The most important prep...

Discussion in 'Blogs' started by kckndrgn, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    ... - 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.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    What's your diet like right now?
  3. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Reduced my carbs & gluten intake, increased protein. Also, reduced the portion sizes.

    I'm working out for 45 min 4 days a week. 20 min of running on the treadmil or using the strider, then 25 min of weights, high reps.
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Snack on fruit and veggies too! I have been altering my own diet to more protein less carbs also, but I still eat rice -nobody puts rice in a corner.

    I wish you the best, and I hope to read more about your success! I will try to start posting my daily diet on my own blog so you can take a look.

    Losing weight is hard work, but it can be done.
  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Just a little note to cheer you on!
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