Chuck the Chunk: Keep On Chuckin’

October 25, 2013 | By Brent Almond | LESSONS LEARNED

Other titles considered for this post, “Slow and Steady is Boring and Slow,” “Two Steps Forward, Three Steps to the Couch,” and “I’m So Lame.”

Yes, I’m still doing this. (This being Chuck the Chunk.) To make a long sob story short, I got as low as 278, then got sick, then got crazy busy with work, then went to a conference, then got even crazier busier. Blah, blah, blah, excuse, excuse, excuse. And I’m admittedly a little bummed (okay, a lot) that no sponsors have stepped up to give our ragtag band of dad bloggers a shiny prize to strive for.

Luckily I’ve not fallen completely off the wagon. I’ve yo-yo’ed between 278-284 for the past month or so, depending on how stressed I was or what time of day I weighed myself. Eating right has been relatively steady, but exercise has taken a vacation. This morning I was at 282, so that’s what I’m sticking with for the sake of this post and to get it down in writing. And to move forward.


I don’t have anything insightful or motivational to share. Other than I’m still fat and I still need help. I am encouraged by the progress I’ve made, but know winter is my hardest time to stay active and not wallow in comfort food. So I’m always ALWAYS open to cheerleading, success stories, ass-kickings and the like.

A big shout out to my little brother Bryan for texting me a while back to see if I was still doing “that Chunk thing.”

So I will keep on Chuckin’. And I promise to check back in sooner next time.


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4 responses to “Chuck the Chunk: Keep On Chuckin’”

  1. Melissa says:

    Don’t beat yourself up over a little set back. Life gets crazy sometimes (and too crazy busy!). Just remember it didn’t come on overnight, so it won’t come off overnight either. You’ll get there! One positive, healthy choice at a time. šŸ™‚ Thanks for being real.

    • Brent Almond says:

      Thanks Melissa ā€” I wasn’t so much upset over gaining a few back, but for not staying on task and keeping up with these posts ā€” which I knew would help with the keeping on track bit! šŸ™‚

      Thanks for the comment and the positive thoughts! šŸ™‚

  2. Juan Luque says:

    I admire you courage to put yourself in the spot light. I am still lying to myself and un willing to change my eating habits. I only know when the pain is bigger than my comfort then I will act. Not the best way though. Cheers and good luck in your achievements.

  3. Hey Chuck,
    I saw your story shared over at Dad Bloggers. I’d love to help you out on your journey if you’re open to it. My story is over on my blog. We help folks get the before & after pics they’re after for a living. If this gets written off as spam, then so be it. If you’re ready to draw that line in the sand it would be an honor to help.

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