Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Belt-Hole Progress & Burpee Contest Maybe?

In mid-August I wrote a post on the Bulletin of the Belt where I tracked my weight loss progress with the belt loop I was on.  I'm due for the next post on the topic in February, but I want to toss some of my belts out of my closet so I thought I'd to the post now.



So far (last 8 months) I've lost 9 inches worth of belt-holes, and about 55 or so pounds (of fat).

Just as a feeler: Anyone interested in a burpee contest?  Most burpees in 2 mins.  I'll host the contest and I'll see if I can't get a few prizes for the winners that everyone can use.

38 comments:

Julie said...

WOW to the belt picture and your amazing determination to shrink the tummy! Congrats on a job well done! AMAZING when you look at it that way!

Adrienne said...

NINE inches! Wow that is awesome. Good work Andrew.

Did you say burping contest? I'm IN!

Or was it burpee? I suck at those so I guess I'm still in. :)

GeorgiaSnail said...

The best $15 I spent in a long time was having to go get a new belt as my old belts were all too big! CONGRATS!!!!

Katie said...

Yayyy for smaller belts!!

And you know i'm in on the burpees ;)

Kovas said...

"NINE inches! Wow that is awesome." Yeah, that's what she said.

Jennifer said...

Great visual representation of the battle of the bulge! Super job in your weight loss!

Luke said...

down for the burpess. Let me know when, in case I abscond from blogger and don't see the post.

Great job on the belts. You reminded me I still need to buy new ones.

Rae said...

That is fabulous Andrew! Great work!

I'd do a burpee contest!

Heather said...

Congratulations on making such awesome progress!

Karen R said...

I like how you demonstrated your progress with the belts! Awesome :)

That is great that you have lost that much weight in 8 months! I'm so jealous!

Paul said...

Awesome Andrew!

You can take the belts to your shoe repair guy and he can cut them down.

You'll probably need this done twice before long 8)

Jill said...

Burpee contest? As long as I win, I'm in!

Emz said...

loving
the
belt
photos.

freaking. awesome.

And uhhhh - yaaaaa. count. me. in.

FruitFly said...

Wow - that is freaking awesome! Go you with those belts!!

TRI714 said...

The best measuring stick I have seen in forever !!! Burpies rock !
I have recently found another wardrobe in another closet :)

Johann said...

Really fantastic Andrew! Well done, you are a true inspiration.

bobbi said...

Amazing - GREAT JOB!!!

One Crazy Penguin said...

A burpee contest? Now that just sounds MEAN!

Teamarcia said...

Nice Brotherhood of the shrinking belt!
What is it with everyone tempting me with their various contests lately?

Still Running said...

Awesom. I'm in for burpees too!

Bob said...

Awesome!

ShutUpandRun said...

OK I'm dump. I know what belt holes are and I know that moving 9 belt holes is ridiculous progress in the weight loss department, but I don't know what the heck a burpee is. Unless is a person who is burped upon, in which case I am in.

ShutUpandRun said...

Hahhah. Little SUAR slip. I meant, "OK I'm dumb."

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Great job!! Keep going, no turning back now!

Ewa said...

Give yourself a big pat on the back. Obviously whatever you are doing is working for you. Keep at it.

Elizabeth said...

Good job on the weight loss, I think am in for the burpees I think.

Adam said...

Amazing. Next up: one of those pictures of you standing in front of your "old" pants!!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

That's awesome man! You are an amazing success story ... congrats on your wonderful accomplishment!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

That's great!!

* snort * Kovas.

And by burpees you mean burping a baby, I am easy peasy with that but if it's what you were showing in that video than umm maybe next time!

Lisa said...

pretty soon you are going to be adding new holes or buying new belts!

Her Name Is Rio said...

Impressive belt progression! I'd have to see more details about the contest before I commit myself!

Chris K said...

Congrats to you, Sir. That is truly awesome. See, I told you that you will soon be inspiring other people. Maybe you have already. Kudo's to your Coach too. Whatever her name his.

I've never done burpees. I do challenge Marcia to a bench press contest.

The Green Girl said...

That is awesome! ::high fives::

Matty B. said...

You really should look into infographic-ist positions. This chart of buckles illustrates so many things from the tension of the belts to the location of the holes.

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Wow a picture really is worth a thousand words. Congrats on the 55lb loss!

termite said...

WOW!!!!!!!! :D

Glenn Jones said...

Love the belt hole weight loss pic! A photo tells a thousand words!

Matty O said...

You own A LOT of belts buddy.

Congrats. To be honest, dropping pant sizes and achieving a new belt loop are the happiest days in a man's life :)