Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Time to bring sexy back - Let's kill fat Dustin

I said kill Fat Dustin, not Dustin

So, I make jokes like, "I like me so much I decided to add more of me", but that attitude was more of a joke off what I know is a bad situation. If you know me, that is what I do best when confronted with a situation that makes me uncomfortable, throw a joke out there. The thing is, I do love me, and seeing what is becoming of me is sort of depressing and am liking myself less and less, which I am sure starts to spread amongst my friends. Not that they are all shallow, but that when I lose confidence with myself I tend to not be my normal self. Well, there is only one person that can fix this, and bring back the skinny, confident Dustin that ladies just can't resist, haha.

The First Attempt

I, in an attempt to not be outdone by Mike, started the Atkins diet immediately following Thanksgiving, and ended right at Christmas. Why Atkins, because it worked so damn well for Mike, and I got to eat meat and cheese still. Didn't sound too hard at all. Well it was pure hell! I apparently love carbs and while steak is delicious, but I found myself craving potatoes or bread with every meal!

The results though! Well, I started at a whopping 280 pounds. Then after countless McD's pattys and eggs, and cheese....I ended up at 240. I felt good, but the diet had to end:
a) I felt like an idiot picking apart sandwiches
b) To keep this as not gross as possible...a regular bowel movement was much needed
c) No beer!!!! I was drinking diet soda and liquor....me and liquor only is normally a bad thing.


I quit the diet, and tried to watch calories to get to my target of 220. The problem was I was having to eat those foods which I gave up in mass quantities. The result up to the current date is a gain of 30 pounds, and I currently reside at a gross 270.

This time around

I am going to attempt to do it properly, eat sensible and work out, do it longterm. The thing with me is I have always eaten a lot and have always eaten unhealthy, but it never used to phase me much until I basically gave up physical activity. There is an obvious culprit to this lack of energy to work out, alcohol. When I turned 21, I drank every night, which not only added calories, but a hangover which kept me away from the gym. Now, though, I don't drink every day, and have every opportunity to work out, but I set the precedence of laziness and just need to slump out of it. I can only imagine that the inacitivity has decreased my metabolism causing my eating habits to start taking effect on me.

Don't yell at me when
You see me drinking beer in mass quantities on a Sat. night or when you see me eating a brat at a Brewer game. I learned that giving up that which you love entirely, makes you crazy. The key word is sensible eating. I am still going to enjoy life when with friends.

So, whenever you want to go play some hoops, or volleyball or something, give me a call!


I am going to continue to blog about this, more for me than anything, so I can keep track of what positives and negatives I encounter. Pictures to track progress (hopefully there is progress), mind you the first few could be gross, haha. Right now, I am about to walk to Subway to get a delicious sandwich. Thankfully, when on the road, I can use my company card to eat on the Jared diet....which otherwise I would not be able to afford.

Ladies, get prepared to have to control your urges....though I won't mind if you can't.

1 comment:

bdogschneeby said...

so how is this new dieting fad of ... leave me a lone im drinking beers and eating brats at brewers games going?

I havent given up hope on saving college bernard, but i think highschool bernard or O'Nearwater bernard (that was eaten by college bernard) is probably unsavable.