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happy-1 - public bio

Location: Los Angeles

Education: Even More Education

Family Info (spouse, kids, pets): 42, dog, cat, no kids. Taking care of my dad while I transition him to long term care and try to get back to work.

How do you feel about yourself, your weight, your decision to change? It just has to happen. There's no other option.

How long have you been overweight? All my life, except for college when I lived on bread and cheese and biked everywhere for transportation.

What things have you tried before to lose the weight? Everything.

What is the number one reason you want to lose weight? I want more life in my life. Can't do that if I can't move.

What are some other reasons? Health Be there for my dad Be the best version of myself

What is your goal weight? 180

What is the first thing you want to do when you reach your goal? Thru hike the Adirondack trail.

Are the people closest to you supportive? If not, why? We are most like the 5 people we spend the most time with... 80% of time - Dad. Not at all 19% of time - Ex-ish, very supportive .5% of time - 2 girlfriends, supportive but not on the same wavelength .5% of time - Mom's 2 friends by phone, very supportive

What is the worst thing about being overweight? Feeling like crap all the time, every day.

What is the best thing about you? Grit. I don't give up, I don't back down. If I increase my health I increase what I can achieve.

How will losing weight affect those around you? They will have to make uncomfortable changes they don't want to make.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (low to high) how determined are you to reach your goal? 10