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Welcome one and all to The Diary of a Chunky White Guy. I hope this blog will keep me inspired in my weight loss goals, but I also hope to help others who are struggling with their weight, whether they're ten pounds or two hundred overweight. I'm not a doctor, and I'm not a psychologist, but perhaps by posting my struggles, victories and viewpoints, I can make a difference in someone's life.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Blogging, or "Oh How I've Missed You!"

All right, all right, I know it's been a month since my last blog post. Don't be too harsh with me though, as I have had a multitude of things going on with my internet connection and lack of much to talk about. That is about to change though, because I have some good news, Dragon Slayers.

I ventured yesterday to Jennings and made my way to the Healthy Size weight loss clinic. I paid them thirty bucks, sat through a nutrition class and made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow. In addition to that, I stepped on the scales for the first time since August.

Thirteen pounds.

No, that's not how much I way, smart aelicks, that's how much I've lost. I must say all of you who suggested that I go and weigh back in August were correct. It feels good to see where I've come since then, so thanks to you all for convincing me and giving me your support. Thirteen pounds in two months is pretty good considering that I wasn't able to get to the gym much in September, or the first part of this month.

I read somewhere that for every pound you lose, there are four pounds of pressure taken off of your knees. This is a good thing, and I think once I lose the next twenty or so, I may try to increase my workout plans to include the treadmill and perhaps some weight lifting. Until then though, it's back to the Body Pump routine and the continuance of upholding my Ten Commandments. I'm also following a nutrition guideline set up for me by the nice nutrition counselor at Healthy Size.

One other thing I learned about yesterday is my BMI, or Body Mass Index. I've known what BMI is, but have always been afraid to check mine out. Basically it's telling you the percentage of fat in your body versus everything else. Mine is split right down the middle. I am 50 percent fat and 50 percent other stuff. My target BMI is between 8 and 20 percent, so I have a long way to go. I noticed that even if I got down to zero percent body fat (not likely to happen) I'd still be a pretty big dude, 6'4", 217 pounds. This sort of makes me anxious to see what I'll look like once I get my BMI down to say, thirty five. I'm wondering at what weight will I start to really feel good about myself. I'm proud of myself now for coming this far, but I wonder at what point I will see myself and go "Hmm, you're not a bad looking fella, all this stuff is paying off."

I'll be doing a weigh in every week as long as I'm going to the clinic, so I should be able to monitor my progress, and also it will give me some points to ponder and even write about.

Right now my current weight is 437 and my BMI is 50. I've set my next milestone at 420 pounds, but I'm not sure how my BMI is going to be affected, so I don't really have a goal for it just yet. I need to see how it fluctuates in regards to my exercise and diet plan.

Also at the clinic, I'm going to be receiving a vitamin b-12/metabolism boost injection every week. This apparently will give me lots more energy and make my body more efficient at burning food. Excellent. I have researched the place and the injection, this is all legit and it's a clinic run by an MD. I'm gonna try the injection for a while and see how it makes me feel. If I start to feel strange or unwell, I'll stop taking it. I'm mostly interested in the B-12, so I can see exactly how much more I can do with more energy.

I'm still fighting AT&T about the quality of my internet service, but I will try to be more diligent in getting a blog written either at home or a wi-fi spot. I have missed everyone's comments and support, and I appreciate all you Dragon Slayers accompanying me in my journey.

Today's moral? Thirteen isn't always an unlucky number.

Until next time, Dragon Slayers.


  1. Excellent post! I read your blog to motivate myself to get back to the Gym.

    Keep up the hard work!

  2. Hello Casey,

    It's Angie ( from Planet X. 13 is not unlucky. Losing any amount of weight is good, because it's so hard to do. Keep going. Keep fighting.

    Goals. Always have a goal in mind. Not a huge, unreasonable one, but one you can attain. For example: Next week: I am going to drop 5 pounds, or next week i am going hit the gym. A Goal keeps you motivated.

    I've lost 25 pounds ( and I still have a ways to go). So I know what you are going through, what you are about to go through, and it's not an easy journey. But YOU will do it.

    Keep going. :)

  3. Dude!! 13 pounds is AWESOME. Glad to hear you're doing good. Also, I wrote a post which includes a pic of us with David King. Check it out if you want.

  4. Hey Casey, this is Gina (vampi) from PX. Thirteen pounds is awesome! Be proud of yourself and know you CAN and WILL do this. I am interested to know how the B12 injections work for you. I have been taking them for years and love the energy they provide. Keep up the good work! :)

  5. Congrats on your 13-pound loss! I'm glad your days are settling down a bit and you're able to get back to the plan. I hope joining the clinic proves to help you with your success. I'm curious about that injection. Keep us updated.

  6. Congrats son!! I know having to be around all of the food while we were working those 12 days was hard and you still did great!! I am glad you went to the clinic. A long long time ago I went to one in Moss Bluff and did great :) Will be watching for your blog....Love ya!!

  7. I really wish you'd start blogging again soon! I need to hear about your progress...I have Sandi who moved in temporarily and she is probably about 500 pounds. Just would like to maybe let you inspire her! Love Ya!!

  8. Don't put too much stock on that BMI stuff. It's an indicator of something but not necessarily absolute health regarding body mass. It wasn't originally developed for that. It just got hijacked for "spook story" purposes. Anyway, congrats on the weight loss, man. This is 'Stoz btw.


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