Is there hope for this 52 year old fat guy?
A quick bio plus a bit more:
I used to be very athletic up until college than the drinking and crap food became the staples of my life and I have been battling with my weight and poor fitness ever since.
I have grown very tired these past 30 years of yo,yo'ing and getting my confidence broken time and time again.
I am a happily married 52 year old father with a beautiful 14 y/o daughter and I feel I have cheated both my wife and child of a more active exciting lifestyle due to my ...how should I say.... rather large girth!
I have come into this new primal way of life Aug. 1st at 328 lbs. I have since dropped 7 lbs over the last 10 days. I honestly feel good but I have to admit I still have those carb pangs more than I care to admit. I gave up all alcohol which is really no big deal. I walk 45 minutes 6 times/week since my knees can't handle any sprinting at this point in my conditioning. My resistant training is also limited because I am having shoulder surgery this next week.
My question to the PB community. Can I really do this and sustain this way of life? It all makes very much sense to me but my wife is very skeptical since she has seen me go off on other diet programs and fail though she remains supportive on this since she sees I am honestly trying to improve my health. I sincerely believe I have found the right way to live with this program and will lose the 110 lbs. I am aiming for. I would like to hear from any of you who have lost a large sum of weight and the practicality of eating this way for the long term. I know this takes real commitment at least so far it has with meal preparing and finding time to exercise. This however is my TOP PRIORITY in life right now because I feel that I can't go back ever to the way of life that I have been living. I mean I wake up everyday with pain in my knees and back and I just want to know if I will ever feel good again when I get out of bed. I'm too young to be in this state of health. Thankfully my labs are very good. Normal BP 122/80,glucose,triglycerides fine and no heart issues. So I have no excuses not to move forward to a better way of living going primal.
I'm sure some of you have been in this same position and I really wouldn't mind having your support along the way. I will post my updates as I go if not for anything else but to convict myself in times of struggle.
97% of the time I'm right, So who cares about the other 4% ?