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bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 06:26 PM
Here it is iron brothers and sisters. The thread to depict me winning the RXMuscle/Species Arnold challenge that has been thrown down.

You can watch it all unveiled right here and follow along with my fatass as I drop the remaining weight....which will be a small person.

I dropped 60 last year which you can see from the first picture. I will drop probably another 40 now. That is 100 fucking pounds man. I cannot believe I was THAT fat. The 2nd and 3rd pics are today, starting the challenge.

I will take pictures every 2 weeks so you can watch the transformation for yourself and see the winner in action!

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 06:29 PM
So there it is...for all to see. That is embarrassing as all hell when I am this fat. But come March 5, ain't nobody going to beat me.....NOBODY.

gman
10-12-2009, 06:34 PM
raises hand...you forgot about me

Congrats for posting up the pics man...I was there too...excuse after excuse, big boned, etc...

You are formidable challenger.

robert da strongman
10-12-2009, 06:35 PM
dude!
awesome progress

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 06:35 PM
Everytime I look at my pics I get fucking pissed at how fat I am. Now I can't make any excuses....everybody can see it.

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 06:36 PM
dude!
awesome progress

Thanks Rob. I need more though and this will keep me honest if everyone is watching....you know?!

:mad:

robert da strongman
10-12-2009, 06:37 PM
get to it!

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 06:39 PM
And yes, that is a fucking Tinkerbell Tattoo I have!

So fucking what!

robert da strongman
10-12-2009, 06:47 PM
tinkerbell?!?!?!

own up to that....

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 06:48 PM
Meal 1 Pre-workout
Whey Protein
Meal 2
PWO Whey Protein
ALMOND, DRY ROASTED, NO SALT 1/3 cup
Meal 3
BEEF broiled
short loin, trim to 0'' fat 7 oz
YAM cubed 1 cup

Meal 4
Not sure how I skipped this one
Meal 5
CHICKEN THIGH bbq 7 oz
Broccoli 1 cup
Meal 6 (before bed)
Omega-3 Egg 3 Eggs

Calories 1910
Protein 210
Carbs 65
Fat 88

will stick to about 150 carbs or less for a few weeks and then move it down as my condition warrants.

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 06:49 PM
tinkerbell?!?!?!

own up to that....

I believe I just did. I fucking like Tinkerbell. She is cool as shit and I have 3 daughters so you figure that out

robert da strongman
10-12-2009, 06:51 PM
nice eating!

haha....i probably would get one my kids liked too

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 07:08 PM
They think its funnier than hell

robert da strongman
10-12-2009, 07:10 PM
kids are funny like that

Curt James
10-12-2009, 08:23 PM
And yes, that is a fucking Tinkerbell Tattoo I have!

So fucking what!

Cartoon tattoos are stupid.















http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/curt_james/ch2.jpg

AnglicanBeachParty
10-12-2009, 09:11 PM
Subscribed!!

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 09:11 PM
that better be yours Curt

bigdaddyd
10-12-2009, 09:12 PM
Subscribed!!

Thanks! Look forward to seeing you on here!!

HeavyDutyGuy
10-12-2009, 10:54 PM
You sound determined, I gotta love that! Ita great to see the over 40's with so much spirit! I think you have excellent potential and with a lot of work, will look just great. Good luck.

Shadow
10-12-2009, 11:04 PM
Gotta keep following along, so I'm in on this thread too. Excellent progress so far!

Curt James
10-12-2009, 11:16 PM
that better be yours Curt

haHA :D It is!

(I figure if you can't grow calves then ink 'em up! lol)

buckimscl
10-12-2009, 11:30 PM
You guys are starting to make me feel bad. I may have to throw my hat in the ring......wait a minute I don't wear hats. Okay Maybe I'll throw my bandana in the ring.......tbc

Gerb
10-12-2009, 11:51 PM
I'm in.

esplendido
10-13-2009, 01:20 AM
haHA :D It is!

(I figure if you can't grow calves then ink 'em up! lol)

You are soooooooooo fucking gay with that tat, Curt! But you pull it off well!!!

esplendido
10-13-2009, 01:22 AM
Props to you guys angling for 2nd-6th places!

buckimscl
10-13-2009, 02:19 AM
I wouldn't automatically give me first place just yet Esp.:):flex:

fatbackgoal
10-13-2009, 05:35 AM
I am in. As Ronnie would say "Let's do this!!!". I am in the same boat. For this challenge the goal is to be exactly 100 pounds less than I was at this year's Arnold.

Best of luck you can do it.

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 08:49 AM
You sound determined, I gotta love that! Ita great to see the over 40's with so much spirit! I think you have excellent potential and with a lot of work, will look just great. Good luck.
Definitely determined. I have always been the fat guy. NO MORE. I have more spirit than most people half my age. Thanks for the compliments bud. I appreciate it.


Gotta keep following along, so I'm in on this thread too. Excellent progress so far!
Awesome. Thanks Shadow.


You guys are starting to make me feel bad. I may have to throw my hat in the ring......wait a minute I don't wear hats. Okay Maybe I'll throw my bandana in the ring.......tbc
Do it Do it Do it. Come on man!


I'm in.
AWESOME!


Props to you guys angling for 2nd-6th places!
2nd place? i think someone has been smelling the protan too long!


I am in. As Ronnie would say "Let's do this!!!". I am in the same boat. For this challenge the goal is to be exactly 100 pounds less than I was at this year's Arnold.
Best of luck you can do it.

100? that would be awesome. You can do it if you really want to. When it is said and done, I will have lost that much too! If I can do it, ANYONE can do it!

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 08:56 AM
I have always had the mindset that I wasn't benching shit until I had 2 plates loaded per side. I think that came from my brother being a bodybuilder early in life, and hanging around football players who were obviously stronger and bigger than I was. I have never benched 2 plates before. I know for some of you, that ain't nuttin but a peanut but to me, it is a bench mark of bodybuilding.

Today, I met that benchmark. Totally proud like a little kid scoring a touchdown. Fucking brilliantly awesome to me. Sorry if you guys don't get it. But I felt like I just climbed and tackled my biggest hurdle.

It is amazing what you can push yourself to do when you have a spotter. So, I went to the biggest guy in the place and asked for a spot for my last 2 sets.

Incline Bench press
45/25 135/12 185/10 205/7 225/6 - both pr's
HS ISO decline press
90/12 230/8 230/7 pr
Flat DB press
55/10 70/10 70/8
Peck deck 7's
80x10x7 I can still go another 10 higher on this next time

30 minutes on the treadmill afterwards keeping my heartrate between 135-140, then took a 15 minute steam.

Off to work boys

Shadow
10-13-2009, 09:11 AM
Nice work on the PRs. I've never been a particularly strong bencher, so I know where you're coming from.

gman
10-13-2009, 10:09 AM
I am glad this is not a strength contest, I would come in last!

Good work D!

GirlyMuscle
10-13-2009, 10:21 AM
Hi Daddyd! Sorry I'm late for the party...

gman
10-13-2009, 10:26 AM
you visited the 2nd place guy's journal first. ;)

GirlyMuscle
10-13-2009, 10:35 AM
oops!

gman
10-13-2009, 10:41 AM
he needs the support more than I, so no problem

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 12:52 PM
Nice work on the PRs. I've never been a particularly strong bencher, so I know where you're coming from.

Thanks man. It was a good feeling


he needs the support more than I, so no problem
Damn son....You will be eating these words soon enough

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 12:52 PM
Hi Daddyd! Sorry I'm late for the party...

NOW the party can get started!!

WOOHOO

gman
10-13-2009, 12:55 PM
Thanks man. It was a good feeling


Damn son....You will be eating these words soon enough

hey, I complimented you up above too, don't I get some love?

Fucking good work on the chest D...is that better? lol

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 02:15 PM
hey, I complimented you up above too, don't I get some love?

Fucking good work on the chest D...is that better? lol

I didn't see that line....Your funny man. You got all my love bigman.....ROFLMAO

:hmn:

robert da strongman
10-13-2009, 02:25 PM
enough of the manlove...get to training!

