|Start Weight:||(22 Jul 13) 173.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(14 Nov 16) 178.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||160.0 lb|
following: Melon00's Calorie Counting
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week
I have always been a rather fit person. I was always involved with sports all the way through high school. I was on Varsity Swimming for all four years, and walked around with a six pack without having to keep my core tight. However, that was over 10 years ago.
I am a double degreed engineer, and most of my required work is at my desk. I was able to maintain most of my weight through college, and still did the occational weight training, but I was not "fit" by any stretch, especially by Shaun T's standards!
I received my first desk job in college, and that is when I realized that my body wasn't invincible. I packed on over 40 lbs, from 165 to 205, and actually liked my weight! Until I found out that I was 25 years old, with a cholesterol level of 266. My family has a history of high cholesterol, and my doctor wanted to medicate me. The little I knew about cholesterol medication, it was enough to say no. I visited a second doctor, and his opinion was the opposite of the pill pusher doctor I last visited. He told me to "get off my but and exercise" and "quit being lazy."
At that moment, I was determined to become healthy and feel good about my body once again. Two years of yo-yo-ing and I was able to drop down to 185, but my cholesterol level still hovered a shade over the desired value.
Then, I was introduced to Shaun T's Insanity program. I never considered myself out of shape, until I was humbled by Insanity. I was diligent with the program. Monitored my caloric intake on this website, and after the 60 day program, I dropped from 185 to 165. I was eager to find out what my cholesterol level was, and it resulted in 185, with my LDL being 115, and my HDL being 45 (both are good). My doctor didn't understand why I was 30 and wanting it tested, until I told him the story. He was pleased to hear that I had determination to lower my cholesterol, the natural way, the way it should be.
I am living proof that cholesterol medication is not needed!