I guess I'm a success at weight loss, but "need" to go farther.
Friday, May 08, 2020
At my high, 25 years ago, I was 331 lbs (I am 6'3" tall) I have worked on gradual weight loss over all of those ensuing years, and am now down to 274, or a 57 lb loss. I have had many plateaus, and some slight upticks, but basically it has been a very slow downhill slide to this point.
I have some problems with walking. They are: that I have drop foot from a surgery on my back six years ago. But the main energy problem I have has t do with the stenosis that led to that surgery. Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column, that in my case, put enough pressure on my nerves that they were no longer sending messages to the muscles in my legs to strengthen. Thus, I have had a lot of dead muscle cells in my legs, making just walking very difficult sometimes. Top that difficulty with the fact that I have to propel my 274 lbs forward with every step, and you can see how I would like to lose more weight. (Last Friday and this one had me sitting around for as many hours as I could in the afternoons. Too much muscle fatigue.)
So, that is why I keep at it with eating right for me, and hoping, when I step on the scale each day, to see the numbers go down. Is that too much to ask?