I weighed and measured myself yesterday. The result was awful. For the first time in the eighteen months since the start of Project Connor, I am heavier than I was at my original weigh-in.
In fact, this is the second heaviest I have ever weighed. Although I suspect I was heavier in the summer of 2003, the heaviest I have ever been recorded as weighing was 24 stone. I had an excuse, as I had found myself unemployed and had moved back in to my parents’ house. I’m not that far away from weighing that again and I don’t have an excuse this time.
I do, in part, blame cigarettes. I haven’t had one in almost six months and I still go a little bit insane with desire for one pretty much every day.
But that can’t be the only reason. I have been eating a lot. An awful lot.
And only six weeks ago, I swore to myself and to you that I was making a new start.
And this is the situation I now
find myself in:
Neck: 17.75 inches/ 45.3 cm (same)
Arm: 16.25 inches/ 41.1 cm (up)
Chest: 50.5 inches/ 128.3 cm (up)
Waist: 57.25 inches/ 145.5 cm (way up)
Thigh: 26.75 inches / 68 cm (down! – because I don’t have an accurate way of measuring my thigh)
Weight: 23 stone 2.75lbs / 324.75 lbs/147.3 kg
BMI is 49.2 and body fat is 10st 1lb or 43.3% of me.
I’m up by eight and three quarter pounds or four kilos since I last weighed myself.
Granted, if it hadn’t been for Project Connor, I’d probably be well on my way to 30 stone – and they could then make a documentary about me. So this “project” has been some use to me.
I’m not going to list the myriad reasons I think I overeat.
I’m not going to list the many, many ways in which my life is bad because of my enormity. Incidentally, I weigh about eighty pounds more than an average baby elephant. EIGHTY POUNDS!
I’m not going to promise to go to my boxing club, or to go running, or even to walk this week.
I’m not going to promise to diet. Though I will try.
I’m not going to set any goals. I set a ridiculously small goal this time last year and missed it BY A WHOLE STONE.
All I’m going to promise is that I’ll weigh and measure myself every Sunday between now and Christmas and post the results online.