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 03:46 PM
I trained already. Hit PR's and everything toughguy.

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 03:47 PM
I don't think steroids cause Roid rage. I think it's the lack of sleep some of them give you that actually cause dementia which is mis-labeled Roid rage.

That's all I have to say

What are we talking about again?

gman
10-13-2009, 03:49 PM
I have no idea but I want whatever you're taking.

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 03:50 PM
What are you talking about G? you are looking fantastic without!

gman
10-13-2009, 03:54 PM
need clen man, need it bad....lol

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 04:07 PM
We here at RX are all Natty's aren't we? LOL

gman
10-13-2009, 04:08 PM
practically all..... I think a few juice. don't know anyone personally.

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 04:11 PM
yeah...yeah me either

gman
10-13-2009, 04:13 PM
will consider it seriously once I prove I am a bodybuilder.

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 04:35 PM
I think you have proven that to all of us Mike, just not to yourself!

robert da strongman
10-13-2009, 06:21 PM
I trained already. Hit PR's and everything toughguy.

well then thats good to know:flowers:

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 06:24 PM
It's ok to be jeoulous Rob...LMAO

robert da strongman
10-13-2009, 06:30 PM
It's ok to be jeoulous Rob...LMAO

i am.....:no:
haha

gman
10-13-2009, 07:05 PM
I think you have proven that to all of us Mike, just not to yourself!

thanks, D

so that means I should consider it? lol

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 07:09 PM
I would never ever tell someone to do aas. That is a decision you must make on your own. I am just saying if you are waiting to become a bodybuilder, you are already there

gman
10-13-2009, 07:15 PM
hahaha, way to be a politician....I know what you mean D...just kidding around.

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 07:18 PM
I know you are. You just need to remember.....you are a bodybuilder. Just because you don't have a bogus company like MT behind you doesnt mean you aren't.

You have to change that mindset.

gman
10-13-2009, 07:20 PM
the definition I always heard was, until someone in the know starts telling you that you are a bodybuilder, then you aren't...so I guess I am!

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 07:23 PM
LMAO....look at that pic you have up. Then look at your other pics and tell me you arent a bodybuilder

gman
10-13-2009, 07:26 PM
I look like a strongman or powerlifter right now, but I can see the ripped Franco clone under there...

Visualize and become.

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 07:28 PM
Thats better bro. Stick with me and my stupid Anthony Robbins crap and we will have us both taking over the bodybuilding mags...LOL

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 08:42 PM
Food was on point with what I ate today, but I walked into work this morning and got ambushed with stuff going haywire. Right away, I missed my first small meal. Pissed me off and it went downhill from there. I did miss 2 meals today so my cals are low damnit.

Calories 1600
Protein 161
Carbs 91
Fat 62

And that is assuming I can down the 3 eggs before bed in an hour and a half after eating 7oz of salmon and a bunch of green beans. Not looking good for it.

bigdaddyd
10-13-2009, 08:51 PM
Dinner is done. I hate fish, so it was actually inhaled instead of eaten.

Did 30 minutes of cardio this morning, thinking about doing another 30 now. Or just playing madden and pretending I'm doing cardio...LOL

Shadow
10-13-2009, 09:13 PM
Food was on point with what I ate today, but I walked into work this morning and got ambushed with stuff going haywire. Right away, I missed my first small meal. Pissed me off and it went downhill from there. I did miss 2 meals today so my cals are low damnit.

Calories 1600
Protein 161
Carbs 91
Fat 62

And that is assuming I can down the 3 eggs before bed in an hour and a half after eating 7oz of salmon and a bunch of green beans. Not looking good for it.

It happens. Why not stay up a teeny bit longer and get that meal in, so you're not as stuffed?

esplendido
10-13-2009, 09:29 PM
Food was on point with what I ate today, but I walked into work this morning and got ambushed with stuff going haywire. Right away, I missed my first small meal. Pissed me off and it went downhill from there. I did miss 2 meals today so my cals are low damnit.

Calories 1600
Protein 161
Carbs 91
Fat 62

And that is assuming I can down the 3 eggs before bed in an hour and a half after eating 7oz of salmon and a bunch of green beans. Not looking good for it.
Protein is about 100g too low.

esplendido
10-13-2009, 09:34 PM
i am.....:no:
haha

BTW, who did you get to photoshop your belly into a lifting stone?

gman
10-13-2009, 09:37 PM
drink 4 scoops of whey tonight, now and when you get up to pee

neversurrendr
10-14-2009, 02:36 AM
I have always had the mindset that I wasn't benching shit until I had 2 plates loaded per side. I think that came from my brother being a bodybuilder early in life, and hanging around football players who were obviously stronger and bigger than I was. I have never benched 2 plates before.

Today, I met that benchmark. Totally proud like a little kid scoring a touchdown. Sorry if you guys don't get it. But I felt like I just climbed and tackled my biggest hurdle.



I'm BigDaddyD's brother...
HEY BigDaddyD- I appreciate the compliment above but you're awesome and you're beyond me already and you're just beginning! I'm proud that people think we are twins!

robert da strongman
10-14-2009, 08:02 AM
BTW, who did you get to photoshop your belly into a lifting stone?

man thats cold...thats really my left nut

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 08:17 AM
It happens. Why not stay up a teeny bit longer and get that meal in, so you're not as stuffed?
I'd love to but I have a hard enough time sleeping as it is. I am only getting like 5 hours of sleep and I'm dying for it everyday but cannot sleep for the life of me.


Protein is about 100g too low.
Correct E. I am averaging about 200 to 250 but I had a messed up day with meetings and ended up missing 2 meals


I'm BigDaddyD's brother...
HEY BigDaddyD- I appreciate the compliment above but you're awesome and you're beyond me already and you're just beginning! I'm proud that people think we are twins!

Thanks big brother. I had a great teacher. just imagine where we would be right now had I listened to your example years ago instead of going my own way?! We would rule the earth...I'm pretty sure of that!

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 08:29 AM
Great back workout this morning. I cruised through the rest periods. It felt like I was waiting forever between sets but this workout only took 40 minutes so I couldn't have been waiting all that long.

Strength is through the friggin roof right now. Size is packing the hell on and fat is dissappearing. I taped my gut and chest 2 weeks ago, the start of this challenge, and last night. Boy was I surprised at the gut. In 2 weeks the difference is....oh oh oh.....not just yet my friends. You have to wait for the 2 week mark from this challenge to get that update! LOL

Wide grip pulldowns
130/12 160/12 210/10 (up 3 reps) 220/5 PR
Bent Barbell Rows
45/15 135/10 185/10 (up 2 reps) 205/7 (up 2 reps)
Close grip pulldowns
13/10 200/10 200/7 - Wasn't feeling the love with this
HS Low rows
90/10 200/10 (up 2 reps) 220/9 (up 3 reps)

I was suppose to hit deads or hypers today but I have a team building event this afternoon that one of the events is bowling 3 games so I left my lower back out of the game today.

Then I took a 15 minutes steam. I really like taking that steam. It seems to refresh me for some reason.

robert da strongman
10-14-2009, 08:31 AM
nice back work

bet those other guys arent working that hard!

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 09:00 AM
That's what I'm betting on Rob!!

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 09:05 AM
OK, wait a minute....Where is Mr. PR himself? Rich better get his shit straight and get back out here soon

gman
10-14-2009, 09:38 AM
Great work, D....

I did back today as well...it's my favorite day. I am a puller.

robert da strongman
10-14-2009, 09:58 AM
Great work, D....

I did back today as well...it's my favorite day. I am a puller.

:wanker::wank:


yup...could not resist

Shadow
10-14-2009, 10:14 AM
Great back workout this morning. I cruised through the rest periods. It felt like I was waiting forever between sets but this workout only took 40 minutes so I couldn't have been waiting all that long.

