Steve Grunwell

Open-source contributor, speaker, and electronics tinkerer

Stylized photo of an analog bathroom scale

Weight Loss for Lazy People

Beginning on June 1, 2015, I started counting my calories and generally trying to lose weight. My goal was to drop from 260 to 200lbs in one year, concluding on June 1, 2016. It’s a lofty goal for anyone, especially someone like me who has been battling obesity since elementary school.

While I ultimately fell short of my goal, I did lose a whopping 48lbs during that year, which is still something that I’m proud of. My progress will continue, but a year of counting calories and being more active (without ever setting foot in a gym) has helped me to establish a healthier lifestyle that I can carry on throughout the rest of my life.

During my year of weight loss, I blogged several times to share my progress, things that I had learned, and ways that I was able to stay motivated:

  1. On Weight LossJuly 11, 2015
  2. More on Weight LossAugust 18, 2015
  3. Even More on Weight LossApril 30, 2016
  4. Yet More on Weight LossJune 1, 2016

It’s my hope that my story can help others be comfortable in their own skin. I’m not a dietician or nutritionist, nor was I targeting a lean, muscular body; I’m just an overweight twenty-something who wants to stop being ashamed of himself any time he can’t hide behind a bulky hoodie.

If you have questions, want to share your story, or help get motivated, please get in touch. I’m also more than happy to connect on MyFitnessPal and Fitbit.

Be excellent to each other.