Because when you're in better shape than anyone on the block... you can have any woman you want!
That sure as hell motivates me... and I'm in the same boat you are. 4months ago I was 295 which was pretty pudgy for me at 6ft tall. Now I'm 254 and am working on loosing another 40 pounds or so of body fat. I'm not concerned with my pound-weight loss... but I am concerned with my fat loss. So I'm combining the scale with the tape measure. I've lost 5 inches off my waist, gained a half inch on my biceps, and my chest has gone up and down a couple times, but has pretty much stayed the same (however my man-tits are gone! And.. my Pecs are getting defined again).
I've definately slowed down on my weight loss though. I don't want to loose muscle. So I'm striving for a weight loss of about a pound and a half per week max. However, if I don't loose any weight one week, I don't care because I know the tape measure will show weight loss... and that's the weight loss I'm going for. Right now, I'm still a little too pudgy for the bodyfat calipers to be accurate.
Per the tape measure, I've gone from 40.5% bodyfat to 34%. My goal is 15%.
I'm doing the ketogenic diet and logging everything I eat on Fitday.com, thanks to the guys on this site for telling me about that site... and about the importance of logging everything I eat. When I get the totals at the end of the day... I'm always shocked!
I eat roughtly 3000 calories per day
Per Fitday, my monthly intake for Sept was
45% Protein 43% Fat 8% Carbs 4% Alcohol (I needs my beer)
Included in those #s is a Whey PWO shake, multivitamins, chromium piconoloate, acidopholis, Creatine, Fish Oil and Flaxseed oil.
I run 30 minutes of cardio twice a week
Do the Bill Starr 5x5 program
I could'nt be happier with the results.
Now don't get me wrong... I'm not giving advice... I'm a noobie and I'm not qualified. This is just what I've been doing... right or wrong.
Anyway... that's my 2 cents.