Today I went to see my doctor and weighed in at 270lbs (clothed) and had my blood pressure checked. The good news is that he doesn’t want me on MORE meds and wants me to continue on my path of weight loss. It was at that point he asked for my weight history as I had only begun seeing him recently and the highest weight he had on me was 287. I explained the 325, 315 and 225 times and explained what I was doing to be at 225. He pulled out a calculator to come up with a reasonable goal weight and came up with this number:
He said that at that point we could identify if my goal of 225 was approachable. He thinks it definitely is but will probably require a bit more effort. He agreed that 205 would be a pipe dream that would probably require significant loss of muscle… I guess we’ll see when I get to 225.
So 247lbs is another 20lbs down and I go back to the doctor in 3 months. So, the goal now is to drop 20 more pounds in 3 months. I think this is more than attainable but I may need to step up my activity levels. I also start a Whole 30 dietary exercise starting next Wednesday with my wife. I hope that cuts even more weight in 30 days. It worked well for my wife as she did it in June.