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  • #46
    Support is a major factor in my life to have some of the greatest people like dave colette and derek behind me......Money can not buy the amount I owe you all!!!

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    • #47
      extreme makover: body edition
      2013 NPC MID-ILLINOIS LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP

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      • #48
        “I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.”
        Sasha Azevedo

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        • #49
          Here is my story:

          Five years ago I was in respectable shape, around 200 lbs and 8% body fat. My wife and I were eagerly awaiting the arival of our first child. My mother-in-law was then diagnosed with cancer when my wife was 5 months pregnant. The stress caused my wife to go into labor early (6 months) and she was put on bedrest for the rest of the pregnancy.

          Immediately after my son was born my wife refused to have anything to do with the baby. Post partum depression. She refused to feed him, change him, or even watch him. I spent the first month handling all the night time feedings while working full time. She refused to allow me to go to the gym, threatening to hurt the baby if I went. She also refused to get any type of treatment for her condition. My mother-in-law helped while she could, but she ended up getting sicker and passed away shortly before my son's first birthday.

          My job was going OK, but the combination of long hours and little activivty caused me to start putting on weight. I gained about 30 lbs within the first 6 months while starting to lose all that hard-earned muscle I had put on. About a year later I got a promotion at work that would require my family to relocate to the midwest. The money was too good to pass up, so we went.

          My company asked me to show commitment and buy a house, so my wife and I sold our condo back east and had a house built near the office I was managing in the midwest. I was working extremely long hours 6 days a week and continued to balloon up, but financially things were going well. Until corporate politics resulted in my boss being fired, along with all of his hires - including me.

          I couldn't get a similar job out there, and within a few months I could no longer afford the payments on the house or the cars. I had to sell all our new furniture to buy food. We tried to sell the house but couldn't find a buyer. We finally decided to pack up our stuff and head home. I had to borrow $3,000 from a family member to pay for the moving truck.

          To make a long story short, we ended up losing the house, I lost my car, and we had to cash in our investments to come up with the money to get an apartment back home. I was able to find a job, but at only 60% of what I was making. My wife was going to go back to work once we got my son into school.

          During the physical required to get admitted to school, the doctors noticed something unusual about my then 3-year old son and refered us to a specialist for some more tests. They diagnosed my son with Autism. He was going to need special schools, and since it's vitually impossible to get a babysitter for an Autistic child, my wife wasn't going to be able to go back to work. We really struggled financially, and there were times when there wasn't much food in the house.

          Then more bad news. The company I was working for wasn't able to get the venture money they needed to continue, and I got laid off. And by this point I had gained so much weight that I was starting to have episodes of sleep apnea where I would wake up in the middle of the night unable to breathe. I started to get chest pains.

          In November 2006 I went to the doctor to get checked out. I now weighed 297 lbs. I forced myself to take out my bodyfat scale when I got home and found out I was at 47.8% body fat. I felt like shit all the time, couldn't sleep at night, and was flat broke. I decided that I had to do something about it or else I wasn't going to be around to see my son grow up.

          I joined a gym right after Thanksgiving and started watching what I was eating. I told my wife she wasn't going to stop me from working out any more, and if she didn't like it, she could leave. I started going twice a day to the gym, cut way back on my carbs, and made sure I was getting enough protein. And the weight started coming off.

          I lost 18 lbs my first month, and continued to lose about 3 lbs a week after that. As of yesterday I had lost 69 lbs of fat and added 10 lbs of muscle so I am now down to 239 lbs and 31% body fat from 297 lbs and 47.8 body fat. Not too bad for 4 months. I still have a long way to go, but I'm getting there.

          I feel better, can sleep at night, and am starting to fit into clothes I haven't worn in 4 years. And I am also starting to get close on a few job offers - before companies would interview me and not hire me because I was so heavy. If all goes well, I should have 2 offers this week...

          Like I said before, I still have a long way to go, but I'm getting there. My goal is to take off another 60 lbs of fat and add on 30 lbs of muscle so I can get to 210 lbs and 5%. I hope to have the fat off by mid summer so I can start bulking up in the fall. If all goes well, maybe I'll enter a contest next spring just to prove I can do it...