Strength is through the friggin roof right now. Size is packing the hell on and fat is dissappearing. I taped my gut and chest 2 weeks ago, the start of this challenge, and last night. Boy was I surprised at the gut. In 2 weeks the difference is....oh oh oh.....not just yet my friends. You have to wait for the 2 week mark from this challenge to get that update! LOL

Wide grip pulldowns
130/12 160/12 210/10 (up 3 reps) 220/5 PR
Bent Barbell Rows
45/15 135/10 185/10 (up 2 reps) 205/7 (up 2 reps)
Close grip pulldowns
13/10 200/10 200/7 - Wasn't feeling the love with this
HS Low rows
90/10 200/10 (up 2 reps) 220/9 (up 3 reps)

I was suppose to hit deads or hypers today but I have a team building event this afternoon that one of the events is bowling 3 games so I left my lower back out of the game today.

Then I took a 15 minutes steam. I really like taking that steam. It seems to refresh me for some reason.

Good work! :yep:

gman
10-14-2009, 10:49 AM
D, eat good today, brother.

bodyhard
10-14-2009, 11:17 AM
Subbed! Kick ass man!

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 12:23 PM
Great work, D....

I did back today as well...it's my favorite day. I am a puller.
Thanks buddy I will check your workout out.

:wanker::wank:

yup...could not resist


Good work! :yep:
Thanks man

D, eat good today, brother.
I got a little pasta coming today, and I planned for it. But that's it

Subbed! Kick ass man!
Cool. Good to have you here!

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 12:31 PM
So far I have 2 whey shakes in, cottage cheese, I am about to have some PB, and then pasta and salad for lunch with Salmon and green beans for dinner, and 3 Omega eggs for dessert...LOL

gman
10-14-2009, 12:43 PM
good stuff D

I am eating 5 oz package of garlic and herb tuna, 2 cups of broccoli and a handful of peanuts.

had 2 scoops of whey twice this morning...doing good today.

esplendido
10-14-2009, 01:37 PM
I had 2 Cheryl's cookies, half a bag of Guys BBQ potato chips and 1oz of beef jerky for breakfast. I can still see the veins popping on my ab(s).

esplendido
10-14-2009, 01:39 PM
man thats cold...thats really my left nut
I've seen that before, where a hernia allows the intestines to flow into the scrotal sac.

robert da strongman
10-14-2009, 01:41 PM
I've seen that before, where a hernia allows the intestines to flow into the scrotal sac.

that explains it...want a closeup?

gman
10-14-2009, 01:55 PM
I had 2 Cheryl's cookies, half a bag of Guys BBQ potato chips and 1oz of beef jerky for breakfast. I can still see the veins popping on my ab(s).

you bastard

I haven't ever seen my abs, and have no idea if I even have them, and you go saying shit like that! WTF!:hypno:

Shadow
10-14-2009, 02:03 PM
I had 2 Cheryl's cookies, half a bag of Guys BBQ potato chips and 1oz of beef jerky for breakfast. I can still see the veins popping on my ab(s).

Those chips sound good.

esplendido
10-14-2009, 02:08 PM
that explains it...want a closeup?

Like....ewwwwwww!

robert da strongman
10-14-2009, 02:09 PM
you bastard

I haven't ever seen my abs, and have no idea if I even have them, and you go saying shit like that! WTF!:hypno:

he is a mean old man

gman
10-14-2009, 02:10 PM
I didn't even have abs when I was a kid...I am serious, I think I don't actually have them

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 07:11 PM
good stuff D
I am eating 5 oz package of garlic and herb tuna, 2 cups of broccoli and a handful of peanuts.
had 2 scoops of whey twice this morning...doing good today.

I just can't do tuna. I wish I could. Nasty stuff. Good that you can!


I had 2 Cheryl's cookies, half a bag of Guys BBQ potato chips and 1oz of beef jerky for breakfast. I can still see the veins popping on my ab(s).

Bastard


he is a mean old man

I think you might be right!

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 07:20 PM
Had my planned cheat today at lunch. I knew I had a big team building thing-a-ma-job for work so I had 3 slices of pizza but ate clean before and eating clean tonight.

I don't like having the cheat in the middle of the week like this, because then I can't eat a "normal" meal with my family on the weekend but you do what you ahve to do sometimes.

I wasn't going tos tep on the scale at all during this process but I "accidentally" did AFTER the pizza....All I will say right now is I am DOWN DOWN DOWN already....woohoo.

bigdaddyd
10-14-2009, 08:59 PM
Like I mentioned earlier, I had my cheat meal today. Even with the pizza my numbers were still ok.

Calories 2146
Protein 210
Carbs 163
Fat 69

Not too shabby for a cheat meal. DAMN

I'm coming for ya Mikey

gman
10-14-2009, 09:37 PM
Like I mentioned earlier, I had my cheat meal today. Even with the pizza my numbers were still ok.

Calories 2146
Protein 210
Carbs 163
Fat 69

Not too shabby for a cheat meal. DAMN

I'm coming for ya Mikey

not bad D...

I won't have any cheat meals for a long time...if ever

Well, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be...I am not going to not cheat those two days

bigdaddyd
10-15-2009, 09:11 AM
Out of the mouths of babes.

It's ironic how the unknowing can make us change direction a little faster than we would have on our own.

My wife was commenting on the changes happening right before her eyes and asked a simple question that kicked me right in the tenders.....
"You have such a big upper body, why are your legs so small compared to your upper body?" OUCH

So guess what I worked today?

Smith Front squats
45/15 95/10 135/10 185/6 (up 2 reps) 185/5 (couldn't do another set last week)
Hack squats
90/10 140/8 140/7 180/6 180/5
Leg press
180/10 270/10 360/9
Leg press calf raise
90/20 180/20 180/20

None of that half rep crap either. Ass to ankles, then pause, then power up. How many of you do that? Probably not many.

Holy crap....I am sore already and it's been 2 hours. I will bang these bastards so hard twice a week, they will grow or I will puke and die trying.

gman
10-15-2009, 09:14 AM
shrink the belly and grow the legs...great plan, D!

Shadow
10-15-2009, 09:27 AM
Out of the mouths of babes.

It's ironic how the unknowing can make us change direction a little faster than we would have on our own.

My wife was commenting on the changes happening right before her eyes and asked a simple question that kicked me right in the tenders.....
"You have such a big upper body, why are your legs so small compared to your upper body?" OUCH

So guess what I worked today?

Smith Front squats
45/15 95/10 135/10 185/6 (up 2 reps) 185/5 (couldn't do another set last week)
Hack squats
90/10 140/8 140/7 180/6 180/5
Leg press
180/10 270/10 360/9
Leg press calf raise
90/20 180/20 180/20

None of that half rep crap either. Ass to ankles, then pause, then power up. How many of you do that? Probably not many.

Holy crap....I am sore already and it's been 2 hours. I will bang these bastards so hard twice a week, they will grow or I will puke and die trying.

That's the fucking spirit!

bigdaddyd
10-15-2009, 09:27 AM
Hell yeah G. Then I won't look like a chicken man. My legs are not small, but in comparison they are

bigdaddyd
10-15-2009, 09:29 AM
That's the fucking spirit!

Damn straight man

I don't plan on winning JUST the most conditioned athlete in OH. I plan on winning Most conditioned AND biggest motherfucking conditioned athlete...Oh, I don't think that's a category yet. LMAO

gman
10-15-2009, 09:32 AM
you better start doing 2 grams a week...Rick is a big motherfucker.

bigdaddyd
10-15-2009, 09:34 AM
Define big? I am a big motherfucker too amigo and will be even bigger by then. Im not going to make a prediction on the weight I will come in on, because I don't really know based on how I am doing this. But big is relative to conditioning sometimes

gman
10-15-2009, 09:37 AM
he is 6'2" I think, and will be at 250 at 3% bf

I plan to be razor ripped at 175, 36lbs away but I am going to get there

AnglicanBeachParty
10-15-2009, 09:38 AM
Define big? I am a big motherfucker too amigo and will be even bigger by then. Im not going to make a prediction on the weight I will come in on, because I don't really know based on how I am doing this. But big is relative to conditioning sometimes

Definitely! You will find yourself getting smaller and looking bigger, week over week.

