Don't normally post, usually reading the articles and forums during my lunch breaks. Tonight though, I had to well, puff my chest a bit.
Short history: 39 years old. In 02/12 I was a 6' 360lbs disgusting fatass. Couldn't even walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath. Started eating right, concentrating on portion control of nutrient-dense meals I actually cooked myself (as opposed to the years of McDonalds for breakfast, BK for lunch, Wendy's for dinner with a pizza as an evening snack...) got down to 250 by 10/13 by relearning how to eat. Joined a gym, did the Group Power class for 2 months to get stamina up, then got a trainer for 3 months.
Started with SL5x5 in March, branched out to learn other compound and bodyweight movements and experimenting with what worked for me. Been holding steady around 195lbs for several months now.
Hit a milestone PR today, 315x1x3 low bar squats to parallel. That was a best by 15lbs. Felt so jacked even an hour later, got up to sets of 4 narrow-grip pullups (a month ago I struggled to do even 1). On the first rep of each one of those, I shot up so fast I thought I could almost do a muscle-up if it wasn't for the ceiling in my way!
That's all I got tonight, had to share my success with someone...
A Former Fatass