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          • #50
            To everyone who posted a their hardships, I hope each and everyone of you good success in all that thirve to achieve.
            Behind the 8-ball again

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            • #51
              Getting geeked ; got my diet in order~ a little fustrated at the proper excersizes to do ..isolation techinique also ~~~ I know it will come .....umm

              Pamela
              One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.

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              • #52
                Mr.G did you get my reply to your PM?

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by buffdoll View Post
                  Getting geeked ; got my diet in order~ a little fustrated at the proper excersizes to do ..isolation techinique also ~~~ I know it will come .....umm

                  Pamela
                  Another girl here! Alright!
                  http://stumblingtobethlehem.blogspot.com/

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                  • #54
                    I dont really have a tear jerking story besides the fact that I was fat and did something about it. I also quit drinkin and stopped smoking weed, which is what got me to 330lbs and 55% fat in the first place....

                    But if youre interested, and only cause this thread suits my struggle

                    here's what I went through 100% NATURALLY AS GOD AND MY HOSPITAL'S WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AS MY WITNESS.



                    That after picture was taken last year, so i've managed to keep the weight off for a full year so far. But dont let the shirt in the 2nd pic fool you, im still flabby as hell and at around 20-30% bodyfat, right now im at 230lbs going for 195. And I swear on my motherfucking life that I'm gonna get there no matter what.
                    Last edited by zilla; April 2nd, 2007, 10:29 PM.
                    THE FAMILY THAT I LIVE FOR ONLY BREATHES THE AIR THAT SMELLS OF COMBAT

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                    • #55
                      Ahh ~~ Hope every 1 is doing well ; Oh what a feeling ~! Sore n lovin it ~! A thought ~!~~~>>> Lift well; lift hard and always remember your first love is yourself ! If u do not love ur self enough to care for the ship that god has given us , how can u care for others!~~
                      One must peer into the soul and c eternity in ones eyes; for body is just a vessel for our soul that travels this land untill it returns to the creator who gave it to us~!

                      Hope all is well ~~ This journey is that for a life time ~!

                      Pamela
                      One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.

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                      • #56
                        EVERY ONE HAS A ROCKY INSIDE

                        Originally posted by Pearce View Post
                        hey mr g & dave,

                        did u guys get my pics and current contest prep file?

                        -Pearce
                        YES PEARCE WE GOT ALL YOUR PICS CHECK YOUR EMAIL
                        DAVE AND I LOOKED OVER YOUR PHYSIQUE YOU HAVE A GREAT START
                        AS SOON AS WE HAVE ALL 5 WE WILL POST PICTURES UP ON FRONT OF SITE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU ALL THE STORIES ARE GREAT INSPIRATIONS TO EVERYONE.
                        [email protected]
                        516-557-4192

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                        • #57
                          PAM......

                          Here's a great way of thinking about reality. I love this quote........

                          "You are in this world; but you're not of this world."

                          Trivia question. Who said that?

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                          • #58
                            hummm?????

                            Ahh... caught me .. I feel like I am standing in front of the sphinx~! lol

                            I will ...let u know ... ; - ) ...
                            One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by huge285 View Post
                              PAM......

                              Here's a great way of thinking about reality. I love this quote........

                              "You are in this world; but you're not of this world."

                              Trivia question. Who said that?

                              Christ
                              One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.

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                              • #60
                                ohhhhhhhhh~~~~.> what a feelin ~!

                                Hey , Mr.G ~~ any news on the supplementation ? I had previously bought animal cuts by universal ... would it be benificial to take those with my training regime , until the supplements arrive.? Since I am living in the country , I went to the farm and picked up some fresh brown eggs from grain fed chickens ~! Would that suffice ? 12 egg whites .. I figured it was easier to hard boil them and remove the yolks : I felt like Paul Newman in cool hand luke ~! LOL

                                I'm a little fustrated as to the specific exersizes .. Damn people don't have a clue .. even the coach from the high school ~!

                                ttys, Chief~!


                                Bear Hugs for all~!

                                Yes, that is a real Bear skin ; Head ; Paws and Claws .. for the curious .

                                Pamela
                                One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.

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