The Spartan Skippers complete the Whole30 challenge. Before/After pics and some words on how we got on.
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Happy with the results! Much more change internally than externally though: Hardly any more sugar cravings and generally feel more energetic. Running faster & feeling stronger too! Six pack by summer??? Was aiming for end of the year but let’s keep pushing!
Over the last couple of years I’ve been on a pretty solid diet of good food and lots of exercise (mostly running). It’s been tough work but I was MASSIVELY massive and decided I wanted to down-size (to a smaller ass) and I’m happy to report that I now only take up one seat on public transport and feel better than ever!
We all know the benefits of a healthy lifestyle but I’m here to tell you that there are some downsides too. So think carefully before putting down that biscuit…
1) - Clothes
The first one is fairly obvious and hard to avoid. You WILL shrink and as a result you WILL look/feel ridiculous in the larger clothes you own.This means spending money on slightly smaller clothes, which is great for your self-esteem but not so great for your wallet…
Also, if you plan on continuing to lose weight you know that anything you buy will soon be made redundant by your ever decreasing waist size!
My method was to buy cheap (Burton), which still cost me quite a lot but there’s not a whole lot you can do about it, unless you adopt a monk-style outfit in the form of a robe or something…
2) - You are still ugly
Yeah. So… When I was fat I always assumed I would be pretty darn good-looking once I lost weight…… Turns out I still see a whole bowl of wrong where my face should be, albeit a slightly smaller bowl of wrong.
The one solution I have to this is to just be incredibly attractive in the facial region. Problem solved for you.
If this isn’t an option then I’m sorry buddy… Learn to love yourself or some shit.
3) - People are meaner to you
This is a complex one… Now, you would assume people were more likely to verbally abuse a fat person for being fat but it turns out that “slightly chubby” people get wayyy more stick for it!
My theory is that people just pity you when you are MORBIDLY OBESE and consider it beneath them to cause the poor fatty further pain. They have enough on their plate. (Sorry.)
The problem with gently teasing a slightly chubby chubster who has recently lost weight is that they probably still think of themselves as pretty fat and their self-esteem is just hanging on by a thread.The problem here isn’t really the piss-takers, it’s really a confidence thing for the overweight folks. Beauty is in the eye of the pie-holder and you must remind yourself to take the teasing in good jest because they assume you’re now thinner and thus able to joke about how fat you were in the past… Which is kind of true, but it is a weird, touchy, sensitive subject for most post-fatties to discuss. For example I can quite easily laugh my arse off at an old picture of myself in full 20 stone fat-suit one day but then on a different day get deeply depressed at how the fuck I ever got that huge… It’s swings and roundabouts. I’M COMPLETELY WELL ADJUSTED NOW, mind.
4) - You become “boring” and smug
I swear I used to be funnier. Now I feel all I talk about is running, training, nutrition and eating “paleo”. I also feel incredibly smug most of the time and am continually battling myself internally to keep the smug cunt within from escaping…
So there you have it. Some cons to weight-loss for you.
Needless to say this is mostly in jest and actually I feel fucking fantastic most of the time.
Eat well and run lots.
SPEAKEASY WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS HAS RETURNED!
Today! The absurdly prolific and unspeakably nice Rob Delaney. See me ask him questions without using the @ symbol! IMPOSSIBLE YOU SAY? WATCH AND SEE!
Oh, and maybe, if anyone thinks to do so in the future, someone could tell me that my TIE isn’t quite making it all the way up to my COLLAR once I am sitting in front of a CAMERA.
I sincerely thought “That must be the cool new thing” about your tie. It didn’t OCCUR to me that every stitch on your person wouldn’t DO AS TOLD.
What a kind, gentle soul he has. You can tell by his laugh.