My Transform Pics
- 09-29-2007, 05:45 PM
- 09-29-2007, 07:54 PM
Thanks again, everyone.
But, the funniest one -- no joke -- was one of my former students (I was an HS teacher until this school year) hit on me in the mall. She hadn't seen me since she went off to college, and she'd just graduated. She knew my voice when we spoke, but she thought we'd met at a club and she'd forgotten. You've never seen a more red-faced person in your life than when I told her who I was, and she figured out she'd just made a pass at her old teacher.
It's SLOOOOOWLY getting closer in size to the right, but it's still about 1/4 inch smaller. Strange thing is that my left is actually stronger than my right.
09-29-2007, 10:43 PM
Brad... to echo everyone else...
Seriously, one of the most incredible transformations ever in the history of transformations.
09-30-2007, 01:20 PM
10-01-2007, 05:25 AM
I'm with everybody on this one. Very inspirational!!! Maybe you should become a personal trainer and help obese people loose weight. They will be a lot more comfortable with you training them as they can see your before and after pictures.
10-02-2007, 04:15 PM
This comment is the same as everyone elses but your transformation is incredible because it was so drastic. Awesome job !
10-02-2007, 06:02 PM
10-02-2007, 10:38 PM
Before diet, it was pretty much whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted. Convenience foods, lots of pop, chips, fast food. My best guess is that I typically ate something on the order of 7000-10,000 cals per day, sometimes as high as 12 or 15000, with a totally sedentary lifestyle. Sounds incredible, but thinking back on some of the meals that I had (and I ate 3-4 times a day like this), it's what the figures point to.
Here are a few "sample" before meals:
1) A whole large all-topping pizza, a large order of wings, and a whole 2 liter pop
2) A double Whopper, a single whopper, 2 large fries, and pop.
3) From Taco Bell, 2 burritos, a nachos grande, 3-4 soft tacos, and pop. (Snackish kind of thing) In fact most places fast food just for myself would run 12-14 bucks.
4) Stop at KFC for a 10 piece family meal, and eat 3/4 of it on my own in one sitting.
5) If I cooked for myself, let's say chili, it would be 3-4 large bowls with all the condiments and add ons (sour cream, cheese, crackers, etc) you can think of. Most of a box of pasta with a jar's worth of sauce and half a loaf of French bread.
Mind you, I could eat like that, and then eat again three or four hours later and just as much. You may thing I'm joking, but I'm not exaggerating at all. It's mind boggling to me now that I could have ever lived and ate that way for so long.
How I've changed? Just this weekend, I cheated and ordered a Domino's pizza to eat watching the football game. Three slices of medium later, I was full.
10-04-2007, 05:51 PM
5 Month Change
Thanks guys for all the support. One of the things I have to adjust to is how slow gaining lean muscle is. You know, you don't see the change in yourself everyday. Then I look at this.
This pic is my change since I stopped trying to actively lose weight. The difference in actual scale weight between these pics is about 5 pounds. But, what a difference a little more muscle and a more narrow waist makes.
First Pic Was May 1, Middle July 1, End October 2nd.
10-06-2007, 04:34 PM
10-07-2007, 07:13 PM
10-08-2007, 11:32 PM
10-13-2007, 03:23 PM
10-13-2007, 03:32 PM
HOLY **** DUDE! Nice freakin work!
BMI...yes we all know its a crock...i'm morbidly obese myself...with visible abs??
and on another side note...don't be admiring the heavy decline presses.
Amazing work man. Keep it up.
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10-13-2007, 05:03 PM
10-14-2007, 02:06 PM
I've never used anabolic steroids or the like. There have been several people -- including my former doctor -- who thought I was (I don't understand how. One good friend in the gym laughed hard when I told him, and he said anyone who knows about A.A.S. knows I'm not using. He said with my body structure, I'd be a lot bigger if I were.)
I'm not opposed to using AAS at all. Personally, I feel that if you do not go overboard, you can get many of the benefits of AAS without many of the side effects that come with massive cycles. I'm friends with many people who have/do use, and the ones I who I respect all agree on one thing. You shouldn't think about using until you know what your potential is without them, at least 3-4 years in the gym with proper nutrition and proper workouts. I'm no where near that yet. When the time comes, then I'll make that choice.
10-14-2007, 05:03 PM
10-14-2007, 05:39 PM
Back to the muscle loss - I lost about 15% lean mass (if the body fat % are right) over the course of the first cut. Sounds OK considering the until you do the figures -- 27 pounds LBM lost. My goal is to get that 27 pounds pounds of muscle back.
10-17-2007, 07:13 PM
This is the first thread I looked at since I joined so my first post will be "Amazing Job and congrats on what you have accomplished!"
10-17-2007, 09:37 PM
repps to u bro
when i first saw those photos i thought it was father and son!!
those before photos would have been taken around late 29/ early 30, u looked 50 something dude!!
the transformation is beyond belief and well done
remarkable and a fine example of what can be achieved
10-17-2007, 10:10 PM
Very nice transformation, all you can do for symmetry work to even out is do single arm work, work each side individually.
10-18-2007, 12:15 AM
Thanks again, guys. (I keep saying that, but I mean it to all of you.)
I took one of those real body age tests when I started last year. I was 31 chronologically but my body age was like 44 or 45. I just took it again at my year anniversary. I'm 32 (almost 33) now chronologically, but my body age test is 22.
Granted, don't look quite that young anymore, but I feel like it. And most people guess I'm in my mid 20's.
10-18-2007, 12:28 AM
you're a credit to yourself dude and a damn pain in the a*s to all those straight up lazy types who make excuses about why they fat etc
geez if bill philips was still doing that body for life stuff you'd be in that corvette baby!!!
once again, well done
it's really made my day coming across this thread of yours
01-07-2008, 02:48 AM
01-07-2008, 03:25 AM
Absolutely amazing and inspiring! You lost more than just weight - you look like you lost a bunch of years too (or gained youth, depending how you look at it).
FINALLY a win for the good guys, lol.
01-10-2008, 02:25 PM
01-16-2008, 01:01 PM
01-16-2008, 04:46 PM
01-16-2008, 06:27 PM
Great job, you are a roll model to many people. You had the courage, and the strength to do the right thing. I cant stress enough how cool that is. Congratulations. Mark
01-17-2008, 01:35 AM
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