Wow! Settle down, danh! No need to fret...let's see if I can address your concerns!
Personally, I've got the basics down regarding diet/training, so I'm getting kinda bored with the usual posts in the training & nutritional section. Don't get me wrong, I still read much of it, but I just don't feel the need to re-iterate what's been said countless times. As for the Steroids thread, I don't do 'em, so I tend to ignore much of that section, but I do take a peek every now and then. Also, I have been taking more of an interest in Powerlifting, but I don't know nearly enough to be posting there. I do know that I'm far away from competing in my weight class. Finally, I don't do photos...I don't need anyone pointing out my flaws, I already know them.
Right now I'm leaning out on a keto diet (I've had great success in the past), and I'll be switching to a T-Dawg style diet by the end of March. I put on about ~10 lbs of LBM since November, but I also gained the same in fat, so it's time to shed it! Hopefully, at 5' 3+" I'll be ~8%BF @ 150 lbs.
5' 3+" - 162lbs @ ~16 BF
31 years old
GOALS: 145-150 lbs @ 8% BF by mid-May
(this would be slightly more lean than last summer - I was ~9 or 10%)
Bench: 1RM = ~260
Squat: 3RM = 275 (calves to hams...full pause at bottom)
Deads: 1RM = 365 raw
I've only started doing the full squat and deads in November, so I'm happy with my numbers. Also, when I added carbs back into my diet at about the same time, my strength and LBM went up. No surprise there. I tried MAG-10 once in January, for 5 days, but had to stop because it seemed to interfere with my sleep cycle too much...I had surgery in October to help correct a sleeping disorder, so I didn't want to risk anything. I might try it again if I start to lose too much LBM or strength on the diet.
Hope that calms your fears, danh!
PS: I also work full-time and go to Grad school, so the T-Forums are a great way to just "escape" from everything for a few minutes while I wait for my laundry, eat dinner or listen to a hockey game/TV show. I do date, but frankly you guys make for more interesting conversation than most women I've dated recently. Typically, when I'm actively dating, I post less. As you can probably tell, I haven't been dating for the past few weeks! I need a break, and so does my wallet. Women are expensive.