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    Cutting Diary, SIX PACK OR BUST!!

    Okay guys I have decided to start a diary on my progress. I am right now at the end of week one. I feel like I have made decent progress. This was my first hard core week of dieting. My carbs have been under 50g every day, and protein a little more than 200g. This may seem pretty low to some, but for the past four years I was getting maybe 120g a day, so this is a lot to me. Anyways I feel like I have done good for not having any cardio this week. I tried one day, but almost got bit in the arse by the crack head down the roads pit bull so I decided that jogging was out of the question (hehe). But I did buy a stationary bike at wal-mart today, a fairly good one, and I'm sure it will be better than nothing, so I am inserting cardio on an empty stomache next week. Tomorrow is my first cheat day, and I'm so scared about it, but I know it is necessary. I have also been taking about 75mg of ephedrine a day. Anyways here is my progress for week 1. I can actually see my abs! It feels like Christmas!!

    (The first pic is from today, the second is from last week)
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    And in case you guys are wondering what my goals are, it is not a certain weight...or a certain bf%....it's just SIX PACK OR BUST. I will continue to diet down even after I get a six pack however, but the six pack in my number one priority.

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    good luck bro, online journal is a good way to go. The bros on here will keep you accountable

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    its sort of har to tell because in the 2nd pic you have shadow covering your abs and your chest whereas in the first pic you have light on those areas. But anyways looking good man, good luck with the cardio. Something you might wan to try also i swimming. I always go at 5:30AM to get my lazy ass off the pc. Oh and what makes up those 50 grams of carbs?

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    50g is max, 27g of carbs come from my morning banana. And 24 come from my 3 double scoop protein shakes a day. Those are the only carbs I get. Maybe a few more when I throw cheese into the mix.

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    Good luck bro.....

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    Keep the journal going bro, and if you have questions let us know.

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    We're in the diet forum to continue to help you progress.

    I think it's great you've taken control of your fitness and are wishing to change.

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    Good luck. I'll be watching this with interest as I am similar age & stats to you, and plan on cutting March-Aprilish.

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    Good luck on your ventures and keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teenpowerlift
    And in case you guys are wondering what my goals are, it is not a certain weight...or a certain bf%....it's just SIX PACK OR BUST. I will continue to diet down even after I get a six pack however, but the six pack in my number one priority.
    Now you have the right attitude.
    Pictures are a motivating force.

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    Thanks for all the support guys. Today was my cheat day. I got up around 11 (hehe) and did 27 min & 30 sec of cardio (couldn't decided between 25 and 30 so I made a compromise). Anyways then I started the morning off with two slices of homemade venison pizza (it kicks ass). A little later some lemon cake, then a protein drink, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Not too bad huh? All week I dreamed about how crazy I would go on my cheat day, and that's how it turned out. I feel like I wussed out lol. I'll probably cheat at least one more time today though, as it is only 6 o'clock. The PB&J felt hella good though. Anyways that was my cheat day, and nynsb, I'm liking this side of you! Thanks for the support bro.

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    u need MASS more. lift hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrybutson
    u need MASS more. lift hard
    Let him cut the fat and get lean.
    He will have plenty of time to gain mass once he gets BF% under control.

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    Knew I had it in me....double dip orange sherbert........feel like a puppy that pissed on the floor.....shame on me....extra 15 mins of cardio for me today!

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    Good luck bro! Keep us updated.

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    Hey, ive been reading this board for a few years now, and I've followed almost all your posts...You have made a drastic change in your lifestyle and I tip my hat to you...Im 17, going on 18...Im trying to get a pic up here so we can compare, but u are DEFINATELY thicker than me, esp. the shoulders...Good luck with the 6-pack! Keep it up bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yooo
    Hey, ive been reading this board for a few years now, and I've followed almost all your posts...You have made a drastic change in your lifestyle and I tip my hat to you...Im 17, going on 18...Im trying to get a pic up here so we can compare, but u are DEFINATELY thicker than me, esp. the shoulders...Good luck with the 6-pack! Keep it up bro!
    Thanks bro! Drop me a pm if you're planning on cutting or even bulking up anytime soon, we can attack this thing together. Can't beat the buddy system.

