Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Photo Update - Jay Schuerman (Day 29)

I wake up this morning and still feel like a cheese puff. I love lifting weights but hate it when I first start. The water retention I am experiencing right now is making me feel like the Marshmallow Man. I know that the "swelling/retention" will go down when I become more accustomed to my lifting routine. I start my disciplined eating, cardio, etc and see a little change. Then I pick up weight lifting again and bam, I feel like I am going backwards. This is a temporary thing and it just comes with the territory. That is why I call it my Ugly Duckling stage. Soon my body will be more efficient at recovery and this water will flush out. This retention is just another reason I do not weigh very often. Consider, a gallon of water weighs about 8#'s. With 128 ounces in a gallon, it doesn't take many 16 ounce glasses of retained water to make you weigh more. The scale is my tool, not my guide.

Below is my photo update. What do you think?

Day 1 - Today:



Day 1 - Last Week - Today:



Day 1 - Day 8 - Day 15 - Day 22 - Today: 



 Thanks for reading
-Jay


34 comments:

  1. way to go Jay! Keep it up! You and Sam are such inspirations :-)

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  2. Awesome job Jay! You're looking fab!

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  3. Go Jay! You're doing so well!

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  4. WOW JAY YOU LOOK AWESOME WAY TO GO.. YOU GOT ME MOTIVATED AGAIN TO GO TO HE GYM .. I ALREADY LOST CLOSE TO 100LBS I HAVE NOT HIT MY 100LBS MARK YET BUT IM GOING TO GO BACK TO THE GYM AND DO IT.. THANK YOU..

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  5. Getting your swoll on is making look GOOD, REALLY GOOD! Tan & Buff.

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  6. You look awesome! Thank you for posting all of the weekly pics to see the transformation as it goes. You can definitely see a difference from last week also.

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  7. Looks like he's just sucking it in

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    1. you can tell in his face he has lost weight!! dont pick him apart!!! he is doing great!!

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    2. I think he looks great!! I am with you Erica. Anonymous leave him alone! I would love to see a picture of you? If I had done this much work I would put the pics on too!! I like Jay's shaved look more definition!!

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    3. Anonymous? Really? I'm sure you go around picking on everyones pictures. I'd also love to see a picture of you. He looks great!!!

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    4. Anonymous? Really? I'm sure you go around picking on everyones pictures. I'd also love to see a picture of you. He looks great!!!

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    5. No...I don't pick on everyone's pictures....he does look great but to me it looks like he's sucking it in and a bare man with a spray tan...just looks a little plastic-e

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  8. WOW! I'm speechless.
    You're doing GREAT Jay!!!!

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  9. Congrats Jay, you are looking fab!! Keep up the good work! We are all cheering for you!

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  10. Why would someone possible go through so much to "suck it in" I think he's doing a fantastic job
    CONGRATS JAY YOU'RE DOING AN AMAZING JOB :)

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  11. Goooooo jay! You are getting it buddy! It's very inspirational indeed! Hard work pays off all the time :)

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  12. SO impressed Jay!

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  13. Even though you say you are feeling like an "ugly duckling" and you're retaining water, I think your waist from the back looks super trim, I can see a huge difference! Keep up the great work, I'm trying to get back on the workout wagon as well!

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  14. Way to go Jay!! You look fantastic and in such a small amount of time as well! You have inspired me to head back to the gym!

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  15. It's a visable change. The scale, as you say, can really trick you. Look at your jeans. They are just hanging off of you more and more with every passing week. Great work and glad you are still pushing yourself even on those days you are less motivated.

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  16. As Sam would say " Whoa Baby!"

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  17. AMAZING!!! You look great.

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  18. Keep going! There is days I feel like the marshmallow lady! I have sometimes 5-10 ponds of water weight! You can get through this!! I need to lose 50 pounds dear! And you are inspiring me every step of the way! And Sam is inspiring me too by buying such healthy food!! Every time I see those fruit thingies that Lily eats I think of Sam!! Love you both!!

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  19. I saw in one of your last videos that you haven't noticed many changes in your body the last week... WOW...have you seen your trousers??? Next photo you'll have to clip them to your underwear! :-D you are doing such a good job! Lots of kisses from Spain! (sorry about my english!!)

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  20. Look at that indention in your ab section!!!!!! Brilliant Jay! And your shoulders and neck! Wow.. you can really tell a difference! Amazing work! I wish everyone had this kind of positive support when they are working to make a change! people wouldnt give up as quick!

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  21. Jay you look awesome!!! Love the "landscaping"!! :)

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  22. The pictures of you from the side show lots of progress good job!

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  23. Those jeans are getting pretty loose there Jay. Way to go! Keep up the great work.

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  24. Thank you all for the nice comments!! You guys help me stay motivated! Thank you

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  25. good job jay.... i could only imagine sam's school girl grin now lol!!!!! such a sweet couple...

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  26. Jay you look so amazing, Best of luck with your journey you truly deserve to feel happy and fit about yourself.

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  27. Looking good Jay!!! :)

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  28. bloody brilliant! keep it up!

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