Let me first start off by saying that I am a certified, twinkie carrying fat-ass.
I've been obese for every year of my life, save for a 2 year period during my 16th and 17th year when I figured out that girls don't show their boobies to fat guys as often as they do the in shape ones.
So at 16 I basically starved myself, drank 2 gallons of water daily and worked out/jogged until I either threw up what little I did eat or collapsed from exhaustion. Stupid I know, but effective nonetheless. I dropped from 270 to 165 in a remarkably short period of time, and of course the weight came back in a remarkably short period of time as well.
Skip to the present...I am now 27, married with a perfect wife and 2 kids under the age of 3. I weighed in at 263 this morning. That's a drop from 325 since January, but still I classify as a fat-ass. At first the weight melted off...but now it has slowed to a crawl..which is frustrating and I'm trying to plow through that nonetheless.
Now the details....
My routine now consists of walking around a lake near our house that's roughly 4 miles at least twice a day. Mid-morning I hit the gym and do what weight training I've picked up over the years...basic tricep pulldown, lat pulldown, seated rows, abs, various back excersises etc, and chest and biceps. These are all split into groups of two and alternated every other day, so I'm at the gym every day working one of those groups.
As far as the diet goes, it's most likely in even worse shape. In January I started with what was cheap and familiar. I drank slimfast with water in the morning and at 6pm which was my last "meal", then a large salad with a minimal amount of dressing and some cottage cheese for lunch.
My neanderthal brain stated that if I didn't eat, my body would respond by shedding pounds. Little Amazon kids that don't eat are skinny...so....perhaps it would work for me. Of course that's idiotic..and the more I'm reading the forums and researching I'm realizing this.
Currently, I've modified it into two eggs and one piece of whole wheat/grain toast in the morning, salad in the afternoon, and either a power bar or some fruit or nothing in the evening.
Now....for those of you cursing and wanting to reach through the monitor and smack me...I will admit that this is still an idiotic diet and I'm working to adjust it accordingly.
So, I am the beginner's beginner. Of course I want the sculpted abs and killer body. Who doesn't. I first must shed this hellacious amount of blubber that's grown so fond of me...and I'm in the process of doing that.
So..any thoughts are welcome......this is just a bit about myself so you can feel all warm and fuzzy when you see me around in the forums.
Peace and boobies,