"It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them" – Man Ray

I started my journey yesterday. Only about 6 months later than I wanted.

And now?

Now I have to push like I have never pushed before to get to where I want to be in April. I have joined Planet Fitness and will be working out there while I am on my diet. Here is the run-down.

I have figured the calories I need to maintain my weight if I am lightly active (which I will be more active than that).

66 + (6.3 x body eight in lbs) + (12.9 x height in inches) – (6.8 x age in years) = your Base Metabolic Rate

66 + (6.3 x 350) + (12.9 x 72) – (6.8 x 39) = 2934.6

I then multiplied that by 1.375 because I classified myself as “lightly active”.

I need 4035 calories a day to keep my weight the way it is.

That’s ridiculous. I should not have to consume the caloric intake of 2 normal sized people.

I have cut my caloric intake to 1500 calories per day (maybe a few hundred more depending on the day, although I want to be as strict as possible) and plan on working out.

If I am working out regularly and am at a caloric deficit of 2500 calories a day then I should theoretically be losing up to 5lbs a week.

While this is not advised and most in the field of health and fitness will tell you that 2.5 lbs per week is the safe way to lose weight, I do not have the time or luxury. I’ll see how it works and make sure I’m constantly checking in with my Dr.

I will be ultimately figuring out an easily replicable breakfast and lunch and then drinking a meal replacement shake, called Ketond, for dinner.

I will be doing Keto for my diet of choice for the time being. I will also be throwing in a bit of intermittent fasting just to make myself look like a sadist.

No eating after 7pm and I eat my breakfast at 11am.

Day 1
Monday 12/09/2019 – 357lbs

Breakfast (Around 500 cal)

  • 2 slices bacon
  • Half of an Avacado
  • 2 large eggs
  • Around 8oz of Unsweetened Almond Milk

Lunch (500 cal)

  • Soylent Meal Replacement Drink
  • Tahini Bar – Super Seed Sesame Bar (Vanilla)

Dinner (500 cal)

  • Soylent Meal Replacement Drink
  • Tahini Bar – Super Seed Sesame Bar (Vanilla)

Workout

  • Planet Fitness 30 minute Circuit Workout (Included resistance machines that covered the whole body and steps for aerobic exercise).

Day 2
Tuesday December 11, 2019

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all the same as day 1.

Workout

  • I did not workout today. I will be doing a workout again tomorrow of the same cardio circuit. I have a meeting with a trainer on Friday from planet fitness to help create a workout program to get upper body strength while losing as much weight and toning as much as possible while doing it.

I can not let my procrastination get the best of me.

Here I am, exactly 6 months after talking with my son’s and my wrestling coach. I’ve lost 30lbs. Yay me. Too bad it’s nowhere near where I need to be right now. I am going to have to take drastic measures if I am going to be able to wrestle heavyweight this upcoming March, April and May at 286.5lbs. I weight around 350 right now. Math and the way we lose fat dictates that my life is going to be miserable the next 4 months if I am to be where I want to be.

Back to the whole, “I am wrestling again!” thing.

That’s right, I have started wrestling again. There’s may reasons at 39 years old why I do the things I do. I have a 17 month old boy (yeah I know) and I have to be healthy for him. I do not want to die from a heart attack. I want my son to have a father growing up. I also have a 16 year old that is a hell of a wrestler and I want to be able to roll with him and not be tired after 2 minutes. We make each other better. I make him stronger and he makes me faster.

The next two weeks will be spent finding a gym where I can pay to force myself to work out. In the meantime I have committed to doing something to keep my ass accountable to everyone that believes in me, from my family to my Coach and Team USA member Aaron Johnson. I will be recording my workouts I do in a journal and on here for everyone to see.

This is my journey and I hope you are along for the ride. It will be unadulterated and real. I’m going to be cutting my caloric intake significantly and working out 3-5 times a week or more. I have 4.5 months to reach my goal weight. I don’t know if it’s healthy or not, but neither is the way I’ve been living. I’m not in terrible health yet. My blood pressure is borderline high, my glucose is borderline high, my feet and back hurt.

It’s time I took back my life and make sure I am here for my family for the next 40 years.