My name is not just a nickname. It is a fact of life. On my 26th Birthday I decided to dedicate myself to a lifestyle change and get myself into shape for a multitude of reasons primarily health. About two years ago I decided I was going to attempt this just by eating better. It did not last.
I started on September 27th and went until October 7th before weighing myself/purchasing myself a scale which I thought could take my weight. My initial thoughts were that I would be over 400lbs. I weighed in at 364.4lbs (damn). Here is my progress each week so far
7th October (Starting point) - 364.4lbs
14th October - 359.0 lbs
21st October - 353.6lbs
Today (5 days of progress) - 348lbs
I have lost over a stone in 18 days and have accomplished this by totally changing up my diet. I am eating around 2000-2200 cals per day with 50% coming from protein. 30% carbs and 20% fat. In my life I have very rarely eaten breakfast unless it was McDs as I am just never into eating early in the morning (i do now). I am doing three big meals and two small to medium sized snack meals per day.I know the cals are very low for my weight but I seriously struggle to eat more than that.
I have joined my local gym and for thew first few weeks have been focusing almost exclusively on cardio (cross trainer) to boost my fitness level and on my off days from the gym have been doing some weght training at home. My weight training consists of 5x5 Deadlifts, Squats, Bench and Curls. I only have 60lbs worth of weights so that will have to do for the time being. Once I get my confidence up I will start to lift at the gym. Each day at work I do a 2 mile walk on my lunch break which I can do in about 35 minutes.
My next goal is to reach 299lbs by Feb 1st. At my current pace I should smash this goal but I am not sure how introducing more intense weight training will effect my results as i am probably losing muscle and fat at the moment.
This is quite a weird post because i do not know any of you personally but I have known some of you for around 10 years via XBL and numerous forums. This is all about keeping myself accountable in my journey going forward. I have taken photographs for comparison but will not be showing them until I reach my goal (embarassed)
Does anybody have any tips for me?
P.S when i do reach my goal the Gamertag stays as I have had it for over 12 years