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My Road to Success Log

I will conquer this disease which has plagued my mind for far too long. I will no longer lift my shirt up every damn time I walk into a bathroom to look at my skinny fat stomach. I am going to change.

To make sure that I don’t back out like I have multiple times, I am creating a daily nutrition and workout log which I will complete hopefully every night before I hit the hay. I will need your support guys to keep me going through my disorder in order to be a normal teenager once again. It begins now.

Beginning Stats:
Age: 15
Height: 5’ 10.75" (going to mark my height gains as well haha)
Weight: 126.5lbs
Bench: 110x5
Curl: 30x6
Dumbbell Benchpress: 40x8
Leg Squat machine (until I learn how to properly squat): 180x8
Tricep lats pulldown: 70x6

Ending goals:
Age: 16 (August of 2007)
Height: 5’ 11"
Weight: gain 15lbs of lean mass
Bench: At least 140x3
Curl: At least 40x6
Rest, will go with my training and see how it goes

Starting diet:
1,800 on sedentary days to where I would ‘binge’ sometimes to get to 3,000-3,500 now and then =/

I hope to fix this diet that so I don’t “count” my calories, but am eating clean, lots of it, and know somewhat of a ballpark of what I am eating if I were to count it all up, which I won’t (if I do it will only hurt me more than help me)

Weekly routine will consist of this:
Swimming 90 minutes everyday except Sundays and possible meet days.
Full-body workout Mondays Wednesdays Fridays, and on Sundays running 3 miles.

Are you in any formal therapy yet?

Cause the declaration is nice, but you can’t fix your own head with your own head.

I wish you well.

But dude, skip the 3 mile run on Sunday.

Booo. Hissss.

Put the funny guy back on stage…this guy sucks!

You’ve been told this how many times?

DITCH THE RUNNING. Make sunday your feed and recover day. You won’t lose your precious six-pack, and your body might actually decide to put on some size.

And for the love of god, eat at least 3000 calories a day minimum. You say you want to beat this disease, and the only way to do it is with lots of food.

In fact, if I were you, I would make my long-term goal to be 160lbs at least.

Good luck, and keep posting your progress. It would be even better if you had told friends and family about your goals, so that you have real people who can hold you accountable instead of anonymous internet strangers.

I don’t know…that’s an awful lot of height to gain in such a short amount of time.

I think you should do less cardio but more frequently during the week. Better to do less work more frequently than a whole lot of work infrequently. Otherwise you’re going to f**king hate Sundays.

[quote]friedrice683 wrote:
Leg Squat machine (until I learn how to properly squat): 180x8

Starting diet:
1,800 on sedentary days to where I would ‘binge’ sometimes to get to 3,000-3,500 now and then =/

I hope to fix this diet that so I don’t “count” my calories, but am eating clean, lots of it, and know somewhat of a ballpark of what I am eating if I were to count it all up, which I won’t (if I do it will only hurt me more than help me)

Weekly routine will consist of this:
Swimming 90 minutes everyday except Sundays and possible meet days.
Full-body workout Mondays Wednesdays Fridays, and on Sundays running 3 miles.
[/quote]

Here is why your plan sucks and you are doomed to fail:

  1. How are you going to learn to free squat properly when you are using a machine as a crutch? Did you learn to swim using a machine and no water?

  2. Your diet goals are to eat 1800 kcal on sedentary days and 3000-3500kcals every once in awhile? Do not change your kcal requirements for on and off days! You are just confusing yourself. You don’t need to worry about that crap. My dog eats more than you, and you are probably double his size. You need to eat more in the range of 2800-3200kcals daily. End of discussion.

  3. Could you define “eating clean” for us. Because you seem to have a vastly different idea of clean than the rest of us.

  4. Your workout regimin is going to ruin your goals. You think you can just take in 1800kcals when you are swimming 90 minutes a day? If you are swimming so much, cut out the running. Its pointless. Choose 1: running or swimming.

  5. You want you gain 15lbs in 8 months? That is less than a half a pound a week. Good goal for someone who is 200+ pounds. You, however, are just starting. Changing your diet to around 3000kcal/day should add that weight on in the course of a month or two tops. Your goal should really be higher than that for 8 months. Say 32lbs. That is a pound a week and should be easily doable if you are consistent and hold true to your word.

11/25/06
10:43 PM

Woke up this morning had a big bowl of cheerios, strawberries, Vitamin C supplement and went to caddy for my grampa, only played 9 holes.

(3 miles in the 9 holes I suppose, bag weighed somewhat 20-30lbs, easy)

Went to Bertucci’s, had a chicken sandwhich on Foccacia, very tastey. Went to my sister’s hockey game, and enjoyed it.

