... - YOURSELF! I'm starting this blog for a couple of reasons. 1, accountability. The more people I tell, the more people hopefully will encourage and get on to me to continue. 2, record keeping. Hopefully I'll be able to see the changes I'm going through. Now, what is this all about, my health. I have always been a bit on the heavy side, I never considered myself overweight or obese, but regardless, I was tipping the scales at 250lbs. Since I'm "only" 6' tall that put me into the obese category, whatever, that's just a generalization right? Well, here's the real problem. Have Hypothyroidism (my thyroid just don't want to work) and my doc has been gettin on to me for a couple of years to loose some weight (and hopefully not find it again). Well, I also have another problem, called "fatty liver disease". My doc is always asking me how much I alcohol I drink, very little is my response. He's concerned about my liver, but I think no big deal, I'm just a little over weight. After doing some digging into my families medical past I found out that my Grandmother on my fathers side died from liver sclerosis, my Grandmother on my mothers side is diabetic, high cholesterol runs in the family, along with some other issues. Well, crap, guess the cards are stacked against me then. In Oct of last year after my annual checkup with the endocrinologist (thyroid doc), the Dr himself called and said that my liver enzymes are getting worse, and that there is the possibility that in a few years the damage to my liver may not be reversible. So, I managed to get through the holidays without gaining a pound, and i started Jan 1st at 243 pounds. As of 1/20/10, I was down to 235 lbs, a weight I haven't been at in a good 10 years. I also look at this as a survival prep, the better in shape I am in should something happen, the better off I'll be. Plus, I want to be around for my kids graduations, first dates, grandkids, etc. So, I'm going to try to give weekly/bi-weekly updates on what works for me and what doesn't. I have a goal to be less than 225 (approx 10% weight loss) by May when I go back to the dr. Thanks all. I'm always open to tips and tricks and some good exercises to change up the routine a bit.