Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2013 New Year's Resolution

So like a lot of people I made a New Year's Resolution to lose weight this year. My initial goal was to lose 50 pounds in 90 days (I even joined a couple Transformation Contests for extra motivation).

Well, I'm 34 days in and I lost 6 pounds and gained it all back. Awesome.

I'm depressed, unemployed, broke, and I sprained my ankle pretty bad getting up from the couch. You heard me - getting up from the couch.

But I am not giving up - I am back on track and determined to stick to my program (whether I meet arbitrary weight-loss goals or not).

My overall goal for the year is to lose 100 pounds. This year is the year I become the man I was meant to be, and the example for my kids they need and deserve.

Wish me luck.

"Down but not out."

Early To Rise 90-Day Transformation Contest

I joined the Early-To-Rise 90-Day Transformation Contest as of 1/1/13.

Early-To-Rise is an online self-help/internet marketing blog/newsletter run by Craig Ballantyne, with some guest contributors like Brian Tracy, etc.

The Transformation contest has categories you can compete in - Healthy, Wealthy or Wise. I'm competing in the Healthy competition - and failing miserably (but not giving up).

They strongly encourage you to post daily updates to your progress - not sure if you can see my entries without joining or without being in the same contest?

Bodybuilding.com 12-week Transformation

I entered the 2013 Bodybuilding.com $100k 12-week Transformation Challenge as of 1/1/13.

There are a lot of meatheads on this site, but I'm surprised at the support I've gotten so far. Also, if you check out the stickies, there is some good info in the forums. The site itself is supplement ad heavy, but how else are they going to make money?

BTW I'm doing awful - I lost 6 pounds and gained it all back, currently on week 6. FAIL.

Check out my BodySpace profile here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Week 5 - Progress

Whoa - what happened to weeks # 3 & 4!

GD I'm an a**hole. I sprained my ankle, got depressed over being unemployed, and went on a mindless fast food gorge for two weeks before I came out of the sugar fog.

Gained all my weight back, + 6 lbs and back at 340.

But I am not going to give up. I am not a bad person or loser, but a victim of bad habits that are very hard to change. But change them I will - it's within my power to do so.

"Upward and onward."