day 1 IMG_4483Alright folks. It’s time to stop messing around.  I deserve to treat myself to something better!

My whole life, I’ve carried around a little belly. I was born with it (as most 9 pound babies are), and it never went away. Sometimes a little bigger, sometimes a little smaller, but always my constant companion. It’s been a point of insecurity my whole life. It would be fair to say that a large part of my psyche has been shaped by it.

I’ve hit a point in my life where I feel like I deserve to experience life without it. I deserve to feel not just pretty good in my own skin, but really fucking excellent.  I’m going to be hosting a TV show for a week in May, and I’d like to feel awesome when I’m on set. I deserve that.  Burning Man is a big part of my life. It’s a time of very little clothing for most people. Though Burning Man is the least judgmental place on Earth, I would like to go from comfortable spending a week without my shirt on, to very proud to do so.  I deserve that experience.

I’m beginning the process with a 30 day cleanse. It’s a pretty specific regimen of meal replacement shakes, nutritional re-balancing, clean eating, some fasting, and some other supplements.  I’ve seen a lot of people make HUGE progress with this intensive plan, so I decided to do it! I will periodically update this post with photos and any relevant notes / experiences as I go through the process.

Here are my “before” pictures. This is me on 4 April 2015.

  • 203lbs
  • waist 43″

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5 April 2015

  • 201.5 lbs (down 1.5 lbs in 1 day)
  • 41.75 waist (down 1.25″ in 1 day)

9 April 2015

  • 199.5 lbs (down 3.5 lbs in 5 days)
  • 41″ waist (down 2″ in 5 days)

13 April 2015

  • 198 lbs (down 5 lbs in 9 days)
  • 40.5 waist (down 2.5″ in 9 days)

15 April 2015

  • 194.5 lbs

16 April 2015

  • 192.5 lbs (down 10.5 lbs in 12 days)

15 April Update: As of right now, here’s what I am experiencing. My pants are really baggy on me now. I am cinching my belt down to last buckle hole right now. Any more loss and I’m going to need a new belt or to make a new hole in it.  My blazers are all much more roomy than they used to be.  I spent all of my 20’s wearing XL t-shirts. I’m now comfortably fitting into Large shirts, without them feeling tight in any way.  I’m not far from the day when I’ll be able to comfortably wear a Medium.  People are noticing that I’m slimming down – it feels pretty damn good to hear people say “You’ve lost weight!”.  Aside from that, in my core, I just feel lighter, tighter, and more energized in my guts.  Mentally, I’ve felt more astute, sharper, more focused… just a better version of myself.  Oh, one other thing I’ve noticed from this program:  1. When I eat clean, I can eat until I feel stuffed and still lose weight.  2. My stomach must have been stretched out before, because now, I get that feeling of being “stuffed” much faster.  Those of you out there who are emotional eaters know what I’m talking about. These changes are a ton of fun to experience!  I cannot wait to go buy some skinny pants!

More to come!!

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