I am making this post mostly for myself as I was able to lose a good deal of weight during the 2016 Biggest Loser Contest. I have since fallen off the wagon a bit and decided to start a thread to keep myself accountable. Being the spirit of BOTL I didn't want to make a thread only to track my progress but wanted to ask other brothers to join in. I will be submitting a weekly weigh in tracking my progress here on Monday's. Other brothers are more than welcome to post alongside me if they choose. I would love to see stories of success, pictures, nutrition plans that helped you, etc. My vision for this thread is one where people can post regularly and help to serve to keep them accountable for their food/workout habits the prior week. If you would like to join participate in any fashion please do so. There is no formal format for posting and if you would like to follow my format feel free or again do whatever you like. Why I want to Lose Weight: Back in August of 2015 we had a family picture taken with my wives family. After getting the pictures back from the photographer I was shocked and ashamed of my appearance and how badly I had let myself go. That feeling stayed with me for quite a few mos before I was motivated enough to do something about it. I have a 15 month daughter and a baby due in June. I want to make sure that not only I am around for them for as long as possible. I didn't want to be that overweight dad that can't play soccer in the yard, or fit on roller coasters. Or not have the energy to roughhouse when I get home from work because I have been carrying around all this extra weigh all day. My Weight Loss Goals: At the start of the year I was my heaviest I have ever been 323.0 Lbs. I decided then to start a weight loss plan. My goal is to be down to 220.0 Lbs. by the end of the year. As of today that leaves me 34 weeks to lose 71.2 lbs. or 2.09 lbs. a week. So my weekly weigh in success or failure will be determined by that loss or not of 2.09 lbs. My Weight Loss Plan: Utilizing the fitness pal app. and a food scale I plan to eat the recommended calorie intake. Currently based on a sedentary lifestyle I will be able to eat 1,900 calories a day to lose at a rate of 2 lbs. a week. I will no longer be consuming calories from drinks with the exception of my morning coffee, and yes this means no alcohol. In addition to a simple calorie in/ calorie out diet I will be doing some moderate weight lifting 3x a week. In addition I will be doing nightly walks with my daughter when the weather permits. I use the Fitness Pal app and my associated email is Jnoble3193@gmail.com. If you want to send me a friend request so we can help to motivate one another please feel free. Starting Weight on 1/1/16: 323.0 Lbs. Current Weight on 5/2/16: 291.2 Lbs. Total Weight Loss so Far: 31.8 Lbs. Total Percentage Weight Loss: 9.9% So without Further delay here is my Week 1/34 weigh in.