2021: A Year of Health, Fitness, and Positive Change
Yes, that’s how I feel right now when I think of everything I need to do in order to get myself healthy, back in shape, off some medications, and get rid of the Type 2 Diabetes. Then the depression makes its even worse.
I tried once before by joining a local program called Profile by Sanford. It works, it really does. You have your body go into Ketosis for a short period of time to lose a lot of weight/inches in the beginning then you even out and enter the maintain phase.
The problem I ran into, though, is that on the third day, I became super sick. At first I thought the fever that in a started was just one of the first signs that my body was in ketosis. But soon my fever reached 104.5° and I was incredibly weak and fatigued. My body hurt so bad all over, too.
This went on for about a week to a week and a half. When the fever finally broke, I was still shaky and weak, but at least I felt a little perkier. I weighed myself. I literally lost 20 pounds just from sweating and being terribly ill. As you read this, you’re probably wondering why I didn’t go to the hospital or call my doctor. A fever that high is not unusual for me as I have always ran very high fevers.
Because I was so sick, I had to stop the program so my body could fight off whatever was making me sick and build my strength back up. Guess what? I gained back those 20 pounds and then some. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, though. Happens to most people who try to lose weight and I’m not beating myself up over it.
Currently, my biggest struggle is my overcoming clinical depression. Or at least getting it under better control. My doc does have me on a prescription for it and it does pretty well at keeping it at bay. Aside from that, I also think I’d do well if I had an exercise buddy. We could keep each other motivated and at least make working out enjoyable. Now to figure out where to find a work out buddy.