I never get comment on my arms during the off-season, when they measure their largest. I get stares and compliments within the last 4 weeks leading up to a contest, when they are 1.5" smaller!

The first time this happened, a guy said my arms were looking huge. I laughed at him and said, You're kidding, right? I've lost 1.5" off of them in the past 16 weeks. He didn't believe me.

It's all a huge illusion!

gman
10-15-2009, 09:45 AM
my chiro has told me that numerous times...get smaller to look bigger...he competes. Says it's all smoke and mirrors.

He said when people start telling me I look like I have AIDS, that means I only need to lose about 10-15 more lbs

robert da strongman
10-15-2009, 10:10 AM
Out of the mouths of babes.

It's ironic how the unknowing can make us change direction a little faster than we would have on our own.

My wife was commenting on the changes happening right before her eyes and asked a simple question that kicked me right in the tenders.....
"You have such a big upper body, why are your legs so small compared to your upper body?" OUCH

So guess what I worked today?

Smith Front squats
45/15 95/10 135/10 185/6 (up 2 reps) 185/5 (couldn't do another set last week)
Hack squats
90/10 140/8 140/7 180/6 180/5
Leg press
180/10 270/10 360/9
Leg press calf raise
90/20 180/20 180/20

None of that half rep crap either. Ass to ankles, then pause, then power up. How many of you do that? Probably not many.

Holy crap....I am sore already and it's been 2 hours. I will bang these bastards so hard twice a week, they will grow or I will puke and die trying.

told ya 20 reps squats...then you will puke!!
fly down here and i will show you how to train legs

AnglicanBeachParty
10-15-2009, 11:03 AM
He said when people start telling me I look like I have AIDS, that means I only need to lose about 10-15 more lbs

LOL ... So true!

esplendido
10-15-2009, 11:33 AM
he is 6'2" I think, and will be at 250 at 3% bf

I plan to be razor ripped at 175, 36lbs away but I am going to get there

6'-4". And bbing size IS all smoke and mirrors. You guys will look monsterous at 175-180lbs. Imagine how big I'll look at 250.....

gman
10-15-2009, 11:37 AM
This is going to be fucking awesome

robert da strongman
10-15-2009, 11:37 AM
6'-4". And bbing size IS all smoke and mirrors. You guys will look monsterous at 175-180lbs. Imagine how big I'll look at 250.....

my lord this one would be too easy. i must be in a good mood today.

Dom
10-15-2009, 12:05 PM
I dont post a lot, but with all the talk I felt the need to.
I just wanted to say this look to be very good!
Good luck all!!:yep:

gman
10-15-2009, 12:05 PM
you should be entered Dom

Dom
10-15-2009, 12:09 PM
I am working on my next year right now. Might but I am worse than Farve !
Rick will be tough to get over. Surprised Rodney has not put him self in.
We will see??
Going to subscribe to this one!!;)

gman
10-15-2009, 12:12 PM
It's foregone that I am going to win, Dom...everyone else is wasting their time

bigdaddyd
10-15-2009, 12:42 PM
told ya 20 reps squats...then you will puke!! fly down here and i will show you how to train legs

If I could afford it, I would do it this weekend!


I dont post a lot, but with all the talk I felt the need to. I just wanted to say this look to be very good!
Good luck all!!:yep:
Thanks! Good to have ya here.


It's foregone that I am going to win, Dom...everyone else is wasting their time
Oh poor G....the lack of Test has seemingly made him lose his mind!

bigdaddyd
10-15-2009, 12:47 PM
You can always tell when I'm having a shitty day and just want to tell work to FUCKOFF....because I end up fucking around on here!

Well, got 2 meetings to sleep through, I mean attend, then back to being pissed off. Catch ya all later

bigdaddyd
10-15-2009, 07:30 PM
Food has been good today in spite of a hellishly crappy day from every angle of life. But they can all fuck off and take a back seat to me and my goals!

How ya like that Mikey boy?!

Calories 1900
Protein 225
Carbs 112
Fat 60

rodneyl
10-15-2009, 08:55 PM
I am working on my next year right now. Might but I am worse than Farve !
Rick will be tough to get over. Surprised Rodney has not put him self in.
We will see??
Going to subscribe to this one!!;)

Wellllll, the thought did occur to me. But I should be starting a new job in a few weeks and with having to take off a couple of weeks in June and a week in July for the Masters National, I doubt I could also take off for the Arnold. I'll wait a couple of weeks more and decide.:dunno:

gman
10-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Food has been good today in spite of a hellishly crappy day from every angle of life. But they can all fuck off and take a back seat to me and my goals!

How ya like that Mikey boy?!

Calories 1900
Protein 225
Carbs 112
Fat 60

you ate a lot less than I did

esplendido
10-15-2009, 09:36 PM
my lord this one would be too easy. i must be in a good mood today.

Ah...Grasshoppa, I see you DO learn from the Master!

bigdaddyd
10-16-2009, 08:43 AM
you ate a lot less than I did

That's probably not good for one of us......but which one? LOL

gman
10-16-2009, 09:33 AM
It's weird to feel so guilty for eating 2300-2400 calories, but it really is way too much for me...almost my maintnenance level

bigdaddyd
10-16-2009, 10:26 AM
Shoot, I can eat that much in one meal amigo. LOL

bigdaddyd
10-16-2009, 05:15 PM
I just saw LAW ABIDING CITIZEN with Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler....great movie

bigdaddyd
10-16-2009, 05:34 PM
So I worked shoulders this morning. I don't have my log book with me but I did upright rows
Seated Db press
Lateral raises and thats where things went haywire.
Last week or so, I was telling you guys how my shoulder was bothering me from the HS iso decline machine. Well, when I did the lateral raises I felt like my left arm was coming off my body. Holy shit it hurt. Obviously i stopped (3rd set) and just figured I would do some front raises or shrugs and call it a day. I couldn't even lift the dumbbells or the bar for shrugs!!

Well, its been like 10 hours now and my shoulder does not hurt a bit. But, I think I will not train shoulders for a couple of weeks. No worries, no pain is a good thing here.

gman
10-16-2009, 07:31 PM
avoid injuries, D...good thinking.

It's mostly diet now anyway!

bigdaddyd
10-16-2009, 07:33 PM
Its almost always mostly diet G. That's my biggest issue. Always has been

esplendido
10-16-2009, 07:41 PM
Get a room, you two!

gman
10-16-2009, 07:42 PM
damn, you figured us out. Shit

buckimscl
10-16-2009, 07:48 PM
Whew, a little too much bromance going on here for me. LMAO

bigdaddyd
10-16-2009, 10:17 PM
you guys are just jeolous and you know it

bigdaddyd
10-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Food was ok today, just a little high in carbs but no worries. Felt good for sure to get some carbs in me more than usual, BUT protein was lower than I thought. Looking back, I missed TWO shakes somehow. WTF?! UGH....

Calories 1822
Protein 125
Carbs 200
Fat 60

Normally I pre-plan my meals, and I did today but shit went haywire so I didn't stick to the plan. I hate excuses, especially my own.

Shadow
10-17-2009, 02:15 AM
Damn, it seems like everybody is fucking tearing their shoulders up!

Shadow
10-17-2009, 02:15 AM
Food was ok today, just a little high in carbs but no worries. Felt good for sure to get some carbs in me more than usual, BUT protein was lower than I thought. Looking back, I missed TWO shakes somehow. WTF?! UGH....

Calories 1822
Protein 125
Carbs 200
Fat 60

Normally I pre-plan my meals, and I did today but shit went haywire so I didn't stick to the plan. I hate excuses, especially my own.

TIGHTEN UP!

i

bigdaddyd
10-17-2009, 11:35 AM
Damn, it seems like everybody is fucking tearing their shoulders up!

