I have struggled with my weight since I was a kid, have tried every diet out there both healthy and unhealthy, and finally in 2005 got up the guts and got a gastric bypass. I weighed 270lbs at my highest and 260 the night before going in for the procedure. With some struggles afterwards I got down to 148 lbs, my greatest moment body wise. I was thrilled! Being under the 150 mark was unheard of for me and there I was.
As the saying has it, easy come easy go! As quickly as it all came off was as easy as it got to gain it back. I met the love of my life and became so comfortable that eventually, I let myself go. I sit here today not quite as big as I was but not at all where I want to be. I decided to start some vigorous training again as well as a change in my lifestyle. I thought that maybe writing about it would keep my going considering who wants the world to see them fail? So this is my attempt..
I have decided to become a vegetarian. I will cut out all meat, red meat, chicken, turkey, fish etc. and depend mostly on beans veggies and soy to get the necessary proteins and vitamins. I am on day 2 of this so far and am not finding it too hard.
As my own little experiment, I have a Doctors appointment next week to get some blood work done, I want to get all of my results and compare them to blood work a month, 3 months, and 6 months from now. I am curious to see how much, if at all, my body will change inside. I have very low vitamin counts and am highly anemic so this change has to be done carefully but I think I am up for the challenge.
I have been slacking on the gym thing and will start going back next week. If I can do some sort of physical activity each day I will be happy and I know that the weight will come off. I don't believe in scales any more so most of my measurements will be done by clothes and sight. I just am not strong enough to stand on a scale; maybe one day I will be but now is not that time.
So here goes as I start to fight this battle once again.. wish me luck!