I've spent about a week lurking and browsing the site, and have to admit, I'm a bit hesitant to participate...but if you can't be truthful about yourself, then you're never going to get to where you want to be.
A short history...I was always a big kid. From about the 3rd grade on, I was that kid that was head and shoulders bigger than everyone else in the class...you know, that giant kid that stood out in the class pictures. I've always been a fat kid...but was always a very good athlete. Despite being fat, I was fast, I could jump, and was always stronger than anyone else I knew, and ended up playing basketball and baseball in HS (we did not have a football team...small school). I threw shot and discus, and had designs on playing basketball in college when I destroyed my ankle my senior year and the two schools that were recruiting me lost all interest...c'est las vis. When I was a senior, I was 6'4" and 235 pounds...and was what I'd call 'skinny fat'. I lifted, but didn't know what the heck I was doing..there was no google in 1986-1990.
I played rugby in college and ran a good bit...despite the intensity of training and playing, I was still big...I was a very lean 250 pounds...then, that ankle I destroyed...I re-destroyed it, and my days of running came to an end. This was about age 23. I landed a good job, and ended up spending a lot of time on the road, and the weight piled on...260, 270, 290, 300, 310, 330...a year ago, I hit an all time high of 354 pounds...and got so freaking mad at myself that I picked up the scale and threw it through a window in my house. To say I was utterly disgusted with myself and the fact that I've been deceiving myself about my weight would be an understatement. Things had to change.
I did some cursory research and started working out again...hi rep/low weights combined with HIIT and I got down to 315 pounds. I got seriously bored with it, and also stopped losing any weight. I jumped onto an old 5X5 football type workout and have been doing that for the past 3 months...in that time, I've gotten significantly stronger...but I've also gained some weight...which might not be all that bad..but still, 330 pounds is way too much.
So...here's where I am. 6'4" 330 pounds, lift weights 4 times a week, cycle about 60 miles a week...and eat terribly.
My blood pressure is actually quite good, my resting HR is about 52 BPM, and my cholesterol numbers are all normal. That being said, I turned 40 in March, and I know that I don't want to be in a hoverround when I'm older. I am on a mission.
I've been looking around here and checked out the 'Bizzy Workout'...21 days and a dietary regimen to go with it. I am looking to kind of shock myself into this, then work into something that I can do long term.
I am open to any advice, criticism, suggestions...I am mainly here to have a group of folks to hold me accountable...which may sound silly on an anonymous message board...but the psychology of this works for me, so here we are. My ultimate goal is 265 pounds. My initial goal is to be 299.99 pounds.
Thanks in advance for any information you may provide.
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