Hello - Getting Back that "Eye-of-the-Tiger"

TossaBeanBag Posts: 458 Member
edited October 2014 in Introduce Yourself
Good morning. My doctor told me to track my calories and ratios of protein, carbs, and fats here, so here I am. I am beginning to feel great, again. I am 43 and used to run a lot, and I was in the infantry. I was an exercise fanatic. I lifted weights and still managed 6.5 minute miles for 13.1 mile. Then, I broke in a training accident, lost a close family member, got depressed, went back to school to work on a PhD, and started adding on the lbs., and I really just buried myself more and more in the everyday grind until I was lost. I had added on the pounds. I ate whatever was around and usually a lot of it.

No more. I am 90 lbs more than I was when I used to feel my best. In the last two weeks I have dropped 15 lbs, and I am back at the gym. I am really determined not to miss a work out or cheat.

My doctor said I lost 6.8 lbs of fat and gained 6 lbs of muscle. The other 2.2 lbs must be water. For just starting out, I am feeling better, already; however, I have to take shots for testosterone the rest of my life, they said. It was really low - like an 80 year old man. I am a little sad and embarrassed about that, but what do you do? I am also on a strict diet of 1800 calories with a ratio of 50% protein, 30% carbs, 20% fats.

That was a lengthly into, right? Well, all the best to all of you. I hope you, too, get back that "eye of the tiger." It feels great to want to fight for something more and feel better, again.


  • pattyjoshockley
    pattyjoshockley Posts: 53 Member
    Hi jbach2, I am wishing you great success. Staying motivated has always been the tricky part for me. I gained over 100 pounds after a series injuries, losses and depressing events. I am on track now and have lost 10 lbs so far. My life is in a good place again and I have a lot of support. I am already feeling some of the benefits of losing weight and my current motivation is 10 out of 10. It does feel great to want to fight for something and feel better again.

  • ellie0213
    ellie0213 Posts: 562 Member
    Thank you for your service! Feel free to add me -- I'm great at motivation!
  • TossaBeanBag
    TossaBeanBag Posts: 458 Member
    @Pattyjoshockley, sounds like we have the same battle going. It is a fight for every tenth of a pound lost on the scale. Keep going, even when the results are not happening as fast as you might want them to.

    @Ellie, thank you for keeping folks motivated! ┏(-_-)┛┗(-_- )┓┗(-_-)┛┏(-_-)┓