As You Were

I started eating healthy again.  In other words, I quit eating sugar, grains, and anything else that has carbohydrates in it.  I am now eating high fat, high protein foods that don’t contain large amounts of carbohydrates.  I haven’t forced my family to do the same (yet), but I have put the kibosh on the baking and having desserts around all the time.

How am I doing?  I started last Wednesday (March 21st) at 286.5 pounds.  This morning I weighed 280.  The title of this post has a double meaning.   I have been considering joining the Navy as a nurse for the past several years. There have been two obstacles to this: my BSN and my weight.  To be a nurse in the Navy, you need a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  I do not currently have this, but I’m working on it.  Assuming I can come up with the $3K to pay for this semester by May 15th (can you say “overtime”?), I have four classes left, and should finish my BSN by July 24th of this year.

The second obstacle is my weight.  The Navy says that for my height (5’9”) I should weigh 186 pounds.  That means that I need to lose a total of 100 pounds. However, if my body fat content is less than 25%, I can get around that one. So here I am, wanting a piece of pie a’la mode, but eating salted peanuts instead.  Ah well. Updates on my progress will be forthcoming.

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About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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