October 31st 2011 (288 lbs) <——> June 26th 2013 (187 lbs)
Trying to get body positive after a year and a half and 101 pounds down. I hit a point where I was getting winded walking the quarter mile to and from my parking lot to the office door. This did not sit well with me even though I had always been a bigger guy. I had lost a bit of weight midway through college and dropped to about 225, But after I moved out of my parents house I kinda started really packing on the pounds. and ballooned up to nearly 300 pounds in about 2 years in the back of my mind a voice just kept getting louder and louder asking “was the healthiest I wanted to be in my 20s” cause it was only going to get worse if i kept going down this path.
My mom had a big weight loss success story over the course of a few years. I spoke with her and she introduced me to MyFitnessPal and it helped me gain control over my eating habits. I followed it strictly for a while and did some games on Kinect. after a while I stopped using the MyFitnessPal app having learned how to properly cook and eat for my self in a much healthier. I still use it to record my weight every 2 weeks to keep track of my progress.
I started to attempt yoga but I could never really get into the traditional stuff and eventually found my way to Diamond Dallas Paige’s YRG yoga. It was finally a work out I could do in my living room by myself with no extra equipment needed. Its helped me de-stress from work and fueled the weight loss further and made me a much happier person over all.
I always had a hard time with body acceptance growing up as the fat kid so I am attempting to un-train my hateful brain by doing yoga in the mirror in my boxers, and it has really been working.
I am not actively trying to loss more weight but I have no intention of stopping my work out routine, I want to try and run a 5 k by the end of the summer.