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My weight peaked when I was a junior in high school around 315 pounds. Football coaches suggested that I lose some weight to be faster for the next season, and I dropped about 40 pounds just by keeping a food log / portion control. I was right at 250 when I graduated HS.
By junior year of college, I had managed to gain a few pounds back, getting up to 260. A friend got me into running, and I felt like losing more weight would be a good thing for my health (and confidence). I kept with the running thing, which helped me get below 200, something that I haven't seen since elementary school. Then I got married and relaxed the strict diet and stopped running as much, and my weight slowly climbed to almost 220 lbs January 2016. Got down to 202 summer 2016 before climbing back up to 220, although most of this gain was purposeful due to increased strength training and calorie intake.
GW: 1xx (just get below 200)
I enjoy distance running and strength training. Currently training strongman events in hopes for entering a contest one day.
Why I want to get in shape
To show others that it's not that difficult, and can actually be fun and rewarding
- Outlast my son's energy
- Being healthy
- 6-pack abs are on my bucket list
- My family
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