Start Weight:(15 Jul 13) 204.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Dec 14) 180.0 lb
Goal Weight:170.0 lb
following: Burn fat and gain Lean muscle mass
performance: losing 3.4 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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We need better fast food options
Ever heard of tropical smoothie café? We have them up here in New England, not sure how far spread they are at this point. Their meals are high calorie but nutritious and made of whole foods. I'm pretty sure that 50% of the calories are from the cheeses and sauces, so having them keep those out would likely make for a great diet-friendly meal.
posted 18 Dec 2014, 10:50
Banana Question
AMEN notjune1! fruits are great breakfast food. you're coming off of a long fast (Dinner-waking; up to 16 hours!) and your body will use up any sugars from the fruit without storing it. Complex carbs are very nutritious but that doesn't mean you can get away with eating a big bowl of sweet potatoes with every meal. All good things in moderation to stay within your RDI.
posted 02 Dec 2014, 14:36
diet "supplements"
Read the bottle, I bet it says "for best results, combine with a healthy diet and exersice regimen" As in, it doesnt work unless you're doing the things that already lead to weight loss. So, no matter what these companies claim, they just want your money.
posted 25 Nov 2014, 12:40
Any academics out there?
Go to the gym, get home, eat, take a hot shower, then study. An active body makes an active mind. Its also important to make sure you're getting plenty of sleep so that you aren't too burnt out to focus.
posted 24 Nov 2014, 10:58
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
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24 December 2014

Gee, I'm getting good at this. Last Night's Workout: Legs/Calves/Abs Leg Press: 2 dropsets of 25-35 reps per drop Dumbbell Squat: 2 dropsets of 20-25 ...
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23 December 2014

Rest night last night. Today is Legs, foot feels ready.

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