Monday, June 08, 2009

Weight loss; The Update

On Saturday, May 30th, I returned to the gym and a semblance of healthy eating. Have I completely given up on all my favorite foods? No. I occasionally have a pork chop and even some tostones, but now I respect the power of moderation. The biggest mistake I made in the last year was growing my portion sizes to 3-4 times an average adult serving; coupled with my gym-abandonment, my body fat climbed to what it is today. I’ve been at the gym sweating like a diabetic at a Häagen-Daz plant, but the work is steadily paying off – 6 lbs. down to date. This really isn’t a bad return on a one-week investment. There are no celebrations yet. My goal is to be down 20 lbs. by August 7th, but I’ll settle for simply reshaping my body…flat stomach and reduced love handles. I honestly like some of my new curves, but recognize that I like being relatively thin. I was looking back through some pictures (last year's ski trip above left) and recognized the difference in my general size in just one year. Wow….what a difference a year makes.

On Blast
Luther Vandross often said that although everyone loved FAT Luther, he embraced the thinner version of himself. In some ways I have the same problem. My family and friends embrace the heavier me, while I feel at my most confident when I’m smaller.
What about you do others admire that you can do without?


Keep passin' the open windows...

9 comments:

Ty said...

Yes. I have my wives (my lesbian couple) that tell me that they love me with my weight and are upset now that I'm losing it like crazy. It is the same with my family. So I feel you.

Knoxxy said...

Good for you! :D

Anonymous said...

I love you unconditionally. If you start looking obese and/or anorexia I will tell you. As of today, you look amazing!

Love ya!
Lolita :-)

Ian a.k.a. Darktomahawk said...

Read my other note on FB I left you bro! And my shout out is for you because you deserve this!!! Congrats and keeping as the inspiration. Especially for those of us who keep back sliding. (No names, but they do live in Pennsylvania.)

That Dude Right There said...

People tell me that I look better when i'm thicker, but there is something about being over 200lbs that bothers me. I've lost 8 pounds now and i'm down to 195lbs. Fifteen more to go!

Caspar608 said...

You look the best when you are truly happy. I worry when you arent happy.

Other than that, you are always 100% drop dead GORGEOUS.

One Man’s Opinion said...

People love everything about me because i'm the shit. C'mon, you know that. No. Just kidding. I like heavy Luther better, but only because thin Luther always seemed sickly. I believe in unconditional love, but even that comes with a condition. LOL. Damn it, love me, love my faults or else you don't love me. That's just how it goes.

PS. No, we do not have a distaste for my Aunt/Uncle, because he is trangendered. We have a problem with him because he's a drama queen and messy as hell. Seriously. It's hard to love someone who is constantly waiting for you to not love their ass. But I love you, if that counts. LOL

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Coy said...

I love my guy when he is a little heavier. I find it sexy but I've always found guys with a "little extra" sexy. He feels better at a thinner weight. I let him know he's my hottie at any weight...except the anorexic wt he tried many years ago. That was a Mary-Kate and Ashley disaster.

Keep up the good work!