On March 1 of that year I started Atkins. Within 6 months all my numbers were normal! Without meds and without a whole bunch of exercise (just walking 30 minutes a day). I was also down a bunch of weight.
Well here I am today, at 175 at my goal and feeling better than ever before. Better than even when I was a teenager! And I can now exercise even more! When I started, the 30 minute walk was breathtaking. Now I do Crossfit 5x a week and I actually look forward to it!
The new Brandon.
Overcoming all the objections of friends and loved ones. They were all certain that I was going to kill myself with all that fat. When my lipid numbers improved so dramatically, they all became true believers and no longer questioned what I was doing.
My biggest advice is just do it. Within 2 weeks you will feel radically different and energetic. Also, do not get hung up on weight. It will fluctuate. Besides, weight is a bad motivator because you lose that motivation when you get to your goal. Instead, focus on health improvements, as they can serve as an on-going motivator and won't get you down on the week you maybe didn't lose or gained a bit.