former cardio nut. Triathlons, runner, swimmer.
I somewhat counted calories back in 2003 - 2009 and was able to lose a lot of weight. But I didn’t count macros. I did androgel from 2008ish - 2011ish. I don’t know what my numbers were while on it. My dr didn’t check, he only checked my PSA because… In 2012, I was in damn good shape. I was working out 3 times a day. Cardio in the morning, bootcamp at lunch, and then more cardio in the evening. In 2015 after the baby, I started to gain weight and my diet suffered. I realized what was going on and tried to correct it. Then in 2017 another son. Diet and regular exercise went to hell. Wife was gone all the time, so I was basically raising the boys on my own. I was too tired to workout at 5 am because I was up during the nights. At lunch I would do something, but sometimes i just slept in my car. the weight came back on.
In 2018, i knew I needed to do something. so I started doing cardio and weights. Usually i would concentrate only on one or the other and switch after so many months. The one thing that was still lacking was diet. Whataburger and taco bell are in the gym’s parking lot. So I would get lunch on the way out. if not there, McDonald’s or some other fast food place. Basically I figured I was working out and I could afford to eat the calories. But we all should know that was stupid thinking. And it is why I am so critical when I see fat guys saying their diet is in check. Is it? You may think it is, but you are wrong most likely.
So around April 2019, I saw a guy at the gym I had spoken to a few times with his shirt off. He had abs! I spoke to him and he told me it was diet. He told me he tracked macros. He would bulk and he would cut. So I took it to heart and cut out all the bullshit. no more fast food. No more dessert. Cook vegetables at home, lean protein sources, and salads for lunch. BUT, back to honesty. I started watching videos from Greg Doucette and others on Youtube. He criticized salads. I’d been eating salads for months without paying attention to the details. I then looked at my salad one day and saw without the dressing 280kcal, with the dressing 780kcal. WTF, same as a damn burger. So, I started bringing my lunch. turkey meat, chicken breast, vegetables, baked naked sweet potato, brussels sprouts, tuna, etc.
Working out intensified. I watched “I want to look like that guy”. It inspired me to lift heavier. So I forced myself to get up 2 morning a week and go to title boxing. Then 4-5 days a week at lunch I lifted wights. On Saturday morning, I rode my bike.
Prior to starting TRT, I ran ECA for a month. Then I ran it for another month. And I recently ran 3 weeks on Clen.
So, you can see the progression in the photos. the very last photo was taken right before starting TRT.
I track my weight every single day. I take a picture of my myself several times a week.
My first protocol was 140mg of Test C. Then 2 weeks in I started ghrp-2, ghrp6, somerlin for a month. Then the dr upped my dosage to 190mg. I then switched drs and the new one upped me to 200mg, anastrozole, and HCG. Last month I was reduce to 190mg and I get my bloods done on the 27 to see where I’m at. My last labs had me at 1820 (350-1000) TT. Free T 503 (47-244). I was feeling pretty F’ing good!