|Start Weight:||(21 Apr 13) 325.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(25 Nov 13) 278.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||225.0 lb|
following: carrollb's own diet
performance: losing 0.7 lb a week
44 yrs old former 3 sport athlete that never really had to workout. Staying in shape just came natural to me. I played football, baseball, and basketball in high school and college. My average weight in high school and college was 185-190. Eating right was not something I did, or was even concerned with.
When I married my awesome wife in 1997, I was 190 pounds and still very active. I began to gain weight after about the 3rd or 4th year. Before I gained an average of about 5 pounds a year until I was around 220. My activity level was not as intense as it was a few years before. I was no longer playing basketball or softball 2-3 times a week as before. I was playing basketball maybe once a week now. In 2005 my daughter was born. Because I wanted to be at home more, my time at the gym came to a stand still. Even my yard work slowed down a great deal. The next thing I knew, I was 40yrs old and weighed in at 255lbs. How did this happen!!! I began to spiral into a cycle of feeling helpless and still gaining weight until I reach my highest point of 325lbs.
After feeling so hopeless that there was nothing I could do about my weight, I began to research weight loss surgery. All it took was one meeting with a Support group to change my thinking on that!! The procedure was explained to me, of going in and sectioning off part of my stomach with the Sleevestectomy surgery. I was scared straight. After I got over the shock that lasted 3 days, I decided that I had the ability to do it on my own. I found a determination that I no longer knew I had. I began to look at ways I could handle my food intake, and decided to make the time for exercise instead of excuses. It's time!!
So now my journey begins. I know it will be hard. I know it will be long. But bottom line, if I am going to do it I have to be all in, or not in at all. I have to push myself everyday with my ultimate goal in mind.