A little less than six months ago, my journey into fatness ended, and I started losing weight. I’ve chronicled the beginning of my fat loss journey here and how I lost the weight here. For all but the first three weeks I used the flexible dieting approach coupled with a weight training program. Today it’s time to show my progress. Update: To see how I ended up at the end of the program, see A Fat Loss Year in Review.
For your protection, the photos are blurred. If you really want to see them, you’ll have to click on them. I must warn you that the photos below show middle aged man torso and abdomen. Now it’s quite possible that those photos aren’t me at all, and are just some guy I found on a Facebook Fitness Group. But before we get to the photos, let’s have some stats.
|Starting||6 months later|
|Pull ups||bodyweight x 4||40 lbs x 6|
|Dips||10 lbs x 8||70 lbs x 7|
|Overhead Press||100 lbs x 5||135 lbs x 5|
|Inclined Bench||155 lbs x 5||175 lbs x 5|
|Bulgarian Split Squats||80 lbs x 6||150 lbs x 5|
6 month Progress Photos
Okay, and without further ado, here are the photos. The “before” photos are at 197 pounds after losing 15 pounds, so they’re not as dramatic as they might be otherwise.
Okay, so there you have it. Half naked, middle aged man flesh. I’m currently lighter than I’ve been since 1997, and my waist hasn’t been 33 inches since before then. So you you might be asking, “what’s next?” The answer is, I’m going to try and lose another 5 pounds or so until I have a bona fide 6 pack. Then I’ll transition to a lean bulk program to gain 10-15 pounds of muscle over the next two years.
If you want to learn more:
- How my fat loss journey began
- How I lost the weight
- Lyle McDonald’s Guide to Flexible Dieting (book)
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