Grymm Posted May 17, 2016 Report Share Posted May 17, 2016 Since I’ve been lurking on your forums for a couple days, I figured I should register and introduce myself. You may call me Grymm (Grim, not Grime); about half of my friends actually do. While I’m neither Trekkie nor Star Wars fan, I do have a fairly stellar nerd resume. I was two time math team captain and voted class intellect in high school (granted not this millennium). I’m a long retired WoW progression guild leader (vanilla through Firelands). That’s actually where the name Grymm comes from – it was the name of my main, a Dwarven warrior. More recently, I’ve taken to overly complex board games (Catan anyone?) and building my own Halloween costumes. I was always a big kid. I was recruited to the wrestling team in 8th grade because I was 6’/205. I joined the football team as a freshman in high school and was immediately put at left tackle. I graduated high school in the 275 neighborhood. In college, I switched to volleyball. I had always enjoyed volleyball, and I wasn’t playing football anymore. As other people put on their freshman 20, I actually dropped almost 40 pounds without really trying. However, over the last couple of years of college, I was working full time and finishing school full time. Sports were dropped, and I put some weight back on. After graduating, I basically devoted my free time to video games. Since we were intensely competitive, it was sort of like sports, albeit while eating junk and sitting in a chair for hours on end. At some point when I was maybe 29, I was at my aunt’s house for a holiday and came across something I hadn’t seen in years – a scale. I weighed myself out of curiosity, and I was on the verge of 300 (literally 299). I had already quit WoW, but I hadn’t developed any significant replacement activities. I joined a gym and cleaned up my diet some. I quickly dropped about 25#. In the years since, I’ve joined volleyball, basketball, and flag football leagues. Minor (and not so minor) injuries kind of forced me to give up basketball and flag football. That much running at my size was rough on the joints. I was still a pretty solid volleyball player, though. So now I’m the team captain of a pretty competitive co-ed indoor 6’s team. I started mountain biking a bit earlier this year, and my exercise patterns have been pretty good. Over time, I’ve cleaned up my diet pretty well. Even before reading up on this site, I was probably 80% paleo. As an insatiable learner, I’ll read up on anything and develop a broad enough understanding to do my own thing. Right now, I’m uninjured (knock on wood), down to about 265, eating really well, and waiting on delivery of a power rack for my basement. People I work with think I’ve lost 30# recently (It’s actually 5-7) so I guess some of the new routines are paying off. I haven’t lifted heavy in 15 years, but I’m looking forward to getting back into it. Quote Intro Challenges: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 Link to comment
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