Memoirs of a Fat Guy

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 4:53 AM filed under Weight Loss postings
Okay, so to be perfectly frank, I wasn't sure posting private thoughts and feelings here for the world to see was such a great idea. That was before I began to read some of the other things posted here. As I read, I began to feel a little less alone in my plight, that maybe there are other people going through the same things, others who can relate to my story, as I related to theirs. So, in the interest of sharing, here goes:
   I'm a fat guy. I don't have a thyroid problem, it isn't glandular, I certainly wasn't born this way, I simply ate too much and exercised too little for too long, and my body gave way. When I was 18, I joined the US Marines at the whopping weight of 145 pounds. Six years later when I left, I weighed 165 pounds. Here I am at the age of 42, and my last weigh-in was at 288 pounds. I'm on medication now for high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, diabetes(type 2), elevated triglycerides, acid reflux, you name it!
   So, I decided to make a real effort to beat the bulge, bail the belly, all that. My doctor told me if I limited myself to 2000 calories per day, "you will lose weight"! He didn't add anything to that, he simply said for me to limit my caloric intake to 2000 per day.
   So that's where I am right now. I've been doing that for 2 weeks now, and so far have gone from 293 to my most recent 288. Not a giant loss, but one that is easy to manage. More to follow...

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