It's all good. It will be ok. I will rest it a bit and be ready to hit it again soon


TIGHTEN UP!
i

Yeah, screwed it up but not terribly so we are ok.

blu2xtreme
10-17-2009, 12:35 PM
Whew, a little too much bromance going on here for me. LMAO


you guys are just jeolous and you know it

I'm jealous;)

Good luck on your training bigdaddy
but my heart is with gman and bodyhard if he able to train
got to go with old friends :gh:

bigdaddyd
10-17-2009, 05:38 PM
I'm jealous;)

Good luck on your training bigdaddy
but my heart is with gman and bodyhard if he able to train
got to go with old friends :gh:

No worries Blu. I understand. But when they go down in flames to me, you can come over to the dark side with me

gman
10-17-2009, 06:56 PM
No worries Blu. I understand. But when they go down in flames to me, you can come over to the dark side with me

you might win the most delusional trophy

blu2xtreme
10-17-2009, 07:26 PM
No worries Blu. I understand. But when they go down in flames to me, you can come over to the dark side with me

The dark side is always tempting :daz:

I will get bored with the smilies promise:p

bigdaddyd
10-17-2009, 09:19 PM
you might win the most delusional trophy

Delusional? Hmmm....why does that word keep coming up around me?

The dark side is always tempting
I will get bored with the smilies promise:p

LOL....I don't care about the smileys. I have 3 daughters so every text my 2 oldest daughtrs send me has a darn smiley.

GirlyMuscle
10-17-2009, 09:29 PM
:nbanana::nbanana2::baddogs::naughty:



:D

blu2xtreme
10-17-2009, 10:13 PM
:nbanana::nbanana2::baddogs::naughty:



:D

That's cheating :nono:
I want each smilie to have it's proper place:p

GirlyMuscle
10-17-2009, 10:26 PM
That's cheating :nono:
I want each smilie to have it's proper place:pThey do. I haven't had that type of action since February. It was on my mind. I thought I'd let y'all know. :D

blu2xtreme
10-17-2009, 10:55 PM
They do. I haven't had that type of action since February. It was on my mind. I thought I'd let y'all know. :D

I'm going to like it here - crazy women:screwy: make it fun and I'm sure
bigdaddy enjoys the info also:lmao:

bigdaddyd
10-17-2009, 11:41 PM
Any time I got hot bodybuilding chix in my thread...It's all good

gman
10-18-2009, 07:48 AM
These women are just trying to motivate us D, they are so selfless!

buckimscl
10-18-2009, 08:05 AM
How's the shoulder brah?

Baldiewonkanobi
10-18-2009, 11:52 AM
Big D...go all in and get on the Palumbo style Keto. I have no idea how many calories I eat. I dropped fat like greased lightning.

Saturday example after my Friday Leptin (carb) load.

50 grams whey upon waking
2 whole Omega eggs plus 10 whites scrambled.
Large celery stick filled with sugar free P nutt butter
50 grams whey
2 cans of salt free tuna with a small dab of mayo and 1 teaspoon relish
50 grams whey
Large celery stick/P nutt butter
Small all greens salad with olive oil/Balsamic vinegar
8 oz. Rib Eye steak
50 grams whey at sleep time

There is some 8 grams carbs in ea. whey drink plus I counted 4 grams added to my tuna, 6 for the P nutt butter. 42 grams total?? I take about 6-8 fish oil capsules per day. Lets say 96 grams.Total fat? 375 protein grams. I actualy read the label on my whey can for the first time....

So that would be 375 protein
96 fat
42 carbs
Calories...???

(and the Doctor wants to know why I have gout when there is no genetic history for it in my family)

OK Big D are you all the way in?? GMAN is convinced this much food would make him GAIN fat??

Baldie

Baldiewonkanobi
10-18-2009, 11:59 AM
OK just figured 2500 calories over 8 meals. Lets see your Sunday intake so we can help push you to the Columbus stage.

Baldie

bigdaddyd
10-18-2009, 12:16 PM
These women are just trying to motivate us D, they are so selfless!
I will take it and its pretty nice of them!!

How's the shoulder brah?
Shoulder is feeling good right now. I am still going to stay away from direct work for a couple of weeks though. thanks Bucki. hows the game coming?


OK just figured 2500 calories over 8 meals. Lets see your Sunday intake so we can help push you to the Columbus stage.
Baldie
Hey Baldie. Thanks for the info. I used Palumbo and his diet last year to come down 60 pounds. I know it can work but it literally took a year for me using it. My body doesn't respond as some people do so I am finding what works for me. Right now I am at about 135-150 carbs a day and none after lunch-ish. So far I am down a 1/2 inch on the waist and I am seeing some positive changes coming about without a drop on the scale number. At some point i will go full Keto for sure but not just yet.

bigdaddyd
10-18-2009, 12:23 PM
I have not slept more than 4 hours per night for almost a month now.

I took one of these comatose last night. At about the 20 minutes mark I though "hmmm I feel nothing". At about 35 minutes I thought " this is irritating, I feel nothing". 45 minutes "Damn I'm tired but I am going to watch this game and enjoy my wifes Angels losing".

75 minutes....unconcious. My wife said she could hear me snore from 3 rooms over and all I could think of is....PAYBACK...LOL

Good shit. I love it except for the smell. It smell like rotten goat cheese man, and tastes like it to

I enjoyed sleeping so much, I was awake at 630 (which is late for me) but laid in bed until almost 930.

blu2xtreme
10-18-2009, 12:42 PM
Will be watching all you guys through to the end. I find it fun and inspirational to watch you all help each other and trash each other at the same time.
Not much of a trash talker so I will cheer you all on:jump:

bigdaddyd
10-18-2009, 12:43 PM
Amazing "Family" we have right?

And thank you for my daily dose of smileys!

Off to take the family to the pumpkin patch.

musclegoddess65
10-18-2009, 03:35 PM
so Big Daddy... how was the pumpkin patch????

musclegoddess65
10-18-2009, 03:45 PM
So BDD what is this little challenge you and G have going on????

bigdaddyd
10-18-2009, 04:25 PM
so Big Daddy... how was the pumpkin patch????

NICE to see you here! Pumpkin patch was fun but cold.

So BDD what is this little challenge you and G have going on????

Most conditioned athlete at the RXmuscle/Species booth at the Arnold!

buckimscl
10-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Look who showed back up.

Gerb
10-18-2009, 06:46 PM
I just saw LAW ABIDING CITIZEN with Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler....great movie

Cool, I want to go see that one.


So I worked shoulders this morning. I don't have my log book with me but I did upright rows
Seated Db press
Lateral raises and thats where things went haywire.
Last week or so, I was telling you guys how my shoulder was bothering me from the HS iso decline machine. Well, when I did the lateral raises I felt like my left arm was coming off my body. Holy shit it hurt. Obviously i stopped (3rd set) and just figured I would do some front raises or shrugs and call it a day. I couldn't even lift the dumbbells or the bar for shrugs!!

Well, its been like 10 hours now and my shoulder does not hurt a bit. But, I think I will not train shoulders for a couple of weeks. No worries, no pain is a good thing here.

HS Iso machines are brutal on the shoulders, I won't use them anymore without a lift off on the first rep regardless of the weight. It is that first rep from the fully loaded that kills you. Taking a break from shoulders for a little bit sounds like a good idea.

bigdaddyd
10-18-2009, 08:10 PM
Cool, I want to go see that one.
HS Iso machines are brutal on the shoulders, I won't use them anymore without a lift off on the first rep regardless of the weight. It is that first rep from the fully loaded that kills you. Taking a break from shoulders for a little bit sounds like a good idea.

GREAT movie! Highly recommend it

Yeah, that first lift is what did it to me. I felt it happen to but it's not bad and I think if I layoffI will be just fine.

bigdaddyd
10-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Food today was low all around but for some reason I just wasn't hungry. Not like me at all. Usually I am pacing the house on the weekend trying not to eat. Not sure what is up with that.

