View Full Version : My journey to become a ‘beefcake’

10-18-2007, 11:27 AM
Hi Everyone,

I am starting this journal to get advice from the people who read it and to keep track of my progress.

During High School I weighed a healthy 180 pounds and 4 years later, I found myself graduating university barely recognizing myself at 260 pounds (See picture below)!

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5432/startnv0.th.jpg (http://img215.imageshack.us/my.php?image=startnv0.jpg)

The weight I gained was due to an unhealthy diet of cafeteria food and sheer laziness. I realized that my weight had become a problem and that I wasn’t happy with myself anymore. I joined a gym and a weight loss program and then began to shed the weight off. The exercises were primarily cardio but I managed to do some basic free weight exercises. I lost 30 pounds before I hit a wall and the weight loss since has been extremely difficult. (See picture below [230 pounds]).

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6128/month2cv1.th.jpg (http://img215.imageshack.us/my.php?image=month2cv1.jpg)

I then began to weight lift more and stumbled onto this great website. The diet I have now is going to need to change and I’m looking for an organized weight lifting program with way more structure. I currently weigh 222 pounds and would like to be at 10% body fat which I’d guess would place me at a weight of 180 – 190 pounds. (Below are recent pictures of me).

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6550/month3zr9.th.jpg (http://img215.imageshack.us/my.php?image=month3zr9.jpg) http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3476/month4uy7.th.jpg (http://img215.imageshack.us/my.php?image=month4uy7.jpg)

I am currently logging my food intake on fitday and will be sharing the log once I’ve completed my first week. Please feel free to comment – My goal right now is to reach a body fat level of 10%. From there I’d like to start bulking up as I’d like to increase the size of my shoulders and legs!

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 222 pounds

10-18-2007, 02:17 PM
Updated with pictures!

Here is my FITDAY: http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=erbabi2002