Alright, in my mammoth weight loss effort (Begun in June at about 380…was us to 400 a little earlier…only 5’6"), I plateaued at Halloween for three full weeks…stuck at 333. I detailed what I learned in my previous thread “Climbing out of a plateau”…
Anyway, Monday morning the scale started moving again and I’ve dropped 6lbs, down to 327.
I’m not very strong…max bench is only 180, and max squat is 225…but considering I’m also lifting 150 extra lbs of fat…well, I’m not too concerned. My lifts ARE going up.
Here are my immediate goals:
By Christmas: Be down to 315
By May 19, 2010: Be down to 250
By Thanksgiving, 2010: Be under 200 lbs.
My ultimate goals are to be under 10% bodyfat while at least 180lbs (I’m 5’6"), and to have 1200 total in Bench, Squat, and Deadlift.
BTW…since I’ve become so much more active lately, I’ve really become aware of how much the extra fat weighs me down. My training partner is my bass player who is only 20 (I’m 36)…he has razor sharp abs and is growing like a weed. I have to smilingly remind him that if he really thinks he’s beating me on squats and deadlifts, he should put on a 150lb weighted vest and do the movements…
One thing’s for sure. I am NOT going to make YOUR health insurance premiums go up because I’m one more fat guy with syndrome X having two bypasses!
I WILL be a T-Man!