Calories 1900
Protein 180
Carbs 135
Fat 80

On the plus side, definite change in my upper structure. The chest is "squaring" up with a deeper seperation between traps and shoulders. I say deeper but its all relative because there is still a lot of fat around.

I am not seeing the changes as fast with my fat intake level this high. I will drop it back down to 60 a day for a week or two and see how I respond. Protein was low today but that was due to no hunger.

esplendido
10-18-2009, 08:46 PM
Skipped the bun on the gourmet hamburger from Dempsy's tonight. Couldn't eat it after the basket of deep fried sweet potato fries.

Calories: 1 gazillion
Protein: Lots
Carbs: LOL!
Fat: Oh yes!

Arms and legs vascular, chest huge, waist.....huge! But I can still see 4 of my 6 pack!

bigdaddyd
10-18-2009, 08:52 PM
Skipped the bun on the gourmet hamburger from Dempsy's tonight. Couldn't eat it after the basket of deep fried sweet potato fries.

Calories: 1 gazillion
Protein: Lots
Carbs: LOL!
Fat: Oh yes!

Arms and legs vascular, chest huge, waist.....huge! But I can still see 4 of my 6 pack!

What's a 6 pack?

What's that line? I got me a pony keg?

musclegoddess65
10-19-2009, 07:40 AM
Look who showed back up.


ya never know where or when I might pop in...

musclegoddess65
10-19-2009, 07:41 AM
BDD is this something species is sponsoring or something you and Gman are doing among yourselves???

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 08:18 AM
Species is sponsoring this. We will have the competition right in the expo hall.

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 08:22 AM
Felt like crap this morning. Just tired and lethargic. Made it to the gym for a make shift leg workout but came back home after instead of going to work like a responsible adult would. So I am hanging out under the blankey on the couch with the 2 year old.

Leg ext warmups
4setsx50x15
Back Squats
90/12 180/9 180/8 180/7
Leg press
180/12 360/12 450/7 450/6

Energy levels were so low my weights were down and my reps were down damnit. Not sure if this is just from not sleeping or what.

Baldiewonkanobi
10-19-2009, 10:10 AM
BD I don't like your lack of sleep. Try 2 gms. GABA at bedtime. A harmless amino acid that can induce quality sleep. A side effect is that it releases HGH naturally from the pituitary gland. Only REM sleep (which it seems you are missing) does that. Dave P is a GABA fan.

Baldie

gman
10-19-2009, 10:37 AM
Don't you want to look like Kim when you grow up, D?

Damn, she looks ripped

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 10:44 AM
BD I don't like your lack of sleep. Try 2 gms. GABA at bedtime. A harmless amino acid that can induce quality sleep. A side effect is that it releases HGH naturally from the pituitary gland. Only REM sleep (which it seems you are missing) does that. Dave P is a GABA fan.
Baldie

I'm on it. I will order some from bb.com just wont get here for a few days. I have comatose, Lean dreams, Melatonin....nothing seems to help.

Don't you want to look like Kim when you grow up, D? Damn, she looks ripped

She is awesome and if I grow up to be half the athlete she is, I am better off!!

gman
10-19-2009, 10:45 AM
I am so exhausted from keto, lifting and cardio, I have never slept better.

Not sure if it's a good or bad sign.

gman
10-19-2009, 10:52 AM
She is awesome and if I grow up to be half the athlete she is, I am better off!!

Me too, what a great lady, not just athlete!

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 10:52 AM
Its not that I'm not tired....I just can't stay asleep

gman
10-19-2009, 10:54 AM
Its not that I'm not tired....I just can't stay asleep

that sucks...I was having a similar problem a while back...fall asleep from 10-1...then wake up and never sleep again that night.

I hope it gets better, D

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 10:56 AM
ME too man. This is how people go insane....literally.

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 11:12 AM
The good thing is I am getting to play with me youngest all day because apparently she will never take a nap today. LOL

robert da strongman
10-19-2009, 11:31 AM
ME too man. This is how people go insane....literally.

melatonin
some sugary carbs
sex
makers mark

they all help me.

gman
10-19-2009, 11:34 AM
D

get your 24 hour salivary cortisol tested...could be an adrenal problem

esplendido
10-19-2009, 12:06 PM
Well, I thought I'd have trouble sleeping last night after the large pepperoni pizza I had for dinner topped off with some great NY deli cheesecake. But ended up banging the wife for 30 minutes at bedtime....you know...the kind of banging that is spurned on by "You call that fucking? Harder, boy...let me have it all" and " I wanna cum again" kinda talk. So I was laying in a pool of sweat with my HR about 160 for awhile after. Then I wake up out of a great dream about how I'll celebrate after winning the Rx Challenge, with the wife riding willy from on top. Damn woman! Can't you get enough??? I think she's been dippin into my stash and loading up on Sustanon. We end up having a simultaneous, fourth of July ending and I get to grab another 4 hours of peaceful slumber before she....well....let's just say that the pizza wasn't enough in the calorie dept to sustain the following 12 hours. I was BEAT when I got up. Good thing Perkins is close to the house. 2 stacks of pancakes recharged me. I can make it thru the day now!

gman
10-19-2009, 12:09 PM
I wish I could get that kind of cardio...

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 02:55 PM
Did you get that from penthouse?

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 02:57 PM
Shit just keeps getting deeper man. So, I can't sleep for almost a month now so I go to the Dr today. Last month she said my BP was way high but would test it next time I came in. Well this time it was a tad higher. Fuckme....like this is dangerous high. So I go in for some Ambien and come out with Ambien and bp meds with a follow up for cholesterol which if its anything like the family bp, its high too.

Maybe thats my problem....I don't get high.

Well this certainly explains why I can't sleep. I was simply blaming my "supps" but this could definitely be a reason for this. I start taking the stuff tonight so we will see what happens.

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 03:01 PM
melatonin
some sugary carbs
sex
makers mark

they all help me.

Sugary carbs work for me too but I just refuse most of the time. I tried it last night out of desperation.
Sex? Do I need to remind you I am married? That is a distant memory
Not sure what Makers mark is. I will look it up

robert da strongman
10-19-2009, 03:22 PM
http://www.alexanderphotoimaging.com/Product_Images/MakersMark.jpg

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 03:32 PM
Oh hell yeah....Thats why I recognized it

buckimscl
10-19-2009, 04:45 PM
http://www.alexanderphotoimaging.com/Product_Images/MakersMark.jpg

:drool: oh well no alcohol while I'm cutting unfortunately they're just empty cals. Good job bro.

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Yep, no booze for me either damnit.

And apparently I will need to get serious with this diet, not just for the fatloss, but for the health needs. My physical and blood works are not being nice to me right now

musclegoddess65
10-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Felt like crap this morning. Just tired and lethargic. Made it to the gym for a make shift leg workout but came back home after instead of going to work like a responsible adult would. So I am hanging out under the blankey on the couch with the 2 year old.

Leg ext warmups
4setsx50x15
Back Squats
90/12 180/9 180/8 180/7
Leg press
180/12 360/12 450/7 450/6

Energy levels were so low my weights were down and my reps were down damnit. Not sure if this is just from not sleeping or what.

sometimes even responsible adults stay home BDD...

musclegoddess65
10-19-2009, 05:52 PM
Don't you want to look like Kim when you grow up, D?

Damn, she looks ripped

Thanks GMan... not looking quite that ripped these days but I'm working back to it... :yep:

musclegoddess65
10-19-2009, 05:53 PM
I'm on it. I will order some from bb.com just wont get here for a few days. I have comatose, Lean dreams, Melatonin....nothing seems to help.


She is awesome and if I grow up to be half the athlete she is, I am better off!!

ok ok I'm not gonna be able to get my big swollen head out the door to get to the gym tomorrow...

Hugs :hmn:my friend and... thank you... your quite awesome yourself...