Came home, went downstairs did the elyptical for 2 miles, 30 minutes, 400 calories, and did some body weight exercises. had dinner, porkchop, some potatoes and mashed. Very delicious and finished off with glass of skim milk with 3/4 cup of light icecream (only kind)

Went to see 007 Casino Royale with dad and grampa, awesome fucking movie. The new bond is thick and like bond is supposed to be: badass. Influenced me to keep up with my goals.

Came home, 10:20, had 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 2 eggs, glass of skim milk.

Still hungry, so enjoyed some homemade brownies, the bite size homemade cookies, a “skinny cow” icecream sandwhich, evidentally icecream sandwhich with ton of fiber and protein lol and sugar alcohols, and then some coffee icecream.

Kinda still hungry

Might go back and raid the fridge to see what I can find. Just really trying to spike my metabolism up to get it ready to handle the amount of food I will be eating from now until the rest of my life.

Oh also for supplements today, two multi-vitamins, a chromium supplement, and the vitamin c supplement (powder with almost 2000% vitamin c in it)

Oh also have to clear something up:

When I said the 1800 calories a day, that’s what I am eating now when I dont get exercise. I am posting that because I plan to change that.

Also

How good are body weight exercises for producing lean body mass gain? Such as pushups and situps? Ive been doing them like crazy when I cant get to the gym (no ride) but will be able to go to the gym easily once I’m back at school.

Also

My idea of clean is obtaining all the nutrience I need for the day and then using “unclean” sources just for raw calories…yeah.

[quote]Chickenmcnug wrote:
Here is why your plan sucks and you are doomed to fail:

  1. How are you going to learn to free squat properly when you are using a machine as a crutch? Did you learn to swim using a machine and no water?

  2. Your diet goals are to eat 1800 kcal on sedentary days and 3000-3500kcals every once in awhile? Do not change your kcal requirements for on and off days! You are just confusing yourself. You don’t need to worry about that crap. My dog eats more than you, and you are probably double his size. You need to eat more in the range of 2800-3200kcals daily. End of discussion.

  3. Could you define “eating clean” for us. Because you seem to have a vastly different idea of clean than the rest of us.

  4. Your workout regimin is going to ruin your goals. You think you can just take in 1800kcals when you are swimming 90 minutes a day? If you are swimming so much, cut out the running. Its pointless. Choose 1: running or swimming.

  5. You want you gain 15lbs in 8 months? That is less than a half a pound a week. Good goal for someone who is 200+ pounds. You, however, are just starting. Changing your diet to around 3000kcal/day should add that weight on in the course of a month or two tops. Your goal should really be higher than that for 8 months. Say 32lbs. That is a pound a week and should be easily doable if you are consistent and hold true to your word.[/quote]

AGreed and will add on the last point about weight gain. IMO he should add oh say 10-15 lbs in the first few weeks if he’;s near where he was weeks ago just to start getting to a point of health. You are and have been starving your body.

Its high time to SHUT the hell up, all this talking/posting is doing NOTHING. shut the hell up and put words into action and quit looking for the PERFECT plan.

If you add to much fat in say a year opf eating and training. HMM OK who give a shit its just fat. Its not going to kill you it can easily be dieted off later.

Train hard and eat and the fat to muscle ratio will work out in the end.

Phill

Instead of posting everyday which will be annoying to everyone, I will just post back in January when I have made some progress.

Thanks for everything guys.

[quote]friedrice683 wrote:
11/25/06
10:43 PM

Woke up this morning had a big bowl of cheerios, strawberries, Vitamin C supplement and went to caddy for my grampa, only played 9 holes.

(3 miles in the 9 holes I suppose, bag weighed somewhat 20-30lbs, easy)

Went to Bertucci’s, had a chicken sandwhich on Foccacia, very tastey. Went to my sister’s hockey game, and enjoyed it.

Came home, went downstairs did the elyptical for 2 miles, 30 minutes, 400 calories, and did some body weight exercises. had dinner, porkchop, some potatoes and mashed. Very delicious and finished off with glass of skim milk with 3/4 cup of light icecream (only kind)

Went to see 007 Casino Royale with dad and grampa, awesome fucking movie. The new bond is thick and like bond is supposed to be: badass. Influenced me to keep up with my goals.

Came home, 10:20, had 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 2 eggs, glass of skim milk.

Still hungry, so enjoyed some homemade brownies, the bite size homemade cookies, a “skinny cow” icecream sandwhich, evidentally icecream sandwhich with ton of fiber and protein lol and sugar alcohols, and then some coffee icecream.

