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All through out my childhood I was over weight. I was the little to none athletic kid. I was picked last, if at all, during gym, and never really played any physical games. Things started to change once I hit the 7th & 8th grade. I started working out, incorporated a diet, and started loosing weight. I kept that mentality al through out high school. I weight lifted everyday, won some power lifting competitions, ran 2-3miles, and maintained a healthy diet. Then once high school was over it was down hill. I went from 170lbs to 200 to 220 to 230........ I then joined the marines. So again, I went from 230 down to 175-180....working out...running...diet.... stress...lol.... Then once I was dicharged from the Marines..... All down hill. I went from 175-180 to 200,225,250, to an all time high of 290. Enough was enough...again... I got a gym membership, bought a treadmill & exercise bike for home and got to work. I went from 290 to 195 in 7 months. How? you say? easy..... Diet and exercise!!! Thats it. I worked out 2 times a day for 7 days for 3 months, then 4-5days there after..... I weight trained during lunch time and ran at night... Its been 2yrs now and I am still under 200...so far so good.

There really is no excuse. I go to the gym during my lunch hour & when I get home I try to exercise or stretch or just do something. I not only lost weight, but I also save money by not going out and spending $8-$9 everyday @ lunch time. Now I feel better than ever w/ the exception of quitting smoking...lol. I am experiancing every withdrawl symptom under the sun.....

I hope this story helps and motivates!!!!!!!!!!

usmcvince usmcvince
26-30, M
1 Response Mar 16, 2010

Wow!! Sounds like you know how your body works. You've successfully lost weight several times. It seems when something intrinsically important to you ended you gained weight again. Keeping it off has always been the hardest part. <br />
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BTW, I can identify with the being picked last as a kid, except the group that had to pick me didn't pick me at all they they just stood there staring at me hatefully and didn't care if I walked over or not. How effed is that?