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My running tattoos!

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy on 09/07/2013 by Ganns Deen

Over the course of the past month, I decided to bite the bullet and get a fourth and fifth tattoo. For this one, I decided to go with legendary comic strip characters Calvin and Hobbes, which I already have a previous tattoo of. But what design?

After much deliberation, I decided to choose Calvin & Hobbes running! I decided to put Calvin on my left ankle and Hobbes on my right ankle. This way, it looks like they’re running with me! I LOVE IT!

I went to budding tattoo artist Dave Suarez, who came up with a pretty sick replica of the design I wanted.

This is the original design:

calvin-and-hobbesHere’s Calvin:

Screen Shot 2013-09-07 at 3.05.36 PM Here’s Hobbes:

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What do y’all think? 🙂


[Pic] Got myself a new haircut

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy, The Future Thin Guy Likes on 08/21/2013 by Ganns Deen

After several months of growing my hair out so I could look like Lee Seung Woo…


This was where I wanted to go with my hair…

My wife said that she hated my long hair, and wanted to see me more clean cut. So game!

I went online to the K-Pop universe to look for a new hairstyle to emulate to match my still-fat face. Then I found one of Super Junior’s Shindong that I really liked.

shindong5Looks pretty good, yeah?

So to achieve this look, I first went to the neighborhood salon where the stylist gave me a new hair color for Php250. That’s right, Php250. #bestdealever

Then I went to Tony and Jackey’s Amoranto, where I’d been going for the past three years. Despite the steady stream of stylist changes, which can be infuriating sometimes when you build a relationship with the stylist you like, I like the service and the quality, so I went. The new stylist, Alvin, more than made up for my annoyance with the transfer of Sam, the previous stylist.

Snip-snip, razor-razor, and jajan! What do you think?


Before (that’s me in the glasses at the back)


After: My first pic on this blog since 2011. lol

It’s been a month!

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy, Mini Victories on 08/19/2013 by Ganns Deen

Happy one-month anniversary, me!

Let’s look at what we’ve accomplished so far:

  • From 231lbs, I am currently 224lbs. (I actually weighed 237lbs at my son’s pediatrician’s office a week before I started, but it’s best to use the weight on my home scale when I first started.)
  • I started running again. My most recent run was 2.4 kilometers in a little less than 24 minutes. I’ll work my way back to 10km soon enough. 😉
  • I’ve steadily watched my 1,760-calorie daily intake limit. I’m more conscious about my protein and fiber intake.
  • In the past month, I’ve had soda only TWO times! #bigvictory
  • I can feel the changes, and I’m excited about the future.

Keep it up, Future Thin Guy! You’ll be thin soon enough! 🙂

Bringing back “Body for Life”

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy on 07/17/2013 by Ganns Deen

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By far the most successful weight loss program I’ve been on has been Bill Phillips’ Body for Life, which was lent to me by Pastor Joey Bonifacio. It helped me lose around 20lbs and build a pretty good system for me. However, I sprained my foot about two months into the program, and I backslid from there.

The good news is I found a copy of Body for Life at BookSale for only Php45.00 (US$1)! I am so excited about getting back onto the program. I’ve been making healthier food choices leading into the program – I’m giving myself a week of preparation before I formally start it – and I am excited for what the future holds. Given that this blog has been around for several years now and the “thin” is still very much “future,” I’m trusting and hoping that this will finally be it.

Progress Report (July 28, 2012)

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy on 07/27/2012 by Ganns Deen

I formally started my new program (jumpstarted by Sexy Solutions) last July 5, 2012, when I had a consultation with Jean (and fitness consultant) Edward Mendez of Sexy Solutions.

I weighed 242 lbs at the time. (I know. Eight pounds more and I would have qualified for The Biggest Loser Philippines.)

It’s been three weeks since we met up and here is the exciting report:

I’ve dropped 11 pounds! I’ve been eating healthier, moving around a lot more, and have had a total of seven treatments on my abdomen that have resulted in an almost 10-inch loss all around it!

Thank you, Sexy Solutions!

I’m so excited for where this will take me! (Hopefully, nice and good weight loss before the October 12 concert of Wilson Phillips Live in Manila.)

I’m back!

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy on 07/10/2012 by Ganns Deen

It’s my pleasure to tell y’all that I’ll be blogging on this blog regularly again. As part of my accountability program, I’ll be detailing everything. The goal is to shed 80lbs sensibly over a long period of time.

Here we go again!

Men’s Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts

Posted in From the Future Thin Guy on 04/23/2012 by Ganns Deen

For the past two weeks, I’ve been packing healthier lunches with me to the office. I’ve also reduced my snack intake, and it’s been a while since I last had soda. This, however, has me really excited:

This book has me really excited. It’s very similar to the Body for Life fitness regimen that worked for me two years ago, that I had difficulty maintaining because I injured myself and got lazy. But this, oh this book looks like fun! There are literally dozens of exercises here that I can mix and match, and it even comes with a food plan. This will be fun!