Here are some quick stats for you:

Height: 186 cm / 6'1"
Current Weight: 98.5 kgs / 217.1 lbs
Heaviest Weight: 229 kgs / 504.8 lbs
Weight Lost: 130.5 kgs / 287.7 lbs
BMI: Overweight and happy with that!

So, who am I? I'm the Fat Lazy Guy, FLG for short. As you may have been able to gather, I'm fat and fairly lazy (or at least I used to be). I live in little old New Zealand (South Auckland to be a bit more precise), and I'm 24 years old.

I've been overweight for most of my life (there was a period between 0 and 7 where I was skinny-normal weight). In High School I was around 130 kgs / 286.6 lbs. When I started University at 20, I was 150 kgs / 330.7 lbs. The pressure of University got too much for me and I dropped out before the end of my first year. I fell quite deep into depression and used food to try and calm/distract myself, which is how I ballooned up to 229 kgs / 504.8 lbs.

How did I lose all that weight? It started with getting my mind right. New Zealand is so awesome... I went to my GP, told him I thought I might be depressed, and he got me a referral to a psychologist with 6 fully subsidised sessions.  I'm not saying I was cured in those sessions, but it gave me the foundation, the confidence to work on losing weight.

I believe in simplicity and science when it comes to the mechanics of weight loss. That is, when you eat less calories than your body burns (bmr + activity), you'll lose weight. There are no magic pills, no magic supplements, no magic foods or diet plans, no magic exercise equipment. As such, I don't really talk about eating or exercise routines as the specifics are not important. It's all about whatever works for you.

Want to see some before/after pics and a video of my progress? Click here!

As for me, the person, I'm highly complex and deep... ;) I like playing and watching sports. I love listening to music, playing the guitar, singing (check out some videos of me doing just that). I'm trying to watch less t.v. I love a good cup of coffee.

If you want to contact me, head to the contact page or drop me an email.