My Weight Loss Journey

When I retired in 2017 it was just after my father had passed away and, having gone through a severely bad mental rough patch, I was tipping the scales at around 240+ lbs (left pic).

I ate my last piece of cake on the afternoon of my retirement party at my work.


I started walking. I could barely make it around the block - and it was a fairly small block!

My dentist, just before my retirement, had mentioned Keto and so I decided to look into that and fell down the nutrition rabbit hole.

It was a good rabbit hole and I have never really emerged.

Two years later (the picture on the right) I was down to 170 lbs and feeling fantastic! I had cut out all sugars and carbs, and trust me, I did go through three or four days of the keto flu.

Yes, it is a thing.

I had read up on it and knew what was in store, but I am not afraid of a little discomfort, especially when it comes to my health.

Currently, I tip the scales at 144 lbs.




I have a gym membership and attend three days a week where, under the tutelage of my gym-rat partner, I lift appropriate to my age-group, and I do cardio on my off days by walking about the neighbourhood where I live.




I can walk miles now, by the way.



And run up the stairs from the bottom of the house to the top, maintaining a steady breathing and heart rate. I am sixty-four years old, turning sixty-five in May of this year.

SIBO and Carnivore

Due to an unfortunate run-in with an incompetent doctor wielding antibiotics, I currently suffer from SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) and have transitioned to the Carnivore lifestyle in order to combat it.

It seems to be working and I am loving Carnivore-ism (sp?) to the point where I may adopt it for life as a recent attempt to go back to Keto had me, quite literally, tied up in knots.

All fixed now.

Never Too Late

I just want to say to anyone out there that no matter what your age or health condition, it is never too late to get on the health wagon. My aim and ambition is to get as healthy as possible and stay that way into my golden years. In this manner you may actually enjoy them without the pain and suffering that goes along, quite often, with aging.

Too many of our population these days are obese to the point of morbidity.

True, if they want to be that way they have every right but what they don't seem to realize is that it puts such a strain on our healthcare resources, for which we ALL pay. When they finally pass, it will probably be from heart disease, diabetes, or both, and in pain with loss of mobility, possibly of sight and limbs, as well.

All this is so avoidable with a little proper nutrition and exercise.

Start today!

Cheers.

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