well, its been interesting thus far. Current stats: 19 year old 5' 11" , 165lbs just creatine, whey, fish oil, multi lifting for 9 months (noob) , but much of that was a partial waste, as only recently did i get on a good, free-weight routine. pic is a month old In mid-late 05, I was around 235 lbs. Had a major wake-up call and realized I needed to lose weight. A combination of my shitty genetics, the munchies, and a general lazy lifestyle had led to me gain lots of weight between 15-17. I educated myself a good deal, and stopped drinking pop, I also began eating healthier- I began to realize how much I relied on fast-food and candy and all that shit. I did some kind of cardio several times a week and the fat began to disappear. Fast-forward to this past year, after getting back from a cruise in December, I weighed 155 lbs. Despite the number, I was still out of shape and what little muscle I started with had obviously withered away. This is when I signed up for the local gym- and have been going 3-5 times per week since. I started out just going for CV, then I worked my way into doing machine's...but looking back, I was clueless as to what I was doing...I just basically walked around and did whatever So I listened to advice from a few people who know what they are talking about, and of course I read up lots on here and on T-Nation. Ive got a good schedule going now and im beginning to see some strength gains.