I feel that I have battle weight for the last 18 years of my life. I am now 36 years old and weighed 244 pounds today. Last year on December 7 I tore my left ACL in a basketball game. At the time of the injury I weighed 218 pounds and was feeling pretty good preparing for the ski season. My goal was to ski under 215 pounds.
It has been an awful year. Being stuck in my house during ski season. Not being able to play in the snow with the kids. Not being able to workout. I just had a manipulation 3 weeks ago as I have had trouble with my gait. I have been pretty down. The worst thing is clothes that were falling off because they were too big now feel and look like under armour on me.
I am a very strange eater. I have trouble because of my carbohydrate consumption. I am a vegetarian but not in the traditional sense. I will not eat meat but I also do not eat a variety of vegetables and as I said carbohydrates make the largest portion of my diet. I feel like I need to workout a minimum of 1 a day to maintain my weight and at least an hour an a half of cardio to lose weight.
My initial plan is to use a form of the weight watcher diet that was effective until the ACL rupture. I am also going to continue a jogging program that I started last week called couch to 5k. I am going to do p90x abs routine 3 times a week and do pushups until I feel my leg is ready for the full p90x workout or insanity.
My short term goal is to lose 1 pound per week.
My medium term goal is lose 22 pounds by December 22nd.
My long term goal is to weigh under 200 pounds.