Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Big Ass Superstar: Un-Weighted: Week Zero

Game on!

After Halifax was cut from production in the new season of Life Network's "X-Weighted", I decided to launch my own web series, "Big Ass Superstar: Un-Weighted". It has now begun.

Over the next six months, I hope to chronicle the process and effects of going to war with myself in the quest for fitness. Start day has been set as September 18. Goal end date would thus be ... umm ... March 18.

At this point, I hope to have weekly or perhaps bi-weekly blog updates on what I'm up to and how it's going. I also hope to have monthly video recaps over on the BigAss YouTube channel. (Gotta get my editing chops sharpened up, and cook up a logo for the segment.) The "Before" pictures have been shot.

Intial measurements at launch:
  • Height: 5'7" (not expected to change)
  • Weight: 220 pounds
  • Body fat (on electronic scale): 40.1%
  • Chest: 44.5"
  • Biceps: 12"
  • Waist: 47"
  • Thighs: 25"
  • Neck: 17 3/8"
Goals and aims:
  • Ultimate goal at this point is 160 pounds with a body fat percentage at the high end of "healthy". I'm setting the six-month goal as a 50 pound loss, putting me at 170 pounds as of mid-March 2007. Ambitious, yes.
  • Get my neck and jawline back
  • Fit into size 36 pants. 34 would be nice. I can't imagine 32.
  • Be able to wear new, nice clothes proudly and comfortably
  • See improvements in empirical measures: blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol
  • Have more energy
  • Less unnecessary sweating
  • Quit smoking
  • Reduce pain in back, neck, chest and knees
  • Develop a masculine physique
  • Improve flexibility, thus reducing groaning, grunting, huffing and puffing
  • Gain respect for my discipline and achievement
  • Get a better sense of myself as an attractive person
  • At the end, shave off my mustache/goatee. It's the mask of the fat man.
So, that's the beginning. Watch for regular updates, and don't get too grossed out by the video footage when it eventually gets posted.

5 comments:

  1. 5'7", giving me a body mass index of 34.5, or "Obese" ...

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  2. Have fun, if that's possible...what are your exercise plans?
    By the way, at 5'11" and 187 lbs, the BMI puts me right on the lower edge of overweight...so take that for what it's worth!

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  3. Go Scott! lots can happen in 6 months, I'm looking forward to following the Chronicles Of Scott throughout all of your ups (ie. your spirits) and your downs (ie. the numbers on the scale).
    I'm starting my own latest go-round at the gym with a bmi of 31.5; don't let yourself get too intimidated by the numbers!

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  4. I would ask that your vids don't break to commercial halfway though your step test, or your weigh in.

    I also don't really need to see you confronting your past to discover why you're obese in the first place.

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