BJJ weight loss plan

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The Incredible Edible Me...

For those of you that know me, the first thing you may notice about my physical appearance is that ...I'm fat. For those of you that don't know me, well, you'll see that I'm fat, too. Not big-boned, or chunky, or pleasantly plump (I've always hated that one ...pleasantly plump). Yes, I'm fat, and no, I'm not proud.

That's the first step: realize that I'm fat. The next step? Order a deep-dish, double-pepperoni pizza with a side of ranch dipping sauce? Not today.

Actually, the next step for me was figuring out how the hell I was going to start turning my life around so that I might live to see my kids grow up to have their own kids. Not a bad goal, really. But, how do I do this?

First, try to find a form of exercise that I can stick with for more than six months straight. I've done it all: the gym memberships, lifecycle in the house, speed walking, running, swimming. You name the exercise, I've done it. I just haven't been able to hold steady for any true length of time. Hence, one of the reasons why I'm fat. The other reason, of course, is my diet.

I'll be the first to admit I love to eat. I'll eat anything and everything, and if you stick a lemon-flavored dessert in front of my face, you may lose a hand in the process. Lemon bars, Hostess lemon pies, lemon cookies...ugh. Me and lemon pastry go way back. So, secondly, in addition to finding an exercise that I love and will stick with forever, I need to control my diet.

I found my exercise passion. If you haven't figured it out by now, it's Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Funny thing is, I waited to start this blog so that I could prove to myself that I could stick to an exercise program for more than six months, and that's what I've done. I mean, what's the point if I can't stick to an exercise program? I'm about to hit my one-year anniversary very soon. February, 14, 2010 will be my Jiu-Jitsu anniversary, to be exact. So, while you're loving your loved one on Valentine's Day, you can now think of me and my special anniversary.

So now that I have the exercise thing moving along, I need to be more diligent with the diet. That's what this blog is about: Me and my daily struggles to maintain a healthy lifestyle (I hate that saying). So, simple, right? I'll talk about my food struggles, Jiu-Jitsu, and even give you a weight scale update once in awhile. I know, I know...you want to know how much the fat guy weighs. Well, not today. Soon, but not today. I need to muster up some courage for that one.

So, thanks for reading and hopefully I can take you along my journey (another word I hate) without boring you too much. Until tomorrow, or the next day, or whatever, put that lemon bar down!

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The Roly Poly Boy
Dave Hunter is an ESPN.com Fantasy Sports Answer Guy by day, and your average fat guy trying to lose weight by night. The eternal battle rages on as he re-invents himself by eating better and training Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The idea that he may actually shed some pounds in the process gets him all squishy inside.

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Recent Comments »

Andy the man site profile image  

1/22/10 6:33 PM by Andy the man

You can do all the exercise you want but if you DONT eat clean and healthy you'll put the weight or it will take FOREVER to lose it !

GaymidaGaydan site profile image  

1/22/10 6:12 PM by GaymidaGaydan

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHHHHHHH!H!!!!!

FingerorMoon site profile image  

1/22/10 6:10 PM by FingerorMoon

Diet is where the dramatic weight loss will come from.

Cann site profile image  

1/22/10 4:59 PM by Cann

Hasn't quite worked yet for Roy Nelson.

TheRolyPolyBoy site profile image  

1/22/10 4:53 PM by TheRolyPolyBoy

Hey All,I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Dave Hunter, The Roly Poly Boy. First, I really appreciate all of the comments, positive and negative. They motivate me even more. There were some questions... and I thought I'd answer them for you. I first started training 2-14-2009 and I weighed 395lbs. After a few months of training, without adjusting my diet, I jumped up to 410lbs, assuming most of that was muscle gain. After almost a year of training, I'm down to 385lb right now, without adjusting my food intake (until last week). Oh, and I'm 6'1, 40 years of age.As far as training, there really hasn't been many obstacles for me. I train 3x a week normally, but I'm going to bump that up soon by attending 1 more class a week, an advanced class. I did break my hand the first month in, via a freak sparring accident, but still kept training...even with a cast. Of course I was limited for about 6 weeks, but I was able to adjust well. Went for the warm ups, and the lessons, and did what I could. Since the cast has been off, no issues accept a knee thing that pops up from time to time. I'm a four-stripe white belt, and have a strong top game, but that's because of the weight mainly. Getting better playing guard. Of course I tire/gas out more quicker than others, but for someone as big as I am I actually move well (I can almost touch my toes in a standing stretch).Anyway, the blog was started to help keep me motivated and maybe to help spread the word about Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu, and the art itself...that even a fat guy like me can do it.Again, thanks for the kind words, the harsh words, and for reading! And, happy training!-Dave Hunterwww.therolypolyboy.com

MRG1 site profile image  

1/20/10 6:34 PM by MRG1

again, sorry. but i say bullshit.i eat ANYTHING i want ANYTIME of the day.fried anything, fast food atleast 4 times a week, constant snacking(i like weed,lol), whole pizzas, i eat myself to sleep at night for christs sake...lolbut i'm a very active person.

MRG1 site profile image  

1/20/10 6:31 PM by MRG1

bullshit.activity is, then "proper eating" . i hate the word diet.

Shawn Alan Harris site profile image  

1/20/10 6:25 PM by Shawn Alan Harris

Bring on the Biggest Loser, MMA Version... Like TUF, but you get voted off via least improved...

Ki9090 site profile image  

1/20/10 10:15 AM by Ki9090

Bjj is good for losing weight, and when your that heavy doing anything is tiring, coming out of hs i was 300lbs 5ft10 then i started working out a bit and doing bjj 4 times a week a year later i walk around at about 180-185lbs. I would think though that something like muay thai could be better, cause lets face it us jiu jitsu guys are a lazy fucking bunch.



 

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