I'm already seeing results!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ardchoille50, May 17, 2015.

  1. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Twenty years ago I weighed 275 pounds, today I weigh 137 pounds - that was an accomplishment in itself. On the second of this month I decided to begin weight training in order to bring some muscular definition to my now slim body and today, after only 15 days of working out alone, I am already seeing long-lasting results. My weight has hovered around 138 for about a year and now my upper arm has seen an inch of growth in circumference - those dumbbell curls are really paying off. My biceps are now forming a noticeable "lump"! Time to celebrate! I'll have a vegetable salad, no dressing, a side of mixed, unsalted, nuts, an apple and a glass of water please. I should join a gym. I'm 51 years old but I don't think my age will be a problem :)

    And my journey continues..

    The screenshot is from the Full Fitness app for iPhone/iPad
     

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  2. D.T. macrumors 604

    D.T.

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    Well done. That's a pretty dramatic weight loss!

    FWIW, muscle develops _very_ slowly - I see people on fitness/workout forums talking about adding several pounds of [lean] muscle mass over a few months, and it just does not happen that fast. Water, bloat, etc., may be a false positive.

    Again, don't want to end my post on anything that sounds remotely negative, because your results are spectacular. Congrats! :cool:

    (Side note: OOC, are you male/female, and what is your height?)
     
  3. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you!

    Well, that amount of weight loss took me a couple years of developing a better diet and eating habits. I normally workout two days and rest a day, sometimes two. The noticeable lump in my bicep area, along with the one inch increase, was enough to keep me going :)

    I'm a 51 year old male and stand 5'6".
     
  4. D.T. macrumors 604

    D.T.

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    Fantastic results! I'm in your general demographic, so I can REALLY appreciate it :)
     

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