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    Before and New Before Pics

    Ok, I titled the thread as such, as I still consider myself to be a before shot. I am happy that I have progressed, but know that I could have done much better. People have noticed around me though, including some people at work, a guy at the gym and a girl that hadn't seen me in a few months and said I look *ahem* amazing. Don't worry it hasn't gone to my head, as I feel that I am far from anything great, and have a boat load of work to do before I'm satisfied.

    I'm posting some pics as I commited to a contest between myself and Callahan, with some cash on the line. Basically, it was whoever could induce the greatest transformation, from fat, to less fat I guess. I stalled a few times being sick twice, and having a training/diet relapse on a few occaisions. I'm pretty much out of excuses, other than the final one. I ate 1.5 medium pizzas and consumed 6 or 7 beers the night before I took the pics I'm posting, so that I think made me look slightly less lean than I normally am. But whatever.

    The before pics are of crappy quality, taken a while back with a sony mavica. I copied them onto the new pics where comparisons are applicable. The befores are smaller of course, and the lighting with that camera is brutal, so please keep that in mind.

    Anyway, enough sh!t talking.
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    First pic is a sorta made up pose, side twist or somethin.
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    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Second pair is a better side shot, showing good detail on the "handles of love."
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    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Next is front double Bi. Now I can't hit this pose for the life of me. It's like night and day what the cam says versus what *I* see in the mirror, with my superior, non-biased vision!
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    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Ok again, rear lat was sucking big time. You can tell that there is a great change in the taper, but in the mirror I see a lot more cuts normally too. Maybe it was the bad diet the night before, or maybe I'm just seeing things that aren't there in the mirror.
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    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    I know you foos will say something about legs so here you go.
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    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Here is a side leg shot, no comparison photo for it though.
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    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Here's the calves. I think it's impossible to take a calf shot. I look at them, see bulges, see teardrop, feel multiple cuts, snap a pic, the f*cker is smooth. This is the best I could do.
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    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Last pic, is an attempt at a most muscular but I screwed it up of course. Oh well, you can tell I'm slightly less flabby in the new pic, but the angles and such are different.
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    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Well that's it. Go easy on me. I took the shots by putting my cam on 10 second timer on a book case and just going standing in front. It's a b*tch trying to either hold a pose, or time it properly, so as a result I was pretty gassed, and didn't get as many quality shots as I'd hoped to get.

    I plan to continue cutting, but current cut was a drop roughly about 20lbs, from somewhere around 250-255 lbs, to 230-235 lbs currently.










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    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    where are the pi....

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    There you go.




    El, did you weigh a lot more at one time?



    In any event, you have certainly leaned up and are looking much improved. Good job!

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    I have been as high as 270 before. I'm guessing you are asking because of the stretch marks in many different areas, so yeah, my weight has had some rapid, major fluctuations in the past, so those are sorta a result of that. I quit smoking a couple times, and each time resulted in weight gains of anywhere from 30-40 lbs in under 4 months time. I finally got control of things, and have not had a cigarrette in a long time. It will be 2 years in december.
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    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Nice transformation...in how long of a time period is that?

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    Right, cool. Well, like I said, you are looking great, much trimmer.

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    Thanks Chris. Heath, I'd say it's roughly 2 months worth of semi-better eating, and more consistent training, with a bit more cardio now and then. Weekend diet was still sloppy as ever though.

    I'm looking at a spreadsheet of weight measurements, and my digital scale still said I was 248.6lbs as of april 21th, my last measurement on may 31st I was 235lbs. So most of the weight loss occured in the final month. I started out around 253 on a scale that is ~5lbs lighter than the digital scale, so if the digi says 235 now, I am probably right around 230.


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    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Way to go man!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Great work!


    Keep it up!

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    i agree, great transformation so far El. how much more weight are you trying to lose??
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    Originally posted by ElPietro
    Well that's it. Go easy on me. I took the shots by putting my cam on 10 second timer on a book case and just going standing in front. It's a b*tch trying to either hold a pose, or time it properly, so as a result I was pretty gassed, and didn't get as many quality shots as I'd hoped to get.

    I plan to continue cutting, but current cut was a drop roughly about 20lbs, from somewhere around 250-255 lbs, to 230-235 lbs currently.

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    you're looking thick, but what body fat % do you think you'll stop cutting at? nonetheless, your back lat spread shows how much fat you lost on your sides/handles

    good job!
    My profile picture is about 5 years old, I'll get around to taking some progress pics eventually.

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    That's damn good progress in 2 months.

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    Originally posted by GhettoSmurf
    i agree, great transformation so far El. how much more weight are you trying to lose??
    I think another 20 lbs would do me good. A lot of the weight that I dropped I think came from my legs. While I am slimmer, I think that my chest will be next in my genetic order to start losing some bodyfat. Although, you never can be too sure. I still have a ton of fat obviously, so I guess I'll keep going, and re-evaluate in another couple months. I think I'd shoot myself before I went below 200!
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    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    I think you got a lot stronger and a bit leaner! If you cut you'd look really good. Nice job on getting a decent camera, too.

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    LOL, well I didn't get any stronger I assure you, leaner, well I hope so, not a ton maybe but still good for a short period of time. 20 lbs is a lot to some, but when you are 250+ lbs it's still just a drop in the bucket. It's hard when you're up there in weight, not knowing what you'll look like when you hit your goal. I came in pretty much at my goal, and am still not happy, and look worse, in these pics anyway, than I thought I would.

    Again, I could have been a bit bloated, but I doubt that would make much difference, I'm not concerned, as long as things keep going in the right direction. I can continue with the girly lifts for another few months I guess.

    The camera is a work in progress too. One day I shall have to figure out all the manual functionality, and what works best when.
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    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Originally posted by PowerManDL
    See what happens when you lay off the twinkies?
    I just finished off the last bit of a bag of doritos that had been sitting there for weeks tempting me. :evillaugh

    Why did they have to invent jalepeno cheddar flavour. Resistance is futile.
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    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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