Is it sad that I have to come to this place for advise? Funny how you retire and those people you thought were your best friends, who still work… just fall away. I joke to my wife that I have more online friends then I do in the real world, lol. (not complaining, I like it like that… keep my numbers small.)
Any-who… Most of you that know me know that I’m a 55 year old early retiree. Been gaming since the Atari 2600 console, first PC being the Radio Shack TRS80… getting off track here, I hear that’s old age. lol.
Anyway after much hounding from my wife I went and did one of those “Life Line Screenings”. (highly recommended, quick, easy and ton of health info.) So I got my results back and for a old, overweight, white dude not to bad. Almost everything was in the NORMAL range, even surprising me, I’d say 95% of the test were normal, but there were issues…l
of course my body mass index was OBESE, at 30%, normal is 18-25.
my cholesterol was good, but not the Triglycerides, they were bad.
my glucose was middle range, not good but not bad… yet. so PRE-Diabetes.
That’s it… on the negative
So my question… The result summary was that I’m obese, need to work on my cholesterol level, and cut back on sugars. smaller meals more often. So on July 1st I started a month long, strict cleaning to get myself into better habits. I’ve always exercised with weights and jogging. So I continued that… but now eating healthy is killing me, lol… seriously, I have no energy, never in the mood to do anything, just sit around watching TV. I stopped meeting friends for lunch, stopped riding my MC with my club on weekends, and pretty much got a new PC system but have no desire to play… all because of better eating habits.
Seriously I felt much better and enjoyed life when I didn’t have to watch what I eat, when, or how much… I’m at the point just saying screw it and living life like I want, enjoying it till gone, but I know I need to do something about my weight.
Any advise? People keep telling me I’ll get back to normal if I stick with the plan for a couple of months. but I’m miserable now.
OK, thanks for the vent and feedback/suggestions.