The End Of The Bloggymabobber Weight Loss Challenge

I am usually one to write and allow you to stew in the juice of anticipation of climax to my story.  But today I just don’t have it in me to do that to you.

As many of you know, those that read my blog (not sure who else I am writing to….if you don’t read my blog I have no other way to reach you) that Jamie @ The Life of Jamie and I entered into a gentleman’s agreement (at least on my part it was) to see who could lose the most body weight by the end of July.

My adventure has been somewhat up and down, mostly down.  Yes, I did lose weight but not to max ability.  Jamie traveled all the way from Jamie-ville and planted a rock in my running path that caused me to break my ankle.  This happened in the infancy of our challenge.  I never had the chance to “Get at it” like I wanted.  I had big plans and high hopes that this challenge would help in my pursuit of prime conditioning for the half marathon and duathalon I had planned on entering.

Sometimes my little jockey gets confused and jumps on the back of random stray dogs.

As you read about my journey trying to lose weight with a broken ankle I hopefully painted a picture of a guy that wouldn’t go down easily.  Let me tell you, I used a lot of paint trying to create that picture.  Every step with this broken ankle was like someone hitting me with a bag of horseshoes.  At least now I only have a small jockey sitting on my back hitting me with a riding crop in the ankle.  And if you don’t get my analogies, I put on a brave face, it hurt and still hurts… 😦

I think I still have a good 2 weeks before I’m at full capacity.  But I have a new pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 running shoes set to arrive on Wednesday!!!!  We’ll see if I can keep them in the box until I heal to 100% or if I feel the need to take them out for diner and a movie.  And by diner and a movie I mean a nice long run.

Ok, well this isn’t about what I am going to do or what I wanted to do.  This post is about what I did and what I accomplished.  Which wasn’t much.  So here is my final weight….(hold the snickers and giggles)

You better not be laughing at my yellow socks. These have a great compression that let my legs go Ahhhhhh!

So where does this leave us?  I started at 229 pounds (that’s a lot of weight but I make it look good) down to 225.6 pounds.  I will take the loss that I achieved since the ankle hindered my ability to do any type of cardio.

What about the final tape?  Ugh, alright I will go and tape myself….hold on!

 11-Jun-12 Right Left
 body measurment Bicep 16 15 3/4
Quad 25 25
Calf 17 16 1/2
Neck 16 1/2
Chest 47
Waist 40
31-Jul-12 Right Left
body   measurment Bicep 16 1/4 16
Quad 26 26
Calf 17 16 1/2
Neck 17
Chest 47 1/2
Waist 38

So it looks like the push ups and pull ups I was able to still do did their job and gained me some size in the chest and neck.  And setting up my bike on an indoor trainer and ride along with the pros during le Tour de France worked for my thighs too!

I would post an after picture but I’m dead tired right now and my allergies are kicking my ass.  You don’t want to see my red puffy eyes and drippy nose anyway.

I know Jamie originally posted that her goal was to lose about 6 pounds which meant I had to lose 10 to match her.  I am not sure where she fell in with her total goal but I know I sure didn’t hit mine.

If you win Jamie, I bow to your superiority.  You have total control of Big Mike’s World for the week.  If you wish to take me on with all of my paws in working order we can take this on again in a few weeks.  This would have been more fun with two working legs but you know, it is what it is….

Thanks for the challenge!


Fat & Happy

So it’s Saturday and time for me to take the walk of the deep end onto the scale.  If I can just say this, I really hate Saturdays.  Not because it symbolizes the first day of the end of the work week (cause we all love our jobs, right?) but because for at least the next week or so I have to show the boggymabobber world on this magic cord called the inter webz the weight of my fat ass.

So here ya go, have your good laugh….

I’m holding a keg of beer in one hand and a dozen doughnuts in the other. You figure out how I took the picture.

Oh wait!  I didn’t gain weight….

