Friday, February 08, 2008

Health update

I've now lost 105 pounds. I walk at least a mile about every other day, sometimes more than a mile. I can now eat about what I want as long as I don't eat too much bad stuff on a regular basis and don't eat too much of it. My breathing is good again, only growing a little shallow after I've walked a lot or climbed a bunch of stairs.

So, I'm back on track. I even had a beer a few days ago.

Woo hoo!


cyn said...

wow, this is fantastic news, ty! i'm so happy for you! do you have a goal set in your mind of how much you want to lose?

Ty Johnston said...

Hey cyn!
Yep, I've got a goal, but I've a ways to go yet.
Also, I'm actually slowing down my weight loss, even put back on 2 or 3 pounds this week. My doctor was afraid I was losing too much weight too fast, so he wanted me to eat more than I had been this week. Though, of course, he wants me to keep walking.

I'm feeling good enough I'm actually thinking of taking up weight lifting again, but not too heavy. Just light stuff to help build some muscle without adding size. The doctor was opposed to this, but he said I need to keep my focus on walking and cardiac exercises.

cyn said...

good luck, ty. keep us posted! guys firm up so fast once they start lifting, but i think the walking is really great for you to start. don't want to overdo it. we're old. =)

yay! great news in the new year.

Anonymous said...

Hey, congrats. And here I thought I was doing well losing 35 pds after my retina surgery.


Howard von Darkmoor said...

yeah, good news to hear, Ty. Careful with the weights, stick to the walking in my opinion.

I'm glad you can eat more of what you enjoy eating now, though.

Ty Johnston said...

I use my middle name because my dad and I have the same first name. It’s just easier that way. And it sounds weird when someone calls me by my dad’s name.

James Arthur Prince said...

I once knew a writer by the name of Ty Johnston . . .

Turns out, he was a pretty dam good editor as well!

I pray that your health continues to improve.


Ty Johnston said...

Hey Shannon! Welcome aboard! Glad to hear from you. It's been a while.