Let me introduce myself first though I would be hiding my real name under the pseudonym PURONGPINOY. I am a Filipino thus my pseudonym. I am currently 33 years old and morbidly obese. Was I like this before? The answer is no. I was into bodybuilding before and I started at the young age of 17.

    The Beginning

    I was weighing 142 lbs. and standing 5'7" when I started pumping irons. I was quite competitive then as I have participated in powerlifting contests. I was an in-shape in-form bodybuilder for 4 years when tragedy strucked. I dislocated my shoulder and ruptured my left rotator cuff during contest prep. And it ended my bodybuilding career abruptly.

After The Injury

    I am morbidly obese. I am 267 lbs., standing 5'9" inches and have a body fat percentage of 36% using the old, unreliable Body Mass Index (BMI). You are probably thinking, what the h#ll is a morbidly obese guy doing on a respected fitness publication list of writers?

    So why on earth would a fitness publication feature articles from a morbidly obese individual? The answer is quite simple. Some businesses are finally ready to help people like me fight our way back to a healthy and meaningful lifestyle. And I am going to be the first guinea pig of this concept.

My Journey:
Building A Road to a Better Life - *Story Available Soon!

Personal Goal:
I am planning to compete either in 2009 or 2010.



    11 years of experience in the IT industry
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer


    Post Graduate : Masters in Business Administration
    : November 1998 - May 2000
    : Philippine School of Business Administration
    : Morayta, Manila

    College : Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
    : 1991-1997
    : Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
    : Intramuros, Manila

    High School : 1987-1991
    : F. Torres High School
    : Gagalangin Tondo, Manila