Hey I have been extreamly overweight since highschool when I quit playing sports and got into playing music and video games.I was always chubby but played every and any sport I could up until the end of my freshman year. Suddenly the chubby kid with good skills was not enough to make the teams anymore.
So from then till I went to work at age 20 I got up to about 285lbs. Then as I got more seniority I got better jobs and in 5 years I was pushing 370lbs. That was the first time I ever tried lifting and working out for weight loss. I had a friend who was very competative locally and he set me up with a diet plan and workout plan. I lost 30 lbs and the girl I had been living with left me and took my daughter who was less then a year. This event lead me to a depression that led to drugs and self medication and eventually I was well over 400lbs.
After a few years I went to rehab and while at rehab they made us walk everyday and eat pretty healthy. When I got out and went back to work I weighed myself of the shipping scale and I was at 488lbs (AUG06). I started to post on a couple boards and lifting and cleaning up my diet and in 6 months got down around the 420’s but christmas came and again serious depression. I also was experiencing some serious physical issues in my knees and back from doing dead lifts and squats while being so big I could not keep strict enough form.
Long Story Short (I know too late for that lol) I have been up and down since then but a month ago I was back up to 471 I started to take it serious again. 2 weeks ago I switched to a CKD (Anabolic type) diet.I also started doing a workout based on the navy seal workouts that I found on the internet. As of last monday 3 weeks I was down to 463lbs but I was not in ketosis. This week I have been for at least the last 3 days and will weigh in tommorow I am hoping for the 450’s. My goal is to move down 10 lbs a month at least untill I hit the 399 lbs mark then I will prob slow down some.
I found this board a couple days ago after following a link to the V-Diet which I may try in the future. I been lurking a while and today I decided to join and reap the great advice I see given out here daily.