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Flashback: 1986


[Note: Today’s post describes in detail how I lost 90 lbs. back in 1986. These are the results of the diet I stuck with; I do not endorse it in any way. Therefore, I must sound like a magazine ad by saying that these are the results of my diet plan. Never start a diet without first consulting a physician or dietician.]

I started a diet this year. Another diet.

It’s really nothing new, though. I’ve been on a few diets in my life, each with different results. But the best results came back in 1986 when I was in high school. Through diet and exercise, I was able to drop nearly 100 lbs.

What, don’t believe me? Here’s the proof, pictures I just found today:

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I did it very easily. Well, it wasn’t easy but the plan was. I stopped eating junk food, cut back on my quantities, and most importantly, exercised. At one point I was up to 200 sit-ups a day: 100 in the morning, 100 in the evening.

But it didn’t start out that way. At first I was barely able to do more than 10 sit-ups. But like anything, your body gets used to it. 20 turned into 40, 40 turned into 75, and finally I reached 100. I took 1000mg Vitamin C. I drank lots of water. I went from a size 46 to a 36. I felt damn good.

As I’ve already stated, I’ve been on a few but these were the best results. During a recent trip to the doctor, he recommended going to diet class since, in his words, “You’ve gained some weight since the last time I saw you.” That was all I needed to hear, so now I’m back to counting calories and drinking water.

I’m currently closer to the “before” picture above, but the simple fact is that I’ve always been the Husky-jeans-wearing kid in school.

I recently purchased this thing called the BodyBow which is supposed to sculpt your body. It seems to be working. I didn’t spend that money on it, though. I got it for $15 at Big Lots.

So there you have it. Updates to come.

Oh, and here’s another picture I found today:

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This is in Lakewood, CA, near a house I used to cut grass for.

Hey, I don’t name the streets around here…

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