Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 176.5 lbs
Daily Caloric Expenditure based on normal body functions, work, and gym: 2500-2600 calories
Daily Caloric Budget: 2700 clean calories (no sugars or anything that is not needed by the body)
Goal: lose 5-10 lbs of fat / gain 20-30 lbs of muscle
EDIT: Forgot pics. Here is an old pic ~300lb and a more current pic at ~185 lb
Starting with yesterday with my new diet. I was eating around 2300 calories and losing a lot of weight, it has been all fat loss as far as I can tell, tape measurements aren't accurate since fat loss and muscle increase are happening at once. But my lifts have all been creeping steadily upwards so I am not losing any strength at all.
My first day (6/27/2009) of Starting Strength[cite]http://startingstrength.wikia.com/[/cite] and 1/2 GOMAD was supposed to be yesterday but I had to help a friend move out of her apartment and I was thoroughly exhausted afterwards, iced my legs in the evening to try and prevent as much pain today as possible.
I am doing the Practical Programming variation of SS, chin-ups and pull-ups instead of power cleans.
Working sets today were: squat 3×5 165
bench press 3×5 165
chin-ups 3×5 BW+15
I thought the squats would kill me after all of the lifting I did yesterday but they went surprisingly well. Bench Press I struggled a bit but completed all reps without any help from my spotter. Chin-ups were good until the very last 2 reps but I locked them out.
I then did 8 tricep dips and 6 chest dips just to stretch my sternum tendons. (last time I did tri dips I strained the tendons and couldn’t move my neck for 2 days)
Total time lifting 50 minutes! Awesome!
I went out to the bar with my buddies, ended up only drinking 2 light beers, 200 calories, no biggie. Came home late and got hungry, snacked on some beef jerky, had a casein shake and went to sleep. Ended up 700 calories over my budget and 12 oz short of my 1/2 GOMAD.
Bought a bathroom scale yesterday (6/27), stood on it today(6/28) and my weight was about the same as yesterday but the damn numbers are too small for me to read even with my glasses, I don't know, maybe get a magnifying glass and attach it to the scale? Today is a rest day, just going to relax, clean my room and do my laundry. Ill try and keep myself about 350 calories under budget to make up for yesterday.
Monday is back to work and then the gym.