Well as some of you know, I got sick this summer (flare-up of ulcerative colitis) and went from ~230 to ~190lbs in two weeks. Shortly after getting out of the hospital, I got blood clots in both legs and was on blood thinners for a long time. Throughout this, I had been on high doses of the catabolic steroid, Prednisone. This was a very shitty time in my life and I didn't lift consistently again til about 5 weeks or so (tried to start up but would feel like complete ass after a couple of days so I would stop). Well I'm pretty much in complete remission for my colitis (but a flare-up could happen at any time ) , and have been off my steroids for about 8 weeks. As you can imagine though, my body composition went to complete shit after taking so long off and being on prednisone for such a long time. I was skinny-fat. I was going to bulk but decided to shed my unwanted bodyfat first so that I didn't look like a slob anymore. In 5 weeks , I've went from like 215 of skinny-fat to 200 of just skinny In any case, I think I look much better and hope to drop some more bodyfat before full out bulking again. It's actually really hard to eat a lot anymore, I'm on a ton of prescription medication that nauseates the hell out of me. And it's quite hard to eat while nauseated. 215 200 eh?