Sunday, February 05, 2012
59.6 lbs gone since Nov 13, 2011! Gone, like money in a slot machine, gone like my first wife, gone like my innocence, and gone like a man placed six feet below ground. It is amazing how things change in twelve weeks.
What was the motivation? Once athletic (hard to beat in hoops), I had become trapped in my rotundness. Ten lbs. a year for 10 years is hell on a body, and mine was starting to shout. How does a body shout? For me it was aches, pains, shortness of breath, sweating like a ho in church, and pain in chest and running down the arm.
I have a little man that thinks I am the best dad ever. I owe it to him to be around for him and not be ROUND for him. He is my main motivator.
Selfishly, I am excited about wearing a swimsuit and being shirtless on the beach. I live in Myrtle Beach, and have way too much to enjoy here to be imprisoned in my body.
I am single and a chaplain. I owe it to my congregation to take better care of myself. They love me--now I will love me too!
I also want to be more active and less stressed. Exercise and purging my body from sugar has made a huge difference already.
How far am I going? Right now the goal is 100 lbs, but something tells me I am going until I reach 199. I topped out at 323. 223 was my college weight, and I cannot even recall being less than 200 . Once the goal is met, then it will be time for reassessment.
Enough typing....time to get on the treadmill.