Day 748: 14 Years Later…My Skinny Jeans Fit Me Again!


With my first week complete on Mission 9 I weighed in at 81.3 kg (179.5 lbs) this morning. This means I am now only 1.4 kgs away from my elusive sub-80kg goal! Feeling happy with my progress I felt bold enough to do something I haven’t done since the New York Shredder Summit in 2009…try on my old “skinny jeans”! 

That’s right, would you believe I actually kept this pair of jeans all these years in the hope that one day they would fit me again! In fact, the last time I wore these jeans was during the 2009 NYC Shredder Meet N’ Greet (pictures below with Earl, Vanessa, Steve and Tom Venuto from Burn The Fat) so they also have a lot of sentimental value.

Well, lo and behold, they actually fit! Not quite as snug as they did back in the day, but at least I can get them around my waist. These are the kind of moments that make the whole journey back worthwhile, and energise me to keep going!

Until next week…

Eat Clean,
Shred Hard,
Think BIG!

Adam Waters

Weekly Accountability Log
Day 748 of 1000 – August 27, 2023

Mission 9: Week 1 of 12 (M9 Day 7)

RTP Module



1) Mindset (0.5 pts per day)


2) Motivation (0.5 per day)


3) Goals (0.5 pts per day)


4) Scales (0.5 pts per day)


5) Physique
  – Weekly Picture (21 pts)
  – 6 Workouts? (7 pts)


6) Nutrition
  – Food Plan (2 pts per day)
  – Drink Plan (1 pt per day)


7) Real Time Wildcard
  – 10k ave steps (1 pt p/d).


Cumulative Acc. Score



Cume. Acc. Percent Score



M9: Day 7 Accountability
Scales/Step Count (Proof of Work)

Mission 9: Day 7 of 84 – Aug 27, 2023

Day 7 Weight/Bodyfat

Day 7 Steps/Training

RTP Time Machine: On This Day Two Years Ago

Day 18: Rest Day (Points Docked)

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5 thoughts on “Day 748: 14 Years Later…My Skinny Jeans Fit Me Again!

  1. Thank you for sharing this journey Adam. Once again you are an inspiration. You fought against setbacks, hardships, and won! Sue and I have witnessed your determination, reevaluation, reset, then your decision to continue. You did not let the past define you, for that I see you as a champion, because you stuck with it- you didn’t give up or quit. Its undeniable because the pictures confirm the story.

    1. Thank you Carlos, this comment from you carries enormous weight considering your own accomplishments, and your ability to overcome setbacks. Best to confront setbacks head-on, than around them I reckon (or running from them like I did for many years).

  2. You trained really hard in the past to get one heck of a physique! I admire your dedication. I also had some setbacks but overcame them eventually. I was weighing 400 lbs but got down to 210 lbs within a year. Seeing your before and after pics added fuel to keep trying to get back into shape. I think we had some similar weight issues. Keep training and get back to your best physical shape.

    1. G’day Charles, thanks for your comment mate! You dropped 190 lbs in one year?! That is next level mate, your compliance rate to your program must have near 100%. I know when I was down 80 lbs in the first 6 months I needed a period of maintenance before I had another crack at the last 20lbs (loose skin issue too). Congrats on such a great accomplishment, keep shredding mate!

  3. Yes Adam. I dropped a lot of weight in a one year span. I later entered the Turbulence Training contest when I weighed 198 lbs. I placed second in a 6 week transformation contest but didn’t place in the 12 week contest. About 3 years later, I entered the very first advance Turbulence Training contest and place third. I weighed 173.5 lbs and I had a 31.5″ waist which was one of my smallest waist lines. My arms measured 15.75″ around the peak. I often compared my results to yours. We ended up around the same weight despite the height difference. I have been as tall as 6’10” and as short as 6’6″. I often gain inspiration from others and I admire others who are committed to getting back into shape.

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