Kinda still hungry

Might go back and raid the fridge to see what I can find. Just really trying to spike my metabolism up to get it ready to handle the amount of food I will be eating from now until the rest of my life.

Oh also for supplements today, two multi-vitamins, a chromium supplement, and the vitamin c supplement (powder with almost 2000% vitamin c in it)[/quote]

If you post everyday you can get advice on your diet and exercise routine.

For example, if you are doing bodyweight only exercises you need to find some challenging ones.

  • handstand pushups
  • pushups with feet elevated
  • tricep dips use chair and place something heavy on your chest
  • Planks with something heavy on your back
  • Pushups with your hands close together focusing on triceps
  • Step ups (use a chair)
  • wall sits - weight on lap
  • reverse lunges

I am sure there are better of examples.

Also your food choices. You had several meals listed that did not have any protein. The junkfood is okay but you need more healthy food too.

example - a big bowl of cheerios, strawberries, Vitamin C supplement
You will get some protein from the milk but not enough.

You do not need to perform any cardio except what you get at swim practice.

example - Came home, went downstairs did the elyptical for 2 miles, 30 minutes, 400 calories - you should have skipped the cardio

List food by itself not scattered throughout post. It will be easier to get advice that way. List exercises you performed.

I still think you should just eat and enjoy being a teenager.

Take care!
Claire

[quote]cvb wrote:
If you post everyday you can get advice on your diet and exercise routine.
[/quote]

Claire,
Please go back and read the rest of his posts. He’s already gotten all the advice that he needs. Please don’t encourage any more posts from him until he actually starts doing something. Let him come back in a month and tell us what he has done right.

This is his myspace page where he pretends to be 24.

[quote]Modi wrote:
cvb wrote:
If you post everyday you can get advice on your diet and exercise routine.

Claire,
Please go back and read the rest of his posts. He’s already gotten all the advice that he needs. Please don’t encourage any more posts from him until he actually starts doing something. Let him come back in a month and tell us what he has done right.[/quote]

Good point and you are most likely right.

But my concern is he is going to come back in a month with the same post as the last 5 or 6. I was thinking maybe if he posted his food and exercise we could give him some specific advice and maybe some positive guidance.

I have concerns about him trying to binge (he definitely doesn’t know how) and then punishing himself by tons of cardio and starving himself. I think he needs therapy more than T-Nation but this is where he keeps coming for help. I know he is not taking the advice but maybe someday one of us will help him. I know wishful thinking.

[quote]cvb wrote:
Modi wrote:
cvb wrote:
If you post everyday you can get advice on your diet and exercise routine.

Claire,
Please go back and read the rest of his posts. He’s already gotten all the advice that he needs. Please don’t encourage any more posts from him until he actually starts doing something. Let him come back in a month and tell us what he has done right.

Good point and you are most likely right.

But my concern is he is going to come back in a month with the same post as the last 5 or 6. I was thinking maybe if he posted his food and exercise we could give him some specific advice and maybe some positive guidance.

I have concerns about him trying to binge (he definitely doesn’t know how) and then punishing himself by tons of cardio and starving himself. I think he needs therapy more than T-Nation but this is where he keeps coming for help. I know he is not taking the advice but maybe someday one of us will help him. I know wishful thinking.
[/quote]

…and I was thinking that you may be getting played by even giving this much attention to him. Just a thought. You may want to go read his MANY wonderful posts.

Too bad that isn’t my myspace >_>

Happy holidays guys, enjoy your holidays and I will post back after New Year’s

[quote]Professor X wrote:
cvb wrote:
Modi wrote:
cvb wrote:
If you post everyday you can get advice on your diet and exercise routine.

Claire,
Please go back and read the rest of his posts. He’s already gotten all the advice that he needs. Please don’t encourage any more posts from him until he actually starts doing something. Let him come back in a month and tell us what he has done right.

Good point and you are most likely right.

But my concern is he is going to come back in a month with the same post as the last 5 or 6. I was thinking maybe if he posted his food and exercise we could give him some specific advice and maybe some positive guidance.

I have concerns about him trying to binge (he definitely doesn’t know how) and then punishing himself by tons of cardio and starving himself. I think he needs therapy more than T-Nation but this is where he keeps coming for help. I know he is not taking the advice but maybe someday one of us will help him. I know wishful thinking.

…and I was thinking that you may be getting played by even giving this much attention to him. Just a thought. You may want to go read his MANY wonderful posts.[/quote]

You guys are right. I believe he is a confused kid and not a troll but I am wasting my time.

[quote]friedrice683 wrote:
Too bad that isn’t my myspace[/quote]

I actually agree with you. The guy in those pictures does look 24, plus I’ve seen a picture of you before.