Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Just My Update This Time

I sat here thinking I really haven't done a "me" update in quite some time.  So, here it goes.

I'm proud to say I have lost 50 pounds since starting my new regiment back in October. Thanks to the holidays getting in the way and knocking me off kilter, it could be more.  That happens to the best of us I suppose. 

Now the God-honest truth.  Over recklessness, not caring and a bunch of other things, I literally ballooned to 364 pounds just before my 40th birthday.  My plan then was to look into gastro surgery.  I had a bunch of tests done and found a couple of surprises.  I found that I have a blockage in a secondary artery on my heart, but my cardiologist says it's fine and if there was a place to have a blockage, that's it.  Otherwords, it's not going to do anything to me in the long run.  However, that was the scare I needed.  I decided pretty much right then that I would get back into the gym, get a personal trainer and give the gym another try before opting for surgery.  One of the best decisions I've ever made.  Thanks to the awesome people at Mountainside Fitness, especially my original trainer Jerry, who set my diet up, and my current trainer Josh who busts my ass every time I see him.  At last weigh-in I'm at 314.  Still big, but shrinking.  My plan is to get down, eventually, to 245-250 and see where I am then.  The best part of this is I learned about what I was doing in and out of the gym.  I've never been stronger and I haven't been this size in about 10 years at least.  My health issues are always going to be there, no thanks to my previous lifestyle.  But taking the steps I have, have put years back on my life.  Like I said, I still have a lot of work to go, but I also know it's a marathon and not a sprint.  I'm going to enjoy every step of the process.  Thanks to my family and friends who have supported me along the way. 

That's all I have for now.  When there is more news on this front, I'll be sure to let everyone know.  Thanks. :)