Well 2008 started off great for me. A new job at work and something I’ve always wanted to do. However that quickly changed when in March I needed to have my appendix removed. Then 3 hernia surgeries and a Teflon abdomen patch to stop anymore hernias.
Well in all this something did come out good. I found out that I was slowing killing myself with my weight. I always knew that I was overweight, but I was just a big guy. Well when the doctor informed me that my BP was 210/170, weight 341lbs and that I had high blood sugar and cholesterol, it was a wakeup call. The doctors wanted to do weight lose surgery, but I assured them that I could take care of this on my own.
Well, fast forward to today January 12, 2008. I’m weighing in at 68lbs lighter and have dropped 20% body fat. Have lost nearly 6 inches off my waist and gone from a 3XL shirt to an XL. It has taken dedication to eat well and workout a lot. I decide to hire a trainer at the gym to show me the right way to work out and show me different ways to exercise. It’s a small price to pay for your life! My overall goal is to lose 125lbs. I should be able to do this by August. I will truly be a “Brand New Man!” Although I haven’t lost the 125lbs I had hoped, I feel so good. I eat so many great foods now. I have been missing out on so much. I have been able to run over 3 miles in under 30mins. I hope to complete my first triathlon next year. Total weight loss so far is 81lbs lighter!
A local TV station did a segment on me. Check it out http://www.wcsh6.com/video/default.aspx?aid=48687
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