Okay, so I feel like I am letting you down but mostly I am letting Pete down. I had to stop most of my workouts on the advice of my Doc and an old friend who is a sports medicine physical therapist. A little history for you before the current dilemma. Several years ago while I was on patrol I was involved in an incident where I was ran over by car hauler that was being pulled by a truck. It’s part of the job and for the most part it has not bothered me much. I hyperextended both of my knees and did damage to my shoulder.
Fast forward to present day. It seems that the problems I have been having are more related to this then I thought. The Doc and the Physical Therapist think that I need to lose weight before I place this type of strain on my previously injured areas. This makes sense but it does not mean that I have to like it. Pete put in a lot of time in helping me and you all have been so supportive that I fell that I have failed you.
I am not quitting, I just need to take a pause while Weight Watchers for Men steals whatever taste buds I have left. They figure I need to get to sub 400lbs before I can work into this again for the stresses to be tolerable. By my calculations, and yes I gained 3 pounds back, this will be around Thanksgiving 2012. I will do my best and stay the course but for now I have to leave you without completing my promise. I truly hope you will understand.
I am going to stay in touch with Randy as he continues with Weight Watches and I offered for him to continue sharing his progress on the website, even if the fitness piece is not there. I keep getting emails of people wanting to hear more from him and his journey and I feel that we can all gain from his openess (not to mention his great humor).