Hey, Carlos here.. I have basically been HUGE since I was about 11-12. I was always a reasonably skinny boy and then all of a sudden I just started eating all this crap like a whole loaf of bread in a day on top of other stuff because I couldn't be stuffed making something nice (and healthy to eat). When I was 15 my weight got out to 125 Kg and it's basically stayed at that ever since (I am 20 years old now), I used to eat lollies all the time, always had 2nds (when available) at the dinner table, I would always eat huge amounts of junk cerial for breakfast and I'd be at the computer or xbox for about 5 hours per day. I did play alot of sport, by alot.. I mean heaps, but it was always cancelled out by my huge amounts of eating. After years of being teased by people for my weight (especially from friends or family who just felt they were joking, that hurt the most), and feeling embarrassed when going out to a party or a pub, or even just not going out at all because I'm ashamed of my weight. I was even (and this is my biggest regret of all) wagging school heaps because I'd look at myself in the mirror in the morning and just say "nahp, I can't go out like this". Pathetic.
Anyway, as of January 1st 2008, I have decided to FINALLY do something about it, and I will not fail.
I have tried to lose weight before, but after sticking to a diet for only 2 weeks and seeing not much improvement I'd get all depressed and the cycle would just continue, on and on. This time, I'm sticking to it, not giving up.. and am giving it my best. My goal right now is to get to 95 Kilograms, after that I will make new goals. This is what I have been doing to lose the weight I have so far.
Breakfast: A glass of water (so I don't feel hungry afterwards) and a small bowl of muesli with fruit in it (probably no more than 10 tablespoons full) and with no sugar.
Lunch: I usually have a couple of Nectarines and a sandwitch with cheese, tomatoe, salami and what ever. Sometimes I'll just have fruit. When I'm at work I'll just have a couple of sandwitches and an apple (sometimes I get nandos!) and then water ofcourse so I'm not too hungry afterwards.
Dinner: Whatever is dished up, usually spaghetti bolognese or some kind of stir fry.. I probably eat half of what I used to eat for dinner these days.
And I think one of the main things that caused me to put on all of that weight was having midnight snacks (or should I say meals
censored I'm an idiot). I used to have something like 3 toasted sandwitches at times with a crapload of cheese. Left over pizza for breakfast, McDonalds for lunch. Never again.
What I'm doing feels like no choire, I feel better and the healthy stuff is actually more appealing to me now then the fatty stuff. For example, offer me a nectarine or a chicken sandwitch, I will take the nectarine every time now. After almost 2 months of eating healthier
, I have lost almost 7 KG and I'm feeling great at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I had a bag or starburst lollies, and I felt like CRAP for 3 days. I can't believe I used to have atleast 3 packs of those a week. Infact I reckon I've had more apples in the last 2 months than I have in my WHOLE life, and that is the truth.
The thing is, I'm not even trying really hard right now.. all I've really done is change what I eat and I'm reaping the benefits. I'm not excersizing much at the moment, but this is something that's going to have to change if I want to reach my goal. And I will.
At the moment I'm just going for 10-15 minute jogs every 2 nights, playing about an hour of ping pong every night with friends, doing 15 pushups (worked my way up from 5!! :p and the real pushups too, not the girly one where you do it on your knees hehe) Could probably do 20 but my eyes feel like they are about to pop out of my head when I get to about 13! My job is also very physical, I'm constantly working in the heat and going up and down stairs all day plus lugging 50 KG machines up these stairs!
I also have weights in my garage, I do bench press and bicep curls at the moment. I also have a boxing bag but I don't use it much because I don't know what kind of excersizes I should do with it, or what it even does for me.
I also play basketball for a team.If any of you guys could give me some more excersizes to do or give me even healthier eating options, I would be forever grateful. Crunches, more pushups, whatever.. I'll eat dog censored if it meant I could lose more. I'm down for anything (just about!), I just want to lose the weight.
I'll keep my stats stuff down here so I can track my progress.
My heaviest point (that I know of) 3 years ago: 132 KG.
My weight when I finally decided to do something about it (January 1st): 129 KG
My weight right now: 122.8 KG
I haven't lost anywhere near what I want to lose yet, but people have been telling me I'm looking trimmer already (and these are people I haven't even told about my quest to lose weight). So things are looking good for me at the moment.