If that is you in the picture (hard to tell with no face when all your other photos had a face) then I think you did a phenominal job.
Good work keeping the rest of us motivated to keep on keeping on.
Point taken Igloo. Sorry for no face. Maybe this one will convince you? It isn't quite as recent however. But this one is exactly one year of my transformation. January 1st 2011 to January 1st 2012.
I though u were awesome before now you are fucking awesome!!!
Would you mind outlining your average day nutrition wise and workout wise?
Thanks Marzouk. I appreciate that. I have never actually sat down and put what I do "on paper". I do not count calories, etc. But here is what I do. I stick to a pretty strict (about 90%) paleo diet. Nothing processed goes in my mouth. I practice intermittent fasting done the smart way. Basically I eat from noon to 8 PM, then fast the rest of the time. Also, I have eliminated grains from my diet.
I have used/still use a lot of the Tnation products. I have done the Anaaconda 2 protocol, and did Indigo 3G. I still use their Surge workout fuel, low carb protein, Superfood, and creatine. I also take fish oils, calcium, vitamin D3, and Circumin.
For workout nutrition, I do a 40 gram protein shake 30 minutes before my workout with creatine, Superfood, and a spoon or organic coconut oil (healthy fat). I do one scoop of SWF in 20 ounces or water during my workout. Then right after I workout, I eat a healthy meal of some form of dead animal and green veggies.
My workouts are three days/week (not kidding) but they are very effective workouts. My wife owns a gym (www.barefootfts.com) so I train there. The founder of this gym is a guest author on this site (Craig Weller). Search for him on this site and his articles will come up.
That is about all I can think of for now. Craig Weller has taken me under his wing and really helped me as kind of his "personal project" I guess you could say. I can't thank him enough.
Anything else, feel free to ask. Again, I appreciate your kind words. I do a ton of reading and trial/error on myself. I am my own Guinea Pig I guess. :)
Sounds good. I think for me, I didn't really start seeing good physique progress until I cut out grains. I take in about 50 grams of carbs on non workout days, and about 100 on workout days. There are some awesome articles on this site on "carb cycling".
Diddy, I'm just starting a similar journey to the one you began back in 2009. I was at 285# at my heaviest and I'm down to 270# since the beginning of the year. I'm just starting my first go at the V-Diet and assuming everything goes well I plan on doing it again in a few months to speed up weight loss and muscle building. You are truly and inspiration and I will def. be referring to your progress pics for motivation at the tough moments.
Thanks Manmathison. You can do it. Just keep making the right decision every time. Try not to focus too much on the end result but more on each day as it comes. Everyday, make the commitment to not eat shit food and hit the gym, no matter what. If you take things one day at a time, the future will take care of itself.
I took another pic a couple weeks ago. I posted it to my "before/after" page on here, but not here. So here it is.