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From Clydesdale Racer to Chippendales Dancer Part II

Well, it’s been about a month since I last posted photos of myself.  If you missed that post you can find it right here, but make sure you’re prepared.  It ain’t pretty.

In that post, I took a stand against being fat and lazy.  I promised to make permanent changes.  I promised to get below 200 pounds so that I am no longer considered a “Clydesdale.”  And I promised to post photos of me every month to show my progress and to keep me accountable.

Luke The Clydesdale Racer
Was I named after him, or was he named after me?

Well, things have changed.  No, I haven’t fallen off the wagon.  I’m actually down to 218.5 pounds as of this morning, and I started the year at 230.  I trained 24 out of 31 days in January, and I ate clean most of the time (I had a cheat meal for my birthday-date-night with my wife, and my kids made me cupcakes).

The only thing that has changed, is that I’m not going to be posting my pictures on this blog.  See, I volunteered to be part of this accountability blog/contest over at  They produce a weekly fitness and nutrition podcast every week, that I listen to religiously.  If you’re interested in those topics, be sure to check them out.

Well, I was selected to be part of this blog/contest.  Since they have over 6,000 downloads of their podcast every week, and who knows how much traffic to their website (I’m sure it’s more than all 3 of you that read this blog), I thought participating in the contest would hold me even more accountable.  So, if you want to see my updated photos, then you’ll have to go here.   I’ll be posting photos every week along with training and nutrition updates.

Rest assured, I’ll be busting my ass to get in shape.  Syllamo’s Revenge is going to be here before I know it.  And now that I have a super-sweet, big-wheeled, lighter mountain bike (See the post before this to check it out – man, it’s so sweet!), I’m going to shed even more weight from my fat gut.  I’ll probably post an update once in awhile here on this blog just to keep you guys in the loop, but if you want to follow along with me then be sure to check out

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