I figured what better way to join this community and introduce myself further than to start a journal exploiting my adventure to becoming a monster.
Having always been a big-framed guy I've also carried significant heft. Mostly from Oreo binges stemming back from ninja-trips to the cookie jar as a youngster.
Three years ago I started going hard in the gym, maximizing my efforts through new and better nutrition coupled with tons of research.
My wife got pregnant with our second kid and thus returned the laziness. No more calorie counting or cooking... Just Stromboli and brews.
I kept the food coming every three to four hours so I maintained much of my gains, but also threw on 50+ lbs of bullshit.
As I reached 300 lbs, avoiding the scale was inevitable and I got up to 303 before I started noticing symptoms of what I thought could be an emergence of diabetes. Numbing fingers, lethargy...
That was the breaking point. We were already wasting money on a gym membership and, along with my supporting wife, a change immediately happened.
Healthy diet, supplementation and calculated exercise routines started and since November 29th we have lost over 75 lbs combined.
This is month number 3 of being of being on the grind and things are lookin great. Everything looks great except the loss of strength I suffered.
Now, with support of like-minded individuals and a drive unmatched in previous personal efforts, it is time to pack as much muscle on these thick bones as possible.
Hope we all learn from each other.