One day I looked into the mirror and didn’t like what a saw . I wondered, how int the world did I get here? How did I become so obesed? It was like I was asleep at the wheel of my own health. I had difficult tieing my shoes, I would get so winded just walking from my front door to my car right outside. I knew I had to change or I wouldn’t be around long enough to enjoy my season years.
At first I was all mental talk with no actions to back up what I felt inside. I thought about working out and didn’t like the way I was feeling or looking. But still, it wasn’t enought to move me to action. I thought about giving up my sweets that I love so much and tried for a day and almost lost my mind. I thought how in the world do so many poeple do it? I read hundreds of stories online and was an avid viewer of The Biggest Losers and wished I could do what they have done. Something inside was stopping me.
One day I was on my way home and was giving a ride to a family member who asked me to stop at the local gym so he can join. It was about one hundred five degrees outside and I had no working air conditioner in my truck at the time. With paint all over me I went inside to the gym where it was ovious cooler than outside to wait for my family member.
I haven’t been in a gym in years and forgot what it was like being around people who was working toward one common goal, to get in better shape and become healthier. I was tipping the scales at 305lbs and it was definately the heaviest I have ever been. I thought to myself if there was ever a time to start it was now!!! So I joined right on the spot!!! I have been a member for a year now only lost thirty pounds.
With thirty pounds off I feel amazing but I still have to work on losing 80lbs because for my 5′ 5″ frame I want to be at least 200lbs or perhaps 190lbs. I realized losing the weight will be easier if I change the way I eat. I have to become more focused or changing my bad habits and replacing them with healthier choices. Easier said then done.
I am now 283lbs and have to shed all 83lbs. That is where I stand today. I will keep posting here as I change my life and transform into the person I see my self being. The picture below help me put some things in perspective. You see I didn’t realize how over weight I have become until I started taking pictures of my self. This is a motivation for me to work harder and smarter. But it’s still a challenge everyday! View me on facebook.
No matter how hard it may seem I am committed to achieve my goal.