Those of you that have been following our story for a little while are likely aware that I’ve been trying to lose weight, with mixed results.
Once upon a time, I used to be in really good shape. I was a body builder and trained 6 days a week.
In 2001 I suffered a major back injury and it’s been downhill since. I went from 6’3″ and 220 lbs to 6’3″ and 300lbs.
I honestly feel terrible and I really want to lose 80 lbs.
At one point in the last come of years, I was walking 30+ miles a week and the weight was melting off. However, life presented my family with additional challenges and it became harder and harder to get away to hit the track.
Now I stress eat, don’t exercise and I’ve let myself and my family down.
I hate the way I look now and I’m not comfortable in my own body. This has to change.
Beginning today, I’m renewing my commitment to better health. My goal is to walk at least 10 miles a week for now. That’s way less than what I used to do but 10 miles more than I’ve been doing.
I’m also going to really push myself to find better ways of coping with stress.
I think it’s reasonable to attempt to lose 5lbs a month for now. With diet and exercise, I shouldn’t have much trouble with that. My metabolism is naturally pretty high and when I watch my diet and get some exercise, I can lose weight without too much trouble.
It’s important that I set reasonable goals for myself. 10 miles a week and 5 lbs a month feel pretty reasonable to me.
I’m not gonna lie. This isn’t going to be easy for me because it’s been awhile since I was doing this on a regular basis. I know I can physically handle it but mentally, it’s gonna be a real challenge.
When walking, I use Endomondo to track and record my heart rate and walking path. I will do my best to share this information, as a means of holding myself accountable.
Please wish me luck. I’m gonna need it.. 🙂
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