Back in June, I wrote about Drew Manning’s journey on within a 6-month time span. His purpose is to gain 50 – 60 pounds of fat and then teach people how they can get fit and stay fit. It is now October and the transformation is quite shocking. Here is how he currently looks:
Starting weight was 193 lbs. He is now at 263.4 pounds.
I have to give him credit on doing this. Back when I originally posted my first blog post, I was a bit critical. However, I read his most recent blog post and he is really going through some issues, both physically and mentally. Here are just a few excerpts of what he is dealing with:
And it’s just not fun anymore. Dreading to walk up the stairs knowing that you’ll be out of breath is not fun. Not being able to play with your 2-year old due to chaffing and lack of stamina is not fun. Being in constant discomfort and being self conscious no matter what you wear is not fun.
- Speaking of laziness I’ve noticed that even though I’m hungry at times I get too lazy to even make a sandwich or pour a bowl of cereal.
- My wife says I have the male equivalent of PMS, but instead of it being once a month it’s just a continual, never-ending cycle. I suppose I’m a little sensitive about my appearance. To comfort myself I’m going to sit on the couch with my Ben & Jerry’s and watch “Chocolat” with Johnny Depp (and only because my Steel Magnolias DVD has a scratch in it)
- My wife and I had a serious discussion of how we thought this journey has had a negative impact on our marriage. All joking aside, we spoke about the physical, emotional, and mental side effects this project has caused and how it’s caused some “tension” in the home.
You can read his entire blog post here: .
I have to give Drew credit. He is really going through a lot of the issues that many overweight individuals have to deal with. It will be really quite interesting to watch him begin his transformation in a month. He knows what to do but I’m sure it will still require some discipline to break away from the bad habits that he has become accustomed to in these past 5 months.
What do you think of his transformation and his journey in general?
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