I have been unfit all my life, I cannot recall a time in my childhood where I wasn't fat as hell. My worst was at least 285lbs and over 40% bodyfat when I was 17. I ate like shit and had a sedentary lifestyle mostly drunk and partied in my spare time. I started training as a cook in school and ate some more, decided had to change lifestyles when I started to feel my legs and face going numb on me on bad days. Scary stuff.. Quit sweets, soda and walked everywhere. Started not being able to do a single push up, I couldn't even jog. I started lifting light weights and followed broscience trainers hehe.
Got down to 220, got too comfortable and relapsed when I got to work at a hotel as a cook and went back to 250lbs. When I got into a better hotel that had so much food in it I went up a few pounds more haha. Being around too much food finally desensitized me and knowing how most dishes were made with so much unhealthy stuff into it (mayo, butter, flour, whip cream etc.) I got heavily into nutrition and the livestrong.com website and used my being inside a kitchen to my advantage by eating all the right stuff( nuts, lean protein, veggies, whole foods). Finally decided to really get into it and did HIIT training and circuit body weight exercises at home and outside. Last month I enrolled in a nearby gym and got into the compound lifts, squats, DL's and have gotten down to 200lbs and am in the best shape I have ever been.
I always carry around an old ID picture of myself to show overweight friends that this isn't final and it isn't genetics and It only takes will and perseverance to change your life. Lifting is awesome haha.
My goal is to lose more body fat for health benefits and gain increased functional strength for daily activities. I don't care about visual aesthetics since I'm not pretty to look at in the first place haha..