Starting over again. (Again)
Friday, June 17, 2016
It's been a long time since I was last on this site. About 10 months I think. I did nothing but gain during that time. Peaking at a high of 330 lbs.
The last few months I've been up and down between 325 - 330. Havn't gone over that thankfully. But i'll tell you, this weight hurts. I hurt everywhere. My knees, ankles and feet in general are always aching. I really can't feel my toes, they just tingle constantly. Walking has become a challenge, and i'm really disappointed in myself for letting things get so bad.
The Past two weeks or so, I've started getting myself back under some kind of control. I had to renew my medical for work this week, and the Doctor gave me quite a long lecture, there will be new regulations coming in for the Marine Industry Medicals in the next year, and at the stage i'm at right now, I won't be passing them. Luckily for me I still do pass under the old standards that are still currently in place. But it's a kick in the pants that I know I needed. As it happens, I had already been making small changes to my eating and I was surprised that the scale showed a drop of a few lbs when I weighed in at the medical, usually I find their scale weighs in a few lbs higher, So this morning I did my first official weigh in, and rebooted my Spark People account. Today I weighed in at 322, so I really am down a few lbs from the average I've been the past few months. Very delighted to see that. Not so happy to calculate that I have to lose 5% of my body weight just to get back to the weight I was last year when I stopped checking in. That'll learn me. I know I need the daily check in. I'll be needing that for a long time to come.
So here I am starting again. With a long way to go, and a lot of hard work ahead of me. I want the pain in my feet to go away, I want to be able to walk comfortably down the road again. It's doable, I just have to start right now!