As you can see from the above photo, there’s a fat guy on the left and a not-so-fat guy on the right.
Well, that’s me.
Yeah, big damn difference, isn’t it? Then again, 50 lbs is a whole lot of weight. By anyone’s measure, it’s good.
So let’s talk a little bit about what happened with all of this, shall we?
Continue reading “Before And After”
While I’m not writing as much here as I did in the past, it’s because I’ve been busy with other kinds of writing. For example, I finished a fantasy novel just before New Years that include a lot of the principles you’ve seen here. I’ve also been busy with the day job, which is writing.
But writing doesn’t take all day. I just can’t do it all day, even.
That means I spend far too much time on social media, and there I often see the dogmatic nature of so many who are trying to lose weight.
What I often see is an almost dogmatic approach to weight loss where what they do is easily the bestest option possible.
And it’s dumb.
Continue reading “When Their Dogma Runs Over Their Karma”
I don’t spend a lot of time on this site bragging about myself. I present facts about myself from time to time, some of which I think are pretty damn awesome, but I don’t brag.
Today, I’m bragging.
After all, I crossed the 40+ lbs lost threshold.
Continue reading “Today, Just A Brag”
This morning, I hopped on the scale for my official weigh-in. It’s kind of my Sunday morning ritual, though I’m actually on the scale first thing every morning. However, I only record it once per week.
The reason for that is that you can see fluctuations from day to day and they can seriously mess with you if you’re not careful. That’s why I set a given day to count as “official.”
I always weigh myself in my underwear right after I’ve voided any waste my body stored overnight. That way, I can be as consistent as possible and not have variations caused by water, food, or clothing.
Anyway, I hopped on the scale today and looked at the weight. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but I’d recorded a one pound weight loss. I put my clothes back on and head to my laptop. I keep a spreadsheet with all my weights on it. I also record my body fat measurement as a way to also gauge my progress.
Today, I hit the 33 pounds lost mark, and I figured it was a hell of a time to talk about some of the stuff I’ve learned over the last six months of losing weight.
Continue reading “I’ve Now Lost 33 Pounds, And It’s Been An Education”
When you’re morbidly obese and trying to trim down, you need to measure your progress. It’s a great way to keep yourself motivated.
However, when you’re trying to drop fat while maintaining lean body mass–something some morbidly obese people don’t care about–then you need other metrics. In particular, you need body fat measurements.
And on that, I can’t help but believe that my scale has been letting me down.
Continue reading “Why I’m Done With Letting My Scale Measure Body Fat”
I think I’m pretty open with the fact that I don’t like the “fat acceptance” movement. In my opinion, it’s going to get people killed in the long run, but they don’t care about that.
However, I’m actually OK with people who simply want to be fat. They have a right to live whatever lifestyle they want, whether I personally approve or not, and they also have a right to be treated as a worthwhile human being regardless of whether they’re thin or fat.
What I’m not OK with is when fat acceptance people just make up crap.
Recently, over at Vice, a post dropped of “51 Ways to Make the World Less Hostile to Fat People.” In it, the author makes a lot of comments that need to be slapped down, but debunking BS takes an order of magnitude more work than writing said BS in the first place, so I’m going to start with just one particular tidbit. Continue reading “Do Diets Really Work?”
Once upon a time, it was important that disadvantaged groups raised awareness on how they were being treated. There were gays being attacked simply for being gay. Minorities were attacked just because they were minorities. It wasn’t a good thing.
Even when actual violence wasn’t a result, though, they were still mistreated from time to time, and so they fought back to change the culture so that crap wasn’t acceptable.
Today, it isn’t. That’s a good thing.
However, today there’s a group that claims to be fighting for the something similar. Unfortunately, in this case, it will lead to the downfall of America.
That group is the crusaders of “fat acceptance.” Continue reading “How ‘Fat Acceptance’ Movement Will Destroy America”