I am completely new here, and this is a new world of information for me.
I have been way obese and out of shape my whole life. I’m 20 now, female, and I weigh in at 256 at 5’7", which is still pretty bad but I started at 280 2.5 months ago. I’m pretty much sick of staring at my fat body. I’m trying to get in shape so I can join the Army (as noted by my name, i want 74D) and just be healthy.
All I have access to are some dumbbells and my boyfriend’s Soloflex. My father runs a sporting goods store so there’s never a shortage of resistance bands and sizes of dumbbells, though I wish we had room for a nicer gym or money for a membership. It seems to be working okay thus far.
I get plenty of protein, enough fat, and carbs to keep me going. I just don’t eat much more than 1800 calories every day now. I used to probably eat around 6,000 and was sedentary! I am told to gain muscle you can’t have a deficit, but to lose fat you must, so I’m a little confused as to what I should be doing first.
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself… and hopefully have some flattering pictures to post on here as my journey creeps along.