I have a theory.
It might be foolish and it has absolutely no scientific backing that I am aware of. Of course, there wasn’t much research put into this theory.
But I still believe it to be true - so much that I have decided to test it. My theory is this: I believe that a man of my size, 6-foot-3, 360-370 pounds, can lose 100 pounds in 100 days with the right combination of diet and exercise.
The genesis of this theory was simple. A few years ago I turned to my friend Chris and said, “How long do you think it would take for a guy my size to lose 100 pounds?”
“If you really tried, I don’t think it would take that long,” Chris said.
Thus, the theory was born. I figured that losing an average of a pound per day for someone as grotesquely overweight as me would be in reach.
Back then, though, I was about 290 pounds. I wasn’t all that concerned about my weight. But now, as the bachelor post college years have turned much of my paychecks into double cheeseburgers, I am thinking now might be the time to try it out.
In mid-December I thought about this plan and whether or not it would work. I decided it was worth a shot. Right now, at 26, I feel like I am in danger of some serious health problems down the line if I don’t change my habits.
That, and I am finding it much harder to get laid when my stomach overshadows my dick.
So I decided to test this theory, with one catch. Since 100 pounds in 100 days might put some unnecessary pressure on me, I decided to seriously change my eating habits and resume working out for 100 days and just see what happens. The hope, not the goal, is that I will lose 100 pounds.
Today, January 5, 2006, is the first day of the rest of my life. Today is the day I put up or shut up. Today is the day I get to use every cliché I can think of to describe this project. So my back is against the wall, umm… hmm, well I guess my cliché bank is dry today.
Anyway, on this special section of 210west.com, I will be chronicling this quest with almost daily updates. I am hoping that by doing this I will A) put some necessary pressure on myself to keep this up (Not to be confused with the unnecessary pressure of setting 100 pounds as a goal.) and B) get the motivation up to talk about my life on a deeper level than just the weight. (Look, I know that shit gets boring, but when I do it, I promise it will be at the end of the diet post, so you won’t have to go fishing for the real updates.