Hi, all. I’m a noob here. I’m interested to see if the site can help me with a so-far intractable problem of being overweight.
I weigh about 190 (it’s difficult to weigh myself) and I’m about 5" 7". I’m 70 years old. I’m paralyzed from the sternum down and I’m in pretty much constant pain. Unfortunately there are only two things that help the pain: heavy doses of opioids and eating.
Since I’m in a wheelchair I can’t play football. There is a wheelchair basketball league in the neighborhood, but I’m way too fat and old to join them. The only exercise I get is pushing myself along the road or on a boardwalk.
Before I got sick I was very active in marathons and climbing. I swam the English Channel. Now, maybe, I could float across the Channel with a boat pulling me. I don’t think I’d feel the cold with all my fatty insulation.
I’ve tried dieting, but I end up adding weight instead of losing it. I’d be grateful for any ideas. Thanks