Weight: 274 lbs.
Notes: Yes, I made it to the gym a couple times this past week, and there was some progress. Also trimmed back on the food – or rather the junk food. It helps having the kids back in school so I can get into a routine. It might also help that my sleep schedule has been put in order again. The last several days, I’ve been waking up around 6 to do work and then going to bed between 10 and 11. Yeah, I’m on an old person’s clock, but I’ve been feeling better. This has also put me on more of an eating schedule. I’m snacking less and having better food… breakfast in the morning, a couple small (and relatively healthy) things to eat throughout the day, dinner around 6 or 7 and then no snacking before bed. Let’s see how long that lasts. I’m only a few pounds below my starting weight, but it’s a vast improvement over that jump in weight the week before. At least I’m now closer to 250 than to 300, and when I’m at 250 is when I start feeling comfortable wearing a Speedo. Get out the baby oil, people!
ABOUT “FROM FAT TO PHAT”
Like every major media personality – from Oprah and Rush Limbaugh to Kirstie Alley and Alec Baldwin – I have struggled with my weight most of my life. I wrestled in high school at the lean weight of 165 lbs I also topped the scale north of 300 lbs after I got married and comfy.
After Fat Guys at the Movies co-host Neil Miller and I conceived the Biggest Reject Loser in the summer of 2008, I dropped a decent amount of weight and was on the right track. But over the last year, I have started to put on the pounds again. Then, after a late-night live-tweet of Zombieland, I looked up my television review of the film from October. And I thought… “Damn! I’ve gotten fat again!”
Having gone from “big fat guy” to just a “fat guy” and now approaching “big fat guy” territory again, I’ve decided that I need to get into shape, if for no other reason than to continue providing my audience with brilliant and witty commentary on films for years to come.
After watching a handful of online friends attaining weight-loss success by tracking their progress in a public forum, I realized that allows for a certain level of accountability – from not wanting to look foolish to having someone say, “How’s the diet going, chubs?”
So here’s the deal. This little corner of Fat Guys at the Movies will take a rare look into my personal life, following my progress as I become a Phat Guy at the Movies. Each week, I will post my current weight and any notes on the week. When I reach certain milestones, I will also post pictures of my progress. Consider my ultra-sexy Jacob Black pic at the top of this post my “before” image.
Weight: 281 lbs.
Notes: So I kicked my ass and got myself back to the gym this week. According to the scale, I’ve gained a couple pounds over the last couple weeks, so that first two weeks of said diet was about as successful as Edward Scissorhands as a non-therapeutic masseur. Kicking myself up four pounds puts me in the catbird seat to lose even more weight now that I’m getting my shit together. So, 20 minutes on the treadmill helped balance out the lazy dinner of KFC (although it was mostly KGC for me) with the kids today. Onward and upward, folks (or rather downward and inward).
Weight: TBA (but fatter than the week before)
Notes: So I took the family on vacation last week, which is never a good idea to do in the second week of a diet. We’re talking late-night pizza with the kids, ice cream cones and a somewhat gluttonous trip to Kings Island in Cincinnati. No trips to the gym this week, and the carbs and portion sizes were shot to hell. The good news is that the vacation is over, and it’s time to start hauling my lazy ass into the gym. Hopefully next week when I go to CD101 on Friday, Joe Jewett will have a better answer from me when he asks, “So how’s the diet going.” God bless you, Joe, for keeping me focused. Better news next week with a new starting weight that is probably at least 280 pounds. This will be known as the “From Fat to Phat Dark Ages.”
Weight: 277 lbs.
Notes: So the diet started today, and I only ate twice. Had an omelette for breakfast with whole grain garlic cheese toast. Coffee, too, but that’s a gimme. Had spaghetti with meat sauce (whole grain noodles, of course) and peas for dinner. Kept the total carbs for the day to under 150, which is well under my goal. Also kicked off the weak by doing 20 minutes of cardio, burning 300+ calories according to the nifty computer on the elliptical. Let’s see if I can keep it up all week.
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