Start Weight:(15 Jul 13) 204.0 lb
Current Weight:(15 Sep 14) 174.2 lb
Goal Weight:165.0 lb
following: Burn fat and gain Lean muscle mass
performance: losing 1.6 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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  Lose 15+ by Dec 31st
status: Completed
ended: 30 Dec 13
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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
I'm going to be hungry
kenni_z wrote:
Also, I think it matters a lot WHY you're dieting and WHERE YOU'RE STARTING. There are big differences between trying to fit into your wedding dress and trying to becomes healthier for life. And there's a difference between being very overweight with the goal of reaching a healthy weight and being 5-10 overweight and wanting to look hot. Again, all experiences are valid but there are distinctions.

That is all. Thanks for the discussion.

Agreed, there is 1 distinction, time. Thats it.

The effort has to be the same, in either case. Smile
posted 05 Jun 2014, 06:52
I'm going to be hungry
Yes and no, when you're dieting there will be times when you're hungry and low(er) on energy than you're used to, but it shouldn't be all that bad as long as you aren't eating TOO FEW calories.

Some foods are more filling than others (salad is a weapon against hunger, you can make a 6-cup salad that is less than 350 calories, and I bet you'll be stuffed when you're done eating it) and some foods will actually make you feel MORE HUNGRY! (simple carbs and starchy carbs, sugar, white breads, white potatoes).

I try not to go into too much more detail than that without knowing food allergies or health issues that prevent the consumption of certain foods. But really, I don't S**t rainbows! You really can be full while dieting!
posted 04 Jun 2014, 12:46
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17 September 2014

35 minute speed rope session last night. Switching my diet back to low carb starting tomorrow. Energy levels are much better now, so its time for my carb ...

16 September 2014

Last nights lifting session: 10 minutes at level 10 on the stairmaster for my cardio warmup SUPERSET Cable bicep curl 40,30,20,10,10 reps Cable rope ...

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