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The body weight factor

Finally… after nearly 2 years , Ive fallen out of the “Obese” category. This week I weighed 146 lbs which officially puts my Body Mass Index well within the “Normal” weight category . Its about time ! Seems like it took forever. Its very uncomfortable to be heavy when you have breathing problems . This was a huge motivating factor when I decided to start a daily exercise program . Actually I didn’t notice any weight loss until I was into it for at least a year.

Since I began endurance walking appx 16 months ago, I’ve dropped a total of 17 pounds. It may not sound like much but , believe me..it is. You see, one of the fun side effects of steroids, is weight gain. Some of it by water retention and some of it because it makes you eat like a pig! Its a catch 22 in so many ways. You need to keep your weight under control, but to do that, you need to exercise, but to do that, you need to be able to breath. To do that you often need to take steroids…….And on and on and on……….

Fortunately, I burn appx 600-700 EXTRA calories a day just from my walks. This has allowed me to get off this crazy roller coaster, continue to eat like a pig and remain in “Normal” weight category. Btw, Im only 5’5″ tall.

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