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Week 18 - Shoulders, Collar Bones, and Confidence

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wow, 18 weeks have elapsed already since I began my journey. I know I have said this before but where does the time go? Time certainly seems to be flying right now, maybe because I am truly enjoying being on this journey. As each week passes I am getting closer to the person I want to become. Last week was hard. I suffered with a lack of motivation, but somehow I still managed to drop another 2.8lbs! I have also included some comparison pics in this post, so be warned! Topless (still fat guy) pictures ahead

So my new weight is 273.2lbs which means I have lost 60.4lbs since October 14th 2011. I have lost 3.3lbs per week (average) and my BMI is now a 36, which is half a point lower when compared to last week.

Just a couple of weeks ago I purchased some new denim. One pair had a 40″ inch waist and the other had a 38″ waist. The 40′s fit well, and the 38′s fit but there were a little tight. Now the 40′s have become almost too big and the 38′s fit perfectly! Hopefully I will be in a situation where I have to buy some more new pants!

Not only am I noticing changes in how my clothes fit, I am now starting to see some big changes in my body when I look in the mirror. I still have a long way to go, I still have a lot of fat, but where I am now compared to where I was 18 weeks ago makes me very happy.

My biceps are starting to show nicely now, my shoulders are becoming much more defined, my chest is lifting and firming up, and I now have visible collar bones! I only thought they existed in a make believe world because I had never seen mine before. Here are some pictures.

I still feel apprehensive when it comes to posting pictures like this because I am still very self conscious about my body and how I look, but one of the things I want to change about myself (apart from losing the weight) is having confidence in myself.

I know that by posting these pictures I will be helping myself overcome these fears. I know I still have a long way to go, that much is obvious, but I am so proud of what I have achieved so far. I know in my heart that I can do anything I set my mind to now. I never would have thought that I had this in me, but I have shown myself (and hopefully many others) that anything is possible if you apply yourself.

I hope that everyone has a great week, and I hope that the above pictures do not give anyone nightmares Thanks for reading and thanks for all of your support.

All the best,

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  • JESSIKA_56
    Looking good! You can definitely see the difference!
    2291 days ago
    SCORE!!!! dude you are so rocking it!!!! keep it up emoticon
    2291 days ago
    WOW, emoticon - and do I detect a hint of ribcage? I think I do!!! Keep on emoticon keepin' on! emoticon
    2291 days ago
  • BRETT_DAY1981
    Thanks guys! I really appreciate it!

    Sheri, thanks so much for your continued support and encouragement. You are such an inspiration, I cannot thank you enough! I am hoping that I will be able to join a gym soon so that I can start lifting weights! I have never done that before but think I am ready to add it in to my life! I am looking forward to it! Hope all is well with you!

    All the best,
    2291 days ago
    Very impressive. Thanks for sharing
    2291 days ago
    Brett - congratulations on several fronts! The weight loss, the muscle definition, and the confidence factor. You can see the confidence showing through on the 3rd picture too! Look how your holding yourself up and shoulders back - more proud, not slouchy! Awesome job... no nightmares here!

    Congrats to you. Keep it up - awesome job x a million.
    2291 days ago
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