**I need advice on my diet**

So, here's the deal in cliffs...

I need to way 195 lbs by the end of december, OR I need to have a 36" waist by that time (trying to join the army).

Height: 5'11", Age: 24, male

I used to weight 340lbs, 54" waist. (2 years ago)

Currently 220lbs, 39" waist.

**My workout schedule**

Monday - Weightlifting Routine 1, 2 Hours of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu

Tuesday - Pushups, Situps, Lunges, 2 mile run. 1 hour eskrima, 1 hour JKD

Wed - Pushups, situps, lunges, hindu squats, 2 mile run

Thursday - Pushups, Situps, Lunges, 2 mile run. 1 hour eskrima, 1 hour JKD

Friday - Weightlifting Routine 2, 2 hours Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu

Sat - Run 2 miles

Sun - rest

**Weight Routine 1: (3x10)**

Flat Bench (165 lbs)

Overhead Press (145 lbs)

Pull-ups (3 sets til failure at bodyweight, currently 5 per set)

Bent over row (200 lbs)

Squats (265 lbs)

**Weight Routine 2: Friday (3x10)**

Incline Bench (155 lbs)

Dips (3 sets til failure at bodyweight, currently 20 per set)

Pull-ups (see routine 1)

Still Legged Deadlifts (300lbs)

**Calistetics days:** One set til failure (roughly 90 pushups, 110 situps, 100 lunges, 100 hindu squats)

**Daily caloric intake:** 2,500 calories, mostly protein (200 grams daily) with some carbs (1/2 cup oatmeal, 2 apples), 1.5 gallons of water daily.

Here's what I want to know...why isn't my waist shrinking? I haven't lost so much as 1/2 inch since the beginning of may and I'm getting frustrated. I get gobs and gobs of exercise and I believe I'm doing everything right...anybody have some tips on what I can do to get rid of my dunlap (Belly done went and spilled out onto your lap)?

**Edit: My typical daily eating is**

1/2 cup oatmeal, 2 protein shakes, 2 apples, 400g of lean chicken breasts, 1 roll of lean ground turkey, 2 cans of mixed veggies, 2 cans of italian stewed tomatos, 1 sweet potato, 1 multi-vitamin, 1 fish oil capsule, 1 flax oil capsule, 1.5 gallons of water.

Last edited: Jul 21, 2006