Day 1 of Forever: Before Pictures

What a day. It started out wrong. Things didn’t feel right. I was dreading waking up today because I knew that I had to begin my lifestyle change. Last night I was craving some Dominoes Pizza. I even ordered it , but it never came. I guess it was fate that didn’t let it come.

Anyway, so I wake up and the first thing I smell is breakfast. My mom is here on vacation and has taken it upon herself to make the most tasty meals at precisely the point in life when I have made this decision to shape up. It was mashed potatoes with onions and salami.

Why did the day start off wrong? Because I gave in to the food. I ate half of the heaping potatoes and all of the salami. I was disappointed in myself. Pissed off actually, but while eating it I couldn’t stop until I realized that I was failing. That’s when I pushed the plate aside and put the fork down. I didn’t eat anything until after my work out several hours later. I don’t recommend going long hours without consuming food or nutrients.

I was originally going to start off the routine by taking a mix of supplements, but I have since changed my mind.


The above is a shot of supplements my friend Lukas gave me. They include Ripped Fuel, Oxegen-Nitric Oxide Stimulator, Creatine Fuel and some others. I think I need to focus on the eating and exercise part of it. Therefore I will hold off on these until I drop some pounds. Instead I will stick with Whey Protein, green tea and some multivitamins.

Speaking of green tea, I just made a fresh batch today. It will be a major part of my new diet

Green Tea


I like it cooled. So I make it then let it sit for a while before putting it in the fridge. I ran out of lemons so I couldn’t add any. I have drank half of that batch already today. Plus tons of water. My bathroom visits have increased dramatically today. I suspect thats gonna be the case for a long while.

About 6 hours later I finally decided to workout. I was dreading it and the workout showed. It wasn’t the best workout in my life, but it was a start. I did break a sweat. I did some bench reps, lat pull downs and bicep curls. Then I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes. I am a little sore. I was really disgusted throughout the entire workout. But like I said, something is something. I think tomorrow will be better. I am going to try and do two-a-days. Which is working out twice a day. I don’t want to burn myself out, but I think that will be a good boost. Maybe doing it a few times a week when my energy levels are higher.

I was a bit more active today too, which helps. I am going to try to do as much as I can: take hot showers with steam so that I can sweat, do a more around the house, go outside for walks, play with my daughter more. Little things that will help with the entire process.

I took some photos so that I can have before pics to show throughout the journey. I really do not want to post these, but I think it is essential. I figured the end result will be that much sweeter.

Yeah, it’s bad. 348 pounds of swollen fat. I am confident that I can carve away the fat and get back to my in-shape days.There is definitely room fro improvement. I will try and post photos every few weeks when I notice a significant drop in weight.

Well, that’s it for tonight. I should actually be sleeping. I am looking forward to tomorrow. I feel a bit better especially considering how the day began. Got to do 50 push ups first. Then I can sleep.

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. tommyfocusNo Gravatar says:

    I found your secret post!!!!! Prize please!!!

  2. JeffNo Gravatar says:

    Well I too started a journey to loose the weight that I puut on over the years. I started out at 289 lbs. I decided to start my journey around my 41st birthday. I have been having back pain and leg pain, I am sure it is from all the extra weight that I have been carrying around. The thing that I am struggling with is the late night craving for sweet stuff, ice cream, cookies or any other thing I can stuff in my mouth. Can anyone give me an idea how to satisfy this craving?

  3. DavidNo Gravatar says:

    Hello, my names David, I’m 14 and I want to say over 260 pounds at 6’0 tall. I’m fat, I have stretch marks all over my sides and my stomach… I just wish I could get rid of them. I put on my shirt and hope they’ll be gone by the next time, but it never works. Any suggestions, I just want to
    Be able to love someone without having to be looked at differently. I do not like my body, I’m hoping they will fade out. They get bad sometimes but it’s a good thing I am hairy. I just need someone to tell me that there is a way and teach me how to fall along that track.

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