View Full Version : its time to do this

12-06-2007, 02:16 PM
I have been putting this off to long and was to young to really commit but now I feel i'm ready. I'm 17 and have been overweight my whole life. I've always played sports though and i'm not in shape obviously but i've been fairly involved with sports basketball baseball even soccer and i;m going to play lacrosse. I decided to start lifting again and try to get into shape and built. I have read everything I can about the subject and though I don't know anywhere near everything I have a solid idea of what I need to do mostly from this site. Well thats all I can say for now I have a few pics enclosed and there really bad so view with caution but have to start somewhere. Ignore the pimples obviously i'm not on roids I just had them for long time can't seem to get rid of them. If anyone has any tips that would be cool. Also ignore the titles just took them with ebay pictures. In these pictures I am a fraction under 6"4 and around 277 :bang:

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/37/2007ebayactonestoneham0mo3.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2007ebayactonestoneham0mo3.jpg)

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1764/2007ebayactonestoneham0os2.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2007ebayactonestoneham0os2.jpg)

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/2909/2007ebayactonestoneham0el7.th.jpg (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2007ebayactonestoneham0el7.jpg)

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1246/2007ebayactonestoneham0nf1.th.jpg (http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2007ebayactonestoneham0nf1.jpg)

Also two more things. This is in no way i;m doing this for but I figure it will be extra motivation. I have some bets with friends that I can get in decent shape by april 1st. Though if I fail It is not a big deal but do you think this is doable? It's not really a stricty guideline just not to be real fat and not have man boobs and stomach.

Also finally I know these pics are bad but do you guys think theres a good shot I can look good and be strong. I know everyone can but I just want to understand peoples opinions. Okay thank you for your time.

12-06-2007, 02:25 PM
At 6 4 you should look pretty good around 225 or so. Your a tall guy so you have that to your advantage. Don't set a time frame, set a goal and get there.

Who cares if it takes you 6 months or 12 months? Once your there it will all be worth it.

12-07-2007, 07:15 PM
Thanks man its been like 2 weeks and I already feel differences minorally very minor in apparance and much more mentally like i'm really committed.

12-07-2007, 10:57 PM
By april 1st it is definitely doable to lose a good amount of that extra weight.

Hit the lifts hard and the pounds WILL come off.

12-08-2007, 12:19 AM
Diet. Get that dialed in or NOTHING happens.


Start tracking. Post up your average in a week. We start there.

Maj. Office Gut
12-08-2007, 08:36 AM
Diet. Get that dialed in or NOTHING happens.

Start tracking. Post up your average in a week. We start there.

Listen to her! I hurt my knee and back and was out of the gym for 3 weeks and the weight came off just as fast w/o the gym as it did w/ the gym because of a clean healthy diet. I didn't have much muscle mass to lose .. it was mainly mah belly ass and thighs..and double chin..that kept shrinking.

Your goals are doable.. I lost 60 pounds in 60 days and if my fat lazy ass can do it .. ANYONE can. SO get on it!

12-08-2007, 03:52 PM
Glad to hear but if 1 pound is 3500 cals that means you lost/cut 3500 cals a day how the hell is that doable.

Maj. Office Gut
12-08-2007, 04:20 PM
To be honest I did not know the science behind it when I started. I am just a noob here who was as sick of being fat as it sounds like you are. In the beginning I figure I cut my daily intake down to about 1200 cals a day. Very little fats and carbs. I figure I cut my daily caloric intake, carbs and fats down 2/3 rds. I did not find fitday until about a month into my journey. Before I started WBB 1.1 I was running/swimming off 1000+ calores every morning 5 days a week and lifting probably 2-3 nights a week. At least another 500 cals or so. The more I learned here the more I began to eat.. after I started upping my protiens, fats,carbs, and more weights/less cardio .. it still kept coming off.

Everything I ate/eat is clean as a whistle. Anything that does not help you.. hurts you. If it is in the grey area then another food could replace it and do a better job of helping you to your goals.

I quit drinking entirely.. the empty calories in beer and damage that liquor does to my recovery time was horrible. It also .. um .. lowered self control when it came to just about everything.

Everyone is different.. my body was never supposed to be as big or heavy as it was. I am really a smaller-medium sized person. My body wanted to get rid of all of the grotesque and unhealthy flab/gut/chin that it had been carrying around for 6-7 years. I do not have your frame, so your results may be different. But looking at your pics you have an easy 30-40 pounds that is screaming to get dropped.

I think people ... especially us hefties..have no idea how fast we can lose unhealthy obese type weight. Your body does not want it on your body ..all your mind has to do is become stronge, implement an effective change, and fight the urges you have that got you to where you are in the first place.

sorry this is so long... [*cartman voice*]you can achieve your goals.. i am living proof... um.. {*cartman voice*}beefcake!!

12-08-2007, 04:24 PM
Diet. Get that dialed in or NOTHING happens.


Start tracking. Post up your average in a week. We start there.

I'm on this boat too. Though I'm not dieting right now, in order to reach my goals, I track my diet and routine to a "T". Plus, it's not that hard and reaching the goals FEELS AWESOME!

Good luck man. Look forward to seeing more posts!

12-08-2007, 04:33 PM
Thanks everyone who replyed and yeah major gut that was a very good post thanks.

12-08-2007, 07:37 PM
Don't worry so much about what the scale tells you. Since you're new at this, it's likely that you'll make some gains while your body adjusts to lifting heavy. Use the mirror and the measuring tape to track your progress on top of the scale.

The scale is usually a lying bastard and can frustrate the hell out of you.

Listen to Built. That crazy old bitch knows what she's talking about. ;)

12-09-2007, 03:42 PM
Hahahahahahahahaha Jesse you gonna die...


12-09-2007, 04:29 PM
DUDE its definitely doable. Your gonna be muscular as heck.