I'm sick of being a fat ass. After my senior year of high school football ended I started putting on weight. This past fall I came to college and quickly put on the freshman 15. Over Christmas break my gorgeous girlfriend of 4 years ended it because she was no longer attracted to me. I'm kind of a go getter in all other facets of life. I overwhelm myself with commitments and really run myself into the ground. Its been so easy to ignore working out. I get really busy and just don't do it. I've gone through different phases of lifting and trying to eat right, but they all end sooner than later. I think I've finally reached the point where I'm so disgusted with myself that I have to do something.
I'm roughly 230 pounds at 5'8". I just set up a fitday account and I found the nutrition facts for the cafeteria food. I've established my maintenance at about 4,000 cals and suggest daily consumption of about 3,000 cals to lose 2 lbs a week and I'll work that down to 2,500 and then to 2,000 over time. My goal is to be under 200 lbs by the end of class and to be 180 lbs by the end of summer. My biggest concern is my weekend activities. On nights that I drink, should I take alcohol into account on planning my diet? For example, only eat about 1,000 calories that day in expectation of drinking over 1,000 cals of drinks. Also, anybody have a good alternative to pigging out when you have the munchies?
As far as lifting goes, my strength has really dropped off. I don't really care a whole lot about where my numbers go, though. First priority is losing weight. I'm going to stick to a simple 5x5 workout. I've been able to get up earlier enough to workout for an hour before class, that way I usually can get in a lift and 10-20 minutes of cardio or so. In addition to this, I'll try and do cardio on the off days when able to. My lifting days are Monday-Wednesday-Saturday (getting up after a Thursday night is impossible).
First week of lifting (not including warm up sets):
Dead Lift 1x5x275
OH Press 1x5x130
Advice would be great. Thanks in advance.