Well here it is, the start (re-start) of FatCarl.com. I’ve got my bio here (about me), I’ve got the progress (as a way of keeping track of different goals/milestones/achievements, I’ll have a section for accountability of what I’ve eaten, and this will be the main page of the general blog.
As it stands, I’m 5 days into Induction on an Atkins/South Beach based diet. I list both because Induction is the same for both, but due to being hospitalized twice after periods of rapid weight loss on Atkins (for lymphedema/cellulitis) I’m going to be working on the South Beach plan (glycemix index based) and trying to slow the initial rapid weight loss.
(Crazy right? Why would you want to slow down the weight loss? Well, when you go from 450 to 405 in a month and a week and then you wind up in the hospital for 7 days/not able to work next 14, you tend to drag your heels getting back on the health wagon. Plus it kills me financially!!)
I’ve had many failures, more than I can count. Some friends have lost all their faith in me, some are no longer friends because they didnt want to see my self destruction. The last 10 years has been tough. One successful attempt at losing 80 lbs in 2003 has turned into horrible yo-yo’ing for the next 7, unable to replicate the original success.
But I’m feeling good about this. I’ve motivated, yet cautious (taking it a day at a time as any addict will do), I’ve got aspirations of what I can do when I lose a lot of this, and I’ve got things to go, places to go, and a particular woman or two to ask out !
So wish me luck. Feel free to read, comment, share, extrapolate. Tell your friends, maybe more readers will hold me more accountable.
Journey began : January 1st, 2011
Initial Weight : 475