Vidiotman, welcome to IM.Originally Posted by vidiotman
I have been in your position. I weighed in at my heaviest 2 January's ago at 307 pounds. The first question you have to ask yourself is why did you let yourself go. What caused you to Yo-Yo. Then ask yourself what things you have been eating that got you that far. For me it was Soda and Pizza. What caused me to get up to 307 pounds? My wife's pregnancy while I was selling our house, working full time and studying full time. I was trying to get my Bachelors degree before my daughter was born (I didn't. I ended up getting my BA 3 months later...)
My first inclination was, stop drinking sodas. In fact, as of the January that I weighed 307 pounds, I went cold turkey. I have not drank a soda since. Pizza? Very seldom. Although last week in NY I had to have NY pizza. Once you find the reason why you grew so big, you'll be halfway there.
Do you want some inspiration? Ok, are you married? Do you have kids? Do you want to see your kids grow up? Here is my inspiration. I have only told my wife this and have never told any of my friends or posted it anywhere in any boards. I had a dream one night. I still remember this dream as if it was happening right now. I dreamed that I died. How did I die? Don't know, but I saw my daughter asking about me. Mind you, my daughter then was 4 months old. I then saw my daughter, already older, asking who was "that man on the picture". I saw myself telling her that I was there but I really wasn't and I knew it. I woke up crying and I cried for the whole night...What's my inspiration? I want to see my kids grow up. I want to grow old with my wife. I don't want to leave this world before I am meant to go....How's that for inspiration? Every time I think of that day, I get goosebumps and my eyes get wet. Can't help it.
Now, what's your inspiration? How old are you? Again, do you have family? Do they love you? Make that your inspiration...
Ok, now for the greatest news you'll ever hear. Are you ready? Good news, you are still on time. You can be healthy and live a long time. All you have to do is read.
I am currently weighing 253 pounds. I started two weeks ago working on a training routine and a diet and weighed in at 259 pounds. I started by reading the following sticky:
Guide to Cutting, Bulking & Maintenance
This was posted by Jodi, who I now consider my diet guru (Thanks Jodi) where you learn how to eat healthy and get lean. Key thing, when she speaks of getting "cut" she doesnn't mean after you have already worked out and are big, then you cut. No, that basically means burning fat.
There is this thread that I started that you should read too:
Guide to cutting, bulking and maintenance....Questions
I initiated that thread in which I have asked questions that I am sure you'll also have. Read the progression from when I knew nothing, to today where I know eeeverything ....Ok, not really but I am still learning.
You are also welcome to read my journal:
Tony's Lifestyle Change
In my sig, you'll find my first journal: "Fat Bastard". Trust me all of these will help you some.
Other than that read, read, and read. Then ask all of the questions you want.
Have you ever worked out? Have you lately? Read the training session. A good buddy of mine, Sapphire, recommended I started doing the P/RR/S routine (Power/Rep Range/Shock), which was developed by Gopro:
Power/Rep Range/Shock: The Basics
Read as much as possible before you do anything else. Ask questions, people here are very helpful and very open to help you. There are no dumb or stupid questions. Some may tell you to read because teh questions may be to repetitive. I recommend the same...Read a lot....
I hope that this has been helpful and I hope that you are able to find your own inspiration....