Extreme Measures Must Be Taken

I’m slowing killing myself eating the way I do, and without the ability to exercise, my options are pretty fucking limited. In case you’re new to the blog, I have a degenerative disc condition and have had five back surgeries since 2005. They did a fusion in 2016, but in January of 2019 I fell six feet off my porch, re-injuring myself. I haven’t been able to walk more than fifty feet since without my right leg giving out on me.

Last year, I had dropped a hell of a lot of weight just walking and cutting out sugar from my diet. I went from 400 pounds to 350 over the course of nine months, which was the lowest I’ve weighed since high school. I was doing so fucking good, and then I fell, setting myself back a whole year. I’m now dangerously close to 400 lbs again with no end to the gaining in sight.

All I do when not writing or shooting videos is lay in bed and eat. I used to not be able to eat and read, but these days I do the two activities simultaneously. I’m putting away $400 worth of food a month by my damn self. If you’re doing the mental calculations on how much food that is for one person, I’ll help you out by saying that my wife and two kids only eat $300 worth of food a month combined. That’s $100 per person. I’m consuming four times as much as each of them, and my weight gain shows it. I men, fucking hell, I’ve gained forty pounds in four months.

Okay, now that you’re up to date, what the fuck am I going to do about it?

Yesterday I began a bone broth fast. Once I run out of broth (I made four gallons) I’m switching to water. I will be ingesting only water and black coffee for, at the very least, seven days. I’m being medically monitored, so save your concerns. I know you mean well, but I don’t want to hear it. More on that in a minute.

At the end of this post I will link you to the exact regimen I will be following. The video is by The Fasting Fatman, and I want anyone who considers commenting about how dangerous this is to watch that video and see his results. I highly suggest watching all of his videos to see just how successful he’s become. He’s built the same as I am, and has the same medical conditions. Not only that, but this was my nutritionist’s idea. Maybe not to the extreme I’m planning, because I will eventually be trying 120 days without food using The Fasting Fatman’s routine, but I’ll be having frequent lab work and stress testing done, so calm yo chest meat.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. E.! You’re gonna kill yourself! Just eat healthy! Just change your routine! Just just JUST!

No. Shut up and listen.

I’m killing myself with food. The rationale, whether you agree with it or not, is that I’m going to die if I continue living this lifestyle, so I might as well go extreme and risk killing myself trying to reset my life. I appreciate the concern, but I cannot stress enough how bad it’s gotten.

I will be documenting every step of the process both here and on my YouTube channel, so if you want to see how I fair, drop me a subscription. I will be updating my YouTube channel on Sundays with weigh-ins and pictures and a video journal. If nothing else, it should serve as an interesting experiment.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support. Take care of each other.


The Fasting Fatman’s routine video:


11 thoughts on “Extreme Measures Must Be Taken

  1. Best of luck to you E.
    Some five years ago my husband and I made a witnessed agreement that he’d quit smoking when I lost 50 lbs. He’s switched to vaping at this point, but that still counts as smoking. I, otoh, lost 10 then got stuck and no matter what I did, 10 was it and has been for the past 2 years. The struggle is very real and I don’t have the health issues you do!
    I wish you all the best on this new journey.

  2. Valerie Smith

    I am rooting for you ! And I am glad that you will be monitored, good luck. I have weighed over 300 lbs for years and I am finally below that at 290. I did it the hard way, my pancreas got super pissed off and only wanted broth and occasionally rice. I literally only had broth, water or hot tea for months. I was monitored by the Drs also while they tried everything to kick my pancreas into not doubling me over in pain or vomitting profusely. That is one of the reasons my anxiety/depression has been rearing its beautifuuly ugly head. I have slowly added some stuff back into my diet but still have to watch certain foods. So I totally understand the broth diet, just be careful and if you feel weak try adding liquid vitamins or pill vitamins. Good luck . and I am pulling for you !!

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