Hey. Thanks for visiting. I’m RickCouchman.com. Did you know that on most blogs, the About Me is almost ALWAYS the most-read page on the blog? So here it is…
I’m 52 yrs old, starting at 321.6 lbs on December 3, 2020, and WAY out of shape. I’m fighting:
- sleep apnea. I use a cpap each night.
- diabetes, type 2 (next step insulin).
- recurrent gout and kidney stones, uric acid type (for those wondering.)
- terrible depression and anxiety. I’ve attempted suicide a couple times.
- obviously very obese. VERY obese.
I’ve been fat for ages. The start of 2020 had me at 360 lbs. I then did some keto, fasting, and became a member of TOPS – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly.
I started WW – Weight Watchers – on December 3, 2020. I’m eating healthy, tracking WW points, and as of January 2020, I aim to walk more-and-more daily with a goal of a minimum 10,000 steps daily when ramped up. It’ll take a while to get my fat ass to that level, I’m sure. My ass still isn’t a fan of walking further than the fridge. But I’ll do it!
I have a gym membership, but haven’t been since before COVID. I’m currently working with body weights and fitness equipment in the basement. It’s scary going to the gym as a fatass, but it’s always been a goal – so I’ll get back to it!
A bit more about me. Let’s see. I double-majored at Wilfrid Laurier University in psychology and sociology. I’ve worked in social services for a number of employers in homelessness, addictions and mental illness. I’ve also worked in communications. My coolest gig was working a couple of decades as a journalist covering the Toronto Maple Leafs (which is God’s team, I’m sure.) Sadly I’ve been on disability for a decade, all stemming from that damned depression and anxiety. Check out my Mental Health website – AdvocateTuesday.com.
That’s about it. Please fire off any questions directly below and I’ll do my best to answer.
couchmanrick @ gmail dot com
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada