Current thoughts…

Personally, I would have to say that most of my current thoughts surround my personal health and my weight. Long story short, in December of 2005, I went to the doctor for the first time in 3 years, and weighed in at 327 pounds. Call it a rude awakening, an epiphany, call it pure shock. Almost instantly, I joined the local YMCA, and changed my eating habits. When I say changed my eating habits, I turned them around 180 degrees. I stopped eating any food after 9 PM. I stopped eating fried foods, and stopped drinking most all caffeine. Combined with an hour at the gym 3 times a week, I managed to lose 50 pounds in six months. Then I moved to Louisville…

Once we moved out here, we planned to get a gym membership. Needless to say, that never happened. She cooked at home most of the time, and we had our share of ‘physical’ activity. I was happy, we were content, so stepping on the scale was a non-issue. I went back to drinking soda, and ate just about whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. We got into some money crunches, so the activities were at a minimal, we generally stayed at home and watched TV. Then she left…

I was determined when she left to keep cooking for myself. If I had to cook for myself all of the time, I would probably wither away to nothing. Wouldn’t that be a sight. 275 pound guy, melted away to nothing standing over a hot stove, with nothing in the pot. I just cannot do it. I do not have the ability, or understanding of how to cook. I admit this readily. So since I cannot cook, and now that she is gone, I have the money to do it, I eat out. Don’t get me wrong, I still go to the grocery store. I buy soda, water, RockStar (www.rockstar69.com) and microwave dinners, which I usually don’t eat. Tonight was a perfect example. I get home, and I am hungry, and want to ‘treat’ myself to a nice dinner. I ordered a Pizza and some wings from Pizza Hut and picked up a 6 pack of beer. Pitiful, I know. Right now, there are 7 empty soda cans on my computer desk, and 8 on my coffee table. Not to mention the remnants of Quizno’s yesterday, and Pizza Hut today.

My current plan is to join some gym, and begin to return to my weight-loss ways. I want to be able to go to the gym 2-3 times a week after work. I think I need the physical, and emotional stress relief of some good physical activity. I still will be inept at cooking, so I have not quite figured out the meal plan yet. I do know I have to do it. The thing that got me where I was @ 327 pounds, was eating take out, drinking beer and soda all of the time when I lived with a roommate in PA. I will NOT go back there again. I remember how good I felt every day when I was working out, and how much more healthy in general I felt. I must get back there.

I face one major roadblock. I cannot typically do it on my own. When I was in PA, my roommate and I joined together, with similar goals of going to the gym. I have friends here, but I run into an ethical dilemma when it comes to spending time with them outside of work. All of my friends are either my superiors, or they work for me. I have to say I do not have one really good ‘friend’ outside of work on the same level as I am. I have a few, but they are ALL married, and just do not have the time nor energy to be able to do these things.  I need some single friends that don’t work for me, that I don’t work for, and that like to do the same things. Then I think I will make it to the gym…

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