I'm glad I found this board, as it was otherwise difficult to get involved where people are constantly telling me to eat meat!
I am a 5'7" male, 32 years old. As of February, 2012, I weighed 248 pounds and was totally inactive. I started a juice fast diet that lasted until about March, then I started working out - all the time. As of the end of August, I weighed 186 pounds. I've managed to maintain, with only a 2-3 pound increase over the last three months; likely due to water retention.
My training schedule has been as follows:
Push/Pull on a 4-5 day split, depending on my life schedule. I do four sets of each exercise, and generally between 12 and 16 reps per set, depending on the size of the muscle/muscle group worked (larger gets 16). Exercises include: mil press, shrugs, db press, db fly, tris, cable cross, lat pulldown, low row, underhand pull (not sure of the correct name), assisted chinups, and curls. I also do treadmill intervals that generally last about 30 mins.
Breakfast - 1 cup quinoa, 1 apple, cinnamon
Lunch - Big salad w/ quinoa or beans
Post Workout - Vega shake with 1 banana
Dinner - 1 cup sauteed veggies/beans over 1 cup quinoa
Before Bed Snack - 1 cup quinoa, 1 apple, cinnamon
Great to meet all of you!