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Lots of progress: Greg Screws checks in with a weight loss update

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The last few months have been action packed when it comes to working out and weight loss.  Back in February, when I had a severe health episode due to blood clots, I weighed 310. My blood pressure was high, and most all my markers were borderline bad.

After checking in with Huntsville Hospital nurse practitioner Kandess Anderson, the picture is much better.  I’ve made a lot of headway. All the key numbers are much better. The big one… weight.

After going back to Kandess, I weighed in at 273.  There is no magic pill or magic spell here.  I did it by going with 1,900-2,000 calories a day. Also, I tried to do 60 minutes of cardio a day, paired with light weights every other day. Most of the weight I lost has come since mid-August.

It’s a day at a time. It can be tedious. My music helped. And it extends my day in a long way. My workouts all came before work. So every day is pretty much a 12-14 hour day.

But if you are considering a weight loss/physical fitness plan, you can do it.  Never look ahead. Just get through the day.

Huntsville Hospital has many programs to help you get started and sustain your workout and nutrition plans.  For more info, you can call (256) 265-7100.