Monday, September 05, 2011
My name is Rich and I am a 31 year old guy living in Portland, OR. This is my first blog for the Hot For Halloween Challenge. I thought it'd be fun to start with a couple of pics from Halloweens past:
Yes - my big belly in that Boyscout uniform still haunts me to this day HAHA! I have two main reasons why this challenge is important to me:
- Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, but was tarnished last year. Unfortunately, my father was diagnosed with cancer last fall and he had major surgery the weekend of Halloween last year. I am hoping this Halloween allows me to let loose and forget all of the things that my family has been through in the last year with my father's treatments and untimely passing in April.
- I moved across country in July and haven't seen friends back on the East Coast since the move. I have already lost 14lbs since moving to Oregon and want to lose 11 more to make it an even 25lbs. I want the difference in my appearance to be noticeable when I step off that plane in Knoxville, TN on October 29th.
Here are my weight numbers and goals for this challenge:
Start weight (Feb 2011): 257.0 lbs
Current weight: 239.4 lbs
Goal weight loss: 11 lbs
Goal weight at end of challenge: 228.4 lbs
I look forward to the challenge and getting to know everyone who is participating!