So I started down the long road of turning my enormous self into a happier version. I had tried a few different diets but didn't want to stick to any that didn't include Taco Bell and Alcohol, until I got serious. My friend Cody Hughes had some awesome success doing Atkins and so had my Dad, so I decided to give that a shot. I already loved eating meat and after some research it seemed like a good way to go. So around May I started my new diet. For the previous 5-6 years I had avoided a scale at all costs so I wouldn't have to face the reality of my poor health. I had a starting weight of a whopping 355 lbs! Thats a BMI of an estimated 49.5%! There certainly was a lot of Mike Lutin to go around. The weight loss is exciting! On my diet I could step on the scale each morning and see a lower number everyday! It's easy to lose weight when you're that big.
I would say after about 4 months of dieting I was down to about 305. 50 lbs in 4 months wasn't easy but I sure felt a lot better. At that point I had some life changes and took a break from focusing on dieting. I didn't really go back to my old ways, but I did get a little lacks on my self-discipline. My biggest pitfalls are booze and Taco Bell, and generally the 2 go hand in hand. That's how you end up eating 3000-4000 calories in a day. In the ensuing 6 months (Oct 2011-March 2012) I had lost an additional 5 lbs or so down to an even 300 lbs. Not bad considering that got me through the Holidays without much focus on weight loss. Then came spring.
I knew that at the beginning of April me and some friends were going to be taking a vacation to Vegas and I didn't really want to have to purchase 2 plane tickets to sit my still overweight butt. So I started up my strict dieting. My girlfriend did not like my 'boring' diet since we didn't get to go and eat out a lot. She tells me diets are for losers haha. Anyways I stuck to my guns for about 2 and half weeks and lost an additional 15 lbs. Not bad for giving up after St. Patty's day. So after a week of buffets and the typical 'Vegas Experience', walking around Breckenridge, CO, and being sick for about a week, I was stunned to find out that I had broken even. Which judging by my luck at slot machines was a huge win for me. I weighed in on Easter (4/8/12) at 285. So this is where I'm standing, a total loss of 70 lbs, or a small child worth of fat.
I want to create this Blog to track my remaining weight loss. My short term goal for now is to lose 35 lbs by the end of summer (8/31/12) and get down to an even 250. Since I graduated high school at about 220 that would put me within reach of being there. I may not update this every week, but I will be sure to keep you up to speed on my progress periodically.
Here's as 'Before' as you're going to get:
St. Patty's day 2011 (est. 355 lbs)
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