I Guess I Should Do This Now, Huh?
Welp, I guess it’s that time that I should probably start doing these updates. First, let me tell you where I was, to where it is I am going. Granted, I am not 100% certain where it is I shall end up, but that’s not the point. I aim to hold myself accountable here, as it’s part of the reason why I agreed to this in the first place, the other, obviously, being to become less of a fatass.
When I started this endeavor at the start of the year I was a brisk 336 lbs. Better than last year mind you, but still not that great. I wear it well, but bad fat is still bad fat. Excuses like that are what get us here, and keep us here. That shit went out the window when I made the choice to do this, and is staying there.
That was me at the start of the year. Not as big as the photo from when I was in high school in Part I: Why I am the Problem.
But still a big enough person where I know there are health concerns that can affect me in the long run. I don’t look 336 in that photo, but I am. [L: This is partially because House is significantly taller than your average human at 6’2” or something like that.] The difference between me and some other people is I am evenly fat, which can make things deceiving. But, fat is still fat.
At the beginning of February, I was 326 lbs. I didn’t have much of a physical change, as I was adjusting to the everything. When we decided to actually do this and record everything was around February 15th. At that time I was 316-318 lbs. It would flux on a daily basis.
While writing this, I don’t actually have a mirror that I can do a photo shoot. Well I do, but I can basically fit my head and shoulders, and that isn’t really enough. I will give those photos once a month, and start that in the first update in April. But I’ll give you my starting measurements and such from February, then go from there. Measurements will be every week. Those are where a change will be mostly noticed. I decided to post all of the starting measurements and weight from February 22nd of this year, as that was the date I got everything initially done for the first time.
- Starting Weight (Feb 22/2015): 317 lbs
- Chest: 127 cm
- Right Arm: 43.5 cm
- Left Arm: 44.5 cm
- 2″ Above Navel: 129.5 cm
- Navel: 134.5 cm
- 2″ Below Navel: 129.5 cm
- Hips (widest point): 132 cm
- Right Thigh: 81 cm
- Left Thigh: 81 cm
- Today’s Weight (March 22/2015): 310.5 lbs [L: Note this was on a different scale so is only really useful to show a downward trend, the exact numbers aren’t important]
For those wondering, you have to take the measurements of both sides of your body. Both arms, thighs, etc. The reason being one side is dominant and will work harder. You have to compensate slightly for this over the long run, this helps you track it. I wanted to post that info, as that was the starting point for all of this endeavor of ours, and you should all see the ride with us.
I’ll update again next Sunday with my weigh in and such. Check back to see how my progression is going, as well for constant other stuff we post here Tough Love & Kittens.