I have been weight lifting for the last 3 - 4 years with moderate results. I went from 28% body fat to 22% relatively easy by making good food choices and walking.
I started learning more and got interested in bodybuilding. I got down to 18% bf and got stuck. I went to see a well known fitness guru in New Orleans and he was pleased with my weight lifting and felt my trouble was nutrition. Under the guidance of his nutritionist, I went to 21% bf and am now stuck again.
My goal is 14% bf and 190 pounds. I am now at 20% bf and 186 pounds.
I’ve tried Nutra System at 1700 calories and up to 3500 calories with small changes over a period of time. I weight lift 3 times a week. I tried adding jogging/walking (jog 8 street light poles and walk 2 poles) for 3 miles, 3 times a week. Currently, I do no cardio.
Starting tomorrow, I will post my workout routine and nutrition for each date. I’ll try to keep the posting small.
Basically, I am following a low carb diet. My high carb days are during the weekend.
I used to have no problem drinking hard liquor or a bottle of red wine a night. Since beginning of December, I have quit drinking at home and only lightly at restaurants. Currently, I gave up alcohol for Lent. I felt that I wanted the physique more than the effects of alcohol.
I was tested and my resting metabolic rate is at 1895, not bad for a 54 yers old man. I had an underactive thyroid and am now on medication with good TSH levels.
The picture is of me in Costa Rica April 2007 at 18% bf.
My standard supplements are flax seed oil or fish oil (I alternate between the two), 81mg aspirin, HOT-ROX extreme, chromium picolate (unsure of spelling), creatine before workout, BCAA after workout and whey protein mixed in water unless before or after weight lifting - then I use milk instead of water.
Please, I am determined and ready to take all suggestions.
I am happy with the results so far, blessed with good health and good living. If this is something that can’t be overcome, I will still be happy with my life, but I want the grand prize of 14% bf and 190 pounds.