This is long, I guess I just needed to get this all written down, don't feel like you can't skip the boring parts
Alright, I'm joining the club on here, I've been working really hard on fitness all year but I've really gotten serious about it in the last week or so. Here's my story.
Growing up I was a twig but since I never likes sports or other exercise and was totally addicted to sugar I started putting on the weight in my early teens. In January I weighed 295 and I'm 6.1, I ate a massive amount of sugar and a decent amount of fast food trash too. Due to the weight and my eating habits I have pretty high blood pressure as well. Walking wasn't a problem, I could make it a few miles without any trouble but I can't run and three stories of stares would kill me. The good news is I also ate plenty of good things too, lots of vegetables and good meals.
I've always been extremely insecure about my weight, I can't tell you the last time a girl hit on me or I felt secure enough to approach someone for a date. There's way more to that then just my physical appearance but that's the biggest thing.
Anyway, I started to get things under control in January, I switched to all diet pop, cut out all my sugar and reduced crappy food. Lasted two and a half months with no change in my weight when I lost control and fell back into my old habits. My biggest issue with the diet was that drinking diet pop did nothing to lesson my sweet tooth so it was so everyday was like fighting my first day of quieting. Also notice there wasn't any real exercise beyond the mile or two I walked everyday at school.
A month and a half ago I got serious again and cut out all sugar and sugar substitutes except for fruit and two or three cocktail indulgences. I also killed the crap food. This time I went from 295 to 262 where I plateaued and then climbed back to 263 last weekend.
Screw that! That lit a fire under my ass
So I picked up my psycho diet again, something I tried a month ago but I didn't have enough motivation to do. I cut out all meat and beer, it's been almost as hard as giving up sugar. I've been eating strictly fruits, vegetables and grains like home-made granola plus still drinking milk (2%, two glasses a day on average) and having a little cheese.
All of my previous attempts to exercise never lasted long, running is just pumping failure into my will with every step I can't take. Gym was okay but I felt way insecure there and it ate into my budget too much the last couple of months and I wasn't having fun with it.
So I bought a pair of roller blades and started exercising, I've been out four times and have slowly worked from a mile to 2.5 on them and I'm loving it despite the really sore feet and back and two or three very embarrassing falls. It's been seven or eight years since I last bladed and what I thought was going to be easy is very hard for my overweight body to handle. But it's fun and I think I can do this!
So there it is, #thingschanged and Prime has been such an inspiration to me, as have many of you guys now that I'm really active watching the forums.
My next goals are to cut down my milk to just my boll of granola in the morning and to get blading every day. Once I'm feeling good blading I'd like two start working on weights. My ultimate goal is to hit somewhere between 150 and 175 and to be able to RUN a couple of miles without stopping.