alright, i just finished up 11 months on reduced calories (a couple months were increased calories where i tried to gain). for body weight, i lost 45 lbs. started at 245 lbs, and i ended up under 200 lbs. for body fat percentage, i started out around 22+% (estimate), and ended up just under 10%. so out of those 45 lbs, i lost about 35-40 lbs of fat/water and 5-10 lbs of muscle. something like 75% fat/water vs 25% muscle. i did lose some strength, but not too much ... and re-gaining lost strength is easy. for measurements, i lost : 1 inch off arms, 3 inches off chest, 6 inches off belly, 4 1/2 inches off waist, and 2 inches off my thighs. my initial goals were : figure out nutrition, change to bodybuilding workouts (vs powerlifting), and get to 10% bodyfat. so i completed those goals.
now i'm heading to the MVP summit, so i wont be lifting or adhering to any diet. it'll be a good break to eat some varied foods and just let my body heal. only problem is i have become accustomed to meals every 2 to 3 hrs, so i'll need to carry emergency rations with me.
when i get back, i get to start BULKING!!! that 5-10 lbs of muscle i lost ... i want it back. just so happens i can gain weight easy. the problem is : how do i gain mostly lean muscle and only a little fat? that is what i'll be trying to figure out next. still figuring out what the new goals will be.