Well well well...this ******* is back. Some of you might remember my adventures in losing weight, some of you might not. As a quick reminder:
I started a log about 3 years ago tracking my adventures in ending my slopfest. Then, I weighed around 300 lbs and was aiming to get back to the 230 I weighed when not in football season. After about 20 months, I leveled out around 240lbs, but I was in the best shape of my life. I was stronger than ever in many lifts, I was leaner than ever at around 20% BF, and I was happy.
In typical fashion, life kicked me in the balls...hard. I was unable to secure finances to return to my "elite," private university. I felt lost and at 22 going on 23, I didn't know what I was going to do with the rest of my life. Around that time, my g/f of nearly 3 years - and someone I was comfortable marrying - confessed that she was leaving me for an ex-boyfriend who was conveniently back in the picture for her. As you could imagine, I was incredibly stressed and depression loomed. For this *******, stress equals eating. A lot of it.
On and off, I tried to get back into the gym, but I just couldn't find motivation. Nothing was going my way, and the gym left my life. Recently, I've started back at a new university, I'm about to be inducted into the nationally recognized honor society for my career field, and I have a summer and fall internship with two incredibly well-renowned companies. For the first time in who knows how long, everything is going my way. I'm beginning to feel successful, and it's time for me to look it.
Long story short, I'm fat, and I'm changing that. Today, I weigh 283lbs, and I'm nowhere near as strong as I was. My schedule isn't going to permit me to lift like the madman I was 2.5-3 years ago. I plan to go to the gym 4 times a week (schedule permitting) and focus more heavily on cardiovascular exercise. I'm eating a much cleaner diet than when I first started last time, and I'm hoping what I learned then will allow me to finally manage my weight to achieve a sustainable, healthy weight and physique.
Now, I don't want a pity party (before anyone thinks that). I know what I've done wrong, and I'm ready to change. I probably won't be tracking my exercises here - I'm using an app on my phone, and that works just fine for me - but I'll post random musings, general thoughts/demeanor, and probably a weekly weigh-in.