Way back in February, I posted about my desire to lose some weight. After Kate's diagnosis, I had packed on about 35 pounds. In the February post, I had lost about 17 lbs. Since then, I have lost another 12, weighing in at 206 lbs this morning. So, 190 is my intermediate target weight, and maybe hopefully at some point after that I can work my way down to 180, which, I think, would be ideal.
I have managed so far to lose this weight largely through exercise. I started a cardio program in April 2012 and have been fairly religious about exercising. My cardiac scare of last year, and the subsequent all-clear I got from my doctors committed me more than ever to maintaining a decent level of fitness. I am probably in better shape (physically, at least) now than I have been in a few years. While I was on the psychiatric medications (the cause of the above mentioned cardiac scare) I was suffering from tachycardia, which is a resting heart rate of over 100 beats per minute. After I came off, I seemed to be stuck at around 76-80 beats per minute for quite a while. Now, I am regularly getting a reading of 58-63 beats per minute. I am much more comfortable with that.
I have also made some progress with my snacking problem, but that is the area I have to work on the most, so we'll see how that goes.
I'll check in again in a few weeks.