So its 88 days until summer officially begins and I'm focusing on cutting 100% from now till then (and further but this is sort of the initial "phase" of it). I'll spare the whole hard ass not backing down attitude I've used in the first post of my previous 2 journals. Its time to **** or get off the pot, put up or shut up and this time my dedication/actions/progress will speak for me.
I'm tired of being so fat, tired of having to wear clothes from wal-mart because thats all that will fit me and tired of looking like I do when I don't HAVE to look like this. I've been tired of it for so long, but after losing nearly 55 pounds I've discovered that just being sick of it isn't enough... not nearly enough.
As far as strength goes, for the time being, I could give a **** less if I don't gain a single pound on any movements for the duration of this cut. I'm not quite as strong at 265 as I was at 320 but I look a lot better and I have a feeling once I eat at or above maintenance for a few weeks that the strength will come right back.
I estimate that at 265 pounds I'm just north of 30% bodyfat. I want to drop to 20-22% in the next 88 days at the very least which I estimate will take about 20-25 pounds of fat, not sure exactly how close I am with that estimation.
I maintain at around 3000 calories, so I usually get in about 2000 per day. I may go with 1800 per day if after the first month I don't feel the changes have been good enough. I'll also be ordering 20 pounds of ON whey and I'll use 4 shakes per day. When that runs out after 77 of the 88 days I'll buy more even if I can only afford 5 pounds. That will give me 96 grams of protein extra each day and will go a good ways in cleaning up my diet.
Ultimately by this winter I'd like to be 230 pounds @ 15% body fat. Which means I'll need to shed 35 pounds of fat and gain 10 pounds of muscle the next 8 months. Shouldn't be too much of a problem provided I stay focused and do what I need to do for the vast majority of those 8 months.