by Aaron Einhorn
So, the costume is complete, and I have lost thirty pounds. As a result, I am calling phase one of this transformation completed. I’m not done – not by a long shot. I have another twenty pounds I want to lose, and I have additional costumes I want to work on, but I think I’m content to call this the end of phase one.
Despite attending the Ohio Science Fiction Marathon this past weekend, and eating absolutely terribly, I managed to lose another .6 pounds this week, bringing me down to 186 exactly – a total weight loss of thirty pounds since January 18. Thirty pounds in five months is nothing to sneeze at, and I’m really happy, especially since it isn’t just weight lost. I’ve been at this weight before, but without this level of endurance and muscle tone.
I didn’t manage to work out as much as I wanted this past week, but I did get several walks in, and I did hit Jillian Michaels: Ripped in 30. Having two nights this past week where I attended film screenings instead of going to bed at a decent hour really hurt my ability to get things written for Comic Hero News and getting a workout in during the mornings.
I didn’t keep a good food log over the weekend, so we’ll skip those numbers this time around. Let’s just conclude that while I didn’t eat as well as I should’ve, I seemed to manage to not do too much harm.
The costume was finished up this week with the completion of the belt on Thursday evening. I did a test-fit of the costume Friday night, and I was really happy with it. The plan remains to redo the shirt at some point, but version 1.0 of the costume is complete.
I also debuted the costume during the costume contest at the Ohio Science Fiction Marathon on Saturday – and while I didn’t win the contest, I did get good crowd reaction. Also, the lobby of the theatre has one of the only phone booths left in Ohio, and I got the following pictures as a result:
So, yeah. Phase one of the transformation is completed.
Superhero Transformation is an ongoing chronicle of Aaron’s double efforts at transforming himself into a superhero in time for the 2011 San Diego Comic Con. It will serve as a double chronicle of his fitness and weight-loss progress, and his progress on constructing a Superman costume. Check back each week to see how far both projects have come! Words of encouragement are greatly appreciated – and if you want to use the comments to chronicle your own weight loss, please feel free!