I have a very on-again, off-again relationship with my weight and my health/fitness journey. I have all the equipment anyone could want or need – PR-4000 rack, Nordictrack tread, WaterRower, Rep SSB and Kabuki Trap Bar HD on the way in July.
In the height of the shutdowns, I was as low as 183, was probably 186 when I got married at the end of 2021, and then I totally let things go and now I’m back up to 213. (For the record, this is about the heaviest I’ve ever been.)
I’m using a combination of Fitbod (3x/week), WaterRower (1x/week), and treadmill (1x/week, 10-degree incline, 2.5 mph), with two off days. Back to weighing and logging everything in MFP.
I did the IIFYM deal (again) and it gave me something like 2488 calories a day to lose weight. I knocked it down to 2200 with a 50/30/20 carb/protein/fat split. I think my big ask is – does that sound okay? Too much? Too little? Bad distribution?
When I (re)started a few weeks ago, I was trying to do 2000 calories a day and just couldn’t get through it. I was ravenous at the end of the day, so I tried to split the difference on 2488 and 2000.
Obviously, I want to lose weight, sure. But I’m trying to take a more holistic approach – it’s not a weight-loss thing, it’s a health thing. I just want to be stronger, fitter, healthier in the body I have. Like I tell my wife, I want to be old with her one day. So, I want to be healthier now so I can be older with her later. 🙂