[quote]fat scottie wrote:
Thanks…I was looking for confirmation on how bad I look. I guess I’ve sort of lost touch and let things get way out of hand because when I look in the mirror I don’t really see myself as so fat, but man these web cam pics I took of myself are really eye opening and so is the tape measure around my waist.
Yep, bought a food scale already and been playing with it. I think I need a small pocket calculator and spiral notepad to carry around with me too to make things easier.
I’ll look into the Anabolic diet. Keep the insults coming.
I was in the same boat as you. I didn’t conciously make a decision to loose weight, but I decided at the beginning of last summer to start eating better. I didn’t count calories, and I didn’t work out at all.
I did have a very active job with 30-40 hours a week (grocery store clerk, I was 20 then, 21 now). I lost about 30 pounds–235 or 240 down to 200ish. When I came back to school in the Fall I started lifting, and 10 more pounds of fat disappeared.
I was the worst kind of fatty–the fatty in denial. I didn’t realize I was fat, I didn’t think I was. The point is that you have a distinct advantage with this place.
Use the resource wisely: train hard and eat right. I used full body workouts 3x a week, and still do. It works well with my schedule and my body. Find what works well for you, and always strive to improve. Maybe focus on a load progression for now? Don’t be afraid to eat–clean eating takes a lot of food to get even 2000 calories.
ALSO: remember that you get to date cuter ladies when you’re in better shape (if you’re into that or aren’t married). I certainly date a cuter woman now. It’s good motivation.