So I've decided to update biweekly to keep things a little more interesting. Like I mentioned before, progress has been slow but that is what I expected.
There were a couple things that happened that I didn't expect. First was that I gained weight in the first three weeks. If you look at my gut, it actually looks like I started to slim down. Which is what I thought. My guesstimated starting weight was 265 lbs (which I hovered around for the last 2yrs). I finally bought a scale last sunday (4/24), and I weighed in at 275.9 lbs (end of wk 3). WTF right?!?! The other was, that at the end of week 4 being today, I weighed in at 269.4 lbs (5/1).
A couple things happened here. For the first three weeks I was drinking 2 protein shakes with whole milk as well as a creatine mix after my workout. The weight gain I saw was from the muscle I gained (thats what I think anyway). As you can see in the week 3 photo, I'm the fattest person you know with abs!
Weight loss from week 4 I believe came from the fact that I ran out of all my supplements. I was starting to feel bloated anyway. Week 4, I didn't really change my diet. Only significant difference was I replaced the 80+ grams of protein from the shakes, with plain tuna. I eat a lot of tuna, I'm talking three to four cans.
Other than my multivitamins and herbals, I am going to see how I do without the use of supplements. I didn't like feeling bloated from consuming so much liquid (10+ 20oz bottles minimum) etc.... now I feel stronger. Start of week 1, I wasn't lifting free weight on the bench because I couldn't even put up two 20kg (44lbs + 25lb= +/-70lbs) for a full chest work out. End of week 4, and I finished my workout with (2) 20kg, (1) 15kg plate on both sides for a total of about 267lbs (1kg is 2.2lbs). I did a full chest workout with 267 lbs unspotted and I could have gone higher. Felt great.
Okay, I've talked your ears off and I'm sure your eyes are bleeding from the photos above... deal with it.
If you've been successful in your fitness goals I would love to hear about it.
If you've hit a wall and have had nothing but challenges, I want to hear about it!
If you have any suggestions for me, or interesting workouts you think I might like, I want to hear about it....
and don't say put a shirt on, cause' in the next picture I'll take my damn panties off!! (okay I promise I won't)
my fingers were crossed :x
P.S. Yes, I have more to say
P.S.S. So I came across an article in Fitness RX asking: "is tuna shrinking your balls?" oh F*@kin' great! Great news! I consumed about 30lbs of tuna... and now its shrinking my balls...anyway....
Long story short stay away from generic tuna, and eat chunk white/Albacore. Supposedly generic tuna is more likely to have been harvested in sea water where the fish have high mercury levels. Mercury is highly toxic, and in males it inhibits testosterone production and can lead to abnormal amounts of estrogen in the blood. Ahhh more great news... I think the man boobs are large enough. While you'll never know where the fish was caught, and how much mercury may be contaminating your can of tuna, there's a reason chunk white/Albacore is more expensive. It is usually farm raised or wild caught in areas that are either naturally protected from pollutants or controlled wild environment.