Start Weight:(15 Jul 13) 204.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Oct 14) 177.0 lb
Goal Weight:165.0 lb
following: Burn fat and gain Lean muscle mass
performance: gaining 1.1 lb a week

Hey everyone, My name is Chad

I'm a 25 year old Marine Engineer living in central New England.

I have struggled with being overweight since the age of 8, and have been up and down from Obese to just overweight my whole life, I was so young the last time that I was thin that I don't even remember what it feels like.

On July 15 2013 my brother in law who is a bodybuilder randomly called me and asked if I would like to go to the gym with him, I agreed.

Since that day I have been borderline obsessed with bodybuilding, I haven't skipped a day at the gym yet, and I do not plan to.

My brother in law has taught me clean eating, nutrition, and macromanipulation to aid me in my journey and it has worked well.

Though I will never be satisfied with my fitness level, I have decided on a goal weight of 170 lbs, and a deadline of 6 months to accomplish it. Once 6 months have passed I will be posting progress photos for the world to see. - COMPLETE 12/29/2013

01/31/2014 - New goal of 180 lbs by March 17, 2014 (lean muscle mass gains) 3-17-14 Made it to 179 lbs.

3-17-14 - New goal of 165 lbs. while retaining any muscle gains from my bulk.

6-20-14 - Back in bulking status, plan on bulking for another 12 weeks, no weight goal.

8-24-14 - Bulk has been cut short by 1 week, but I hit 182 lbs. Starting a 6 week transformation challenge today, will post results after my final weigh-in. Most Likely I will stay the course until I hit my original goals.

I am all about passing the knowlege that I have gained onto others, so if you have any questions about my lifestyle please don't hesitate to ask!

FatSecret member since: 31 Jul 13

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chadlius88's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 15+ by Dec 31st
status: Completed
ended: 30 Dec 13
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last weighin: gaining 1.4 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down

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Motivation Lost Completely - Need a boost and tips
Based on what youve said, I recommend:

It's free, the food plan isnt crazy restrictive, and the end goal of the whole thing is to "Get toned up" as you call it, though I hate the word "toned" because the actual meaning of muscle tone is not the same as the mainstream meaning.
posted 21 Oct 2014, 10:15
Weight Traning
A female IFBB Pro bodybuilder (drug free) who ONLY competes in natural bodybuilding competitions works in my office, and has been lifting 6 days per week for almost 10 years now, and when she is her off-season weight, she looks like any other thin, in shape 40 year old woman. It's only when she drops down to her stage weight (around 10% bodyfat, way lower than the average woman will ever get to) that you can actually tell that she is a bodybuilder. So don't worry about 'bulking up', even IFBB bikini models lift weights, deep squats give them their bikini buns.

posted 16 Oct 2014, 06:49
Why would you eat nuts?
posted 12 Jun 2014, 14:56
Why would you eat nuts?
I have had much success with dropping body fat while eating 3-4 Tbsp (~340 cals) of organic peanut butter in my protein shake and/or on whole grain rice cakes every single day. But I lift weights 5 days per week. You must remember that EVERYONE is different.
posted 12 Jun 2014, 12:40
I'm going to be hungry
foreverhealthy3 wrote:
eating 'high fats' stated here; just throws me. I prefer to think of it as lean protein choices instead. Are we referring to the same?

"High fat" just means that the main bulk of your calories come from healthy fats, mostly from lean meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, olive, coconut, and avacado oils etc.

Its just a matter of comparing carb intake to fat intake, on a low carb diet...there is nowhere else to get your essential calories from! (plus your central nervous system requires fat to operate).
posted 05 Jun 2014, 14:17
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23 October 2014

Last night's Workout: Chest/Back Flat Barbell Bench Press: 1x30, 5x15 Incline Barbell Bench Press: 1x30, 5x15 SUPERSET Machine Flyes: 5x15 Cable P ...

22 October 2014

No cardio last night. Legs were WAY too sore. HVT is definitely tough on the body, but boy is it effective. Exciting changes are happening. Next week ...

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