Starting Weight

I woke up in January and realized I was in trouble.  My weight was over 250 and my closes did not fit well.  I lost down to 216 pounds or so.  I fell off the wagon and gained weight back.  I resolve to lose back down to 210 before my next weight.  That is 28 pounds in under 12 weeks.  

Starting Weight

Figure 1:  Weight Loss Chart

Today, I am a little embarrassed about my weight.  Although I would tape out, my weight has ballooned back up to nearly 240 pounds (238 today).  Three years ago, I returned from an assignment at a weight of 190 pounds.  Over the last three years, I have served in a role that was administrative in nature.  The above graph shows my weight since January (on the left side of graph).  I topped out at 258 lbs.  I lost 40 pounds for my PT test in April with exercise and watching what I ate but I reverted back to my sedentary desk life and gained the weight back.  The end of the graph (right) is 31 July 2016.


As you might know, desk work is horrible for weight gain and cardiovascular fitness.  I have settled into the role and have also allowed my weight to grow.


Exercise:  My goal is to start at 10,000 steps per day and document my progress.  I will alternate push-up and sit-ups every other day.  I have have no additional exercise but walking, sit-ups, and push-ups.


Figure 2: Tape Measure Apple

Diet:  My diet will not be a fad diet.  It will focus on food that I can readily acquire and the limit I will have is 1500 K-Cal per day.  Most of the meals will be microwave meals because I am a geographical bachelor.


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About the Author

I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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