Thursday, May 26, 2011

Let's do our second weigh-in!

So it's been a little more than a week since we first weighed in, Chris weighing in at 252 and the Big Cat crushing the scale's very ego and coming out with less information then he went in with. Well the LyonHart has come back with a brand new scale sure to calculate his girth, and Chris will keep using his puny mortal scale, so let's check in with the guy's numbers!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The LyonHart hits the gym HARD! (hardness graded on a curve)

Thought I'd show you guys what I'm starting off doing at the gym. It doesn't look like much but it kills me, and that is very telling

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Why I Fight (Obesity)

I can no longer deny that I need to do something about my weight. At 252 lbs, I am now the fattest I have ever been. Less than a year ago, on the day of my wedding, I was 215 lbs. Three months later, I competed in and completed a sprint triathlon at 225 lbs, thanks to a 10lb weight gain on a Honeymoon Cruise. I actually smoked two cigarettes after finishing the triathlon as well. I quit smoking in October and in the ensuing 7 months, I gained more weight than some pregnancies. As you saw in the Kickoff video, I have the physical appearance of a woman in her 4th trimester. I quit drinking in Early February so it can no longer be called a beer belly. It's mostly laziness and eating my feelings.

Since weighing in earlier this week I have exercised exactly 0 times. I have eaten fast food once a day, and I have still lost about 5lbs. Mostly thanks to a 3-day vomit/diarrheal festival hosted in my home. The purging has stopped, thankfully, but we'll see if I can build off the unfortunate weight loss or not. I've recently started taking Lexapro, so I'm hoping I don't draw the 'disproportionate weight gain- side effect card'.

I wish I could say that the Lexapro was "to keep me from killing all y'all", but in reality Daddy is just a worrier. As my work schedule eases up, I should have more time to go to the gym, and I believe the Lyonhart has some especially "interesting" workouts lined up for us on our road to Fighting Shape. Perhaps for my next entry, I'll blow the dust off the perfect-pushup handles in my basement.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I am the LyonHart, hear me wheeze!

I suppose I owe you guys an introduction to myself, and why I thought of this blog in the first place. I'm what you'd call an "adult onset obesity" sufferer. I was like any other kid, skinny as a rail, running around, playing soccer then baseball, basketball, and basically just running around alot. Then I fell in love with computers as I crossed double digits and stopped moving entirely, while not stopping my love for burgers and sugary sodas. Cut  ahead a couple decades and here I am, 30 and, as can be seen in the previous post, too fat to be measured on normal human scales.

I got into MMA through professional wrestling. I was always a wrestling fan as a kid, and still am to this day. At a certain point as MMA was gathering steam they started to cross promote and I realized MMA was not as confined and ultimately silly as boxing, and was not as fanciful and form based as traditional martial arts competitions. It was real wrestling mixed with kick boxing, boxing, and something new to me called Jiu Jitsu. Before long I was watching more MMA than wrestling on a weekly basis, then there was a blending of worlds...

This is Brock Lesnar, at one time my favorite Wrestler in the WWE, and currently one of my favorite fighters in MMA. I know, you're thinking "Who wouldn't be enamored with that guy, he's clearly a people person" but I had a kinship with him from the first time he appeared on WWE television. See, when he came to the ring for his first match, the ring annoucer called out "Standing 6 foot 1 inch tall, weighing in at 295 pounds, Brock Lesnaarrrrr!"

That's when a switch went off in my mind, way back then. I thought to myself hey... I'm 6 foot 1 inch tall, and I weigh 295 pounds... yet, I seem to wear it quite differently. From that day I've always look at Brock as sort of a divergent universe version of me. If my life had taken a very different path, I could be that guy. Not taking into genetics, I understand it's a very simplistic view of the situation. However, when I started my weight loss regimen, I thought of MMA again. Brock still walks around at about 300 pounds, and has to cut his weight down to 265 for every fight. Me on the otherhand, no longer walk around at about 300 pounds, somewhere closer to 350 pounds, and as soon as I get my big fat people scale in the mail I'll give you an exact number. Still, I thought if Brock can get down to 265 for each fight, I can down to 265 in the span of 6 months. 

After all, I like being a big guy, but if you are too heavy to be a heavyweight, then you've crossed the line.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


It's the Beginning of the Journey! In just six short months on November 16th, we'll either be in our weight classes or very very far out of them, all we know at this point is we are starting off bad... or are we? This weigh in on last night's WayTooHip Radio show ( was to show our starting point's however my weigh in didn't go as planned.
As you can see I'm going to need a better scale, I've ordered off ebay that claims to measure accurately up to 396 pounds, so hopefully that is more than enough, cause if that thing errors on me I'm going to toss myself down the widest elevator shaft I can find.

Anyway guys check back and subscribe! We'll be posting humorous, inspiring and most likely embarassing stories, pics and videos as we progress in our journey to make weight! We have not yet begun to fight! Literally...