Before And Afters
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Okay so after I graduated High School back in 2005 where I played football and enjoyed being outside and active with my friends, I was weighing around a happy 200 lbs. keep in mind I am also 6’2″:
I decided not to play football after High School(the college I attended didn’t and still doesn’t have a team) and as the web domain suggests… I am a geek, and geeks love video games. I was no exception, with all this new found free time on my hands from not playing ball I spent most of it in front of my PC playing Counter Strike. Some of the friends I made playing Counter Strike moved on to play World of Warcraft… sound familiar? I followed and became super addicted to WoW, at the same time I landed a job delivering pizzas at my favorite pizzeria(Free Pizza forever! yum…). Since I was no longer active and ate as much pizza as I could , I started to put on a few pounds. A few years past when I reached an all time low, I pushed all my friends away for WoW and I looked and felt like crap. Something had to be done… but nothing motivated me anymore all I wanted to do was play WoW, drink mountain dew, eat cheese wiz and french fries parmigiana. I knew something had to be done. So I stopped playing WoW it only lasted 3 months… but in that time frame I met a wonderful girl my now fiance Angelica. We started dating in the summer, so when she went back to school for the fall I had all this extra time on my hands. That’s when I started WoW up again… She invited me to her Formal that winter where this picture was taken(before the party):
Wow, wtf happened seriously I look like a mess. In a matter of 2 years I went from stud jock to a slob of 260 pounds. Here I was with an amazing girl, what did she see in me? This picture was my wake up call, how can I keep this girl happy if I look like I am about to pass out before the party even starts? So I started watching what I ate, I drove my bosses at the pizzeria absolutely crazy, I would make my own “no cheese” pizza, peanut butter heroes and gave up soda. Still not totally healthy but I knew it was a start. I also tried getting up every morning to run at least 1 mile but since I was usually up all night in front of the PC button mashing I only ran about 2 times a week. So summer came around and we went on a cruise where this picture was taken. I had lost about 20 lbs since the winter picture:
I then quit the job at the pizzeria and was hired to work in a call-center where I would be in front of a PC all day. I started to look up ways to lose weight and get in shape on the internet at work as I was making calls. I started to learn and teach myself different techniques in weight loss, the good bad and ugly. I decided to join a gym and weight train at least 3 times a week and run(2-3 miles) at least 4. I started making improvements in my diet little by little, like trying new foods and learning how to enjoy a meal knowing when I was full and never skipping breakfast. A whole year of this and that’s when this picture was taken:
I was finally back down to 200 lbs. I still wanted more, so I quit WoW officially. I started weight training 4 – 5 times a week and ran at least 3 miles 6 days a week. In this picture I am 185 pounds but keep in mind that I am probably around 9.5% – 10% body fat:
This picture was taken in 2009, now I was already serious about being in shape. People would ask me for advice and that is how AFitGeek.com got started. I was moved from the call center to a software development position where I started to learn some real powerful tools. I wanted to incorporate these tools into my own personal fitness application that I can use to track my progress and make sure I am staying on track. It’s been only a couple months now that I started to track my workouts and foods. I have been lifting 4 days a week running at least 4 miles 6 days a week and eating around 2400 calories a day. Here is a picture of my results:
In this Pic I am 183 pounds and at 7.5% body fat.
There you have it my Before and Afters. Total weight loss 77 pounds.
I am looking forward to using my Fitness Log to maintain a weight of around 185 pounds, stay around 7.5% body fat and reach my new lifting goals! I feel great and want to be able to live as long as a life I can with my future wife!