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    Gains>Loss

    As a young man, I called myself fat, believed myself to be fat, and treated myself as someone who was too fat to even try. I was slightly overweight, basically just a tiny bit fatter than chubby. I could have easily lost the weight with mild cardio. In my mid 20's I bloomed up and became ACTUALLY fat. My brother was a bodybuilder, who used weight training to overcome bulimia. I began working out with him at our local YMCA

    For about 8 months straight, I went to the gym on a 4/1 split. I struggled at first, but with my brothers help, I stuck with it and lost about 70 lbs and basically became an intermediate body builder. My family is all mesomorphs, and although I am aware that fat people tend to be endos, I pretty much ended with a slightly flabby meso body. My brother suffered from mental illness, and when I was 24 and he was 20, he took his own life.

    I had lost my brother and my training partner. I soon lost all of my gains and motivation. I was always more fit than I was before I worked out, but never fit. I kept promising myself, and FB friends that this was the year that I got my shiz together. It has been 6 years as of now and I am a chef, and spent a lot of time moving (its way more cardio than people realize, slanging 60 lb cast irons) so I was fat, but sort of a shaped fat, I carried it well. 2020 hits, and I am 30... betrayed my self promise of getting fit before 30. Covid ravaged my industry. I lost my job, my very very good job at a Michelin rated restaurant. Unemployment hit, and nothing that's delivered is good for you. An amazing fried chicken place opened in my city, and it did NOT go well for me. I have no idea how much I weighed, when I decided to turn things around, and I do not know how much I weigh now.

    I am simply working out for the purpose of being bigger and stronger. Eventually I will have to go on a big cut, but as of now, I am just counting my calories and hitting the home gym (remnants form the past) hard! I plan on keeping the thread open as a blog, and at the 6 week mark... I am gunna weigh myself for the first time. This might seem counter-intuitive, but for me the numbers I care about are the number of reps, and how much weight I can push! At the 6 week mark, I am also gunna explicitly journal the exercises themselves. For now, I am on a 3-1 split. First day is upper body, second day is lower body, and third is core. For the resources I have at home this is working extremely better than I thought. I am working out with 2 other guys, that are at different places fitness wise, and its working for all of us. I am the only fat guy, and so a lot of my progress is in my gut, but everyone on board is patient with the needs of the other lifters. Hopefully, I can catch lightning twice, and remind myself that I am there because I genuinely LOVE lifting weights. Sometimes my progress will be slow, and I am guaranteed to plateau eventually. I am here to build my body, and as of rn it needs to lose a lot of fat!!

    Thank you for stopping by. The pic is my one month transformation. For Transparency, this is 6 weeks after I started counting calories, and one month of weight training.

    IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THIS ISN'T THE FAT LOSS LOG. AT THE 6 WEEK MARK WHEN I WEIGH MYSELF, I WILL START THE LOG THERE.
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    There's no such thing as body somatotypes (endo, meso, ecto), that whole theory (made up by a psychologist many decades ago) was debunked a long time ago.

    Good luck to you, check out the sticky threads in this forum, the nutrition forum, and the workout program forum, there's great information in there. Nice job so far too!

    There's a losing fat log forum where you may want to start a thread since the mods don't usually let the logs stay in this forum.
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.
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    This isn't the losing fat log forum? OOPS! I will start the log there, this post probably still stands ok here. Also, I am sure that the theory is bunk, based on my own experience. This was 6 years ago, so I am not surprised that my info is outdated. Thank you for your reply.
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