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Hey, do you guys remember when I lost 27lbs in 12 weeks? Well all that weight is back and then some! Hoo-ray for delicious food and no self control. So, in 2013 I will resolve to fix this situation. Sure I used the word resolve, but this is not a New Years’ Resolution. I’ve always felt like New Years’ Resolutions were like giving something up for Lent. You do it until the time is up, then you go back to your old routine. This is something different.

Over the last year I have been creating a comic book called New Olympus with a great friend named Kevin Stone. We are doing everything we can to make sure that this book is pushed through to completion and we are enjoying the ride. I would like to make more comic books with Kevin as well as other artists. I have a lot of ideas floating around in my noggin and would hate to see them go to waste because I died from lack of self control while eating delicious food.

So here is the deal. I am a huge fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movies and he does this thing on Twitter and Facebook where he talks about finding “The Spark“. It boils down to taking any little bit of motivation you have inside of you and turning it into something big!

Tomorrow I will post a tweet with a picture of myself (similar to the ones below) asking @schwarzenegger to retweet my post, which will in turn give me my very own spark to begin a strict diet and regular exercise routine. If he does retweet me, it will give me an incredible amount of motivation to get started on this change. If he doesn’t, then I will probably do it anyway.

So, follow me on Twitter and on this blog and I will keep you all updated on the status!

Ralph-

 

11weeks

The Final Weigh In – ???lbs

Well there you have it folks!! I am all done with the official diet for the “Long Beach Losers” event!! Last night i ate a cheeseburger and i felt like complete shit. I actually feel like shit this morning. Last night was the first time i ate at Five Guys. It was alright, but i will leave that review for Yelp!. So as you can see i did not lose a single pound this week. BUT, i am still pretty proud of my accomplishment. 27lbs in 12 weeks, for an average of 2.5 lbs a week. I would like to thank everyone who supported me on this, especially Stevi, who was doing her own weight loss challenge at work. Thanks to the cheeseburger last night, i am fairly certain i am going to keep on with my diet to some extent. There were a lot of things that i ate during my time that i actually really enjoyed and i will continue to eat healthier. That’s not to say i will eat healthy all the time, but i am going to be able to tone down the heavy eating a lot easier than before. I am hoping to hover around 250 lbs. We’ll see. Maybe i will keep posting here every now and then so you can see that i am sticking, or not sticking to my word. Another thing i would like to mention is a big thank you to everyone who visited my blog to check my progress. I don’t know why, but a lot of you showed up each Wednesday to see how i was doing and i really appreciate it. I was surprised that Wednesdays were always my most visited day on my blog over the last 13 weeks and i thank you all so much for keeping me on my toes. It was a fun ride and look forward to giving you future updates!

ralph-

START – 297lbs.
Week 1 – 289lbs.
Week 2 – 287lbs.
Week 3 – 282lbs.
Weak 4 – 285lbs.
Week 5 – 278lbs.
Weak6 – 281lbs.
Week 7 – 275lbs.
Week 8 – 273lbs.
Week 9 – 271lbs.
Weak 10 – 272lbs.
Week 11 – 270lbs.
FINAL – 270lbs.

1 Week Remains – 270 lbs.

Well this is it. This is my final week of weighing in. I really wanted to break free of the 270’s this week, but 27lbs. in eleven weeks isn’t too shabby. Stay tuned to next week’s finale!

START – 297lbs.
Week 1 – 289lbs.
Week 2 – 287lbs.
Week 3 – 282lbs.
Weak 4 – 285lbs.
Week 5 – 278lbs.
Weak6 – 281lbs.
Week 7 – 275lbs.
Week 8 – 273lbs.
Week 9 – 271lbs.
Weak 10 – 272lbs.
Week 11 – 270lbs.

2 Weeks Remain – 272lbs.

Fuck you Halloween!! I had this feeling that i was going to have a gain this week. I am just glad it was only 1 pound. I really wanted to buckle down and drop some major weight here at the end, but i really screwed up this week. I guess i underestimated the weight of my beard. I have two more weigh ins left and I promise that i will lose more weight each week. In the immortal words of Porkins: “Almost… there!”

START – 297lbs.
WEEK 1 – 289lbs.
Week 2 – 287lbs.
Week 3 – 282lbs.
Weak 4 – 285lbs.
Week 5 – 278lbs.
Weak6 – 281lbs.
Week 7 – 275lbs.
Week 8 – 273lbs.
Week 9 – 271lbs.
Weak 10 – 272lbs.

 

3 Weeks Remain – 271lbs.


Another 2lb loss!! I really wanted to hit the 260s, but I didn’t hit it this week, even though the scale teased me a few times with a 269. The last time I did a weight loss challenge, I lost 26lbs. in 10 weeks. I just hit that milestone in 9 weeks! This is it folks, I am almost done!

START – 297lbs.
WEEK 1 – 289lbs.
Week 2 – 287lbs.
Week 3 – 282lbs.
Weak 4 – 285lbs.
Week 5 – 278lbs.
Weak6 – 281lbs.
Week 7 – 275lbs.
Week 8 – 273lbs.
Week 9 – 271lbs.

4 Weeks Remain – 273lbs.

Luckily it’s not another odd week where i gain 3 pounds. Looking good!! Is it just me or do i look way thinner than last week’s picture? I am only a month away and want to really step up my game. This is the final stretch folks!!

START – 297lbs.
WEEK 1 – 289lbs.
Week 2 – 287lbs.
Week 3 – 282lbs.
Weak 4 – 285lbs.
Week 5 – 278lbs.
Weak6 – 281lbs.
Week 7 – 275lbs.
Week 8 – 273lbs.

 

5 Weeks Remain – 275lbs.

casinoskunkBack on track! That’s -6 pounds. I knew that i would lose a bunch more in this past week. My body is really taking me on a rollercoaster ride. I think i have a new system that will work out. If i could lose another 6 pounds this week, i will hit 269lbs. which would be a huge deal. So 22lbs in 7 weeks is pretty great!! The last weight loss challenge i did, i lost 26lbs in 10 weeks, so i am already improving more than my previous attempt. Victory will be mine!

START – 297lbs.
WEEK 1 – 289lbs.
Week 2 – 287lbs.
Week 3 – 282lbs.
Weak 4 – 285lbs.
Week 5 – 278lbs.
Weak6 – 281lbs.
Week 7 – 275lbs.