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Approaching 60

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. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BAYBELIEVER 2/27/2012 10:15AM

    Congratulations! That is an awesome accomplishment and your attitude is stellar! Just wait til summer and you can wear that bathing suit and swim in the ocean! Nothing better.

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SETAGOAL1 2/5/2012 8:33PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

Janet emoticon emoticon

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CEKNIGHT 2/5/2012 12:16PM

    Awesome job. Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work!

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