|Start Weight:||(18 Nov 11) 199.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(13 Jul 12) 188.8 lb|
|Goal Weight:||180.0 lb|
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week
I am a 51 year old husband and father of two teenagers. I am 5' 10" tall and had gotten up to 230 lbs by Labor Day 2011. I have survived melanoma 3 times and have learned that excess weight, adipose tissue, is almost as high a risk factor as smoking for recurrence of cancer and for metastisizing the disease. Melanoma has a nasty reputation of coming back so I finally decided to dump the adipose tissue.
Statistically speaking I shouln't be here, so I have decided to influence my own statistics by being as healthy as I can be. As of this writing (November 2011)I am just under 200 lbs and my goal is to get to below 180.