Droppin’ Rhymes, And Three Dimes

On New Year’s Day, my fat, disgusting body tipped the scale at 212 pounds. At 5’9″, I looked like a slightly slimmer Michael Moore. So I decided to make a change. cut my carbs, jog a lot, and join Planet Fitness.

Nine months and thirty pounds later, I am sitting at a less-fat 182.

I almost look like the scrawny kid in the photo above. Okay, not really, because when that photo was taken in 1987, I was about this height and I weighed 130 pounds. In short, I looked like Kyle.

I know this is boring to most of you, but I’m actually proud of myself. My willpower has always been lacking, but after the prostate cancer scares, I figured I needed to get in shape. I wasted half my life eating what I wanted, sitting around the house watching television, and being embarrassed – rightly so – by my appearance.

I still don’t like the way my stomach looks, but the twelve staple scars from my intestinal surgery gave it a misshapen form. That said, our Pretty Asian female mail carrier stopped me last week to tell me how great I looked. That was nice.

My plan is to continue avoiding the carbs, hitting the gym – I go every other day – and jogging on off days. Some of my fat clothes are being jettisoned, ans as of right now I am about a quarter inch from fitting into pants with a 34 waist!

11 thoughts on “Droppin’ Rhymes, And Three Dimes

  1. Congrats dude, that is great. I have sort of been trying for the 185 mark so I can sing Life’s Been Good when I step on the scale, but it has been mostly elusive for the last 20 years. In 1987 I was 6’1” and 155ish.

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  2. When we did our mini-Wyatt-Palooza earlier this year, I thought you looked slim and trim. That could have been because a) I’m a bit portly in the middle and b) I was used to looking at the average Texan (220+ and a big hat).

    Regardless, congrats on your loss. This is one time a loss can be considered a good thing…. like losing cancer. Keep up the good workouts!

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  3. Cathy – Thanks. That that, all you girls who wouldn’t date me!

    MelP – Thank you. Jogged five miles in 51:50 today. New record – at least for the 50-year old me.

    Ingineer – Sucks when your metabolism slows down. Also sucks when your gym is closed by the city for construction code violations. Planet Fitness better get its crap straight, because I need to get back lifting.

    TXNick – I wasn’t too bad in Dallas. Maybe 195, but some shirts still didn’t fit right, especially the UD Lacrosse shirt Mrs. Earp brought back from move-in day. It’s a large, but it’s just a tiny bit snug. A few more pounds and it’ll be good to go.

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  4. Keep it up Wyatt. (Not sure you should have posted that comment from the pretty Asian mail carrier. Mrs. Wyatt may not understand.)

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  5. That is great, Wyatt! I am so happy for you and jealous of what you have accomplished through your perseverance! Next thing we know, you will have purchased some men’s skinny jeans!

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  6. William – It’s the first compliment I received in person since the Reagan presidency.

    Proof – It’s not easy. At all. I go to the gym every other day, run on off days, and slash the hell out of my carbs. It’s all worth it.

    Ronni – We went to church this afternoon – because I want to thank God for my blessings… and we haven’t been there in a while – and I figured I would try my less-fat pants. They’re a 34 waist – I’ve been a 36 for decades – and they fit!!!

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