I am a 33-year-old male that is sick of being overweight. I weigh in at 230 and I am 5’11″, the recommended weight for my height and age is 180. I have 50 pounds to drop and I have tried almost everything. I want to lose all of my weight by the end of the year and I know that I will be much better off for doing it.
I am a firm believer that an important step to obtaining any goal is to tell people about your goal. I could not think of a better way to tell others about my goal to lose weight than to start a blog and write about it. Hopefully, I can help others obtain their goals and I can help them as I go with what has worked for me and what has not worked. I would love to receive any positive feedback you may have to help me and many others like me lose the excess weight we have gained over the years.
Here is the purpose of Dropping50.com:
- Announce my weight loss goals to everyone
- Make a plan for losing the weight and stick to it
- Write about my food journal
- Track progress as I go with pictures
- Regain my Self-Esteem
- Help other people that need to lose weight as well
Here is my Weight History:
I have not always been overweight, in fact when I was in High School I was one of the fastest kids at my school. I was on my High School soccer team and I ran every day for several hours. I was in great shape with a six pack and 6% body fat. After High School, I tried to keep up the physical activity by working construction and playing sports whenever I could.
It all went downhill while I was in college. At my High School graduation, I weighed 165 lb’s. At my College graduation, I weighed 230 lb’s. Most of that was due to the natural maturation cycle and getting a bigger frame. However, 50 lb’s of it is excess and needs to go! I am not sure why I gained so much in college, I tried to stay active and I tried to eat right. A lot of it can be contributed to sitting around studying for tests and sitting in class.
I did have some big life changes that could have contributed to my weight gain as well. I was able to get married to the most wonderful woman in the world and we had a beautiful baby together. Although these 2 events were the greatest events in my life, they slowed down my active lifestyle. I wasn’t able to go play sports with my friends whenever I wanted, and I wasn’t able to pay for expensive gyms at the time. I still tried to remain active whenever I could, but it was obviously not enough.
So here I am at 33 wondering what to do and how I am going to do it. I still play soccer at least once a week, I am no longer the fastest player on the field and I tend to get embarrassed when I play with my buddies from High School. However, I love the sport and will play as much as I can for as long as I can. I also play basketball every morning on Tuesday and Thursday for about 45 minutes. I can finally afford a gym membership and I go to Golds Gym about 3-4 times a week. I have been doing this routine for the last 3 months and if anything I have gained weight from working out. I try to mix it up with weight lifting and cardio, and I am eating right for the most part. I do not eat a lot at any setting and I try to eat several small meals a day rather than 3 large meals.
So there you have it, why am I struggling so much to lose weight? I work out quite a bit and I try to eat healthy foods. I don’t want to make this site turn into a desperate plea for help from a fat man, but I feel like I am desperate to lose the weight. I have noticed people starting to look at me differently and my clothes are getting really tight. I currently wear an XL and I don’t want to have to move up to an XXL. I need to turn this around and get back in shape for my wife, my kids and especially for myself.
I really don’t know what else to do so I have decided I am going to treat my weight loss like I do my business endeavors. I am going to track everything I do and eat for several months. I will make realistic goals and work hard to achieve my goals. I will track my progress through pictures and online weigh in results. By doing this, I hope to lose my extra 50 pounds and get back to my healthy, active lifestyle.
I do not want to make my identity public until I have lost the weight and I have my self-confidence back. After I have achieved my goal I would love to work with someone else that wants to lose weight as well to achieve their goals.
Let’s work together and lose the excess weight!