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Thread: From Obese to fit... first step on my journey!

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    From Obese to fit... first step on my journey!

    Hi guys.

    I've posted over several parts of this forum over the past few months (generally relationship stuff).

    So, I've always been big.... since childhood. I like my food, I was brought up by grandparents who due to age weren't the most active. By the time I was 16 I was about 18 stone.... then at boarding school and obsessed with girls I dropped to just under 15 stone, and looking back.....I was in pretty good shape (age 19).
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    In mid 20's I was diagnosed with a benign tumour on my pituitary gland which messed up my hormones, I had no energy and was producing no testosterone. My weight ballooned to 26 stone..... now I'm on medication and conscious of my weight I've dropped over the past 5 years down to my current weight just under 22 stone.

    Last August my Grandad, who I'd cared for the past two years, past away. I rather naively, after not dating for 10 years jumped head first in...met someone and dated for 2.5 months. This did wonders for my self esteem which I had lacked generally because I've loathed being the size I am. She finished things days after Christmas, and it knocked my confidence the works.

    My weight has been steady over the past few months, but now I've decided I really want to shift it. I'm upping my work outs at the gym, increasing my fell walking (I love hiking where I live in northern england).

    I figured this thread could document my progress as I go along, for anyone that's interested.

    I'm 32, and want to appreciate feeling good in myself while I'm still young....and hopefully feel much more comfortable being able to date.

    It probably sounds silly, but my biggest inspiration at the moment, is my avatar... Marvel's Captain America, Steve Rogers.... inspiring character, although his muscles came out of a laboratory test tube!

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    Hey, Dalesboy, sweet as! All the best in your journey to getting fitter. :)

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    I wish you all the best!! You can do this!! You sound like you know what you're wanting and you have a good plan. Make sure you do this for YOU, not to get a date or to impress anyone. Do this for your OWN health and self esteem.

    Captain America is cool, can't wait to see when you are just as buff...you'll get there!! :)

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    Good luck to you!

    Be sure to include healthy eating in your plan. (I didn't say diet!)
    Healthy eating takes a year or two to accomplish.

    Avoid dairy, especially cheese and butter.

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    Check out The T-Tapp workout on fb

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    Thanks all!

    It's interesting, because previously it's all be about getting a girl.... this is different. I don't think my ex had an issue with my weight, other than for health reasons. When she finished with me I felt so low in confidence that it made me realise that I need to love myself before I can move on and consider being with anyone else.

    Here's how I'm looking now. Better than I was, but a fare way to go.
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    It doesn't show the pic (attachment) for whatever reason.

    But you've got a good thought process on loving yourself. That is the best reason ever!

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    That should work.

    The feeling of also fitting into old clothes from 8-10 years ago has been great. Iíll probably do a monthly photo.

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    Hmmm..the only pic that worked so far is the one on your first post. The other links have not worked for whatever reason.

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    Originally Posted by SherrySher
    Hmmm..the only pic that worked so far is the one on your first post. The other links have not worked for whatever reason.
    One above should now work Sherry. :)

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