I am a 21-year-old Male. I am 5'10 1/2" and weigh in right around the 200lb. mark. Ideally, I'd like to be down around 170, and I've come to you all looking for some advice on how I can do it! I used to weigh around 300 pounds when I was around 17, and have since dropped around 100 pounds over the last few years. It hasn't been easy, but I've seemed to stagnate right around this mark. I've only dropped below 200 on a couple occasions (most of which were right when I got up and out of the shower and were no less than 199.7 lol), and I'm looking for some tips on how I can drop (and keep off) these last 30 pounds.
As I said earlier, I've dropped a good deal of weight already. I understand the whole "Be active, exercise, and watch what you eat" part, and I'm looking for a bit more than that.
I know it may be hard to find, but if any of you have any sort of list that would include the following (or care to give me tips), I'd really appreciate it:
-A day-by-day menu. Quite literally, a weekly shopping list that will show me exactly what I should buy, how I should prepare the food, what items to eat in what proportions for what meals, and which items (again, in what proportions) to eat between meals if I get hungry.
-A comprehensive exercise guide. I went to a personal trainer over the summer, so I have a decent understanding of how to break it down. In the training, I had 3 basic types of days: Push, Pull, and Legs - all of which are relatively self-explanatory and each category had it's own set of workouts associated with it.
-Any general motivational tips. The hardest part is actually getting into the routine - not maintaining it. I've gone in and out of the routine several times over the last 12 months and I'm looking to get back into it for good. It seems silly to get this far with my weight loss only to stop short of the finish line.
-(Added this one right before I posted) An accountability partner. Anyone who's reading this who either wants to be healthier on the dayy-to-day or already is in the process but doesn't mind a bit of extra accountability. The times I've had the routine "stick" the best was when I felt obligated to go to the gym because someone was expecting me to go. If anyone out there is up for this, we can keep in touch via MMO-Champion messages or any other form of messaging you prefer. Just let me know!
Again, any tips are so greatly appreciated! And if you want updates on my status after you've read this (or just to be sure I'm not slacking and actually going to the gym lol), feel free to keep in-touch!