Category Archives: Semi-Naked Truth

1 Year of Paleo: What’s next?

As I stated in my last post, I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit. I feel like I can directly attribute this to my lack of posting and updating here. I’m feeling less accountable because I feel like I don’t need to impress upon anyone anymore. The problem is, that’s what keeps me going. I like driving towards a goal for the enjoyment of others. So that is what I’m going to do. Starting today, I’m going to be more accountable for what I eat, I’m going to take on new challenges, perhaps even user submitted challenges. My goal is to be as fit and healthy as I can be by next year. That means: more exercise, better control over what I’m eating, more strict guidelines to follow.

My wife and I have been discussing the ‘one hour cheat’ to satisfy any real cravings. We’d heard about this before, but thought it was pointless. The idea is that once a month, for one hour, you can eat whatever you want. Now, the silliness comes from the idea that you would gorge yourself like a pig in a trough. The reality is that what we’d LIKE to do is use this time to go have a dinner out someplace and not care if there’s a little soy in it or if we have something that may have some grains in it. I’m not planning on going to a buffet and tipping back the fucker into my open mouth.

My revised weight goal is going to be 210lbs. That’s a loss of about 20lbs from my 1 year anniversary on primal. I was doing better when I was accountable to my readership and I need to remain accountable to myself. I need to get a hold of my brain and say “STOP THAT! STOP THINKING IT’S OK TO EAT THAT SHIT! STOP BEING STUPID!” It actually works… and I do actually say that to myself. Sometimes I just need to walk through the kitchen and say to myself over and over “You’re not hungry, your’e not hungry” because I’m not… I just want to eat because I’m in the kitchen.

Other goals are appearance based. I’d like to be flat chested and flat bellied by next year. That means I need to come up with a workout regiment that works with my current schedule. I wake up at 5 to get for work, so early morning workouts aren’t really available. I get home at 530pm, so there’s time there for workouts at the end of the day if I can keep my brain energized to push through it. Even if it’s just a 1 mile run, that’s only 10 minutes or so… and I can do it. I glazed over it in my retrospective, but I finished 2nd overall in a 1 mile trail run in the rain (actually 1.2miles in 11:39)

I’m going to do this. I have it in me, and I know my wife wants it for herself too.

Here’s my starting points for Year 2

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Starting Weight – 229lbs

Starting Pant size – 36×32

Semi-Naked Truth after the cut

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100lbs later.

Well, it’s that time again. Major milestone in weight for me. 225lbs. I obtained this weight a few weeks ago, but figured I’d wait to see if I could maintain it through the holidays. Well, I can safely say that I’ve kept it off for about 2 weeks now and I’m 224lbs (101kg, 16st).

That’s a loss of 76lbs in 6 months and 101lbs since my heaviest weight ever.

I decided to go try on some new pants. I grabbed some 40x32s and some 38x32s. I figured I’d start with the 38s and move up to the 40s. The 38s went on without any issue. Then I gave them a space check… lots of room. Hmm, there’s no way I could be down to a 36. 36×32 is like, 8th grade pant size for me. Sure enough, I walked out of Old Navy with a pair of 36x32s (which actually aren’t even that snug) and an XL shirt (which is a BIT roomy, but lets me move around comfortably). I’m still flabberghasted. I ran into a high school friend and he even remarked that it looks like I’ve lost a lot of weight.

I saw the doctor last week and when he saw my weight on his scale (226 with clothes on) he asked how much more I planned on losing. I told him I’ve easily got another 10-20lbs of loose skin and fat that could probably come off. He said I should shoot for 215… not 205. I guess we’ll see.

Better start a monthly clothing budget. Most of my pants are still 42s… and VERY loose.

This is down from a 48×30!

Ok on to the photos. Clothed first, semi-naked after and a very special 4 shot composite at the very end!

225lbs, 36x32s, XL shirt.

225lbs, 36x32s, XL shirt.

225lbs, 36x32s, XL shirt.

225lbs, 36x32s, XL shirt.

Semi naked ahead.

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Why it’s not always good to be able to fit into your high school clothes

Ok, 240lbs. Minus 60 from start. Let’s get right to it. Here’s some awful photos of me posing in clothes from the mid to late 90s.

Though before we do that: Progress photos from August and from the start of this.

Ok, not just yet. First some now photos in regular clothes

And from the side

The million Nike shirt… even the stripes say Nike.

Over the shoulder Hilfiger shot…

I don’t even know…

Swagger?

This was my favorite shirt ever… I regret everything.

Semi-naked progress shots below

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The ‘Whole 30’ BEFORE and an update of the DURING

An update to my Introduction

Weight – 265lbs (7/31/12) Down 32lbs since Introduction
Stomach – 48″ – Down 6″ since introduction
Pant size – 44″ – Down from 44-46 (some 44s fit at that time, some didn’t). Brand new 44s are actually loose and bunching already
Chest – 49″ – Down 4″ since introduction
Total circumference at widest point (around arms at widest part of chest) – 56″ – Down from 60″

Clothed pictures up, underwear pictures below cut. (click photos to embiggen)

Original ‘The Fat Semi-Naked Truth’ post here

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The fat, (semi) naked truth

One thing I always see with these blogs is a before and after shot. I find that rarely do you find someone put out just a straight ‘before’ shot. Some people will put a clothed photo of them in their ‘before’ state, but rarely do you get the full Monty. I’m going to get serious right out of the door here. I’m fat. I’m REALLY fat when I’m not wearing a shirt. I’m done being ashamed and embarrassed by what I look like. I’m fat, I know it. I want to fix it. I’ve been ashamed and embarrassed for years. I’ve done everything I can to hide my weight rather than fix it. No more hiding.

Now, the pics after the break may be considered not safe for work… if seeing a fat man from the waist up without a shirt on makes you uncomfortable, don’t click read more. If you want to see what I’m dealing with every day of my life and have been dealing with for quite some time, please read on.

This is going to be a short post. I’m not going to make any additional commentary after the break. Just let it soak in.

For those that want to see a recent shot of me with clothes on, this will have to suffice:

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