Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montreal, Quebec
I used to be overweight for a good portion of my life. At my peak I was 250 at 6'1''. Probably not so bad, but I developed an inferiority complex because of it. One day I decided I didn't want to live that way anymore, and decided to join a gym and take up a crash diet. All I did was cardio, alternating a half hour each of running, biking and elliptical for 5 days a week. My diet consisted mostly of salads and cereal. Rice Krispies, Speciak K and Corn Flakes, all with skim milk. I lost 91 pounds in 8 months to my peak low of 159. I was weak as a kitten and had no energy to spare, but I was thin. Since then I've settled at 185 and I think I'm at a healthy weight right now. My upper body strength is nothing to brag about, but I have the strongest legs out of all my friends. I don't work out anymore, but I do enjoy long runs. I'd like to tackle a half marathon one day.
Last time I went to a gym I pulled my sciatic nerve and was crippled for a week.