Update 2: Limping Along


I finally figured it out! After a lot of consideration, I have decided that my documentary is going to focus around me. Not just me in general but around my endeavors to get down to a healthy weight. Over years I have worked to lose weight. In fact, I used to weigh about 110 pounds more than I do now. I was fat and miserable. I am now approaching the end of my weight loss journey but I am just now getting to the hardest part. Many consider the final 15 or so percent of weight to lose to be the hardest part. I have 30 pounds left to lose before I am at a healthy weight so I have decided to title my documentary “30 To Go.” I want to chronicle the rest of the semester and how my attempts shake out. Lose it or not I believe that this will make for an interesting film. But coming up with what I was going to do was the easy part. Now I have to get to work.Chub Supreme.jpg


In which Derek may have bitten off more than he could chew.

Truth be told, I am little nervous about this project. I think I have a pretty good idea of what this documentary will be about but it is shaping up to be much larger an undertaking than I initially anticipated. But that is a good thing, right? Should help me grow. It should “build character.” That being said, I think that this project will be big for me. The idea that I have would not only make for at least a mildly entertaining documentary but would make a substantial, positive impact on me personally. Well, if it ends successfully. And that is it. That is what is making me nervous. This documentary is getting made whether I succeed or fail. The documentary doesn’t care if I achieve what I am after or not. It will just be the silent observer. I guess this project has somehow turned in to two.