Well the first pics are from March 19th, 2009. I hadn't lifted a weight in 1.5 years and looked like crap. The 2nd set are from September 29th, 2009, after 6 and a half months of hard work in the gym. I mostly used basic 5x5 and 3x5 programs, lots of squats, overhead pressing, and pullups.
My diet was composed of anything high protein. I didn't go crazy on simple carbs, but my diet certainly wasn't 'clean', lots of milk and red meat and rice. I couldn't afford much in supplements, but I got my basic multivitamin and fish oil in addition to my diet.
Anyway, I know its difficult to compare relaxed pics(the first 4) to poses(the last 3), but I would like to hear any comments or suggestions!!!