posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 07:38 AM
Similar to the OP, I have found similar results by exercise and a strict diet. I had cancer two years ago, and was also overweight, having problems
with heart palpitations, etc. My doctor basically told me to shape up or I was going to ship out. After taking care of my cancer, I joined a gym and
started eating much better. A typical day previously was something like this: skip breakfast (or if I did eat it was a mcmuffin or something quick),
eat out for lunch, frozen pizza or something equally as bad for dinner. I never exercised and would literally get extremely sore from having sex with
my girlfriend (now wife). A day now is as follows: get up at 4:45 am and go to the gym. Two days a week I do cardio, either running or elliptical,
and the others I do some sort of group weightlifting class (my favorite is a class called body pump). I always eat something like shredded wheat and
OJ for breakfast, drink tons of water (at least 100 oz a day), fresh chicken and steamed vegetables for lunch, a handful or two of unsalted almonds
and a can of low sodium v8 for a snack, some sort of fruit such as an apple or banana during the day, and for dinner it is usually a sandwich of some
sort with a glass of milk. We have started our own garden the past two years, and have had amazing results. We actually had our first tomato
sandwiches the other day from this year's tomatoes. I've dropped over 30 lbs since joining the gym, and at 6'4" I weigh 205 as of this morning.
Like the OP, my sex drive is through the roof, which is a good thing because my wife's has increased also as we've both gotten in shape. In short,
life has done nothing but improve since we decided to turn things around. We've also got rid of cable and any negative influences in our lives (I
used to listen to a lot of rap music, but one day during this process just deleted every bit of it off my computer). Things have really turned
around, and when I look at pictures of myself from 2-3 years ago I can't imagine ever being like that again.