I'd thought I'd make an effort and explain my predicament and hopefully obtain some insight from a few helpful recommendations here.
I've had weight issues since my late teens and basically up to 2002, the heaviest that I have ever been was approximately 130 KG / 286 LBS. In addition to this, I was diagnosed with a permanent medical condition known as "Klinefelter Syndrome" which basically means I have a testosterone deficiency and as such have to take 5mg Testogel satchets every day for the rest of my days due my body unable to produce the stuff.
Between 2003 and 2007 after changing my eating habits mostly and trying to do some exercise in the process, my weight dropped to approximately 115 KG / 253 LBS.
From the latter half of 2008, I began another long journey with the help of my then girlfriend to rid my obesity issue and in May 2011, my best outcome of my weight loss reached 90.5 KG / 199 LBS. Although after some perhaps bad eating habits as well as starting STRENGTH TRAINING in late June 2011, my weight has gone back up to around 97 KG / 213.5 LBS where it has been sitting especially up to this moment.
My exercise regime over the course of that period has been a majority due to bike riding either with a Hybrid MTB and Road Cycling. Since the start, the weight just melted away.
My issue is in three (3) folds, the first (1) is because normal (healthy) men generate a specific amount of testosterone based upon their age that gives them energy, boosts metabolism as well as for various other body functions and especially the toned and muscular appearance when you try to compare to the opposite sex. Since I have to take a daily satchet to replace my deficiency, I am having to eat more and often having some difficulty in controlling my eating habits. I know for most it comes down to discipline but because I am doing STRENGTH training also it creates some pressure.
The second (2), is that I am on a plateau I guess since my overall goal is to lose weight while trying to maintain muscle density; hence for the STRENGTH training, I have been using lower weights and increasing my reps per set. My goal is to get down to around 82 KG / 180 LBS to reach my normal BMI range.
My exercise routine varies week to week, my plan has been to ride 3+ days per week as well as 3+ day home gym; but some times I don't always meet that and other times I might over-ride. I make an effort to at least do both at least twice.
The third (3), is that because of my medical condition, my metabolism is not as efficient as the normal guy; therefore, my ability to lose weight is by far harder than someone that is overweight in the same category as I am but not suffering the same condition. I have been told that people with my condition will have to eat at least double the amount of protein compared to that of a person without this medical condition.
I'll continue with the next post...
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