Hello all. Long time lurker in this section and hoping to share my story with you all.
This thread will hopefully serve as some inspiration to someone who needs to make a healthy change to benefit their health.
On June 10th 2008 I was 20 years old, 5' 9" tall and weighed in at 363lbs with a 50+ bmi. Completely miserable, socially introverted and invisible to the opposite sex. It was this date I discovered the following video from a local 1/4mile track event:
It was a real eye opener for me and it was exactly the motivation I needed to make a change. I took some pictures of myself so I could look back and say "holy ****.. I really did it!"
363lbs. 56" waist. 4 or 5xl shirts.
My diet was as bad as you can imagine. $10+ McDonalds visits for a single sitting. Zero activity and almost all drinks were soda.
I started walking my neighborhood 10-15 minutes per night. I cleaned up my diet and dropped soda cold turkey. I believe I lost 30lbs within a month. Month two I had lost a total of 54lbs so far.
250lbs (co-worker trying out my old 56" pants!)
Currently into running. I've done several official timed 5k's. Just recently dipped into the 25:xx range. Also a 54:xx 10k. Trying to focus more on weight training now as well since I am dealing with quite a bit of loose excess sagging skin.
The current total is 192lbs lost since I've started. I feel amazing and have a completely different life than when I started. No surgery, no drugs involved at any point. Simple diet, multivitamins and whey protein blends. I have not seen a doctor or had any medical supervision throughout this entire duration either. If anyone has any questions or input please ask away. Thanks for reading.