Hello! It will be a summary and experience of my long battle with losing weight.
I have always been a fat kid. Since childhood, my family called me "big sweet potatoes" because of how fat I was. I have often been a joke, because how much I ate. The teachers complained to my parents when they saw that my field trips were packed in lunches. My doctor said I need to lose 50 pounds in first grade. I was wearing a school uniform for adults to grade 5 (11 years old). Sweaters XXL 7th grade (13 years) and 52nd waistline to the 11th grade (17 years). I reached a maximum in the 12th grade, where I gained 360 pounds, and could not fit into most school desks.
Weight or near my peak: https://imgur.com/a/0H0hJ6K
I ranged between 300 and 360 for most students. I was always looking for an easy way out; 2 months crash diets, no carbohydrates, liquid diets did not work. After the "diets" I would gain weight as quickly as I lost it, and then some more.
Then I moved and went to graduate school. Now I controlled my diet. I started researching TDEE, calorie deficiency and healthy balanced diets. For the first three months, I weighed food and realized how much I eat. Hooooooooooooooooooh shit i was hungry. It was easy for me to be slightly hungry
In the first year of monitoring my calories, I lost 60 pounds without additional exercises, but it began to slow down.
Since I love food, I knew that I would not be happy, cutting more calories. I decided to do weightlifting because I knew that it would allow me to eat more and fill in loose skin.
I started, like everyone else, in the gym, at the foot of the totem pole, and worked on it. I pushed myself a little harder every day. I took the time to go to the gym even after a hard school day or class. It was important for me to keep going.
Fast forward two years later, I'm still going. I learned about muscle groups and various exercises to get around injuries and never used it as an excuse for giving up.
I have noticed that in the past few weeks, people are copying my workouts. I am flattered because only two years ago I copied someone else’s routine.
Current photos: https://imgur.com/a/DWHr6XJ
Thank you / R / Loseit and / R / Fitness for all the help and information. Also AthleanX, which is an amazing physical trainer on Youtube. No nonsense, no fake information.