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    Jagbender's battle of the bulge

    Currently a Fat Ass!
    Max weight 305, Min weight 219 Current weight 260
    I have always been a fat / chubby guy 10 years ago I was 305 pounds. Found a couple of low carb forums and started lifting and dieting. That is when I met Built! Two years later I weighed 219 pounds, BUT I had gotten into stacks and stimulants and wrecked my adrenals and had thyroid issues. Dr said no more weight lifting. Got off all the stims and went on Thyroid meds.

    5 .5 years ago I moved to Florida and worked construction ate and drank what ever I wanted and maintained about 240.

    2.5 years ago the economy took a crapper and I went back to work as a Freight Broker, so I sit on my butt all day in front of a computer.
    1-1-2010 282 pounds. I started riding my Bike in 2010 and rode 1750 miles ate real good and got back down to 242. The holidays came and I ate like a friggin fool and went up to 265.
    Feb 1-2011 I called Built and commited myself to her mercy and we are working on a 2 year plan of attack for the fat loss. Currently weight lifting 3 X a week. Starting Wednesday 2-9-11 Sore as a bitch still on saturday.
    Leg day today.

    I have been on TRT for 3.5 months the first three months was androgel with not real changes in libido, mood or fatigue.

    I was still feeling like crap so DR perscribed 100 mg of 100 mg /ML Test C once every other WEEK! NO androgel


    I am currently sandbagging a little to keep my results low and will complain about low libido ETC at my next appointment.
    I am pinning 12.5 mg 2 x a week and stocking up on the extra TEST C

    I would like to see my Testosterone in the upper 1/3 of range (quest labs) 250-1100 ng/ dL

    I like still feel crap and recovery sucks.

    Diet is strictly low Carb staying in Ketosis until I lose some more body fat.


    I am curently
    49 Y/O male will be 50 in April
    260 Pounds
    35% +- body fat according to my scale.
    I have been a lifter in the past and do have some decent muscle.
    started androgel 1% 5gm for 3 months
    10-25-2010 total test 232
    free %2.09
    free test 48.5
    estradiol 33
    PSA 0.7
    Other blood work great


    Labs 1-19-2011
    TOTAL Cholesterol 192
    HDL is low 37
    LDL 130
    TEST free and total 350
    free test 69.



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    Quote Originally Posted by davegmb View Post
    Ill be looking in, good luck

    Thanks, With Built on my Butt, and me getting serious about this I think I have a great Future of gettnig where I want to be!

    Jag

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    Here is my Home gym Click on thumbnail to expand.
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    Leg and full body workout today. Just starting to lift again. So I am trying to go light and really watch my form. I must have slipped out of form on my ATF squats today, I pulled a rhomboid muscle on the left. that sucks. Going to ice it down
    Started to lift first time in years last week.
    doing mild cardio on my Kick ass trike


    AFT squats
    135# 9 reps
    185# 8 reps
    135# 9 reps

    clean and jerk
    135# 3 sets 9

    leg lifts 140# 3 sets of 9

    reverse leg lifts
    105# 1 set of 6
    2 sets of 6 70#

    dead lift
    3 sets of 9 135#

    Well its a start

    Last week Wednesday was my first workout Arms and chest I was sore for 4 days!
    Blah blah blah

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    Rode 10 miles yesterday 15.0 Mph nice mild cardio workout
    total miles on my trike 1900

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    Damn bro. Keep it up,built will get you to the promised land!

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    Rode 10 miles yesterday. going to new HRT Doctor today.

    Darn scale. been eating 2000-2100cals a day for 10 days all low carb not dropping a single pound!

    Hope to lift again soon, I can only seem to get one lifting session in a week. Hopefullt yhis new Doc will have soe ideas for more energy!

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    I know you don't want to hear it, bud, but your thyroid is part of the problem.
    Wondering where to start? Confused? "Homework 1" will get you started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    I know you don't want to hear it, bud, but your thyroid is part of the problem.
    Yeah but that could be a blessing in disguise... thyroid meds courtesy of the doc, no guessing on quality etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyiron View Post
    Rats need to get hammered too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    I know you don't want to hear it, bud, but your thyroid is part of the problem.

    New Dr is checking that out too! Check your PM

    Jeff

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    I think I found a smart Dr!

    Stopping all testosterone for a couple of weeks to get a baseline
    He agreed I was seriously underdosed, Doc was talking more around dosing that will put me @ 600-800 levels of T. 150-200 mg weekly. He will use AI if needed.
    Talked about hcg but didn't think it was necessary. Same with IGf1 (only 8% of americans would meet the requirements for that).

    He is also going to monitor my weight loss program. He thinks I am genetically holding toxins in my fat cells and the fat cells are closed off from metabolism due to holding the toxins. I am going to try his program.
    The best thing he writes scripts no BS with private compounding pharmacies.

    Nothing radical just "cutting edge science" I guess I'll find out.

    Blood work in 2 weeks
    CMP
    CBC w Diff
    Unine analysis
    Lipid Profile
    T4, TSH, free T4
    LH, FSH
    Testosterone total and free
    DHT
    Estradiol
    Progesterone
    PSA
    DHEA-S

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    Arms and chest workout last night

    bench press 135 x 9 reps x 3 sets
    Close grip bench press 135 x 9 x 3
    Incline bench 105 x 9 x 3
    Military press 105 x 9 x 3
    flat dumbell fly 20 x 9 x 3
    dumbell shoulder press 20 x 9 x 3
    Seated Cable row 100 x 9 x 3
    one arm dumbell row 45 x 9 x 3
    dumbell shrugs 60 x 9 x 3
    skull crushers 75 x 9 x 3

    I feel like a wimp! i used to be able to bench 270 IRM squat 365 I haven't lifted in 6 years. starting all over again.

