-height 5' 11"
-describe body and facial hair: Unchanged since youth, no balding, not a particularly hairy guy.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed: predominantly in the stomach and hips, but also a lot on pecs, shoulders, everywhere. This tends to make me look lighter than I am. I guess I should be grateful that I carry it this way. Most people guess me at 200. I look "thick" instead of "fat".
-health conditions, symptoms [history]: borderline hypertension, allergies to pollen, overall good health. Old lower back squat injury still hurts sometimes, and have a 3mm full thickness tear of the right supraspinatus (sp?) tendon at the upper insertion. This in 2001, scarred over, but I feel it when pressing.
-Rx and OTC drugs: benicar 1d for blood pressure, allergy meds. Was on T (Androgel) for 18 months in 2005/2006. Took levels from 294 to 628, and I felt great. Why did I stop? Pain in the ass to put on, I was lean and strong and thought I was fine. No PCT during or after.
-lab results with ranges: full blood work done 1/7/2011
PSA 1.55 Ref range 0 tp 3.9 ng/ml
Triglycerides 95 Normal
Cholesterol 266 High
HDL 54 Low
LDL 197 OMG
Test, free: 10.6 Ref range: 9-30 unit: ng/dl
Test, total: 302 Ref range: 240 to 950 unit: ng/dl
All others in normal range, for whatever that's worth.
-describe diet: Currently 1800 cal/day or less with <150 grams carbs, >120 grams protein. Very strict about this, food log, etc.
-describe training: 2 UB, 2 LB, 3-4 cardio per week. Weight w/outs always <45 minutes, usually 23-30 sets. I try to keep rest intervals below 1 min. ( I am trying to lose some ass here guys - I know I could lift more with longer rest periods, etc, etc.) Cardio is 32 min @ 4mph max incline treadmill.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? NO. Also, no appreciable shrinkage or other problems when on T last time.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed : As far as I can tell, they are non-existent. Libido over all is low. Too bad, wife is very pretty and ready to rock.
OK, I'm good on training / diet think, although I am always willing to listen. In early 2007, I was 197 and looking very good indeed for an older gentleman. Then: divorce, party ,party, party, food, food, food - did pretty much the typical 50 year old dude meltdown thing and acted like i was 25 for a year or so.
Now: Re-married to a much younger woman, and she wants the guy she knew in the summer of 2007.
SO, I figure that to get the results I did before, do the same thing I did before, at least as a starting point...
Back to the doc - sure enough, T in the dumpster.
So - trying to teach my urol. @ T. got a 100mg injection of ethanate last tuesday, he currently has me on a schedule of 200mg/every 2 weeks. I am trying to get him to:
1 change that to 100mg/week
2 let me do my own injections
3 give me hCG and arimidex
I am to get next injection wednesday or so, and hopefully he will have made the change.
Also - Obviously the chol #s are fucking scary high, so I started the workout / diet protocol on 1/31/11.
I log pretty much everything, and am trying to do a lot at once here: Fix hormonal profile, get back into training, drop a ton of flubber, and so on.
Any knowledgeable input or shared experiences are welcome. Nice to be back on T-mag.