I was around 225 in the beginning of May and I'm between 5'10" and 5'11". I wrote down a specific list of things to follow, mostly eating wise and I would run everyday before dinner (I started at a mile walking the sides and running straight-aways, looking back all I can say is wow lol). I increased running as I dropped weight and naturally it got easier so I did 2 miles same pace. I shed weight fast with my combination of running and a strict diet. I think I sat around 200/205 at the end of May. Then after school let out, I got a little lazier, but I still followed my eating plans and continued dropping weight into the 190's. In late June/early July I was 188ish, then I went away for a few weeks and didn't run like I had and ate out more frequently due to the travel, but I gained no weight. I have since returned home and have started back up on running to continue burning fat and of course eating well. I'm now at 183lbs roughly. My face is thinner, people have told me I lost weight/I'm skinny now, etc. I can wear 32-34in waist shorts depending on the fit and medium shirts. I look much better and I can run much longer of course. BUT with my shirt off, it's still a disaster area, or maybe I'm being too hard on myself, but I have "moobs" and my stomach albeit much much smaller is loose and flabby. My thighs and my ass lol also have fat, but my big issues are what I'm seeing in the mirror with my chest and stomach areas. I've lot 40+lbs and still haven't reach a point where I can go to the pool and take my shirt off comfortably.
So here's the questions...:
What would be a good target weight?
Will I deal with the dreaded loose skin problem (I think there is already some brewing on my stomach)? How can I fix this (creams/ointments and/or weight training) and I'm hoping for some specific exercises and products...? Also how do I get rid of these man boobs/puffy nipples lol? They've gotten smaller, but I swear it'll be disappointing to get to 160 and stare these down in the mirror. I look fine with a shirt, but like I said, I'm thinking summer 2011 and I'm working for that. Then obviously I want to build muscle and eventually get a 6 pack. I have no real desire to be huge or anything, I just want to be lean with some muscle and tone. And finally would it be good to start taking whey protein and doing some lifting? I find running easier to just go out and do, where as I'm not versed in weight lifting.
Lots of information and lots of questions, I know. But if anyone has the time please let me know some tips and information.