Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Weekly Wrap-up: Week 6, and 7, and 8 (all the way thru 17)

First thing right off the bat I have to post my current stats:

As of May 7th 2008:
height: 6'0"
weight: 235 lbs (down 13 lbs.)
chest @ nipples: 46.5" (down 1.5”)
under breasts: 43" (down 1”)
bicep: 13" (down 1”)
at belly button: 42" (down 3”)
hips: 40.5" (down 1.5”)
butt @ widest point: 44" (down 2.5”)
thigh: 24.5" (down 1”)
calf: 17" (down 0.5” – I really wasn’t expecting much there)
Total inches lost = 12!

Oh how time flies right by. I knew it had been a while since I last posted, but really 11 weeks? I am such a procrastinator. The thing is, as soon as the strike ended and work picked up again it didn’t stop. I worked on two features back to back, which was great but left me with very little free time. The long hours and physical labor involved also make the weekends nothing more than a veg fest. All I had the energy to do was relax and take it easy. But all that aside, I have lost 15 pounds since I started the blog back in January! I am so happy. Over the last year my weight has fluctuated from the low 240s to about 250 lbs. This is the first time I have dropped below the 240 mark, and I couldn’t be happier. Not since early in high school (when I was about 5” shorter) have I weighed this little. I can’t stop smiling as I type this.

Ok, so back to the work issue. Holy shit is it tough to stay focused on eating healthy at work. Every day there is some new high sugar, high fat snack to tempt me. At breakfast I am really good. For me it is all about loading up on fruit at breakfast. Lunch, I skip all the red meats and the bad sauces and that crap. I eat a pretty good size salad and have some chicken or fish. But there’s always a desert (or two). WTF? It is really tough to just walk past the desert trays. Most of the time I am successful.
Note: I did not take this picture, I snagged it from this blog,, which you should check out if you are interested in the film making process.

That seems bad enough but then all day there is craft services just a few steps away from set (where we are shooting). Good lord. Candy, donuts, pastries, chips, and random “snacks” that are always bad for you; it’s not always easy to reach for the veggies (sans dip) when the bowl of peanut M&Ms is right there calling my name. The only way I survive is to be all responsible and shit throughout the day and allow myself one “bad” snack (because really it’s damn near impossible to resist when they are there all day). I also bring my own healthy snacks so that I have more options to choose from.

The great thing is all the physical labor involved in my job. It is basically non-stop moving around all day; carrying and moving heavy objects, and lots of walking. This has proven to be a huge benefit to me, and achieving my goals. As much as I would love to go to the gym everyday my schedule doesn’t exactly make that easy, an by the time I am done with work I am exhausted from all the running around, and thus don’t feel the need to. Though, not everyday is so active and on those days I want to start walking for a 1/2 hour to hour after work. Gotta keep eating healthy and staying focused.

15 pounds. I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I can see the finish line (and me looking all healthy and hot). It all feels so doable and like I am finally really doing it, and completing what I started a few years ago. AND THAT IS A GREAT FEELING.

- FQ

And here is a hot picture of a very hot man: