I have a bet with my old highschool buddy David H. concerning who can lose the most weight by July 01. The loser get his picture taken without a shirt on (and video) in front of the World’s Largest Boar at the Indiana State Fair. In addition, if I lose David said (and he has the money to make good on this) that he will put my picture up at classmates.com and take out a web page called www.Rolandisafatass.com where there will be various Java applets that let you make me squeal like a pig ect (giving the rights to the images to be used in any manner is part of the bet).
So I go to the Doctor today for a physical (for the vol. fire dept) and he tells me that it is not healthy and possibly dangerous for me to lose more than two pounds a week. Now I hear people all the time talking about how they lost a hundred pounds in six months after baryatric surgery. That would be more than four pounds per week! Are you going to tell me that having half my guts cut out (and then losing weight at a precipitous pace) is more healthy than eating a DASH/Pritikin type diet, and excercising daily to trim down? For reference I am about six foot two and weight 275 pounds and aged 35 with no health problems other than untreated hypertension (averaging about 140/93) and a bad root canal that I cannot afford to treat. My diet consists of about 1500 kcals per day with about 70% carbs (mostly complex) 20% protein, and 10% fat (plus I don’t eat after five at night). I am also walking about ninty minutes per day and lifting weights for about 45minutes per day alternating body groups. My goal weight is about 220 by July 01.