Seems like a good idea to start one. So far I have a simple spreadsheet doc that started in Jan (When I first started an actual program, 5/3/1). Even that simple history to look at has been a great help, and is easily referenced. It also does some math for me, such as 1RM estimations, days since I last did a certain accessory, etc. Anyways, a bit about where I am at and where I am going:
I lifted like a jackass on and off since 2005. Had some success with Bench Press (325 @ 200 body weight or so). Didn't squat more than a month at a time. Never deadlifted. Never really had a clue or bothered to obtain a clue, about how to build a good long term program. Then I joined this site, and instantly got recommended 5/3/1.
I then spent a couple months starting Jan 2011 easing in to squats and deads, working on form more than anything. I got comfortable with where my form and my 1RM estimates were and dove into 5/3/1. I have had some good success with it, my current (estimated) 1RM's:
Squat: 455 (Half squat at best. Best full squat would be around 350 Id guess)
Bench: 375 (estimated, best at this time 350)
Deadlift: 475 (estimated, best at this time 405 or 425)
Now, for my goals. For the short term (6-12 months), I want to basically just work at adding strength. I don't care what my body weight does (currently sitting at a fat 230-240, 5'9"). I don't care about other athletic goals (yet). The shortest term goal I have is probly to hit a 405 bench raw. Speaking of, I have never used equipment and I most likely won't, unless I progress further into competing than I foresee.
My long term goal is a little more vague. I don't really know at the moment, but I know I want to not be a scrawny bastard, but I also want to be healthy. Athletically, I might putz around with MMA/Football/Rugby, time will tell. I just turned 25. For now, just gonna see where powerlifting takes me.
Edit: updating some goals, and keeping a gym PR record on this post.
Short term goals: July meet, going for +100 pounds from October meet = 1265 total
Long term goals: Weight: 198. Squat: 500. Bench: 405. Deadlift: 600. Military: 275. All raw. I still have no interest in geared lifting.
PR Track (This will include 1 rep PR's and my highest estimated maxes by my own formula: Weight/0.978^Reps)
Squat: 405x2 (1-23-12)
Bench: 375x1 (1-29-12)
Bench: 360x2 (1-29-12)
Bench: 315x8 (12-19-11)
Deadlift: 475x1 (6-30-11)
Deadlift: 415x7 (6-10-11)
Military: 225x1 (6-10-11)
Military: 205x3 (6-21-11)
Might update this with other things if I get bored again, I dunno.