The fitness challenge begins in 4 short days. I have to say that I'm glad I have been preparing for this for a couple of weeks. It has enabled me to lift the required amount before even starting. I lifted 31,875 at the gym today. Doing that 3x/week has me very close to the 100,000 required. Yay, me! It's the pushups that are going to kill me. Seriously! I may have a heart attack during them. Ah, I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Now, obviously I haven't been talking about food addiction too much because I'm just getting back here, but it certainly is background radiation. The benefit of working out so damned hard is that I don't want to go ruin it with a milk shake or chocolate. Eventually, I hope that the working out gets rid of the will to come back home and go to sleep. That's a product of depression, which could be caused by my weight. Time will tell. I recently tried an SSRI again and promptly came right off of it due to headaches and sexual side effects. I don't think that will ever be a solution for me, so I have to deal with it in different ways. But I digress. The food addiction is coming into play more because I had all the fluid taken out of my band. I was having huge issues with GERD and had to have it all taken out until it resolves. If it doesn't resolve I will likely have to have it taken out. Personally, I am enjoying eating meals again without having chest pain. It's made me less inclined to eat unhealthy foods as well. One would have thought I'd make a beeline for a cheeseburger after and it's been over a week with no urge to do so. Again, time will tell how this all plays out.
On Saturday, the 1st day of the challenge, I will post a pic of my virtual model. On April 7, when the challenge is over, I will post another. Should be interesting.