i have recently begun taking care of a man in his mid 50's that is roughly 525-550 pounds. he is in awful shape and can barely take care of himself. we got to talking the other day about health, and how he desperately wants to lose weight, so he can see his grandkids grow up, and just live his life without having to have someone help him in the shower.
he knows that i have been trying to change the way that i see food, and take better care of myself. he asked me if i thought there was anything he could do to lose some weight, because at this rate he is likely to die a very early death.
i told him that i didnt know much about weight loss yet, but i would try to do some research and see if there is a plan that he may be willing to work with.
he is a diabetic, he has EXTREMELY high blood sugar (475 this morning, supposedly enough that he could just pass out) and his feet and legs are not in good enough condition to do much exercise. he gets very winded just walking to the bathroom, and after his shower today he nearly passed out from over exertion.
i really want to help him out, he doesnt have anyone else willing to help him. his family all just enable his compulsive eating, they mean well, but i have seen his wife feed him a pound of hamburger fried with onions and topped with ketchup for lunch before... not exactly healthy. he has asked me to do some research, and i figured that this would be the best place to start.
he needs a filling, healthy diet. he enjoys veggies and fruit. and he can only walk about 1/2 of a block at a time.
i have begun cooking him healthier lunches, and walking very short walks with him
what else can he do to try to get healthier? he deserves a better life than this and he finally reached out for help.
Goal 1: Get under 300 lbs. (25 lbs. lost.)
Goal 2: Get under 250 lbs. (75 lbs. lost.)
Goal 3: Get under 225 lbs. (100lbs lost.)
Goal 4: Get under 195 lbs. (no longer obese)
Goal 5: Get under 163 lbs. (normal BMI)
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