Since I am now on a committed cut with a goal of 205-210 lbs, I thought I better post up a pic of what I looked like at my peak of 238 lbs last summer. Since then, I lost 7 lbs before my Vegas meet November 7th, when I weighed in at 231 lbs. Since then, I gained 4 of that back. Thus, my official weight for the beginning of this cut is 235.
My first weigh-in was Sunday - 232 lbs. Down 3 in the first week. A bit too much, but I think it was mostly water. I was too afraid of cutting in 2012 due to entering my first competitions. However, these same meets have given me the confidence that I can be as strong, if not stronger, at a lighter weight. There were many competitors, and for that matter members here, that are lighter and stronger than me. I just don't feel the extra weight is doing me any good. I used to think it was.
I thought this picture illustrates my thickness very well. I didn't really feel like taking one of me in my underwear at this point. Haha. Besides, the extreme glare off of my Arctic white skin may cause some of you to go blind.
This is what I looked like in August of 2010, before my big 2+ year bulk from 183 to 238.