I must be honest here.  I really was dreading this weigh in.  Not because I just blew off the last weigh in and had no idea if I lost or gained but because the past 2 nights I have been playing softball (Yeah, my ankle is still on the mends).  We all know what happens when one plays softball, right?  One drinks an absorbent amount of beer.  You know, to hydrate!  That Gatorade stuff is only hype.  Beer has more natural ingredients than Gatorade.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

So now that I have tested my ankle out and successfully not re-injure it in two nights of running, jumping, diving and swearing…..I’m gonna put some effort into losing some weight in this last week of the Bloggymabobber Weight Loss Championship Challenge.

I may not win this challenge but the fact that my ankle has held up and I was still able to lose some weight, I feel like this little guy….

They said I couldn’t do it. But I tried and tried and tried and finally caught my tail!

Until next time peeps…….Live long and prosper!  \\\//



Hurry Up And Weight

Well, it’s Sunday and I obviously didn’t post my Saturday weight report for the Weight Loss Bloggymabobber Challenge……and that is because I just didn’t want to!  It was more like I chose to spend the last whole day I had with my wife before I saw her off on her 1 year deployment, today.  So I hope you accept my excuse, if not, then tough noogies!

Either way, there is not much to report.  I did gain weight but that is more because of me not being allowed to do anything.  All this weight seemed to hit me in one day. And before you start doing the Happy Happy Joy Joy dance, Jamie……..let me tell you my gains.

6 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!

And in this picture you will see my 6 pound gain was all on one leg.  So HA, Jamie!  Not so fast with your cheering and celebration.

The instruction pamphlet says it’s about 6 pounds but after standing for 5 hours with it on it feels like 20 pounds

To all of my Bloggy Friends…thanks for your well wishes.  Things are getting better.  I can feel all the little medical gremlins magically gluing my tendon back to it’s original position on my ankle.  Only 4 more weeks with this stupid boot and I can do some rehab.  Let’s just see how long I can follow orders.  This boot might have to go MUCH sooner.

I did go back to work today, finally.  Now that I have my moon boot, I can stand without putting all my weight on my ankle which is supposedly bad for a broken ankle.  But I think I will give the docs here another week to solidify their conclusion that it truly is a break and not change their minds yet again.  Who knows…I could just be a hang nail.

The Weekend Weight Loss Update

So here we are 3 or so weeks into the Blogthingamabobber Weight Loss Challenge.  Miss Jamie posted her results for the week HERE.  I’m not one for kicking someone while they are down.  So I won’t giggle or snicker or say Heheehee about her disappointing week.  She was kind to me when she had a good week and I was on the ground reeling from a broken ankle.

So where am I for this week?

Damn it hurts to stand on this freakin thing!

I have a Large Stuffed Crust pepperoni Pizza with me…and I’m naked!  I’ll let you figure out how I’m holding the pizza!

Not sure how I am still losing weight when I only worked out one day this week.  And that was the day before the doc told me I had a broken ankle.  Like right now I’m just layin here sippin on some green matcha tea.

I know I’m getting smaller or tighter, however you want to view my progress.  Just last week I ditched my size 38 jeans for a better fitting size 36 and they’re loose. That’s one reason this broken ankle is so frustrating!  I want to continue that progress…..

Anyway, before I go all nuts and want to do more of what I can’t do physically, I’m down a total of 2.2 pounds from day 1.  And that is without really doing anything.

Don’t forget to stop by Jamie’s and give her a shout of encouragement.

Before I leave I wanted to give you an update on my ankle.  I tried to take a nap yesterday with my leg elevated and I started to fall asleep and twitched…….Holy Snikies!

It felt like this lady paid me a visit.

Shame on you if you don’t know Kathy Bates played Annie Wilkes in the movie Misery

and it felt like she did this…..

Same ankle too!

Talk to y’all later!  Keep doin what ya do……

The Blogamabobber Weight Loss Challenge Update

Good Saturday Morning Everyone!

It’s that time to show the toesies on the scale to prove I am the best in this competition.  Well, at least the best from this blog anyway.

Here’s my weigh-in:

This time I’m holding a box of donuts!

