I have a confession (long post)
I'm fat. I know I'm fat. I'm not just fat, I'm huge. I stand 6'1" and weigh in at just shy of 400 lbs. Now, this didn't used to bother me very much, because, honestly I never really had much use for impressing people with my studly good looks. But since I've opened my eyes (with the help of this forum) to the realities of personal protection, got my CCW, and taken upon myself the responsiblity for my loved ones' well being, I find that my weight is more of an issue than I really thought. Now for some background before I get into why I'm posting my freaking diary on CC:
I'm 24 years old and was diagnosed 2 years ago with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, a type of non-hodgkins lymphoma, or cancer of the white blood cells. My doctors have got me on some medicines that are doing a pretty dang good job of keeping me alive, but the side effects are constant fatigue, low grade fever, and muscle aches (the medicine is actually the same stuff your body produces when you have the flu to up your immune system, so I feel as if I have the flu constantly). This is partially to blame for my physique (or lack of one). Also, I am a paramedic in Little Rock, Arkansas, and work some crazy hours (168 hours every two weeks) and the crew quarters doesn't have any weights or bowflex or anything like that to work out on.
My question is whether anyone here can give me any advice for a workout regimen that I can follow with minimal downtime at work, and no equipment to do it on. Also, can anyone give me any advice for eating a little healthier when we don't have much of a kitchen to cook in and are forced to eat out most of the time. Any help would really be appreciated. I'm going to try really hard to turn my life around, I just need some help/support.