The Chexican

Month: March 2011

Towards a Thinner Tomorrow: Measurement Monday


Height 5’ 10”
Goal Weight 160
Day # 1
Date: 03/21/2011
Neck 17.5
Upper Arm (Left) 13
Upper Arm (Right) 13.25
Chest 45.5
Diaphragm 45.5
Waist 44
Abdomen 46.5
Hips 44
Upper Thigh (Left) 25.5
Upper Thigh (Right) 25.5
Calf (Left) 16.75
Calf (Right) 16.75
Total Inches 353.75
Total Inches Lost
Weight 242 lbs.
Weight Lost to Date
BMI 34.72
Change in BMI
Goal Distance 82 lbs.


(Edited for content: the point is to show off my disgusting gut, not my junk)

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Front                                                         Back

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Right Angled                                                Right     

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Left Angled                                                 Left       



The only haircut I’m allowed to have


The jawline and hairstyle I look forward to having again

Towards a Thinner Tomorrow: Back on Track

It’s funny how time manages to fly by. While it seems like my last entry on this blog was fairly recent, the timestamps on the posts show me that it’s been almost a month since I updated. This most recent week I’ve been out of commission recovering from an intense workout I had with my friend Andy on 03/10. Now that I can do basic things such as getting out of bed and using the toilet without having my entire upper body screaming at me in pain, I feel it’s time to really stoke the fire on this. I’ve got more than enough tools to get the job done (as outlined in a previous post). I’ve admittedly haven’t done much to further my progress on this matter. Sure, there’s been some bike rides and trips to the gym, but I haven’t been focused and dedicated at all.

On my most recent trip to the gym, I weighed in. The number was higher than I anticipated. I’m at 242 lbs., dangerously close to the old 250+ range from back in my high school days. One of my goals with blogging about this is to weed through the different apps available for the iOS platform in order to find the ones that work for me, and maybe help anyone out there who stumbles upon this blog in getting on board with a positive lifestyle change. One of them is one of the most popular apps available on the app store, LoseIt. I’ve explored the app, and like it as a weight tracking tool and calorie budget manager. It has exercise logging capabilities, which I haven’t fully explored and will have to delve into in depth in a full-on app review somewhere down the line. I put in my current weight and goal weight, and the app has generated a daily calorie budget which calculates me hitting goal weight by the end of this year. This is something I’m very much looking forward to bringing to fruition.

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p>That about covers things for now. Tomorrow, I’m taking starting measurements and photos. In the mean time, I’m going to do some reading on workout routines and start formulating plans. Here we go!

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