So I kinda got inspired by The Traveler's weight loss thread and though I'd start my own.
I guess in order to properly start this I will need to start from the beginning.
In high school I wasn't the super chubby kid but I was always borderline overweight according to my doctor's scales. Well I graduated high school and got into my freshman year of college. My first semester there I gained another 5 pounds (not the freshman 15 but still) Well at the end of the semester/start of the next I went through a tough time and got depressed and started not eating (yes I know, not healthy) and I lost those 5 pounds I had gained throughout the semester and I guess this is what gave me the hope of losing weight, so I hit the gym. I started going to the gym everyday, running, lifting, supplements, proteins, diets, you name it I was doing it to lose weight.
So my progress: I'm 5'9"
End of High School (summer 2010): 175 LBS
Start of Second semester (January 2011): 180 LBS
End of Second semester (May 2011): 140 LBS!!
So I had made my goal, I'd lost 40lbs in about 4-5 months and it was awesome, I felt the best I'd ever felt in my life, I was lifting more and runner faster than I ever had before.
Some of my stats (not meant to brag and dont judge if you think they are low):
Bench: 245 max
Pullups: 35 at a time
Curls: 45-50 lbs
2-mile Run time: 13:45
I was pretty cut and had decent abs as well.
So awesome right? you'd think that would be an awesome success story and everything would be great right?... Wrong.. After doing all this and getting to a goal weight of 145 (140+5lbs muscle) I found out I had a problem with my heart (bicuspid aortic valve) and by losing all this weight and exercising and doing cardio daily I'd actually made my heart worse (was lifting more than I should is what the doctor said). So even after performing better than most high school football players on my stress test my doctor told me I had to stop what I was doing or it would kill me. So I stopped..
Well here I am today almost 2 years later about 20 pounds heavier and probably gaining everyday and it needs to stop, and it will.
145 lbs by Summer/middle of Summer
I'm going to be running a lot more and lifting still (I'm allowed to lift, just not body builder style lifting) and hopefully I will get back to where I was.
Me at the end of highschool/ about how I look now:
My Goal (Me summer 2011):
So with all that said, This will be the place that I track my weight loss and the area for my inspiration. If you guys have any tips on meal plans or exercises to do that would be awesome.
Thanks for looking