    Been trying to lose fat diet clean 2000-2200 daily. Very hard to get into ketosis. I am drinking a lot of water and I wonder if that is diluting the test strips? I can show trace to moderate. Actually gained 2 pounds over the last two weeks. that friggin blows! recovery seems to be getting better.
    No test until march 2nd been 8 days since last injection still feel OK.

    weight 262.5

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    Trace is still ketosis. And ketosis only means you're burning fat. It could be dietary or bodyfat. It isn't necessary for fat loss (although it can make a body a LOT more comfortable).

    Why do you start your gear on the second?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Trace is still ketosis. And ketosis only means you're burning fat. It could be dietary or bodyfat. It isn't necessary for fat loss (although it can make a body a LOT more comfortable).

    Why do you start your gear on the second?

    I rode my trike yesterday on lunch for 10 miles about two hours later i was showing large on the keto stix. I have been fairly comfortable with the caloric intake so far.

    I do my blood work on the 1st and have a Doc appt on the 11th. I will start back on the gear on the first after the labs are taken. Thinking 150 then 75 twice a week until the appt.

    Sound OK?

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    10 milles today on my trike today

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagbender View Post
    I rode my trike yesterday on lunch for 10 miles about two hours later i was showing large on the keto stix. I have been fairly comfortable with the caloric intake so far.

    I do my blood work on the 1st and have a Doc appt on the 11th. I will start back on the gear on the first after the labs are taken. Thinking 150 then 75 twice a week until the appt.

    Sound OK?

    I'm glad you're comfortable. Yep, 150 all at once, then 75mg four days later, another 75mg three days later and so on. That way the 150 is your frontload - you should feel a LOT better very quickly. Feel free to use some of your androgel for the first week if you like, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    I'm glad you're comfortable. Yep, 150 all at once, then 75mg four days later, another 75mg three days later and so on. That way the 150 is your frontload - you should feel a LOT better very quickly. Feel free to use some of your androgel for the first week if you like, as well.
    Andro Gel is gone. Plenty of Test CYP though. That is the plan 150 75 75
    Then see what the Doc says after labs review.

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    Been off my HRT for almost 2 weeks now Labs in the AM. Cannot wait to get back on. Feelig pretty crappy the last three days. Want to see what my HRT Doc says.

    Still 261 pounds. Mild Cardio and lifting once a week Diet very clean at 1600-1900 still no drop. I took measurements Saturday and will be taking measurements in 6 days and in 30 intervals. trying to ignore the scale.
    Measurements 2-26-11
    Weight 262
    Neck 18.5
    Bicep l 16
    Bicep r 16.75
    Chest 46.5
    Diaphram 44.5
    Belly 47
    Belt line Waist 44
    Butt 45
    Thigh L 27.5
    Thight R 27.5
    Calf L 17
    Calf R 17.5
    Above Knee L 19
    Above Knee R 19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    You'll like what happens on the right dose of test.

    I am hoping so!

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    258.5 today

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    Rode 30 minutes last night 256 today

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    255 today staying at 1600-1800 calories
    Jagbender's battle of the bulge
    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living

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    Went out to eat last night @ a greek restaurant. I did pretty well.

    I only had Protein shakes all day and saved my meal for eating out. I ate a greek salad with grilled chicken breast. No dressing. Lots of salt though in the Calamata olives and the Feta cheese. I also ate a dinner roll No butter. The 2 dolmades were wonderful. Up two pounds today but I think that is just water from the carbs and salt. I have not exercised in two days due to schedules with the kids and my well pump needing repair. You don't realize how much you need water until you don't have it. It only cost 30.00 and an hour to repair it myself. Glad I didn't need to call a plumber!

    Going to ride today and lift tomorrow

    Feeling a bit better back on the TRT 100 mg Tuesday and 50 this am

    Probably going to go Kayak fishing tomorrow !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagbender View Post
    I feel like a wimp! i used to be able to bench 270 IRM squat 365 I haven't lifted in 6 years. starting all over again.
    Hey-
    welcome and good luck.
    I'm getting back into it from a long nagging shoulder injury.
    I'll tell you what I have to keep telling myself as well as friends here have and will tell me:
    It does not matter what you USED to be able to lift. Put that behind you.
    Work with what you have now. Lift that range. perfect form. Your strength will go up.
    ...and w/ Built pushing you....you're in good hands.

    Overcome and kick ass
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    255.5 today Rode an hour yesterday 13 miles it was windy.

    going to lift today
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    Legs today
    Warm up 30 minutes mild cardio Bike with the kids

    squats 185 3 sets of 9
    dead lifts 185 3 x 9
    Calf raises 185 3x 15
    seated calf raises 75 3 x 30
    Leg extensions 100 3 x 9
    reverse leg extensons 50 3 x 9

    255.5 on the scale today
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    good job dude-
    Hope you are as sore as I in the am!
    Success leaves clues. People who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results

    Nobody cares what you did yesterday or what you are going to do tomorrow. What is important is what you are doing NOW to solve our problem

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