Kicking off the AFF Fitness Challenge  

five_speed 41M
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9/12/2005 9:48 am

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Kicking off the AFF Fitness Challenge

A while back, travelingintexas brought about the idea of getting in shape and posting the progress in Blogland in his post I have Exposed it All, Might as Well do it Again!!!. I liked the idea and told him I'd take the challenge with him.

We haven't really coordinated our efforts very well, mostly because he's too busy playing favorites back and forth with Bunny and Jezz, and I've been trying to stay one step ahead of Trouble.

Regardless, I am starting the challenge today. I'm not going to do anything fancy to start with. I'm just going to post my weight every Monday, and maybe a few notes on the exercise I'm doing. I'll post pics as progress becomes apparent, but I am not posting one today, because I would rather avoid the "Moby Dick" allusions.

So today is the start, and I'm weighing in at 282 pounds.

My neck measured around the base is 19.25 inches.

My belly, measured over the belly button and love handles is 50 inches.

If all goes as planned, these numbers will show improvement soon.

And I know I'm bombing my own blog with posts. It's because I wanted my 9/11 post to stand by itself for the entire day. I didn't want any other posts distracting from it. But the blog machine kept turning regardless. I have them all out of my system now. I won't post anything new until Tuesday.

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 11:13 am

Sil, I must be doing something right - or something horriblly wrong - because I've been stalked by women my entire adult life. One chased me across five states. Another stalked me for 2 years before striking, and a third, well, I literally had to get a restraining order against her, but I don't want to tell that story.

The point is, women have always chased me, and I never really saw it as a bad thing until I decided I wanted to chase them instead and realized I never learned how...

DefiniteTrouble 50F

9/12/2005 11:30 am

Hmmm...thanks for the idea Sil. (sets up stalk-cam)

5 baby? A few steps ahead? But I do so love it from behind....(giggles at "Moby Dick")

You've got my support 5...looking forward to watching you progress.

(adjusts cam angle)

rm_CookieLips2 61M

9/12/2005 1:16 pm

You know Dude, you could make this really short and just spend a week with DefiniteTrouble! I would almost guarantee that after about 3-4 days with her you will have lost inches. You'd be good to go in less than a month. You ought to consider it! (adjusts cam angle)

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 2:31 pm

nbtnt, I am 5 feet 11 inches tall.

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 2:32 pm

DT, you're just trying to wear me down. Thankfully, I am very durable.

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 2:34 pm

Cookie, I have no doubt that you are right, but he thing is, you've never seen the way tah woman looks at me and licks her lips! It's like watching a lioness right before she pounces! And with that in mind, I have to say I'm very concerned over which "inches" I'm liable to lose!

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 2:42 pm

********* SMALL UPDATE ***************

I haven't lifted weights in three years, but today I went over to my brother's house and got on his weight bench just to see ho far I have fallen. All in all, I'm not too unhappy. I maxed out my bench at 265 lbs, maxed my single arm curl at 60 pounds, and I don't know how much I can squat becuase he only has 600 pounds of weights, and I put it up without hardly trying. So all my strength isn't gone. I am encouraged.


9/12/2005 4:54 pm

I love you just the way you are, lol. Thanks for your endorsement, bro. I really loved your visualization of my blog, like some English nobleman's library. An opium den might have been another way to imagine it. There I sit with a hookah, blowing lots of abstract smoke into the air. Unless you are a little stoned yourself (figuratively of course) its hard to connect to my message. Fortunatly in you I have found another, (and overweight?) stoner like me.

I am impressed with your blogging prowess and congratualte you on your success! You in a single wave of your hand have generated more traffic to might blog that I ever could, better man, thank you. Now exscuse me while I return to my hookah, lol.

DefiniteTrouble 50F

9/12/2005 5:31 pm

(cringes at mention of restraining order)

How 'bout if I just restrain you?

Barbiebunny69 43F

9/12/2005 5:40 pm

<----hands DT her fellow Demon Spawn..go grab the ones that hog tie him up and suspend him from the cieling.....

5, i think this a lovely endeavour.. I shall cheer you on !!
**gets out old cheer unifom**

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 6:16 pm

JDLA, lol, I confess I have more experience with libraries than opium dens, but I can see you blowing rings and shapes with the smoke. lol!