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 05:55 PM
MG, I was a good boy and listened to you and my wife today with the Dr. visit. I'm not happy about the results but I can't wait to sleep a full 6-8 hours tonight. Thanks for the push.
I like to think the BigDaddy is invincible, but apparently not.

musclegoddess65
10-19-2009, 06:23 PM
I know I was texting with Missy today... I'm glad you went my friend... I know that feeling of no sleep... its ok a day here a day there but days on end... NO GOOD..

I was falling asleep but would only get about 2ish hours than BAM was wide awake... when I F'd up the direct deposit for payroll I knew it was time to do something....

So get some sleep dude.. Ambien rocks... I took it for about 7 to 10 days, one pill a good 8 hrs before I wanted to be up... and eventually my sleep regulated itself... I got all my refills filled just in case it comes on me again I have that back up...

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 06:25 PM
I can't wait to take it tonight. The problem is whatever I take only seems to work for one night. Then BAM...same issue as you. 2 or 3 hours and wide awake.

I am concerned with the other results she gave me but nothing that can't be controlled with some life changes and drugs...LOL

I love ya and miss ya tons. I need somebody up here that can kick my ass in the gym like you can!

musclegoddess65
10-19-2009, 06:29 PM
I can't wait to take it tonight. The problem is whatever I take only seems to work for one night. Then BAM...same issue as you. 2 or 3 hours and wide awake.

I am concerned with the other results she gave me but nothing that can't be controlled with some life changes and drugs...LOL

I love ya and miss ya tons. I need somebody up here that can kick my ass in the gym like you can!

I know... it pisses me off that we didn't get to 'know' each other and get together sooner.. as much for me in the respect of hanging with you but also getting to know your wife and the girls better... y'all are truly GOOD PEOPLE...

but we can train 'together' from afar!

musclegoddess65
10-19-2009, 06:30 PM
just make sure you take it early enough so your not left groggy in the AM... if you plan to be up at 4am, then take it my 6 or 7pm... so it can kick in and make you sleepy

bigdaddyd
10-19-2009, 06:39 PM
Will do MG

bigdaddyd
10-20-2009, 03:58 PM
Get some much needed rest last night thanks to my new friend Ambien. However, I will reserve judgement for a few nights since most things will work for one night with me and then nada. I purposely did not go to the gym this morning because I know my body is worn out a little bit from the BP and the insomnia. But, I will be back at it again tomorrow no worries.

I can't let G and MG get a head of me.

Today so far so good.
Meal 1
Coffee
Whey shake

Meal 2
Coffee
Cottage cheese double

Meal 3
6 oz chicken breast

Meal 4
Broccoli soup (little bit under the weather so I went with comfort food)

Meal 5 on way home at 430
Whey shake (50g protein)

Meal 6
Turkey meatloaf and broccoli

Meal 7 before bed
Whey shake with dried egg whites (70g protein)

I am not really hungry right now and the plan was to have another chicken breast with my shake before I head home. I had a diet coke today which i never have, and it just filled me up. So the good is that I'm not hungry like usual, but the bad is, I'm not hungry like usual! HAHA!

gman
10-20-2009, 04:03 PM
that doesn't sound like enough food.

bigdaddyd
10-20-2009, 04:05 PM
Its about 1600 calories thanks to the diet coke. I worked it up last night. Should give me enough protein and a little short on carbs but I took my fats down due to my current physical ailments. I have to play with the numbers to get the calories up without the fat now. It will take a few days to get it right.

gman
10-20-2009, 04:14 PM
just wanted to make sure, D...you got it under control it sounds like

bigdaddyd
10-20-2009, 04:57 PM
I don't know about that G, but I am trying.

I just found out I have to skip the gym tomorrow in liue of the Doctors office first thing in the morning. I have no idea how long bp meds take to work but 2 days in, I feel very slighly different and there is no logical way my cholesterol is normal at this point. Damn reject family genes.

Of course my Doctor knows nothing about modern medicine and food and diet so even after telling her I have already lost 65 pounds, she preceeded to tell me how oever weight I am for my height while not taking any consideration into lbm. Absolutely I am fat but this lady is a class A moron. I just can't find a decent Doctor around these damn country places.

buckimscl
10-20-2009, 05:15 PM
Dude my Dr. is a former bodybuilder/powerlifter so he understands but still told me I need to lose a little weight around the middle. I asked him if he knew any spot reduction techniques. He laughed and called me a smart ass.

gman
10-20-2009, 05:18 PM
my doc is a bodybuilder too...wants me at 12% off season for health reasons.

buckimscl
10-20-2009, 05:19 PM
Wow 12% no shit!!!! If I was at 12% I'd have a 33in waist.......Hey wait a minute that's not a bad thing. Damn gravy & biscuits!!!

gman
10-20-2009, 05:36 PM
me too

buckimscl
10-20-2009, 05:48 PM
If I figured right around 233 would put me at 12% I think......yep, had to check my figures but thats right.

musclegoddess65
10-20-2009, 05:51 PM
sigh... I got to 12% once... was lean enough that I lost my cycle for about 6 months...

mmmm biscuits and gravy... mmmmmm

gman
10-20-2009, 05:58 PM
12% is 195 for me.

buckimscl
10-20-2009, 06:00 PM
I was down to 218 about 4 years ago but have put on an appreciable amount of lean muscle since. It'll be interesting to see exactly whats under all of this fat.

gman
10-20-2009, 06:01 PM
I am probably going to look like a lifeguard at the Arnold, but that's ok, it's better than a fat ass like I am now.

buckimscl
10-20-2009, 06:08 PM
[quote=gman;592821]I am probably going to look like a lifeguard at the Arnold.[quote]

LMFAO!!! My co-workers always look at me when I start laughing out loud at something from Rx. Gman you'll be fine bro. You'll look great besides it's all an illusion anyway.

gman
10-20-2009, 06:12 PM
hey I wouldn't mind looking like Daniel Craig, not one bit. he wasn't that big but looked like it!

bigdaddyd
10-20-2009, 06:29 PM
I have been trying to find a Dr that is a bodybuilder or at least understands fitness but I cannot find one. Anyone got any tips on how?

buckimscl
10-20-2009, 06:53 PM
Ask a Ortho doc they can probably point you to one who takes care of a college team or something at least they'll semi-understand it.

bigdaddyd
10-20-2009, 06:53 PM
I will give it a whirl. All this going in circles and messing wiht my health is starting to get me depressed....can't have that!

buckimscl
10-20-2009, 06:57 PM
Hell no we can't. We need all the masters we can get in columbus in 010

bigdaddyd
10-20-2009, 07:01 PM
I will be there for sure. Hopefully this stuff will work its way thru quickly

gman
10-20-2009, 07:14 PM
I have been trying to find a Dr that is a bodybuilder or at least understands fitness but I cannot find one. Anyone got any tips on how?

pm me

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 09:11 AM
No gym today. Off to give more blood to figure out what-up with all these "things" going haywire in me.

gman
10-21-2009, 09:40 AM
it's diet mostly, so take it easy and just make sure you eat right

Baldiewonkanobi
10-21-2009, 10:47 AM
Most Universitys have a Sports Med group. Anything like that near you?

Baldie

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 11:37 AM
it's diet mostly, so take it easy and just make sure you eat right
This was definitely not diet. But the good news is half of the problem is being resolved and working with the meds they put me on.

Most Universitys have a Sports Med group. Anything like that near you?
Baldie
Nothing substantial but I will check into the ones I do have. Great idea! thanks

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 11:55 AM
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my head right now....PUN INTENDED.

I don't feel the best I have ever felt but I sure do feel like the death cloud is done hovering over me for a change. The last few days was pretty fucking scary so knowing the biggest and scariest parts are almost taken care of makes me feel much better.

So now, the best part is I got the ok to resume training! WOOHOO.

After giving what seemed like my 4 gallons of blood this morning, all i wanted to do was eat of course. so I had a Whey shake from O.N. and then sun dried tomato and basil tuna with a few crackers. I hate tuna but thanks G for turning me on to the flavored stuff. I can at least stomach it and get it down. Followed that with a spoonful of natural pb and I'm good to go.

gman
10-21-2009, 11:58 AM
awesome, D, now get back in and kill it!

