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MooseTequila- Old Fat Dude Trying to be Stronger/Healthier


#1

Hi to everyone… I am a refuge from another forum’s over 35 Journals. Even at O-35 some never grew up and too much drama, so here I am.

Quick snapshot about me…. I hit a high of 311 pounds (5’-9") end of 2014, and Jan 3rd 2015 I was at 306 and decided I need to get serious. My dad had recently passed and I did his home hospice. Combine that with the fact I just love to eat, it was a perfect storm. I started with diet and actually moving (eat less move more- who’da thunk?) I started a lifting program (All Pro) in March of 2015, and have done a variety of stuff since. I have recomped but still have a long ways too go. It’s been a slow journey with many injuries and some medical complications, but I am better and healthier than I have been in a very long time.

So weight loss, strength, and to be better looking is my goal. I am not interested in doing power lifting, but I incorporate some of those compound exercises in my current routines. I hope to be a positive for this site, and be warned, I have a twisted sense of humor :smile:


#2

I’m pretty new here myself and came for the same reason as a refugee from another forum full of drama and not enough work. I’m 44, and started seriously changing my then very overweight self in 2009.


#3

This is my first ever weight lifting forum.

I’m over forty and that changed all sorts of things about diet and exercise for me. I’m measuring my pasta with a measuring cup now. And bread? Sigh.


#4

It’s all about baby steps for me, I didn’t blow up over night and I cannot correct over night either… the saying about it being a life style change… so true!! Good luck on your journey!


#5

I took a peak at where ya came from… been there done that :wink:
Keep on keeping on…


#6

So I thought I would show my progress in a couple of photos… my round face to much slimmer face…

And my body shot in this one… I still have lots of fat, the camera was being nice to me at the gym that day. Progress is progress, so it’s all good!