The past year and a half has been a period of some pretty big changes in my life. As some of you know, I had a stroke in December of 2013. Afterwards I was in a coma for about 8 weeks, and when I woke I discovered that I had lost a large part of my eyesight. I guess I am lucky, because my arms and legs still work fine, and my speech wasnt affected.
But certain things about my lifestyle had to change. After 20+ years as a strength athlete, I had at one point gotten myself up to 360lbs. Now I think it was a fairly solid 360, but still that is a huge amount of weight. Along the way I did well in sports like Powerlifting and weightlifting, but it was time to stop pushing up the bodyweight in an attempt to gain strength at any cost.
At the time I had the stroke I was about 300lbs. Today I weigh about 255lbs. I am not struggling with heavy cleans or snatches anymore, but I am up to about 15 to 20 miles a week of running, along with a lot of work on a C2 rower.
I am also eating a LOT better. My goals have all changed. And I do feel a ton better. I might even enter a 5k run soon!