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.