Tarantula

Tarantula
The 1st one of many

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

So what happened next.

I knew that I had to lose some weight, no not some weight but a huge amount of weight. I was almost 17 stone and according to my doctor I should be closer to 13 stone that's a bit of a difference and a very big target to hit.(exc pun).
So I attempted to lose weight and as most people do I started buying/eating low fat foods and lots of fruit and after a few weeks my weight started going up! How can I be getting bigger, I had cut out the sweets and chocolate, gone was the crisps and biscuits and healthy low fat food was being eaten every day.
Nothing to worry about things can only get better, so I kept on going and guess what? I kept getting bigger.
Then the problems really started, my asthma was much worse I was actually starting to lose some simple mobility getting up and down was sometimes a struggle and I suffered from rashes and chaffing in some areas which was very painful.
The start of the road to recovery was two fold. First in November 2008 I started to suffer with quite severe depression something which had never occurred before and something which sent me into a completely new dark and nasty world. The second problem which added to it was my blood pressure which was very high.
I was now in a completely new ball game I was in a place that I had never been before and things were looking pretty grim.
Recovery from all this has been slow to happen but it has happened and it has led me on a road to put things right.
I have learnt about food and additives and salt and sugar and I now understand what I was doing wrong.
One of the key food items that I used every day and in every drink and on every bowl of cereal was Aspartame, thinking that this was better for me than real sugar and after using it for many years it was possibly the cause of most of my problems.
Check out Aspartame at http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html It is one of many many websites that has valuable information on this chemical.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

I have really tried.

It was about 2 years ago that my weight became a real problem. I was having huge problems with Asthma and my general fitness was appalling. I was at a stage where my mental and physical state were a mess and it not only affected me but my wife and family as well,you don't realise that your problem becomes other peoples problems as well.
So I decided to do something about it and lose some weight and become a happier person. Now that sounded like an achievable target two years ago and despite my best efforts in lots of different directions nothing worked.

Monday, 5 April 2010

How it started

I stumbled this web page and that was it, I was reading about myself I could have written it as it was so close to my life. I read the pages over and over and it all made sense. I am 44 years old and 5ft 9" tall and I weighed just under 17 stone. I was big and yes I was fat.
I have known for a long time that I needed to lose weight and over the last two years I have really tried, on all scales I was obese and according to most medical opinion I was a heart attack waiting to happen.
After reading Ian's website things have started to change and for the better.
I will attempt to write on how I am doing in my battle with weight and give some of the reasons that led to me being as fat as I am (was).
Is it a diet ? no its a lifestyle change, is it easy ? well its easier than I could ever have dreamed of.
To see how it all started I have included the link to Ian's website it is truly inspirational.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

So its time to get real ?

I am 5ft 9 inch tall and until very recently I have been almost 17 stone in weight, but that has all changed and my weight is falling rapidly. I actually believe that I will be able to get to my target weight within the near future.
I will update how this happens soon.