USMCVet wrote:So I'm curious what possible positive health effects i might experience?
Currently i have hypertension that is not ideally controlled. I gained 40 pounds in a couple months while in service, elevated liver enzymes since i got out of service, just found our I'm pre- diabetic.
Don't get caught up in extreme diets or extreme exercise. Go for regular moderate exercise - something you enjoy. Get outside often, even if it is just a walk to the coffee shop (no sugary coffee drinks). Eat like mama told you - moderate amounts of meat, eggs, plenty of vegetables, small amounts of fruit; limit sugar intake from all sources including fruits; no fruit juices or sweetened drinks; watch the amount of milk due to sugar content; limited alcohol due to sugar content.
Set a target weight (Lose 40 lbs.?). Buy a decent digital scale. Weigh everyday at the same time of day. Record it. Eat meals that are small enough that you start losing weight. If you don't start losing after a week or two, reduce caloric intake.
On the days that you don't exercise, keep active - walk to coffee shop, casual walk in grocery store or mall.
You are not diabetic. You don't have to do the things people who have gotten into bad shape do. You just need to get a good CPAP therapy going, get good sleep, eat less, eat right, stay active, lose weight.
read articles on nutrition, diet and exercise. You already have enough life experience and knowledge to know what to do.