I’ve been lurking / reading T-Nation for about 6 months, and I’ve worked at turning my life around for the past 2 months or so.
I am doing cardio 2 - 3 times a week and a full body lifting plan 2 - 3 times a week. On my off day I will usually do something outdoorsy like hike or bike or anything to get out and “exercise” in a way that doesn’t feel like exercise.
I started about 2 months ago - I am 31 years old I am 6’1 and weighed approximately approximately 310 lbs.
Today I am about 296.
Thats the good news.
The bad news is that I have ALWAYS been battling obesity for my entire life, and some of my dieting practices in the past could definitely be considered “eating disorders” or worse - I know I have done some serious and long term damage to my metabolism.
I’ve read the articles here about repairing a damaged metabolism and I was just wondering if anyone had any further insight or success in repairing a severely damaged metabolism.
I read a few posts that said it might be IMPOSSIBLE to repair metabolic damage, and that is definitely a morale killer for me.
I noticed that for the past week or two my weight has been steady up and down 2 - 4 lbs while my workouts remain as intense as normal.
I am eating around 2000 cals per day -I was eating less before- and Im slowly trying to build it up.
I’m worried this might be as far as I can get with my metabolism being broken, and I find it very hard to handle. Are there any tips? I know it is a long path and I need to be consistent and stick with it. I guess ultimately I’m venting and looking for first hand experience of someone that has or knows that serious metabolic damage might be repairable.
Anyway I am thankful for any responses I may get.