Friday, October 23, 2015
Where There's A Will, There's A Weigh
In July, my numbers were good, but my sugars were high. I weighed in at 212 pounds at 5'9". The doctor told me if I did not get my sugars down, he would put me on pre-diabetes medicine. His remedy for avoiding that nightmare scenario was a brand new diet/lifestyle, which including eliminating carbohydrates from my diet.
Now, I am not exactly a person who wields willpower like a lightsaber. I don't drink much, but I eat like a fiend; moreso when I am stressed. (And you folks who know me realize I am stressed every hour of every day.) The doc, however, scared me straight. I could do this, I told myself, if I sucked it up and worked on it.
I now average about twenty carbs a day - I don't miss sugary foods, soft pretzels, and pizza at all - and walk at least four miles every day I can get out.
I stepped on the scale yesterday and it read 181.6.
In three months, I've lost 31 pounds, have gotten rid of a ton of clothes, and an mow easily fitting into larges, instead of the dreaded XLs. (One female co-worker snarkily asked if I had AIDS.) In fact, I look exactly like Chris Hemsworth (above), if I grew my hair, dyed it, lifted weights, and had facial reconstruction surgery. Otherwise? Dead ringer!
If you're looking to shed some pounds, consider cutting down on your carbs. You don't have to go all Nazi with it like I did, but cutting out sugars, potatoes, and breads will do wonders. I'm living proof.
There's a before and after pic below the fold.
Sorry for the expression on the right. Not sure why I'm squinting, and not smiling.