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varg1952
09-10-2007, 06:30 AM
Im 21 years old. Im only 5'5 and I weight 190 pounds. I am so tired of being obese, and trying to cover up my fat with big shirts. It looks like i have boobs everytime i wear a shirt now. I dont even know what to do. I looked through so many plans but i dont know which one to choose. Im determined to lose weight, im tired of hearing things from people, and getting turned down by girls.

This is my typical daily schedule
M- Class at 12:00-12:50, Work from 3 to 8
T- Class at 9:00-10:45, 4:30 to 7:45
W-Class at 12:00-12:50, Work from 3 to 8
T-Class at 9:00-10:45, 4:30 to 7:45
F-Class at 12:00-12:50, Work from 3 to 8
S- Work 8:45 to 3
S- 9-4

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I know im fat, but is it possible to lose all the weight and become toned up and skinny? I just want a flat stomach, and some toned up arms...Can anyone relate with me? With all the weight loss plans out there, i dont know which one is right for me, Can someone help me figure out exactly what to do? I just hate being down like this..

varg1952
09-10-2007, 08:11 AM
how do i get someone to respond!?

chrischap01
09-10-2007, 08:31 AM
there are a lot of different ways to get to where you want to be, just read through some of the threads here, and check out the male transformation articles on the main site. That will give you a good idea on methods that could work for you. Once you come up with something, make this thread your log and keep posting what you are doing and how you are progressing. I am sure you will get a lot of good feedback and motivation if you stick around!

What worked for me was watching portion sizes and sugar/carb intake, lifting heavily 4X per week, and doing cardio 5-6 times per week. HIIT seems to work for me, but I did lots of staedy state cardio as well. Just explore and you will find what works best for you!

FrostFox
09-10-2007, 08:40 AM
Relax Varg, sometimes logs go for days without any new replies, even new threads. I would have posted this question in the fat loss forums instead of this one, as this one is dedicated to people logging their progress.

To answer your question: people do all sorts of different things because all sorts of different things work. If you want a basic weight lifting program, I can only recommend Rippetoe's Strating Strength:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=998224

This program has been around for over three decades, and it's still recommended very often to beginners. The reason: it works, and it's fast.

When it comes to dieting, the most basic thing is caloric restriction. For someone your height and weight, I would limit myself to 1500 calories a day, +/- 100 cals, with at least 140g of protein, clean food only. If you need to know what "clean" food is, you should go ahead and read the "best of" stickie threads (all of them) in the Losing Fat forums.

varg1952
09-10-2007, 09:30 AM
thanks guys for your help and i will use this thread as my log!