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Holy Sh!te - It's a Belt Buckle

I looked down - lo and behold - it was my belt buckle.

It was, oh, maybe January 2006 that I started to eat (albeit Dave Tate style). 205 pounds (and probably 20% BF) at the start. That was the last time I saw my belt buckle. Shoot, there were some days I didn’t even need a belt - when I was up to maybe 235.

After a real bad injury that stopped most everything for over six months (and lower body for a year), getting things back in order training and diet wise (no more Dave Tate style eating) and finally becoming brave enough to drop weight (body fat), I can see my belt buckle again. Current weight ~ 218.

I know, that’s only about ten pounds total gain over a 29 month stretch. I have learned how to eat properly (for me) and how to train properly (for me). If I remember correctly, my legs have almost three inches of growth, arms an inch and a half. Chest and shoulders, I have no idea.

Lots of failed ideas. That’s where I’ve learned the most. At 39, I’m still pleased. I am looking forward in the next five years to really make some hay (as they say in the Midwest).

Well done, Kroby. It’s the little steps that take us to where we want to go. Glad to hear you’re making progress. I hope that you don’t run into any more injuries like the ones you’ve described, though.

Nice work, Kroby!

I especially like how you’re looking forward to progress well into your 40s. Great state of mind, man!

By the way, is it a Led Zeppelin belt buckle? lol

[quote]Trenchant wrote:
Well done, Kroby. It’s the little steps that take us to where we want to go. Glad to hear you’re making progress. I hope that you don’t run into any more injuries like the ones you’ve described, though.[/quote]

Now that I’m not working at 90% of my 1RM, I don’t expect to get injured nearly as much.