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    I wanted to say i admire your dedication to leaning out, as I know it must be frustrating when some people have a much easier time of leaning down. I've seen you have had a lot of dedication to what you are doing, and I am sure in about 12 weeks you will be extremely happy with your progress. Good luck!

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    Thanks guys, that kind of encouragement it what really keeps me going. Right now I am planning on just sticking to my diet and doing heavy abs once a week. However once I hit a plateau where I'm seeing very little results, I will re-assess my diet and hit the abs 3 times a week to try and shock my body a little bit. I don't think I will be able to lower the carbs much however, as 85% of the carbs I am getting are coming from my workout shakes, and I never top 100g. Anyways, I will keep you guys up to date with pics weekly. Hope to turn out an inspiration!

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    Good luck bro.............. good to see you around

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    Okay, I finally got a better camera so here is a little better idea of where I am at right now. I even took a back and a lat pic.. ......no laughing at my sorry a$$ attempt at a lat spread lol. Anyways that is me as of week one. I was just trying to get some default poses down, so that I can pose the same week by week.
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    Best of luck Bro - keep up the hard work - and yes the hardest thing for some of us is not lifting that fork to our mouths LOL - Yes I plead guilty

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    Not too far off at all!

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    Lookin' good. Those updated pics are a lot clearer and compliment your body better. Good luck...those abs aren't so far off after all. I'm rootin' for you bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teenpowerlift
    Okay, I finally got a better camera so here is a little better idea of where I am at right now. I even took a back and a lat pic.. ......no laughing at my sorry a$$ attempt at a lat spread lol. Anyways that is me as of week one. I was just trying to get some default poses down, so that I can pose the same week by week.
    Great set of pics.
    Dude you are a lot closer than I thought based on these pics.

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    Thanks bros. It tickles me to death to see all this support!

    I never realized how much picture quality can make a difference until I posted these pics. And I'm glad to know that you guys think I am getting close! I went back and looked at my first post in the members pictures forum from last may. I never realized how long I have come since I have joined this board! It's a great feeling.

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    I wouldn't go up to 3 times a week on the abs.. sounds like a recipe for overtraining.

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    hey, im 18 as well and have dedicated most of my teen years to the weight room. Its nice to see another teen so dedicated to a goal and actually following through with it rather then going out evey weekend partying and drinking, well by the changes u have made in such little time i doubt ur a big boozer, maybe a party animal though haha. You are loooking great and like the otehrs said u arnt far away from ur goal. With your dedication and hard work you will be there in no time . Good luck with everything Bro.

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    Yeah good luck, your first pics in this thread look very similar to me but I hate to say it but maybe a little smaller. I'll be cutting in a month or maybe a little longer and I'll be watching your progress, to see how my body type does I guess haha. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyX
    50g is max, 27g of carbs come from my morning banana. And 24 come from my 3 double scoop protein shakes a day. Those are the only carbs I get. Maybe a few more when I throw cheese into the mix.
    I hate to say it... when I was doing high protein and low carbs, I couldnt barely budge any weight off the tummy... but when I laid off the protein shakes and ignored how many carbs I am taking in, the abs started coming without even trying and now I am proudly gobbling up a box of whitman chocolates every couple days but still sporting the best set of 6 pack abs I've ever had. I would tend to think at some point, a certain amount of protein over what is necessary for your muscles starts supporting your fat which is why sometimes you can drive your carbs to zero but **** if the tummy fat just stays with you month after month after month of dieting.

    Of course I cant definitively say my abs came out because I reduced my protein, I had other things happening that came into play, I did steroids and gained up 15 lbs of muscle so the muscle might have been consuming the fat, increased metabolism, etc, and also I upped my carnitine intake from 250 mg to 1 gram a day.

