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11-08-2002, 08:41 PM
I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. To give you an idea to reference when you see a post from me, here is a little bit about myself.
5 years ago, I was 270 lbs.(5'3") Today I am down to 148lbs and about 22% bf. Just this past year have I developed an interest in building more muscle(mostly upper body) I am happy with the lower part of me which has developed to my liking. I wrestle on the indy circiut and get in there with some pretty big guys. I am interested in increasing upper body and dropping as much BF as I can in the process.
I'm pretty quite, I read more than I post.
I like the kind of information given on here, so I'll be back often to check it out. =)
11-08-2002, 09:20 PM
welcome to the boards :) and wow.... thats a great effort in weightloss. what did you do to drop the weight?
im sure you will have no probelm getting your upper body to your liking with the help of the advise on here and your obvious success previously. good luck
11-10-2002, 05:23 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome.
Some of the other boards I have been to kinda shun you if you don't sound hardcore.
Nice to know that not every place is like that.
11-10-2002, 09:07 PM
wrestling fan here so that's very cool you do that! There are a few wrestling threads in the MISC. section if you wanna check it out as you read quietly. :-))
11-10-2002, 09:17 PM
Very inspiring story and Im sure you will be great inspiration to other. Keep it up and maybe one day we can see your progression.
11-11-2002, 12:38 PM
Welcome. There are a few guys on here that are into wrestling too. Good luck with your goals.
11-11-2002, 05:41 PM
Thanks to all of you that welcomed me.
I did take a peek and slipped in a post on the tough enough thread...lol. Thanks for looking out for my interests =)
I see that you asked me how I lost all that weight. It took me 5 years, almost 6 years this coming up Jan. Not easy. Lots of cardio, (lots and lots...lol) also, learning that you can eat what you want, as long as it's in moderation. The key for me is to never say the word "diet". Weight training, along with full support from my future hubby (hardcore BB) are a great help to me too. I keep pitcures in my purse when I was at my worst, and pitcures of me now. So when I am faced with a fat slice of chocolate cake, I take a sec to look and compare them and think to myself what one I like better. It's MUCH easier to pass on the cake =)
I have cleaned up my diet quite a bit, modified it for muscle gain. Still trying to adjust to all the protien I have to take in along with the pain of trying to build. I have a new found respect for those of you who can do this ALL the time.
Takes lots of self control and sacrafice. =)
Now that you've mentioned your pictures, everyone's going to be asking to see them. ;)
Congrats on you're tremendous progress!