According to my physician, I am at risk for, or may already be in, insulin resistance syndrome. It’s now called “metabolic syndrome” which seems insufficiently precise to me. But he makes a convincing case.
Therefore, the best thing I can do for myself is to get to my target weight of 200 lbs in one year. This will be ~50 lbs, or 1 lb per week.
I repeat, I have to lose 50 pounds in one year.
I’m already eating a much better diet than I was a year ago. This is why I weigh ~250 rather than 275, which is where I started on this journey. However I suck at the exercise. There is an exercise machine in the house that my mom used before that I can make use of, so I shall. I sweat like a freaking PIG when I exercise and hate to do this in front of strangers so the health club is a big washout. Paxil is great for making the depression go away but it makes me into a kind of perspiratory fountain apparatus.
And walking is to smile. It burns like 1 calorie per 1000 miles. Anyone else tells me to try walking, I’m splattering lipids all over them from my bulging midriff.
It surprises me that I am overweight. I was always a skinny kid. Stupid depression, stupid depression meds. Blurg.