57/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, as well as elbow issues. My left knee may need to total replacement if I don't improve as my current treatment ends. There's another issue, probably heart related, that seems somewhat controlled by meds, but I think the meds have reduced my metabolism also.
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.
I am 51- 6' tall, - 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 201