My journey started in 2009. I reached 430 pounds. I knew I was big, but I had no idea I was over 400 pounds. I was in denial. I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Finding clothes I liked was hard, getting in and out of my car was hard, I had constant heart palpitations and shooting pains. I missed playing my favorite sport, soccer. My older brother still plays in an adult league. My younger brother plays professional soccer. Looking at them I was just disappointed in myself that I went from a soccer player to being 430 pounds.
In 2009 I lost 80 pounds in 3 months, then I got complacent and started slowly gaining back about 10 pounds. In 2010 I became vegan for 4 months and I dropped all the way down to 314 pounds. I had lost 116 pounds over 2 years and I was happy. I was so close to breaking into the 200s. That never happened. I went on a vacation to Miami and by the time I got back I was completely off my program. That was June 2010. Since then I regained 90 pounds.
This year I became determined to finish what I started. I want to finally lose the weight and be off medication for blood pressure and cholesterol. I want to play soccer again. I want to buy a shirt from the same stores that my brothers shop at. My dream is to fit in a soccer jersey. For those that don't know, nobody makes soccer jersey's in big & tall sizes. Sometimes you will find a 3X, but since they run small it's more like a 2X.
Every month I have been taking a picture of myself in a soccer jersey. Once I reach that goal I will post a picture of myself wearing that jersey on here so everybody can see my transformation.
* I go to Miami again in 2 weeks. I refuse to make the same mistake twice!
Edited by: GBOY1962 at: 4/16/2012 (14:43)
| current weight: 348.6