270 pounds to 158....made my goal and then some!
Well, I was shooting for 160 pounds and as of today, I weigh 158 pounds. I was going to try to level off at 160 but as I still have some fat around my gut area I am going to try to lose that too.
I also have become quite interested in weight lifting and have been doing that for several months now and am having some success with it and I am only using 20 pound dumbbells. I am buying some heavier dumbbells in the next week or so and am planning on getting a weight bench too.
I have joined a weight lifting forum and have learned a lot. It has a board that is almost identical to here and is very easy to use. Any one who is interested in losing weight and building muscle would be well to check this site out. You can find it at this link. http://forums.johnstonefitness.com/index.php
I post under the screen name Tennessee_G23 which I am sure all of you get but most of them do not. :smile:
I wanted to post a few pictures of my progress to show what I have done here. I really hope none of you mind seeing me with my shirt off and I know this isn't a fitness website but, the few threads I have posted on my weight loss and fitness transformation have really taken off and I got lots of people telling me that I helped motivate them. Well, I think this might help too.
Also, since I am in so much better shape, as you will see, I am now much more able to protect my family and myself than I was when I was fat. I have more energy, I am more agile, I have more stamina and I know I could handle myself in a fight, either gun or fist, much better now. I also am much more alert than I was when I was heavy. Something I had not expected. I sleep better and I feel all around better.
Here are the pics...
August of 2006. I had been working out for 4 months and already lost 40 pounds at this point. This was not the fattest I had been.....
November of 2006
January of 2007
5th of March 2007
That's what can be done in under a year if you really set your mind to it and really work hard. I work out for about 3 hours every night. I realize that is a bit much for most people but I really went all out with it. And I am not done yet by a long shot. I still have lots of fat to loose and lots and lots of muscle to build.
Please don't look at the condition of the house in the background. We have 5 kids and each of them have friends who come over every day it seems. Our house is almost never quiet or tidy. I hate that but, it is better to be a good and attentive parent than a neat freak.