I smoke, I'm overweight, and I'm 44. But I'm pretty resilient, and I think that once I get active out here on the land with gardens, and building things and putting up fencing and such, I'll be much healthier for it. Its my goal to get my BOB ready and carry it when I go walking/hiking. It will help me to (completely) rebuild my stamina up.
I moved out here from Oklahoma City at the end of May, and having lived in the city like that.... well, I spent too much time on my arse. It was depressing and I'm glad I'm not in a city anymore. Being out here like this will help.
My best advice is start walking/hiking, and don't be one of those people who smoke while they walk/hike. In fact, while you're out doing that, try not to smoke at all. It will help you cut down. Thats what I do. My husband will be walking and smoking too, and I don't get it. I don't, and I find I not only walk better and can breathe much better, but it makes me feel better too.
As for weightloss, I don't know. I'm a poor one to give advice for that. I can say that I've cut my portions in half, and that way when I work out on the land, I'm burning more calories than I eat. It sounds easier than it is, but I also keep in mind that if SHTF tomorrow, I'd be in a world of hurt if I don't do this.
I feel your pain, dude. truly. Hang in there You can always friend me, and we'll just keep eachother on track to get healthier.
Yes old_anorak, That how I use to stay in shape lifting the 88lb bag of whole oats to pour in the barrels, and lift alfalfa bales back home weighed between 80 to 100 lbs per bale and we would get between 3 and 6 tons, a lot of unstacking and stackin. But it keep me in shape.See you can sling feed sacks at a local feed mill. That's a workout all on it's own.