i'm a 6 ft tall male smoker aged 49
I weigh 146kg and my BMi is 43.5.
i'm married with 3 children and have been with my wife for 28 years.
I had a very mild heart attack on 04/01/16 and at the time they fitted 2 stents in my coronary arteries. There is no weakness in my heart at all so feel very lucky to have had an early warning that was so mild. Within 3 days of the op i felt a different person all together ie: not as out of breath and generally feel like my body is working a lot better. i have lost 8 kgs since january which could have been more but i have slipped over the last 6 weeks with it being the holiday period. I have worked full time until july 2016 and now an almost full time carer for my mother in law.
The aim of me joining this community is to give and receive support from like minded people to enable all of us to be fitter and hopefully live longer.
My goals are to continue with the lifestyle change including getting more exercise and eating better with a mind to loosing weight over possibly a longer period but to keep the weight off.
The biggest regret of my life was starting smoking at 15. I kick myself every day for it. I have made myself a promise to quit smoking after loosing a good amount of weight. I know this sounds like an excuse to continue smoking but i really cannot sort out the weight and the smoking at the same time.
Anyway enough about me.
I hope everyone is as well as they can be.