And by takedown I mean recording my stats… below you’ll find my starting stats and current stats and the change if any. This still doesn’t get any easier, but my hope is that by sharing my journey and struggle someone else can find strength to start their own.

Let’s get started!


Neck: 17.5″
Chest: 50″
Waist: 49.5″
Butt: 52″
Hips: 51.5″
Right Arm: 16″
Left Arm: 15.5″
Upper R Thigh: 33″
Lower R Thigh: 23.5″
Upper L Thigh: 33″
Lower L Thigh: 23.5″
R Calf: 19.5″
L Calf: 19.5″
Ankle: 11″
Ankle: 11″

Weight 302lbs


Neck 16” -1.5”
Chest 47.5” – 2.5”
Waist 48.75” -.75”
Hips 50” -1.5”
Butt 50” -2.0”
Right Arm 15” -1.0”
Left Arm 15” -.5”
Upper R Thigh 32.25 -.75”
Lower R Thigh 22.25 -1.25”
Upper L Thigh 32.5 -.5”
Lower L Thigh 22.5 -1.0”
R Calf 18.75 -.75”
L Calf 18.75 -.75”
R Ankle 10.75 -.25”
L Ankle 10.75 -.25”

Weight 293lbs

Since starting 2 weeks ago I am down 15.25″ total body comp and 9lbs  of body weight! I am super excited! What will be really interesting is how my body will respond to intermittent fasting and different workouts starting next week! I forgot how much encouragement and motivation I get from seeing these kinds of results.

Speaking of motivating, do you have any recipes you’d like to share. I’m looking for new recipes that meet one or more of the following areas: clean, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, Keto, low carb, high fat, high protein, budget friendly, family friendly.

So if you have a recipe to share that meets one or more of these areas let me know!

As always, remember, we are ordinary people trying to live extraordinary lives!