I was a fitness freak and weight trained six or seven days a week for years. I was built like a tank and weighted about 220 lbs. I was in peak shape at that time but after I hurt my back, physical limitations and depression really hit me hard.
I’ve talked about my cholesterol in the past because it was borderline and that was concerning.
Despite that, my health is good. Currently, my cholesterol is back down and my blood pressure is within the normal range (most of the time).
I would really like to get down into the 250 lbs range. My doctor would be super happy with that and so would I. My problem is that depression still tosses me around the ragdoll at times and my life is consumed with lots and lots of stress.
I tend to stress eat and that’s a large part of my problem. I also don’t drink nearly enough water either.
My doctor wants me to lose 30 lbs by next May, which is very reasonable.
I want to lose weight very slowly and do so in a sustainable way. I want to shake up my daily routine (as much as being a Dad to three with Autism allows) and develop healthier habits.
This is something that I not only want to do for myself but also for my wife and kids.
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