Hi, I've been hovering around 232 - 238 for the past year. One time last month I got done to 228.5, but was back over 230 an hour later. I dont know, but i'm kinda frustrated with always seeing the same weight. The weight # itself is no issue to me, but what is the issue is my hard work with what feels like little to no reward. Should I even be looking at the #? Or should i just continue to train very hard and let the mirror be my scale?..
I do feel much stronger, and have gained considerably alot in my legs since Starting Strength, but still weigh the exact same. My belly did get smaller all the way around, which would lead me to believe. I'm losing fat and gaining muscle but, it's so hard for me to even tell.
Lately we have switched to a Strength workout of one of the power lifts IE: Dead, Squat, Power Press, Bench, Hang Cleans, Front squat 5x3 and than we go into a crossfit type workout for metabolic conditioning. My lungs and heart have defnitly responded, I have noticed my muscle endurance levels up highly.
My diet is not the best, but it's not the worst by far. I'm getting solid 200gs of protein a day and keeping my carbs under 300 fat around 100. I intake probably 100gs throughout a bad day of just sugar carbs (I like to drink Arizona Arnold Palmer Iced Teas) sometime I have 2 and they are 43gs of sugar a peice.
At this pace, I'm wondering if i'll ever be "lighter" or if I'm just meant to stick around this weight. And maybe one day I could be 234 at a reasonable body fat percentage. My stubborn belly fat i've had for yyeeaaarrs and it's been very tough to get off. Lately i've been putting in about 5 days of lifting a week, along with 3 days of about 2 hours of basketball, and 2 days of swimming for about 1/2 hour.
Regardless here are pics of my Before SS and after SS, if you notice a difference or have any suggestions, comments or critiques please feel free.