59/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. Knee replacements are not too far away. 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