The Long Backward Slide

This site has been around since late 2007, as that’s when I began my weight loss.  I started posting pictures of myself in my underwear to show progress and humiliate myself into working at it.

November 2007, roughly 300 pounds.
November 2007, roughly 300 pounds.

That weight loss attempt was successful.  In a bit over a year, February 2009, I had lost about 100 pounds, or 1/3 my weight.

February 2009, about 200 pounds
February 2009, about 200 pounds

For about two years, I maintained the weight.  I felt good.  I rode my bicycles thousands of miles per year.

Eventually the old habits came back, along with a new one, too much beer.

I quit weighing myself regularly.  My bicycle rides got shorter.  I quit taking the pictures.  It’s quite frustrating to find myself back at 300 pounds, right where I started.

January 2020, about 300 pounds
January 2020, about 300 pounds

The above picture was taken today.  This morning’s weight was 299.2.  I’m more than 12 years older than when the 2007 picture was taken.  The extra weight hurts.  This is why I’m back at this instead of waiting another decade when it’ll be even harder to lose weight.

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