Because cameras are the bringers of truth...chubby, no-neck, spare tire, man-boobs truth.
It's strange that I can look in the mirror and feel like myself but whenever I see a picture that someone has taken of me I think, "Who in the hell is that guy? Did he eat the Mirror Me?"
But it's high time I take responsibility for my own actions.
Five years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
In one month I went from weighing a healthy 150 pounds to 190 pounds. I was exhausted to the point that I once slept an entire 24 hours (6:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.)
I was then put on medication that helped regulate my metabolism again.
I exercised regularly an eventually got back down to 150 pounds... I looked like this...
Me One Year Ago...
I then broke my foot playing indoor soccer and over the 4 months I was in the cast I got off my exercise regime.
But...I now have to take responsibility for the fact that I am yet again back to the unhealthy weight of 190 pounds. Here is me now.
If what you're thinking is HOLY CRAP!!!! Then you are right!
But I can't blame the cast for my weight gain. I went through the last year and have come up with some startling evidence that this is all my own fault.
Neil's list of evidence why he HIMSELF is the main reason he is fat now...
1. After I order at a fast food place, when I pull up to a drive through window the employee is always surprised that there is only one person in the car.
2. I once bought a deep fryer for the sole purpose of deep frying a Twinkie and a snickers bar...Granted, I only did it once, but COME ON.
3. I eat maybe one meal a day and it is usually a BIG meal and late at night.
4. I never exercise anymore.
5. I nearly pass out when walking up the stairs in the Gunther Trades building, so I have been taking the elevator, even though it is slow and takes longer.
6. I always eat out. I can cook and pretty well but have just been too lazy!
7. My sleeping patterns are atrocious. On days I have classes I get up at Seven A.M. but on days I don't, I stay up late the night before and sleep in till noon or one.
8. The rare times I do bake or cook I end up making Muddy Buddies or cookies or something high in fat.
9. I drink Mexican Coca-Cola like it's Ambrosia.
10. When we go out to eat it's usually at places that serve hunks of meat on a sword.
11. I have become a lazy asshole.
I am sick of this! So...it's time for a change. I have got a gym pass and am turning my life around. Starting NOW!
Here is the plan so far:
1. Get on a regular sleeping schedule. Be in bed by at least Eleven and up at Seven on School days and no later than Nine on Days off.
2. Eat three meals a day at the same time every day. I will try to keep it at least 1600 calories and have a small snack in between meals.
3. Eat at home more often or at least pre-prepare meals so I don't fall behind.
4. GO TO THE FU$%ING GYM! And don't miss any days barring Sundays, injury, or death!
5. Take responsibility for my actions when it comes to my weight.
Well there's my rant for the night. Hopefully it will work out and if you have any tips feel free to post them...but please be gentle.
- Neil Hiatt