When my doctor gave me the news last October, it was a "holy $hit" moment. It was the kick in the rear that I needed.
My next followup is in 2-3 weeks. My goal is to get the cholesterol down to where I no longer need medication (Crestor). I was on diabetes medication for 3 months, but that was no longer needed after I made significant changes in diet and exercise.
For my birthday two weeks ago, my daughter included a few pictures of me from Father's Day 2012, as well as a few more recent photos. The comparison was striking: I looked like the Pillsbury Doughboy before I changed. I'm not there yet, my goal is to get down to 180, about my weight when I was in my 20s.
I do cross fit. Trust me it gets you into shape and wears you out. Plus I do about 15 - 20 miles a week walking and/or jogging. It knocked about 30 lbs off me and my wife irsnt want me to lose anymore though I’d like to take another 10 - 15 off...