|Start Weight:||(23 Aug 10) 125.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(20 Mar 13) 118.6 lb|
|Goal Weight:||135.0 lb|
following: Gerdik's - Modified Block Diet
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week
Hi my name is Eric and I am 31 years old. I have always been a "skinny rail" my entire life. I could eat anything I wanted and not worry about gaining a single pound! Going into college I was at a whopping 105 lbs. Getting out of college, I was 135 lbs - a good 30 lbs over a 4 year stint of typical college eating (ramen noodles, frozen pizzas, beer, liquor, and the remaining 9 yards). It was not until a few years ago that my wife convinced me to go to the doctors and get a routine check up. It was that very check up that instantly got me into a health nut. My cholesterol was at 244 and my doctor wanted to recommend I take Lipitor - at age 25/26! That scared the sh*t out of me. I needed to change and change quick. So I have been on the health kick since, lowered my cholesterol down to low 200s, became a gym rat, and even recently got my certified personal training through NCSF. I can honestly say that I am the most fit I have ever been - 120 lbs. and about 6-8% body fat. My continuous goal is to maintain my lean build (I was trying to get to 130 lbs. but am realizing that I do not want to sacrafice the lean I have gained from my current nutrition plan). Using FS has helped me get to where I am at by providing me the insight into what I choose to feed my body!
UPDATE: I am trying to gain mass again but really focusing on calories in vs. calories out, along with macro-nutrient breakdown of 30/30/40 protein/fat/carbs respectively.
So far so good, we will see how it goes and if I can actually stick with it for 2-3 months. Last time I tried, it did not go well because I wanted the lean look without the fat gain (impossible). Need to accept that I will have some fat increase along with muscle gains but hopefully minimized.