I’m 35 years old, 6’1", and as of about an hour ago, the scale said 260 lbs. I’ve played yo-yo with my weight over the last ten years since I went recruiting (80+ hour weeks, plus living out of your car/ office), when my weight shot from ~180 lbs to this same number. I worked back down to 220 for a good long while after I got out of the Navy, but when I moved back to the east coast for school, hovered around 240. Weight crept back up to about 270 after a couple of injuries, and getting married a couple of years ago.
That last part has been a significant factor in weight gain, as my wife has a pretty steady fast food addiction, and apparently enjoys a much more sedentary, less active lifestyle than I’m accustomed to (my whole family plays sports, hikes, skis, runs, and is generally very active). It’s been easy to let myself get lazy when I’ve had ready-made rationalizations under the same roof.
I’ve started training already, and have lost a good bit of weight, and even more importantly, a lot of inches. I lift, run, and cycle, and I’ll be starting up with swimming again this week with friends of mine. In addition, the puppy requires a lot of physical activity, so I’m walking her through the neighborhood now at least once daily, often twice, or running around the back yard with both dogs.
For diet, I’m going to continue the mostly- Paleo I’ve been doing the last couple of months, but watching my macros a lot more closely. Lots and lots of vegetables and fruits, eggs, nuts, and lean meats. And since my wife and I will be separating in the next couple of months (for a lot of reasons, though this is part of that), I won’t have to worry nearly as much about the temptations of the takeout and fast food she usually has sitting around the house.
Overall goal is back down to the target range of 180-190, and my overall goal for this year is to get back below 200 and stay there.