I just realized it's been exactly 2 years that I've been here at WBB. SO I thought I should say something.
Here's what I've learned in the last 2 years:
No matter how strong or smart you think you are, there is always someone stronger or smarter.
If you don't train your whole body, you will never meet your physical potential.
No amount of training can substitute for proper nutrition.
8-minute abs is a DVD at Wal-Mart, not an exercise routine.
One bad injury can be the end of a lifting career or the beginning of one.
It doesn't matter how much you lift, only that you lift as much as you can.
Listen intently to all advice, then decide whether you should follow it.
I still know very little about lifting, life, and everything else; but I'm learning.
Here's what I've accomplished in 2 years:
Have brought body weight from 197 at ~ 25% fat to 186 and ~11% (Lean mass from 148 to 166)
Have not only squatted 405 and deadlifted 455, but have helped others to increase their numbers on these lifts.
Have gone from severe depression to acceptance of life and all it's pitfalls.
Have battled back from severe injury to improve all of my lifts.
Have learned to love myself again.
Will compete in my first power meet in 4 weeks.
Thanks to WBB for everything these last 2 years. You've all helped my transform my body, mind, life.
Special thanks to Maki, Daniel, Chris Mason, CoCoa, Moose, Dedicated, Brian, Callahan, Justin, Anthony, Narcissus (or whatever he calls himself these days), and really everyone whom I've ever had the pleasure to interact with here.
Good luck to everyone. May all your goals be lofty and difficult to achieve. And may you attain them and surpass them at every turn.
All love to WBB.