****Warning: Chubby man in undies photo below***
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So unh yeah.
Someone took a pic of me the other day and I'm fat.
I tend to be focussed on the minutae of day to day life as a rule so sometimes I miss these things. But yeah, the love handles and the belly have ballooned in just over a year of doing a desk job.
I pulled the scale out and hopped on for the first time in probably six months.
174 lbs. Admittedly my ol' scale has always read a little high, but that's about as fat as I've ever been. I'm short, by the way (5'4") and pretty stocky genetically but I should be at least 25 lbs lighter. A few years back I was 147 lbs, wearing a comfortable size 30 and had the top two cubes of a six pack.
The short term plan is 13 months. Sept '08 I'll be going to my highschool reunion and I want to be in better shape than I was back then. Two pounds per month is the goal, 26 lbs total, with a generous gain in muscle mass hopefully. If all goes well, I'll have those top two cubes back by then.
The long term is to find the other four. I've never been light enough to see 'em, so I intend to get there, which I'd guess would be another ten pounds or so. I'd like to look like an underwear model.
Having lost nearly the amount of my short term goal once before (170 to 155 in about a year) I'm going to use some of things that worked for me then, such as squats and other "full body" weight training that uses large muscle groups and a ton of walking and cycling.
I'll supplement that with some of the things I've found lurking around the bb.com forums. A six time per day meal plan, some loose calorie counting, yerba mate and fish oil and a stricter diet, start into some HIIT when my base cardio fitness level is back to a spot I feel comfortable pushing myself without injury. As I read and learn more I'll post a more specific plan.
I'll end this with a compilation shot of me in underwear. It's surprisingly hard to do, because I'm ashamed of how I've let myself go lately. I'll be adding another gonch shot every month. In about two years I'm hoping I'll be proud to post rather than ashamed.
Wish me luck folks!
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