Friday, April 30, 2010

Before & After: Yes Virginia, Diet & Exercise Will Work

Okay, so when I went looking for the before pics, which I hadn't seen since they were taken, I almost vomited upon finding them.

I should have listened to the wife for once.

The only reason I am posting the BEFORE PICs is because, THANK GOD, I no longer look like I did.

Yeah, there was that promise I made to you guys too, but so what.

I also could have promised to make you pluck your eyes out with spoons, and it would of served the same purpose.

I am pretty sure this was the worst I have ever let myself get.

I have always been somewhat athletic, and tried to stay fit most of my life. But sitting behind a desk all day, eating junk, plus age, had finally taken its toll.

I was about 208 lbs when the before shots were taken.
I had trouble buttoning my size 36" waist pants.
I was getting out of breath walking from my car to my office.
And my blood pressure had been borderline high, the last two times I had it checked.

I decided to get my fat butt back in shape.

I started working out everyday.
Sometimes it was just walking halls at work or riding my bike on the weekends.
I added more to my routine, the better shape I got in.
Eventually, I was riding my bike every chance I got, and doing 150 push-up and 100 sit-ups every night.
Occasionally, I would even work with weights or a resistance band.
And of course, I tried my smartass WiiFit.

I also changed my diet.
The first couple weeks, I went on a crash diet, because I wanted it off fast.
Eventually, I got to where I was only eating high protien, low carb/low fat foods.
Smaller portions were a must for me, as well.

Basically, you have to take in less calories then you are burning everyday, if you want the weight to come off.

Now, cover your childrens' eyes.

And cover yours, if you have a weak stomach.

I present, The Gross Before Me:

Geez.....Even the dog can't bare to look at me in that sideways shot........NASTY.

Moving quickly on to the big reveal......The AFTER me

Here we are roughly 50 days later.

According to WiiFit, my weight is now 176 lbs.

My BMI was off the WiiFit charts before, and now it's around 28. This still isn't great, but it's better than 36+.

I currently wear size 34" waist pants, cause that's the smallest I own, and need a belt to keep them up.

I still need more work on my mid-section, but my abs are beginning to show again.

Thanks to diet & exercise, plus my deep tissue massages, even my back is not as crooked. Which, given that I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, is really saying something.

I have more energy now.
I no longer get out of breath easily.
I feel great.
And I don't hate the way I look as much.

Get to it peeps. You can do anything you put your minds too.

Not having the energy or the time is just an excuse. Make the time. You'll get the energy.

And you'll get the results you want.


Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

WHOA!! That is a huge difference, Eduardo!

Good for you! Don't let that WiiFit scare you off anymore!

Travis said...

I pretty much second everything you've said, and congratulations! That shit is awesome!

Now we'll gain it all back at TAR!

And dude. Can those shorts get ANY tighter? Looks like you got grapes in the front.

carissajaded said...

Dude! You look great! Seriously, keep it up!

Dingo said...

Yay! It's so difficult to have the patience to workout and eat right. Good for you for sticking with it.

JennyMac said...

That is awesome Ed. Bravo for you. And I agree, you have to make the time. The ass won't lose itself (I have tried telling mine I would be right back and attempted to ditch it...FAIL.) Lol.

June said...

Holy weight loss Batman!
I bet the wife is liking the new and improved Mr.Ed.

Very brave of you to post the before pictures but seeing the after pics, you totally forget being grossed out.

5thsister said...

your posture has improved as well. Congrats on the weight loss!

BlackLOG said...

It is amazing what holding it all in can do to fool the old camera. Much better than bothering with all the diet and exercise rubbish...

Although I can report the shots of you have put me off my lunch.... Have you thought of offering people the lose weight with the ED picture diet :- two types available

See pictures before you eat - no worries about eating and guaranteed zero calorie intake

See pictures after you've eaten - A bit messy but you get to combine zero calories with an all over body exercise program which includes

Running - for the toilet

Convulsions - for that flat stomach look

Retching - for working out both throat and jaws

Momma Fargo said...

You look awesome, you little hotty! Great job! Now don't go gaining all that back at TAR with your drinking fest!

Leigha said...

Looking good! If you're looking for a great exercise program, see if there's a CrossFit gym in your area. I've done pretty much everything out there and CF is by far the best.
Keep it up man!

Erin said...

wowzas! what an amazing transformation! good job =)

Daffy said...

Admit it! You used the spray on tan and spray muscles.....

On a serious note, I second all the props. The change is awesome! Even your facial expression looks happier. That muscle man pic makes me giggle....I'll buy you a drink (diet) in about...oh.....13 hours

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Congratulations my friend. An inspiration to those who need it!!


Stacie's Madness said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! really great job!

kate said...

Congrats!! That is awesome! If only I had the willpower to not be so mushy anymore...

adrienzgirl said...

Ooo...someone is gonna have to start beating off the women with sticks.

Or not...

:D Awesome job dude!

justsomethoughts... said...

is today the funny pages weren't so funny ?

ed! you're kicking ASS!
keep it up.

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

I'm putting aside my usual sarcsasm (read: lame jokes) for the day to say....

OOOOMMMMMGGGGG!!! Fantastic job ED!!!!

I am impressed!!

Jenny DB said...

wowzas, good for yoU!!!

Anonymous said...

First, I got a tear in my eye when I realized the side-view new you was not photo-shopped. Good for you!! Then I got another tear as a realized I've never seen that pose from you ever. Then another tear in the other eye when I realized you posted a "leave little to the imagination" photo to such a vast audience. Then I got the rest of the tears when I read that Daffy (a woman) will be buying you a (diet) drink this weekend when I was told there would be no women on your little St. Louis excursion. Ouch man, I wanna give you props like the rest, but am finding in hard to breathe. Even if it's all in my head, it doesn't make it any easier to deal with.

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Good for you... that is awesome. Keep up the good work and it only gets better with good eating habits.

Tgoette said...

Well done, Ed! Amazing progress you are making. Definitely worth all the Wii Fit bad-mouthing!

Anonymous said...

Damn Ed!! You are lookin hawt! I bet your wife is lovin it!! Youre gonna be her arm candy, her boy toy, her trophy husband!!

Good job!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Woot! WTG Ed!! Mrs. Ed, never fear...Daffy is one of the guys! :)

I do know how you feel though as my hubs is sitting in an Atlanta hotel somewhere for the week while I am home and I know how us wives can bite our nails and pray sometimes ya know?

Anyhoo - ED!!! So happy for you!!! Congrats - you look super sexay! (In a totally friend kind of way, Mrs. Ed.) =)

Anonymous said...

That's tremendous progress for only 50 days. Way to go!

Pat said...

Wow - you look great! Between you and Travis, you guys have dropped the weight so fast! Men drop their weight so much faster than women! Okay I'm pouting now. But anyway, it's all about you right now. Congratulations, you look Mah-va-lous!


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