I posted similar to this this a little while ago, but have decided to man up and post some pictures with a little change of focus on what i’m asking, because i’ve stopped knowing what to expect.
[quote]This might be a long one, but bear with me! By the way, i’m UK based so that might make some difference to some people.
A potted history of the last 5 years to date,16- 21 years old.
At school, did ok, wasnt super fit but wasnt fat. Had girls, amazing social life, well into music and promoting bands/shows. Started drinking around this time properly. Got to about 16 and a half and found my first job under the Golden Arches. Went from about 190lbs to about 250 in the next two years. Hit 18, decided to do something about my weight. Crash dieted down to about 225, could keep up with it, weight crept back on. Still just about scoring some chicks, still good social.
Started uni and about 2 months in, my Dad passes on. Holy shit. I start inhaling food at a crazy weight. I reckon an average day I was smashing down about 7000kcals before booze, maybe 10-12,000 on a bad day! Literally everything was double portions, fried, covered in cheese, washed down with full fat soda.
Stopped scoring with chicks, became a bit introverted really. Made excuses when my pal Jack tried to coax me over to the gym. Carried on playing rugby, but without a formal coach I let myself get pretty lax on training, would just turn up to pant round a game and feel like I was going to pass out come scrum time.
Weight kept on shooting up, I just couldnt see it. Before I knew it, I was 336lbs, struggling to do simple things like tie my shoes without sweating. Walking time bomb. Kept this up over the course of about another year, basically to May last year. In May I decided enough was enough, and that I had to do something about my situation, started half assed going to the gym and eating a bit better.
Came home for summer vacation, got offered a chance to work back at my old school for a year on work placement for my course. Decided this would be the kick up the ass that I needed for the start of my transformation.
Went into the gym on that first day and starting fapping away like a mad man. But anything was better than nothing. A few mins on the elipitical made me feel like I was going to hurl. Bad times. As I went on I started reading a bit more, getting the opinions of personal trainers down the gym. Found a guy who i’ve known for a few years, really knows his stuff, has been known to visit T-Nation on occasion.
So where are we today. Ditched split routines, for a full body session 3 days a week, with two cardio days. The best part so far…
I’ve lost 97+lbs! Now sitting at about 239lbs, still around 30% bf, but its all going in the right direction. Target probably needs to be sub 200, i’ve got access to free body fat testing at the gym, and whilst I know electrical impedance testing isnt brilliant, as long as it shows a downward trend right?
My current diet is
Breakfast-Protein Shake and 2 eggs, 1x brown toast (beaten then microwaved) 2xFlameout.
Mid Am-100g of tuna and cucumber
Lunch-Breast and a half-2 breasts chicken salad, dressed with EVOO
Mid PM-100g of Tuna and cucumber
Post Workout-Protein Shake
Dinner (usually within an hour of training)-Chicken/Fish/Steak w/salad. 2x Flameout
Mid Eve-Handful of almonds, protein shake.[/quote]
Right, so I’ll upload a couple of picture that i’ve taken today(@108.5kg). I want to get a good idea of what I can expect, results wise by say May/June time. I’ve been doing this for a while now, completely changed by habits and have no trouble adjusting anything further if its going to help.
When I was 134kgs (295) I had a body fat test done and was 36%(LBM-85.5kg), had another done @ 126kgs and was 34% (LBM-83kg). Havent had one done since then. Working on the assumption that when I hit 100kgs, i’ll be around 25%. This should be by the middle of March latest.
Is there a good chance that with the right nutrition, training and supplementation, I could be 10-15% by the summer? Even under 20%. I started this at the end of June last year, havent has any significant slow downs in progress yet (a 2 week plateau in Sept was all). I could do with the advice to make sure i’m not setting myself up for a fall.