Okay, so Thread Necromancy Time.
I started Simplefit in June 2007 before my last year of law school. I also started running on the Couch To 5 K program.
I was only on Level 2, but I graduated from body rows to dead hang sho-nuff fer real pullups. My belly was down to 40 inches. I weighed 198 pounds. I had an official 5k time of 45 minutes and change. Things were looking great! I was getting so much support and encouragement and advice from the denizens of the Simplefit community.
And then my last year of law school and untreated depression reared its ugly head. I fell off the wagon in September, made a try to get back on in October 2007, and then that was it. Poof. I was gone from here.
Life goes on. Between then and now a number (well, even ZERO is a number I guess, but it was more than that at least) of girls came and went. I graduated, passed the Bar on the first try, and got a good job with the Federal Goverment, and got married.
This past Saturday, November 24th, I turned 40. This is a Big Deal(tm).
I weigh 216 and a half pounds per my balance beam scale. I am 44 inches around at the belly. I experienced a bulging L5-S1 disc and had a microtubular diskectomy back in May and even now I'm still not 100 percent recovered. Everything still hurts and I feel week, and being a bit heavier than I need to be isn't helping.
I need help and encouragment and support. I can feel myself getting older and more decrepit and weaker. It would be sooooo easy to just give up, eat unhealthy food, and decompose until an early death like my father at age 57. The belly... it KILLS. I'm in Mississippi. I know.
I don't know what I can do, or how hard I can push, or what, due to this whole back thing. For sure the pushups are gonna have to be girl style and I'm gonna be SLOW.
Somebody tell me that only gaining 4 inches, and 18 pounds over 5 years isn't so bad. Please!
Tomorrow starts W1L1D1. Wish me luck.