It wasn't that long ago (december 2006) and I literally was eating myself to death. Why did I decide to change? I had set my mind on many different goals throughout my life, from owning a nice car, to graduating college and I had succeeded, yet I still found myself unhappy. I needed more. I looked in the mirror and realized that all the problems in my life were linked to a single underlying problem. My out of control eating habits. I decided that 2007 would be the year when everything changed.
To tell the honest truth I had no clue when I started just how hard this would be. I looked back at several failed weight loss attempts in the past and decided that I needed to lay out some ground rules, or else I would face failure again. First of all I would create a journal of everything I ate and count the calories of everything. This way I would be sure I wasn't overeating. Second cardio exercise and resistance training would become part of my every day life. There would not be one day where I didn't exercise. Finally, I would not starve myself and I would eat healthier foods.
I started January 1st. The last time I weighed myself before that I weighed 475 pounds. I decided that I would not weigh myself for quite some time after that so as I would not be discouraged by some number on a scale. The only thing that was really important was how I felt, how my clothes fit, and that I did not give up.
Anyway fast forward to now and I finally did give in and start weighing myself. I joined this website so I could learn to build and maintain muscle. I have lost over 115 pounds, but I am ready to lose a lot more. At the same time I want to improve my lifting and become a better person overall. This journal will be similar to the written journal I keep at home in that it will list my daily food and supplement intake and my progress and thoughts on the whole thing so far.
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