I was very happy to do what I could to send folks your way, my friend, because you make me think until my brain hurts sometimes, and I really hated to see you go. You've given me some very good advice in the past as well, and I was very happy to be able to do something for you in return.

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 6:18 pm

DT, I like to kick up a fuss. maybe you'd better recruit some help to hold me down until you get the restraints in place?

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 6:19 pm

Bunny, if you're going to be in a cheering uniform, I'm liable to exercise myself to death! I can see that being VERY motivational!

Barbiebunny69 43F

9/12/2005 8:41 pm

Trav ure gonna burn in hell for that one...*runs and hides under Jezzies skirt**

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
9/12/2005 9:06 pm

5speed: nice to see you're still up to strength I'm in shape... a nice, ROUND shape, lol.

JDLA: care to share that hookah?

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

DefiniteTrouble 50F

9/13/2005 3:12 am

ty Bunny...wanna help me retrain him? He says it'll take more than just me to hold him down...


(peeks under Jezzie's skirt huntin for devil-bitch # 2)

Oh, scuse me. Can I watch?

beewulf9 38M

9/13/2005 5:09 am

Congradulations 5er, I wish you continued success.

beewulf9 38M

9/13/2005 5:15 am

My goodness, I posted this in the wrong box ^... wanted that to go on the message regarding most popular blogs... lol.

In regard to the weights and getting back in shape. Seems like you are still in good shape. I wish you well in getting to where you are happy with what you see in the mirror

five_speed 41M

9/13/2005 6:53 am

Jezz, Bunny, DT, I don't y'all playing in my house, but I think it's only polite to either let me watch or maybe even join in. What do yu think?

five_speed 41M

9/13/2005 6:55 am

biggirlz, Thanks for the support. The idea is free, please feel free to try it if you like. Please let me know if you do, so I can return the support you've given me.

five_speed 41M

9/13/2005 6:57 am

Karma, lol.. that's what I used to say to my old girlfriend when she'd play the fat card in an argument. If all else failed, she'd make some comment about my weight, and if she'd say someting like "you're out of shape" or "when are you getting back in shape?"

I'd say "fuck you. I am in shape. ROUND is a shape..."


five_speed 41M

9/13/2005 7:07 am


I am happy with the way I look. My looks don't bother me at all. This in't a vanity thing. I really miss being able to move like I used to do. I used to be quick, balanced, light on my feet. I want to try to get back to that. I'll never be small... even when I was in the army and down to about 10% bodyfat, I still weighed 205... but I could also run the obstacle course faster than anyone in my unit.

I used to love putting the new guys in thier places. lots of times they were just kids: fresh-out-of-highschool track stars or football players that thought they were the baddest fuckers on the planet. My platoon sergeant would say "hey cherry, you think you can beat 5-speed on the course?" and you could see them look me up and down. You could see the thought cross their minds "I can smoke this thick fuck." But no one could beat me.

It was a nice feeling to knock 'em down a peg or two. I want to be able to move like that again, or get as close to it as possible. That's what this is really about.

five_speed 41M

9/13/2005 7:08 am

Jezzy, I appreciate the sentiment, but I'm a little beyond "cuddly" at the moment.

five_speed 41M

9/13/2005 7:09 am

Jezz, Bunny, DT, I don't mind y'all playing in my house, but I think it's only polite to either let me watch or maybe even join in. What do you think?

Synn74 42F
1206 posts
9/13/2005 8:11 am

I like teddy bears ..I lost mine this new one doesn't like to snuggle.. maybe it's because I have extra fluff..
eventhough we've been together 7 yrs and we love each other it's been 10 months since the day he made me feel ugly..I still yet am unable to feel beautiful and until I lose the fluff I probably never will ..words can echo in ones head for a long time.

good luck 5..eventhough you're great as is

I welcome you to the House of Syn...

bella_ 47F
4030 posts
9/13/2005 9:36 am

5 Speed...good luck! We are all here to support you!

five_speed 41M

9/13/2005 10:36 am

Bella, Thank you for the support. It's going to be a challenge, but i know I can do it!

five_speed 41M

9/13/2005 10:38 am

Jezz, I wasn't watching - I'd never watch without prior permission, not even in my own house. Cuddling and snuggling sounds really good, but I don't want to piss off KJ. If you're both agreeable to it, then I'm all for it too.

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