Been posting on F&N sporadically for a few years, bout time I started a log here. Here's the backstory. It's long. cliffs: skinny fat, then fat fuck, then skinny fat, then kinda fat/kinda broly. Was skinnyfat all through puberty through high school. Rather than taking control of it in college, I spent two years eating, drinking, and staying up late in great excess. Went from skinnyfat to straight up fat by 2006: 5'7", ~205lbs here. Pretty miserable with my life overall. I remember getting winded going up the stairs to class, fucking mouthbreathing and shit. Started making basic dietary changes, quit eating huge portions. Light cardio, some machine work. This is from some chick's wedding in mid-2007, think I got down to around 185lbs. At the end of the summer, I went to Denmark to study abroad. I drank a lot more and didn't necessarily eat right, but I rode a bike EVERYWHERE, and the city is built on a hill. I also took a job in a factory working 8 hours a day 3 days a week. Without measuring, I can guarantee I was way under maintenance intake. I got skinny as hell, but still had the gut. fucking goofy ass trollface that was late 2007. by the time I came home the next month, I was 168lbs. when I came home, I wasn't working manual labor or riding anymore, so I went up to 180lbs and held that for a good while. started reading F&N, lifting. started off strong, but for the most part, was really inconsistent about lifting/dieting. my b/s/d peaked at 195x5/225x5/315x5. pic from summer 2009: notice how I am able to suck in my gut fast forward to recently. was 190 all of 2010. started acclimating myself to lifting again towards christmas, doing it one to three times a week. still, I went up to 196 at one point and was like fuck this, I'm going balls out. since late December I've been working out 4-6x a week doing elliptical cardio (160-180bpm steady state) and a mix of compound lifts and isolation. here's a back and front pic from the last two weeks. I want to cut up for summer. I have had this gut since I was 10, enough is enough. Diet is 50/40/10 protein/fat/carbs. as it turns out, biggest problem has been getting enough total calories, I'm aiming for 18 to 1900/daily based on the calculator from stickies. so far I'm down to 183 and holding for the last two weeks.