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Day 38

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us
Peter De Vries

Weight 274.4

I had a friend comment on the recent skinsuits I’ve been posting.  He asked me what I wore when I cycled.  Normally bib shorts and one of my jerseys.  Here is a pic from a ride last Fall.

randy cycling

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Posted by on February 7, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 002: And So It Continues

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.  Muhammad Ali

Weight 287.8  Calories 1853

Today is my wife’s birthday so I took the family to Texas Roadhouse for a steak.  Thanks to MyFitness I was able to order my food and keep track of the calories, keeping it under my 1930 cap.

Now back to our regularly scheduled blog.

I used to be an avid cyclist.  Unfortunately that was in my twenties and early thirties.  Unfortunately work took far too much out of me.  Here is a pic of me at twenty-two, a lifetime ago.

Before I porked out

Youth and fitness

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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Photos



The Catalyst

For a long time I’ve been fooling myself into thinking that even though I was heavy I carried it well.  I’m pretty good at fooling myself but this was pushing it.

Last year my whole family went to Myrtle Beach and after driving all night we arrived but found we couldn’t get into the room for a couple hours.  We were hot and tired and just had to wait around.

I fell asleep in my mom’s wheelchair and my brother took a picture of me.  I didn’t know about it at the time and months later he had the picture enlarged and framed.  It is without a doubt the worst picture of me ever taken (including the Halloween picture of me as Boy George).

I love this picture.  In my right hand is a video camera but at first glance it looks like a tin cup, pathetic.

This picture has forced me to look in the mirror.  The guy in the picture doesn’t carry his weight well.  In fact he looks downright unhealthy.

I’m grateful to my brother for taking this picture.  I’m going to get rid of this excess weight and get healthy.  I deserve better.

I’ve printed out a bunch of copies of this photo and taped them everywhere.  They are my motivation.

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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Photos


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