This year for some reason I've been incredibly lazy up until recently. I'm probably at the heaviest I've ever been. I'm about 6' 2" and I haven't weighed myself in a long time but if I had to guess I'd say I'm up to about 280. Maybe even more. I've never been this heavy before and it's just dragging me down. I felt like I had absolutely no energy. I would have to sit down if I ran up the stairs in my house too fast.
Within the past month I've cut out regular pop and have only been drinking diet pepsi. I know that's still not really good for you but at least it's cutting down on calories. I was drinking a shit load of pop. In the past week or so I've been trying to cut down on drinking any pop at all and only drink water. I've also been walking/running on my treadmill for a half hour a day since last Saturday. I've been doing 2 miles. I took a break today (Friday) because that was 6 days in a row. I'll do it this weekend again and take a break on Monday (I'll be too busy) and then pick up again on Tuesday. But anyways, from just this past month and especially this past week alone I've noticed a huge improvement in my mood and energy. I can run up the stairs and not feel like I have to sit down. I still need to work more on the pop and plus I need to really change my diet. I hate the word diet though. I don't want to just go on a month long diet. I want to change the way I eat. Period. I want to eat healthier and when I do "cheat" it will only be once in a while. I think maybe every Saturday I'll go out to eat if I feel like I've had a good week.
Anyways, I've been reading Men's Health magazine recently and that's been giving me a lot of tips. Are any of you guys into working out/eating right and have any tips?
It sucks because a few years ago I was really into eating right and working out and then I just let myself go and now I'm the worst I've ever been. I was running about 3 miles a day back in '08 and eating right and was down to about 225-230 pounds which I had not been since high school. I never took care of myself before that. I was always athletic and ate what I wanted to when I was a kid/teenager. I played sports and when I wasn't playing sports I was riding my bike during the summer or outside constantly playing with my friends. Now I'm 27 and just sick of feeling like crap. I'm really worried about diabetes. Both my Grandma's (on my mom's side and dad's side) had diabetes and my dad had diabetes.