My one year weight in is here! :noes:

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  1. gorilla

    gorilla New Member

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    Cliffs: You guys already know muscle weights more then fat.

    Some might remember I started out this time last year on a goal of getting back in shape. Kick boxing shape. I told myself it was NOT about weight, but how I looked. So I set a goal to only weight myself after one full year. And that time has come. :eek: The results are SURPRISING!

    First the 3 main things I did for the year:

    1) I went from biking 35+ miles to Mtn Biking... which kicked my ass! I could barely make 3 miles! I finally got to 13 miles mtn biking. Legs like rocks now. (Bruised ribs and broken finger as well :) )

    2) Food.... I gave up very little. Portions got much smaller. No soda unless in a mixed drink. Lots of water. Snacks went healthy. Fruit fruit and more fruit. Cheese and crackers, popcorn. Decaf coffee. But I had my share of nachos b-day cake, pie, ect. Just small portions.

    3) Gym. I hit the gym like an idiot. I didn't fully know what I was doing. 6 months ago a friend who is a Personal trainer set me right. Most results I've seen. So in my mind I've only been working out correctly for 6 months, not a year.

    The physical results:

    I dropped 2 belt loops. I have no gut!! I've got nice muscles again! None of my cloths fit right anymore! I'm VERY VERY happy with how I look. Yes I've got more to go. 1/2 inch of baby fat stopping my abs from bursting thru . But all in all I'm so happy! (except I think I tore a rotator cuff)

    So the weight...

    I'm 6 feet tall and as of last year I weighted 238. Now I weight........ 224?

    :wtf:

    Yeah... I put on a LOT of muscle! Telling someone I only lost 14 pounds and they just look at me. They could swear I would be down around 200 lbs. The fact is muscle weighting more. And it hit me, had I been weighting myself the whole time, I would have been so disappointed. Instead I'm happy as hell right now! The 14 lbs means nothing compared to how I look.

    So my advice is... don't weight yourself. Just work on how you look. The weight will either be there or not. And muscle kicks ass ;)

    Goal for next year, to look like I belong in the UFC.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Congrats. weight loss is nothing -- body recomp is whats important.
     
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    Did you happen to have your bodyfat tested? How much have your lifts gone up? There's little as satisfying as dropping a belt loop IMO
     
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    Haven't done the body fat count yet. Will do. I actually dropped weight and increased reps. I'm all about toning and getting cut now. I know I'm going to fall behind in the next few weeks due to holidays and this injury. But I'm keeping the cardio going :)
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    GORILLA IN THE HOUSE!! ALRIGHT TEA PARTY'S OOOOVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRRR!!
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    no before and after pics, reduced care
     
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    maskednegator Kosmonaut, best we've got...

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    LOL, working on it!!
     
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