Losing 63 pounds has been amazing, don’t get me wrong. I’m starting to get regular compliments and I will admit it feels good. But my own self image has a long way to go. I dont consider myself a skinny person. Or even healthy person. Yes I’ve lost a lot of weight but I’m still […]Read More The Fat Remains
I normally wake up at 615am to get my son ready for school. Its early. I dont like early. I also dont like being fat so today I set my alarm for 530am. I dragged my tired body out of bed and did a 22 minute DDP Yoga workout. I cursed a few times at […]Read More DDP Yoga
For years I shopped at fat guy stores. I’ve had the same few pairs of jeans for years because I HATE clothes shopping. My jeans are size 50, crazy baggy, sagging everywhere. They are embarrassing…to me. Today I bought clothes in a “normal” store. Old Navy. Yes. I found a pair of jeans in my […]Read More NEW CLOTHES
HOLYCRAPWHATTHEWHATGIGGIDYGIGGIDY 62 pounds. I have dropped 62 pounds. That’s an Oliver. I have lost the same amount of weight as my 8 year old son!! 62 pounds in 130 days!! Yeah, I’m on cloud nine. I started at 320 pounds and now weigh 258.Read More Emotional Perspective Part Deux
Wow. I’ll admit, these photos got me all the feels today.Read More Visual results!!!
Back at it. Chest day O-HRead More Week 4. Day 1 of 5
This is the belt I used before starting the keto diet.Read More Muh Belt!
Why?!?!?!Read More You evil temptress!!
Today’s music is a mix of Linkin Park, Lost Boys soundtrack, Marilyn Manson, and Rage.Read More Get At It!
Today is day 12 in the gym out of the last 16 days. Five days a week for the past 2 weeks and 2 days. I want to thank Joshua Samuel for giving me a workout routine that fits my experience, age, and ability. I’ve never met Joshua except in the social media world. He’s […]Read More Workout and shout out
My weight is still at a standstill. I havent dropped or gained any weight in more than 3 weeks. I am frustrated, yes, but not losing my focus. The two things that have changed in that time have been my thyroid medication dosage and I’ve added a new workout routine. Both probably are playing into […]Read More Stuck but ok?
I am on week three of a new workout program. Five days a week of isolated workouts! I never thought I’d be able to workout five days a week yet here I am. Each day works a certain part of the body. Monday: chest Tuesday: shoulders Wednesday: back Thursday: legs Friday: arms and abs. I […]Read More Workout routine
I was blind to who I had become. I knew I was fat but I tricked myself into thinking that was all I was. The truth is I had become a shell of who I was, who I needed to be. At my heaviest, at the end of last year, I avoided physical activities, was […]Read More Me. No more hiding.
I’m at the gym. My Voice is here. I try to block it out but the voice in your head is the loudest voice there is. You failed. You’re a failure. It’s too late. Give up. Look at the guy. Look at her. Look at their form, their muscles. They’re better than you. You’re doing […]Read More My Voice Is Back
Sometimes you hit a wall. Sometimes you hit a speed bump. Sometimes you get hit on all sides by a perfect storm of doh. So, here I am. Down 45 pounds and going strong. Then some things happened… First and foremost, I will admit I have become careless. My ultimate goal has always been to […]Read More Oh boy
I played softball last night. With adults and running and hitting and throwing and holy crap I am sore. But I did it. 6 months ago. At 320 pounds, giant belly, old and sore, I would have skipped the game. But not now. It felt great to not feel like a giant blob while playing. […]Read More Softball
Eating a high fat diet I had concern about my cholesterol levels so I had a checkup with my doctor. I just got the results back and they are good. My total cholesterol is 123. LDL is 77, HDL is 43, and triglyceride levels are 46. The only thing off was my thyroid levels, which […]Read More Cholesterol Test Results
Coconut oil, Cacao powder, PB2 powdered peanut butter, heavy cream, vanilla extract, liquid steviaRead More Fat Bomb!!
I have a lot of physical ailments and it’s time to address them.Read More The State of the Me
Here is a photo taken this morning of me and my five year old daughter, Alice. Alice is a fireball of energy and laughter. She sings, dances, jumps, falls, gets back up, laughs. She and her brother are major motivations for me to get healthy. I am sharing this photo because 1) I love my […]Read More Emotional Perspective
This gallon of milk weighs 8.6 pounds. I’ve dropped 35 pounds since January. That’s four gallons of milk! FOURRead More There. Are. Four. Milks!
I got a little depressed when I saw this picture. But only momentarily. I still have so long to go BUT I have made such an improvement. 32 pounds gone. 3 belt loops down. Shirts are fitting better. Progress.Read More Updated picture
I went to the grocery store with my daughter and she asked for powdered donut holes. Being a loving dad I said yes, knowing I wouldn’t be able to eat them. Being on the keto diet means low carbs. I get 25 grams of carbs a day and I get them mostly through vegetables. I […]Read More CARBS
I stumbled. Not badly, but I stumbled. I found a weakness. After nearly two months of no cereal, no breads and pasta, no legumes, no sweets (other than my keto chocolate cake a few times) I started eating 80% cacoa chocolate bars, which are ok to eat on keto. But I’ve discovered that I’m munching […]Read More Weakness discovered