As you can tell I’m a little shaky from all the sugar in the donuts.  YIKES!!!!

I did post a video earlier in the week saying that I was 2 whole pounds lighter……and I was!  But last night I had softball and well, my team sucks and I got a little depressed cause we blew a 9 run lead and lost.  So when I got home I binged on some junk. 😦

This is what happens when I get chocolate wasted!!!

It’s a bit blurry, I know!  The photographer is a bit unsteady themselves.  That and I’m like a humming bird.  I’m so quick in my movements it’s hard to catch me standing still, even while asleep.  I’m not proud of my binge but it happens to the best of us.  Look what happened to me.  I woke up with two hairy hookers in my bed!  And one seems to be a neutered male!!!

Well folks, I need to head to work and earn some bacon.

I promise better results for next week!

Thanks for cheering me on!!!!!!

The Toughest Lift Of All Is Your Ass off of the Couch

Good Monday Morning to you all!

Today is the day that I begin a new journey.  I am not only taking on training for a duathlon, a half marathon and a very new diet, I am taking on a challenge from fellow bloggymabobber The Life of Jamie.  The details of the challenge are in my previous post It’s On Like Donkey Kong.

So, today is our weigh in.

Pay no attention to the body fat %. It’s all baby fat and I’m holding a cake…..

I already make this shirt look good! But imagine what I’m gonna look like in a month in a half!

Pay no attention to the hair on my legs in the weight pic.  And the look on my face in the second pic is my, “OMG what am I doing up so early” face.   I only wear 2XL shirts so I found and wore an old XL shirt to let you see more contors of my bod.

Along with the weigh-in I decided to offer up some measurements so you can follow along with my progress and make this an all inclusive adventure for everyone.

  Right Left
Bicep 16 15 3/4
Quad 25 25
Calf 17 16 1/2
Neck 16 1/2
Chest 47
Waist 40

Oh!  And don’t forget you can follow along with some live video of my experiences through my Tumblr blog here.

Once again I wish my competitor, Jamie @ The Life of Jamie, the best of luck.  May we both benefit from this adventure!

And may the best MAN win…. 🙂

It’s On Like Donkey Kong!

We here at Big Mike’s World love us a challenge.  In fact we don’t really turn one down.  It’s like calling Marty McFly a chicken or yellow.  Our friend over at the The Life of Jamie threw down the gauntlet and unfortunately for her, it broke into many pieces and she can’t pick it up and take back her challenge.

The challenge is to see who will lose the most percentage of body weight by 31 July of this year (I hope that is what she meant…).  Little did our friend Jamie know that I am a mad scientist as well.  My laboratory and I have been researching the magic weight loss pill that doesn’t require any exercise whatsoever!

Oh!  You want the secret of my weight loss pill, do ya?  OK!  It’s just a sugar pill with a tapeworm egg in it.  Yeah!  That’s right, a tape worm!

Freddie and I, yeah I named my tapeworm Freddie, will not lose this battle of weight loss.  Poor Jamie, she really has no clue what hit her yet.

So here is the full challenge:

We have until 31 July to see who loses the most percentage of weight.  We will be taking progress pictures and posting them on Saturdays.  My pictures will be more of a psych-out pose.  I will probably be holding an extra large pizza with all the toppings.  Just to try and mess with Jamie mentally in hopes she falls off course (I don’t like to lose).

The winner will gain control over the other’s blog for a week!  Or we can do a monetary wager…..

What do you all think?

Oh and she suggests a shirtless pics of me too….I think you guys just want to see how hairy I really am!!  I’m not so sure of the shirtless pic though.  Sasquatch might need to stay in hiding.  You never know who might show up at my door.  I may do one at the very end when I have time to sharpen the hedge clippers and do some manscaping!

I will however be doing body tapeage…..I like to see where I lose and where I gain.  So you will be privy to all my measurements as well.

Tomorrow morning will be pre challenge feet on scale weight shot.

Stay tuned as I open up a can of whoop-ass!  Sorry Jamie but I’m gonna go all out Honey Badger on this challenge…….