Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The "Other" Six Pack Belly As A Resolution...

Six months ago, I challenged my brother Steve to a bit of weight loss fun. I started walking everyday. I bought a bike. I expected weight to just melt off the way it used to, a few pounds a week, ten or so a month and I'd be lean and trim in no time.

Ha! So much for aging metabolisms...

I officially weigh exactly what I did six months ago, that is to say, about 35 pounds more than I should.

I suppose I could say I feel fit under the flab, and I have lost about ten pounds of fat and replaced it with muscle...

Yeah. I could say that.

And my blood pressure is back under the threshhold for "first stage hypertension" most of the time now...

But lets face it. If I look down without leaning forward, Charlie is hidden under a belly still--created by beer and once maintained by beer-- and I miss the old view.

These days, I can still rest the remote for the tv on the shelf that forms just below my sternum on a roll of fat--convenient, but not good, not good at all...

My belly button is stretched out and no longer collects lint buttons the way it used to-- which is heartbreaking, I miss the old lint buttons tumbling out when I showered...

The extra weight makes it hard to run and hurts my spine when I try--which is both disappointing and takes away a great joy, running down to the waterline at the beach and then running from the waves crashing in...

Sigh...

Anyway, to gather steam for a second wave of "incentivising" I proudly display the beer gut as of the last day of 2008. I took up the "six-pack abs in sixteen weeks" challenge and will post a picture of how I did. So I am hoping this is one of those "before" pictures and not just another fat belly on the internet...

Here's to "after" (when I can drink beer again)...

Time to put the belly away until the end of April...

Easy boy, easy!!

OH yeah... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

9 comments:

Sweeti said...

Good Luck Scott...Oh, and Happy New Year Too!

Jean said...

Happy New Year to you and all you hold dear in family and friendship.

fairyhedgehog said...

Happy New Year and good luck with the weight loss!

Jeannie said...

Good luck!
You are very brave posting your belly - I certainly wouldn't show mine.

Happy 2009!

citizen of the world said...

Well, good luck to you!

Cheesy said...

Happy new year neighbor! Belly shots are good...when you get that six pack wannna go get a wax so you can compete in the Mr. Universe contest? I'll hold your hand~~

:o)

Nikky said...

wow, you are a brave man. I think it's a great idea to put that up here, visuals are very powerful.

Good Luck to you, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

meno said...

I'll be posting a similar picture of myself.

Or maybe not.

Hey, good for you for doing this and i believe you will be successful.

JamieSmitten said...

Charlie?!?!?!