I started working out and watching what I eat fairly seriously a couple of weeks ago, just before I read about the new blog, Blog to Fit. Today is the first Wednesday Weigh-In, where the three authors of the blog update their progress and invite others to share as well.
I’m started out at 285.6 lbs two weeks ago and I’m at 280 lbs. today. I’m 6 ft. 3 in.
While I wasn’t at my heaviest ever, I was close. My weight has remained relatively stable for quite a few years, generally between 270 and 280, once managing to down to 255 about 4 years ago, before I lost motivation once again.
I know that losing weight can be done. Back in the mid-nineties, I went from my heaviest, about 290, down to 204 lbs over a year’s time and kept it off for a couple of years until April, 1996, when I had a herniated lumbar disc. While the initial pain receded to where the neurosurgeon recommended against surgery, it was painful to exercise and I got out of the habit, so… here we go again — one more attempt.
Never did have the surgery — and it’s only a minor pain, generally when I’ve not been excercising in a while.