Today is Monday, the 22nd of April 2013 and I guess now is a good a time as any to get something done about my weight.
The truth is that I have a fairly unhealthy relationship with food. I am not one of those people cursed with a low metabolism or anything, I just simply love cooking and eating food, and I tend to get a little carried away.
When Albert and I started out Pugcast some months ago I actually made a decision that I would need to lose weight for a good number of reasons. First of all it generally sucks being fat, finding clothes, going to the beach or in a pool always feels wrong, and feeling wrong is a stupid way to live your life. I guess most people who are overweight know why they are, and know what it would take to change, but actually making that change is for some reason more difficult than it seems. I too know what it is I need to do, eat less, exercise more.
But there is also another reason why I want to get more healthy, which has to do with casting and E-sports. I trust that one day my phone will ring and its Gabe Newell on the other end asking me to be part of a casting team for the CS:GO international, and on that day, I want to be able to go on stage and feel great. Nobody really wants to watch a caster on camera who doesn't look comfortable there.
There is also the fact that E-sports in general has a continuous battle on its hands to distance itself from the less attractive image of the pale and unhealthy person who never sees sunlight and lives off cheetos. Alright that might be a slight exaggeration, but I am sure you know where I am going with this. A life involved with E-sports shouldn't be synonymous with an unhealthy lifestyle, so I want to do my part in setting an example.
Most importantly though, I want to be the one pasha is flirting with at LAN events:http://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/1cs17l/csgo_lan_tactics/
Seriously though, here is the deal, in two months I will announce how much weight I've managed to lose in that time, and you all will have to try and guess what that number is. I will see if I can't find something to give away to one or several of the winners too.
Of course anyone who wants to join me on this is more than welcome, let the fun begin !