I am 34 years old about to turn 35 in June of this year. I have been lifting on and off (mostly off seems like) for 11 years but still look like crap or worse. I am 5'10 and 240lbs. Bodyfat approximately (based on my old Tanita scale) 40%. I know it is not very accurate but I will continue to use it to see if as my bodyweight goes down the reading goes down as well.
I have been reading articles from this site, elitefts and Westside barbell for about 7 years but unfortunately have not really applied it until now.
Why now? Why not. My goal is to get a six pack by my birthday. I read that most people can't see their abs until approximately 10% bodyfat. I want to jump start my diet using Velocity Diet as my base but modified somewhat.
For example I will use Surge Workout Fuel and leucine but will not use HOT-ROX. I seem to be very sensitive to stimulants.
Calories on my diet:
(10.2x240+879) = 1664 cals on low days
(10.2x240+879) = 1996 cals on work out days.
The typical lunch from McDonald's for me pre-diet:
1 Big Mac - 540 cals
1 Filet-O-fish - 380
1 Double cheeseburger - 440 (dollar menu)
1 medium fries - 380 (I rarely went large or Supersized)
1 medium coke - 210
2 apple pies - 500 (dollar menu)
Total for lunch - 2450 calories. Sometimes I would get a Sundae on top of this list, but not always so I will not count it. No wonder I was/am a McFatty.
Edit: I weighed in at 247lbs on Tuesday night 2/3/09 and that is when I seriously gave thought about doing the diet. I know some of this was food weight so I just used 240lbs for my caloric intake calculations.