Yeah, so the originality of the title sucks. Oh well.
I’ve been a member of the site for a while now. Mostly lurk in the SAMA forum for the entertainment value. But I have been interested in lifting for a long time now, hence why I joined the site in the first place. My fiance is buying me a gym membership for a wedding present and I hope to start next week. I have to do the orientation at the gym first before they let me play with their toys. I don’t have a plan yet obviously so this is just a introductory kind of post.
I am 24 yo, 5’7 and 265 lbs. Down from 330. Lord, please don’t ask how I ever got that heavy. I was never a big eater, but the value of what I was eating was poor. Food education has come late to me. I consider myself to be a strong woman, especially for never having trained before. My coworkers call me She-ra because I routinely cart around 80lbs bags of ice or raw chicken. (I work in a grocery store Deli) That’s about the most I can lift off the floor. I can carry more if someone helps me to lift it. Maybe I just work with a bunch of old women who can’t lift more than 20lbs without straining themselves and I;m just average strength. I don’t know.
On a side note most people tell me I do not look 265lbs. I wear a size 20, but at my biggest was a 26. My last measurements were bust 49". waist 46", and hips 53". I suppose I’ll include a pic of myself I took for a thread in SAMA the other day. If you’ve read this far I am sorry if I bored you and you can feel free to ignore me. I generally talk to myself anyway.