56/m, married, retired early in 2011 due to major vision loss (retinitis pigmentosa) which is progressive and continuing. That and several injury problems in recent years limit my choice of activities. I have arthritis in both knees and in my neck, and just had surgery on a tendon in my elbow. There's another issue, probably heart related, being looked into now.
Working on controlling snacking and keeping up with exercise. I tend to feel stressed easily and react with compulsive snacking. I've never been pleased with my physical fitness - I don't have a lot of aptitude - I've mostly gotten past using that as an excuse, but I'm still inconsistent.
Met Dr. Fuhrman at the 1-day Texas Immersion in Austin on September 7,2013!
I am 50- 6' tall, 175# - a Geoscience Technician; helping my boss, a Geologist, search for oil & gas.
I have Hypothyroidism & Menopause: a new OBGyn that specializes in Bioidentical HR Therapy put me on bio-identical HRT Cream on Jan 18, 2012. This has made a huge difference in my energy, attitude, and moods- took about 2 months to kick-in.
-Feel So Much Better! Back when I joined in Feb of 2009 I was 215, and lost down to 172#, and now since June or so of this year -2010- I have gained it back. ( I will explain more if you want to know)-I enjoy working out at 24 hour fitness, & love all the GroupX Classes.
Hobbies include crocheting, learning to knit. Healthy cooking & entertaining for friends.
Reading Dr. Furhman's books has CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER! (Eat to Live, and Eat for Health). I have also read the Pleasure Trap, the China Study, Super Immunity & will read soon - The Life You Want, and New Rules of Lifting for Women.
Hearty veggie soups & stews and Beans in the crock pot.
- my weight has fluctuated between 205- 211-202 now is 175.
Important milestones that I hope to cross.
To reach 224 lbs - that is 16 stone!
To reach 219 lbs - finally be under 100kg!
To reach 216 lbs - that's 10% lost!
To reach 210 lbs - 15 stone!
To reach 204 lbs - that's 15% lost!
To reach 199 lbs - onederland!
To reach 196 lbs - 14 stone.
To reach 192 lbs - that's 20% lost!
To reach 182 lbs - end of obesity, and 13 stone.
To reach 180 lbs - that's 25% lost!
To reach 168 lbs - 12 stone and 30% lost!
To reach 154 lbs - 11 stone.
And then: to reach 152lbs - "normal" BMI for 5'5.5" height.
Eventually reach my lowest weight of 138 lbs again (that was me in late 2007/early 2008 - that is middle of "normal" for my height, and means my clothes fit well).