Well, I have been a member here for quite a while, but haven't posted much in the past three years. My daughter was born in 2005 and since then, my exercise and diet have really fallen off. I like to say I haven't had enough time while taking care of a kid, but that's just an excuse. For reference, I am 30 years old and weigh 191 lbs (down from 201) at 5 feet 10 inches. I would stimate my BF at 14-17%
When I initially joined WBB, I weighed 145lbs at approximately 11% BF. Over the course of a year, I went up to 175lbs and approximately 13%BF. I gained a lot of strength and read everything I could on here to learn about nutrition and weight training.
After my daughter was born, my workouts became sporadic and my diet fell apart. I got up to 201 lbs. Recently, I have found some motivation to get back into the routine I used to love. I have cleaned my diet up pretty well over the past couple of weeks and aimed it towards lowering my BF a bit and getting my weight to around 180-185, which is where I feel most comfortable and my clothes fit best. I am still trying to decide what to do about my workouts. I am going to get a gym membership very soon, but I only have access to body-weight exercises until then. So, for now I am running and doing pull-ups, dips, push-ups, etc. I am anxious to get back to weights, so I plan to try and start up my membership tomorrow.
I have significantly improved my diet from all the garbage I ate over the past couple of years. I know its not perfect and I haven't been tracking calories, but it's quite a step up from where I was. A typical day looks like this:
Breakfast - 2 or 3 eggs (hardboiled) and a piece of fruit, glass of milk
Snack - peanuts and/or apple, water
lunch - turkey sandwich on ww bread with mustard, water
snack - same as above
dinner - fish filet or chicken breast, broccoli and rice, glass of milk
My work hours change daily, so sometimes those meals are in a different sequence. Some days I have had more vegetables in place of the fruit and occasionally, I add another turkey sandwich in for a snack after dinner, instead of after lunch. I drink a lot of coffee, (1/2 caff) which keeps me from drinking soda. I don't get quite a gallon of water in every day, but I have been doing better.
I will try and keep up with this fairly regularly. I haven't done well with journals in the past, and my work schedule is a nightmare, so every two or three days may be the best I can do.