Hello everyone I decided to start a journal and track my progress. I have never done one of these before never had a chance to I guess. Anyhow, first FYI I don't look like the stereotypical computer nerd with big glasses, pocket protector, shortsleeved button down shirts, and pants up to my chest LOL. I'm just a plain guy that loves computers and technology if you have any computer problems ask me I'm 25 years old and my goal is to be not huge but large muscular guy (200lbs with 10-11% bf). I am currently at 161 lbs with 11% bf and coming towards the end of my cutting cycle. I started off at 185 lbs with a big beer gut but always had a skinny build. I worked out hardcore for a year then stopped then started again March of 06 because I wanted to get rid of the gut before my Eurotrip in August. I was eating 1800 calories with basically doing a Max-OT workout plan and HIIT and got down to 167 with 14% BF. Took the month off in Europe and basically ate whatever that was different there and boy EVERYTHING is different there. BTW I went to France and Italy the food is SUPERB there! Also, with all that walking done over there I really didn't gain as much fat as i thought I would considering I ate a lot of cheese, pizza, pasta, wine, and coffee. Oh and get this while there I rarely saw any overweight people! I found that amazing. I came back and got back on my cutting routine in September and someone mentioned that I was not eating enough because my assumption was multiply your weight by 15 then subtract 500 and that should be your calorie deficit intake. So I was eating roughly 1900-2000 calories or so. I noticed I plateaued mid Sept and uped my calories 2200-2300 and I started to shed more fat as well as my strength going up. I believe I hit another plateau but at 161 with 11% it doesn't look too bad and I kinda don't like how skinny i'm looking, so i'm going to see if I can shed it to 10% or 9% within the next week take a break and start my bulking cycle!!!! I will post my workout plan and diet plan when I get home since I wrote this at work (its slow today).