I decided to buck up and take a picture of myself to get a baseline so that I can objectively see changes as I improve my fitness and lose weight.

Not. Good.

Obviously I’m not going to post these pictures, as they show me semi-clothed, and I want to keep things PG around here (swearing and alcohol references aside). It was so strange to be confronted with an image of myself that I’d never really seen before, or at least one that I’d never let myself see. I felt like I was looking at another person. I am so much bigger than I imagined myself to be, and the effect was pretty shocking. This isn’t how I want to look, and I don’t like how I feel, hence my efforts to turn this around before it’s too late.