Reboot NewbiesPosted by swifty on 2 months ago
Hope it's OK to post here. I haven't started a reboot yet, but I'm to a point where I desperately need to.
I've never had to worry about my weight or health most my life. I worked as a Wonder bread/delivery driver most my life and was always hustling and burned off a ton of calories each day.
In 2008 I moved to Boise, ID after making a good amount of money at the end of 2007. After going through a divorce in 2006 (married for 15 years), I felt I needed a change of environment. Unfortunately I became very inactive and my weight (at that point, all time high) ballooned up to 236. I'm 6'-2" and at that time i wanted to lose the weight.
I begin eating better, tracking everything I ate, working out and cycling. I lost 12lbs and then moved back to Washington state to find work. I quickly found a job building Coinstar change machines (the machines you see in stores where you dump your spare change) and was on my feet the whole day. I quickly lost another 14lbs and got down to 210 and was feeling great.
I was laid off in November of 2011 and moved in with my girlfriend (who also has a bad with issue). Unfortunately we are really each other's worst enemy. We both like to eat and drink alcohol. We typically will have 3 cocktails a night of hard alcohol mixed with sugary sprite. The only good thing about the drink is we add a fresh squeeze of lime juice.
Fast forward to now and I've gained almost 50 lbs and my girlfriend, I don't even know, but it's very bad. She's in much worse shape that I am. I now have high blood pressure for the first time in my life and I also found out that because of the rapid weight gain, I have what's called a Diastasis Recti, the tissue that holds your stomach muscles together separates, so your stomach muscles don't close anymore.
I now work online as a support tech where I log in remotely from home. So to compound everything, I sit at my desk 8 hours a day, then usually move to the recliner in the living room for the remainder of the night. I am ashamed at how I've let my health go.
For the first time in my life and I'm actually scared. Scared enough to come here and ask for help. I know sticking to a juice fast is not easy, but I have juiced before and of course saw Joe's original movie several times.
Looking for advice on if I should start with the 15 day program to see if I can do it or dive right in on the 30 day program.
I appreciate any input and comments. I DO realize I have no one to blame but myself and it will be up to ME to make a serious change.
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