So I went SUP paddling this weekend at Jupiter Inlet, and a friend of mine whom I saw on shore took pics of me on my Warrior board.
Frankly, I was disgusted at what I saw.
I have lost almost 40 lbs in the last 7 months, and I still look like some out-of-control loser guy.
The Bingo Wings, the Moobs, the Hanging Gut, the Lardass butt and the Chicken Legs revolted me.
So I thought about it, and decided it was time to lose 15 lbs. That is Phase 1. Phase 2 is another 15 by August 18th, a period of two months. So all in all, my Beast Mode plan is to get under 200 lbs in about 3 months. After that, who knows?
I currently weight 228 lbs (yes, I gained 3 lbs this week, probably from the delicious pasta dish I made over the weekend.)
My Phase 1 goal is to hit 213 lbs (or less) by June 18th — exactly 35 days from now.
Why 35 days?
Well according to this respected site, my BMI is 29.8, which makes me borderline obese.
As you can see from the chart above, I need 3344 calories a day to maintain this disgusting level of weight.
In order to lose 15 lbs, I need to cut down on my food intake. It takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1 lb, so 15 times that equals 52,500 calories.
To lose that safely, I’m allowed to consume up to 1800 calories a day.
This means my daily calorie deficit number is around 1500 (3344 – 1500 = 1844 calories).
Working backward, I would therefore need 35 days to lose 15 lbs (52500 / 35 = 1500).
Now as my weight starts to go down, these numbers will of course change on a curve. But I am not going to figure out some sophisticated differential equation that takes that into account.
All I have to focus on doing is making sure I ingest no more than 1800 calories per day for the next 35 days.;
How am I going to achieve this?
Every picture tells a story.
So every once in a while I will show before and after pics, if any progress is being made.
Because I have such a deep revulsion as to how I currently look, seeing my progress in a sequential time frame gallery should supply the inspiration I’ll need to slog through this ordeal.
There’s nothing like an untouched pic to show you in unvarnished Technicolor how others actually see you: this is far more reliable than looking in the mirror and seeing whatever it is you want to see.
For example, you may be a balding couch potato with a basketball stomach and a limp biscuit grip, yet still picture yourself as a rail-thin YOLO geezer dude.
Verification via unflattering pics is key to smashing this illusion!
Of course I will also do exercises to firm up the MANY problem areas identified in the pic at the top. There are plenty of vids on YouTube to help out and motivate in that regard, so I wont get into that here.
I talked in my previous post about the SUP Warrior mentality. I expect to write many future posts about that subject.
But before there can be any credible discussion of being a SUP Warrior, I first have to be able to stand up on my board, and paddle.
That I cannot do today.
The SUP Warrior must be able to do at least that, or forever hang his or her paddle in shame.
Obviously there is an enormous grind ahead, but I hope I am ready for it.
Seven months ago, I finally decided to no longer look like this.
Let’s see if I can do it on sheer determination alone, without resorting to fad diets or magical thinking programs that rely on supernatural beings to get the job done.
It’s time to get serious with this shit.
The clock starts… now.