plan on weighing only once a month!! You'll be sure to see results! Just stick with it! And come to SP for support! Good luck and keep moving!
    2599 days ago
    We will be on this journey together Tony!
    2600 days ago
  • CIELO777
    Since you are determined and doing the right things then you are sure to reach your goals. As you exercise little by little you will notice your strength and mood lift and your scale saying good things. emoticon keep on reading these great articles on Sparks People and monitoring your food intake on the nutrition tracker...and you will win your emoticon
    2601 days ago
    emoticon Glad you found us! Here's to your successful journey emoticon

    Melinda (GoPintos)
    Dr. Oz Show Fans
    2601 days ago
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