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Old 09-07-2013, 01:09 AM
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Default Time to cut the crap and get ripped.

Hey guys!

My name's Sayan and I'm looking forward to an awesome next 12 weeks.

I plan to finally drop the excuses and self-sabotage that has always left me within inches of my goal...but not quite there.

Here's the background:

About 2 and a half years ago, I was obese at 220 pounds and 5 ft. 6 in. I ended up trying a new diet that finally worked, and went on a pretty amazing transformation. Between December 2010 and November 2012, I lost about 80 pounds.

Now here's where it gets tricky. Once I hit the low 140s range last November I've been in what I can only call a "self-sabotage" mode. I could see my top 2 abs then and I figured it would take no more than 8-12 weeks of strict work to get a 6 pack.

But nearly every 2-3 weeks after getting "serious" I would binge for no reason, or binge "because I had a really hard workout today" or whatever else. And I would go back and forth, and never really get anywhere.

Almost as if I'm purposely screwing myself over.

In any case, this has been going on since last November. I've been up and down between 140-150, and haven't gotten much closer to my "get ripped" goal.

And as of this past month, I took a 2 week diet break and then went on a 2 week vacation...so it turned into a month of dickin' around for lack of a better word.

I'm back up to 149 and the abs/love handles aren't looking good at all.

Which brings me here.

I'm done with the BS, and ready to just push through the difficult stages...and get the body that I've always wanted. Add that to the fact that I've been building up a health business and doing some training on the side of my regular job, and honesty feel like a bit of a "fraud" for not being ripped.

So I want to make this a reality, ASAP.

And I'm confident that this contest and support forum are as good a motivator as any.

In any case, I'm looking forward to an amazing next 12 weeks for myself AND all of you guys/girls in this contest. Let's kick some ass!

Current details:
Weight: 149 lbs
Bodyfat % (calipers): roughly 18%

Preferred Goal Weight: 137 lbs (assuming little muscle loss, I'd be around 11% bodyfat)
Acceptable Goal Weight: 140 (around 13% bf)

Have attached my before pics. (although the side pic looks better, these are taken the same day)

Best of luck to all!
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:10 AM
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reposting pic 2. came out sideways.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:14 AM
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Hey, congrats on your transformation. just checked your blog. keep it up!

You need to gain more muscle to lose the fat.

You don't need to get skinnier. So don't drop your calories too low.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:37 PM
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Hey, congrats on your transformation. just checked your blog. keep it up!

You need to gain more muscle to lose the fat.

You don't need to get skinnier. So don't drop your calories too low.
Thanks!

In that case, do you mean I should be eating at maintenance and just working out hard?

Or eat at a slight 10-15% deficit or so? (My bmr*activity level is 2434)
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:16 AM
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What program are you using?
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:53 PM
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Going to start with the Turbulence Training Intermediate Level Workout
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:05 PM
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Great, go at 2200 calories, and make sure you are getting 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:00 AM
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Sounds good, thanks!
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:49 PM
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how are things going?
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:56 PM
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Let us know how you're doing buddy! Gonna be ripped in 11 more weeks!
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