Who I am and how I lost over 200 pounds

Hello! First of all, my name is Nigel. Welcome to my blog! I am going to be sharing some things that I do in my daily life, how I have changed my lifestyle, and how I have lost over 200 pounds. I am male, 27 years old, and for my entire life I have been overweight, obese, the fat kid, the fat guy. However you want to say it, that has always been me.

On January 22, 2013, I woke up and saw myself in the mirror. I truly saw myself. (Read more here) I realized how big I was and how much space my body took up. I felt sad and depressed as I suddenly realized that this is how everyone viewed me. I was huge and had been ignoring it for way too long. I was hiding my depression and feelings not only from everyone around me, but I was also hiding it from myself.

I knew in that moment that I needed to change, but I had no idea how to start. I went to the doctor and weighed myself using their scale, since mine was old and inaccurate. I was extremely embarrassed and ashamed as I stepped onto the scale and saw the number that showed up on the screen.


I weighed 480 pounds. I knew I had to change, so I did. Over the course of this blog, I will explain how I changed, and document my ongoing journey towards my goals. I am currently at 275 pounds, and am still losing. Everything that I do is easily maintainable and teachable. I’ll sum it up for you in one line right here and right now.

Consume less calories than your body requires.

But how? Where do I start? How do I learn what calories are and how to track them? People keep asking me how exactly I did it, and what I do on a daily basis. I’ll tell you everything that I know and do. That’s why I started this blog. I’m here to help. I love people, I love talking and writing, and I love being helpful. Feel free to ask any questions!

I’m just a normal guy like anyone else.

If I can do this, so can you. So let’s do this together.

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