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    you changed your name???

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    Yeah bro I changed me name.....not exactly sure why, but seemed good at the time. I like it better anyways though. And NtpaDude, I am making pretty good results right now, so I am going to stick with what I am doing. I am not consuming too much protein. I weight about 174 right now, and am getting in approx. 200g of protein. I will post new pics Friday, everybody is saying its a noticable difference, so I will see what you guys think.

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    cool. good luck on the six pack man! youll get it. just a matter of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyX
    Okay, I finally got a better camera so here is a little better idea of where I am at right now. I even took a back and a lat pic.. ......no laughing at my sorry a$$ attempt at a lat spread lol. Anyways that is me as of week one. I was just trying to get some default poses down, so that I can pose the same week by week.
    Better pics, better poses! Maybe the camera helped too... have you grown your back and chest muscles very much since those pictures you posted back in December? I think I can see a definate improvement but not all that sure its not just better poses and pics... do you measure yourself so you can tell if your chest is growing. Also sometimes it makes a difference if 1 photo session you are like all soft muscled and then next time all pumped up from a fresh workout... most guys have a minimum of 2 inch difference in chest between soft and pumped. In one of your poses I definately see lats peaking around from your front side photo, that is a dramatic improvement from your december photos, but its not hard to believe because your lats are typical the fastest to grow and develop muscles, so keep hitting those, the lats are almost 80% responsible for a manly V-Shape to the upper body. The tummy is fine just develop the other muscles but you dont need to loose anything off the belly at this time.

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    My back has definately grown. I have been hitting it harder than ever (heavier weights) over the past couple of months. I had almost a complete lack of lats in December, and now they are finally starting to develop. My chest has been staying around 43 inches. In addition to updated pics, tomorrow I will also post a pic of what I looked like about 8 months ago....talk about improvement....in my opinion anyways.

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    Okay bros here goes. End of week 2. I started taking pics today and the **** camera battery went dead after I got two pics off, and I guess because it was low on battery when I took them, the quality didn't come out the best. But I will post them anyways, and try to get a few more pics into the week, because I don't feel these do justice to the changes I've seen at all. Anyways, I am going to start it off, with a pic of myself 8 months ago, before I found this board and decided to do it right.
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    And now for this weeks progress. I realize its a little hard to compare to last weeks due to the quality, and the fact that I shaved. I've lost noticable fat from my chest, and lower abs. The lower abs is kinda hard to tell, but look at the belly button and you can kinda tell. My strength has been staying the same, so I guess that is a good thing. If you guys want me to post my diet I will. I finally got it consistent with about 205p/30c/50f. The last pic is a comparison between last week and this. I guess about what you can expect for 6 days.
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    I guess its working but do you think your calories are a little low? P-820, C-120, F-450 = Roughly 1400! Thats basically starvation man, no far off where I was at....Whatever works for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyX
    Okay bros here goes. End of week 2. I started taking pics today and the **** camera battery went dead after I got two pics off, and I guess because it was low on battery when I took them, the quality didn't come out the best. But I will post them anyways, and try to get a few more pics into the week, because I don't feel these do justice to the changes I've seen at all. Anyways, I am going to start it off, with a pic of myself 8 months ago, before I found this board and decided to do it right.
    I guess in some of the pictures you may have been holding in your tummy, in this more recent one I can see there is still a love handles issue there, but your arm, chest and back muscles are definately moving in the right direction. I think as you gain more muscle mass, the calaries consumed growing those muscles and maintaining what you got will eventually win the war with the tummy. Keep up the good work but since you are still a little ahead with the tummy area, keep an eye on the sugars and stay away from heavy bulking diets or weight gainer shakes. At your age you are probably supported by having a good healthy natural supply of testosterone since we can all see you growing a pretty good rate doing it naturally, I would stay away from the roids and prohormones while you can ride the natural testostorone of your age.

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