I'm 6'1", 365lbs, 34% bodyfat.
I'm eating 2000 calories our less per day, have a good macro ratio. I'm doing cardio, just started Couch to 5K. Am I going to make it. Any advice? My goal is to reach 220lbs.
Keep going. It's a long road but others before you have paved the way. Also 2000 might be unsustainably low, use the scooby calculator to see if you could be eating a bit more.
I will start lifting. I have already decided to start lifting after the 9 weeks of C25K. Is Stronglifts good. I tried it a couple of years ago and really liked it. I just got really sick and couldn't lift anymore (had some liver issues).
you're probably a lot more than 34% at that weight, unless under the fat you're actually jacked as shit. I'm too lazy to do the math but 34% at 365 would mean at 220 you'd be pretty damn lean...
This guy's right.
I lost as much weight when I was lifting 3 days and running 2 as I did when I was running 5.
Just diet and do SOME kind of exercise each day and you'll be sweet.
My other tips would be:
Don't follow someone elses diet if you don't enjoy everything on it. Spend the time to put together a diet of food you enjoy and food that's affordable for you.
Do your exercise at the same time each day if you can. Make it a routine and work hard not to miss a day. As much as I enjoy my routine, all it took was a couple of missed days for me to throw in the towel and stop going to the gym for months at a time.
Bottom line is if you find a way to make it enjoyable and achievable, you'll make it.
look i dont give a fuck if i get replies or not, but listen to me. you are the only one that can decide if your going to make it or not. not strangers over the internet. you decide your fate out of everyone. if your going to be successful of not. make wise decisions.
Didn't wanna make my own thread about it, but I've been wanting to ask:
265 lbs, 5'10", never weighed more than that. Current weight is lower due to getting my shit into shape. Used to have sedentary lifestyle.
How much loose skin do you think I'll have? Could I feasibly prevent the disgusting loose skin by increasing muscle mass after I shed the fat, to fill it in?
I lost 80lbs, yo-yo'ing over the course of about 4 years. I went from 230lbs to 150lbs.
I got loose skin on my upper arms, my thighs and bum were flabby looking, and my boobs went pretty saggy.
Got to 165lbs, then started powerlifting very seriously. After a year and a half, I got down to 150lbs (I think the right pic is 155lbs), my stomach-pudge has leaned out, my bum and legs are no longer flabby with cellulite. My boobs got a bit perkier too, thankfully.
>34% body fat
>277.4 lbs of LBM
No. I don't believe you, sir. Not one bit.
I just started lifting this week, so my body looks like shit underneath, but here's a pic of me at 180 from 360. I'm 6ft. We have similar stats, so I definitely believe in you. Good luck to you!
I think you could be right. The 220 thing is to be able to make weight to be a flight medic, but being that big and strong feels like it's how I should be. I'm pretty strong now, just not in a "weightlifting" dirty of way I guess. I pick people up all day long, literally pick them up. Ask of my co workers know me as "the strong guy" at work.
I know the struggle. I started at 6' 400lbs in July 2015 and now I'm about 340lbs. I lost that weight doing a 2000 calorie diet with just cardio. I tried lowering my calories to 1500 (Stressful to maintain) and I stopped losing as much weight, but I agree with some of these other guys about adding lifting. I do cardio every day and then lift three times a week. I'm still getting out of the plateau, but while I'm not losing as many pounds, I feel my waist and arms changing. I'm going to need to buy new jeans and shorts soon. Good luck man, we're gonna make it some day.
Thanks man. We ARE going to make it.
I am excited to lift but I have made a commitment to do C25K from start to finish before I pick up the weights. It's just a personal decision but I'll be lifting in about 8 weeks.
I lost weight pretty fast, which I wouldn't recommend, but after a year, I was at 195 from 360, then I slowed down and a few months later I was at 180. I did it all with cardio and eating less, but I probably should have started lifting weights a lot sooner. I just finished up my first week of SS and hope to progress with it. Just try not overdo it and slowly try to make progress, whether it be adding more time to your jogging/running or trying to eat a little less more and more. Make sure to adjust your calorie intake every 5 pounds or so.