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 12:52 PM
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my head right now....PUN INTENDED.

I don't feel the best I have ever felt but I sure do feel like the death cloud is done hovering over me for a change. The last few days was pretty fucking scary so knowing the biggest and scariest parts are almost taken care of makes me feel much better.

So now, the best part is I got the ok to resume training! WOOHOO.

After giving what seemed like my 4 gallons of blood this morning, all i wanted to do was eat of course. so I had a Whey shake from O.N. and then sun dried tomato and basil tuna with a few crackers. I hate tuna but thanks G for turning me on to the flavored stuff. I can at least stomach it and get it down. Followed that with a spoonful of natural pb and I'm good to go.

so glad to hear this news!!!

on the tuna front... I can stomach canned tuna if I have it mixed in with some mexican style stewed tomatoes... smells like chili.... and taste pretty good...

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 01:25 PM
awesome, D, now get back in and kill it!
Good thing I only missed 2 days. So not much backslide there!


so glad to hear this news!!!
on the tuna front... I can stomach canned tuna if I have it mixed in with some mexican style stewed tomatoes... smells like chili.... and taste pretty good...

I will ahve to try that. And thanks for the texts. You are a good friend!
:hmn:

gman
10-21-2009, 02:06 PM
D, the Hickory smoked flavor is the best, plus no carbs

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 02:14 PM
D, the Hickory smoked flavor is the best, plus no carbs

gman that is my favorite one too... the lemon pepper is nice too...
the herb and garlic one... mmm after that pouch you would not want to be around me.. I don't know what is in there but it does not sit well with me...

gman
10-21-2009, 02:15 PM
it tastes ok, but smells like frisky cat food

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 02:15 PM
:hmn:
:hugme: love back to ya BDD

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 02:16 PM
it tastes ok, but smells like frisky cat food


meow.... purr...purr...meow....

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 02:32 PM
D, the Hickory smoked flavor is the best, plus no carbs
I got every flavor they had in stock and that wasn't one of them.

gman that is my favorite one too... the lemon pepper is nice too...the herb and garlic one... mmm after that pouch you would not want to be around me.. I don't know what is in there but it does not sit well with me...
I will keep that in mind and maybe try that one at home. I smell bad enough most days that i had to bring some deodarant to work. DAYUM

it tastes ok, but smells like frisky cat food
Again, that's why I can't eat tuna to begin with...right there!

meow.... purr...purr...meow....
I can't even go there.....nope...not gonna

gman
10-21-2009, 02:34 PM
you would never know Matt is gone for a week, would you, D?

Walmart Super Center has them all, and 50 cents a pouch cheaper than Kroger. I paid $1.44 at Walmart

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 02:35 PM
oooohhhhh, I didn't know that G.....hmmmm. This explains a lot yeah?!

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 03:41 PM
Its not even been a week... only since Sunday afternoon... sigh....

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 03:42 PM
That sucks. Alone time with the kiddo though is good right>?

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 03:50 PM
That sucks. Alone time with the kiddo though is good right>?


we are 'learning' each other... he is really trying me this week... but I take that as if he is not being on his best behavior then he is becoming more comfortable with me.

we were supposed to go see Toy Story and Toy Story II in 3D today but he has gotten bad remarks on his daily report twice this week and today he showed his little attitude and tossed a box of crackers on the floor in the car..

I said ok, looks like we are spending the afternoon at home in the boring apartment... I do not reward bad behavior... period... he came to me like an hour later and said "i'm sorry" - I told him that I love him and he is a great kid but I don't love his actions and attitude sometimes... and while I appreciated the apology and his picking up the crackers that did not mean we were going to the movie now... and if he could remain on good behavior and get his room picked up, we might be able to go to the video store and rent 1 movie - but Toy Story in 3d was not happening today at all....

I swear step parenting is harder, to me, than parenting, there is a fine line and you come in mid stream, its diff when you've been with them since birth...

gman
10-21-2009, 03:51 PM
my almost 11 year old daughter is pretty tough to deal with many days

I thought girls were nicer

buckimscl
10-21-2009, 03:53 PM
Step-parenting is tough. I did it. I married my wife when my step-daughter was 2 and she's 23 now. Lot of tough times but a lot of good ones to. Kim did I tell you I'm a Grandpa!! Hottest Grandpa around lol

buckimscl
10-21-2009, 03:54 PM
my almost 11 year old daughter is pretty tough to deal with many days

I thought girls were nicer

They can be but it seems like everything is a hyooge drama!! Mine is 16 right now so consequently I am the stupidest human that God ever created.

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 03:54 PM
we are 'learning' each other... he is really trying me this week... but I take that as if he is not being on his best behavior then he is becoming more comfortable with me.

we were supposed to go see Toy Story and Toy Story II in 3D today but he has gotten bad remarks on his daily report twice this week and today he showed his little attitude and tossed a box of crackers on the floor in the car..

I said ok, looks like we are spending the afternoon at home in the boring apartment... I do not reward bad behavior... period... he came to me like an hour later and said "i'm sorry" - I told him that I love him and he is a great kid but I don't love his actions and attitude sometimes... and while I appreciated the apology and his picking up the crackers that did not mean we were going to the movie now... and if he could remain on good behavior and get his room picked up, we might be able to go to the video store and rent 1 movie - but Toy Story in 3d was not happening today at all....

I swear step parenting is harder, to me, than parenting, there is a fine line and you come in mid stream, its diff when you've been with them since birth...
It can be even tougher for the step parent that is for sure. I see how my girls just LOVE Missy to death and it is still difficult for her.

my almost 11 year old daughter is pretty tough to deal with many days
I thought girls were nicer
GIRLS ARE HARDER man...waaaay harder. Wait G...just wait until your baby gets to "that" point in her life as a female. I about lost my Fucking mind. I cried like a little stupid baby dude. ridiculous

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 03:58 PM
I know bucki and we have experienced good times too... we have... but this week his little attitude has been in full swing... I am sure a lot of that is dad is gone and he is testing me to see how far he can go... I can tell you with me... its a lot less farther than with dad - I can't and won't reward bad attitude...

I hate when parents do that crap.. because you are only creating bigger problems down the line...

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 03:58 PM
Step-parenting is tough. I did it. I married my wife when my step-daughter was 2 and she's 23 now. Lot of tough times but a lot of good ones to. Kim did I tell you I'm a Grandpa!! Hottest Grandpa around lol

what.. a Grandpa???? get out!:hmn:

buckimscl
10-21-2009, 03:59 PM
I agree Kim, there is no doubt about that!

buckimscl
10-21-2009, 03:59 PM
what.. a Grandpa???? get out!:hmn:
I am!! His name is Christian Anthony and he is tooo cute.

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 04:01 PM
I am!! His name is Christian Anthony and he is tooo cute.

when did this blessed event happen???

buckimscl
10-21-2009, 04:07 PM
March 1st. I am getting him a tank top that has arrows pointing at his bi's proclaiming his first gun show!!

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 04:46 PM
My 2.50 year old has a shirt that says my daddy is bigger than yours and she has one that says my daddy can bench press you.

musclegoddess65
10-21-2009, 05:27 PM
pictures you two pictures..

buckimscl
10-21-2009, 06:18 PM
I'm looking for them.

bigdaddyd
10-21-2009, 07:38 PM
Holy cow....missing those first 3 meals of the day really messed with my numbers. But, no choice had to give the blood right?

So lay it on me...I know its bad

Meal 1 (1030am)
Whey
Tuna pouch
Meal 2
chicken soup-NO noodles
Meal 3
Chicken breast and beans
Meal 4
Whey shake before bed

Calories 1200
Protein 150
Carbs 95
Fat 18

gman
10-21-2009, 07:40 PM
when you get up to pee, drink another whey shake and a spoon of pb, you need more fat