Monday, October 13, 2008
Well, I have to say that I was taken aback by one of my Spark emails this morning. It informed me that I had been VOTED a SparkPeople motivator. I am deeply touched by this. I even got a little misty eyed. I am very honored by this distinction and hope that I can continue to help those who want help. I truly believe that anyone can get their weight under control and live a healthier life without surgery, pills or gimmicks. Look at me, I'm living proof. Look all around SP there are TONS (pun again) of motivators.
THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED FOR ME. I hope to never let you down.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Well, it's the end of another crazy week with a crazier weekend. I'm waiting for next week to see if this "Biggest Loser" style of diet is working for me. I have remained strict except for one meal on Saturday. If you look at my food log it's all there. The good (fruit, veggie, etc) & the bad (pizza, ice cream, candy, etc). I'm actually hoping to get both of my kickboxing classes in this coming week. Past two weeks the "exercise devil" has gotten the best of me. First week migraine, this past week flat tire on the way to class. Oh, well we've all had road blocks that put use out, but I don't dwell on it. I do have to report that I've gained some "followers". I'm very open about my challenge and wanting to help people. My wife has decided to join me and I think that my mother-in-law is as well. I couldn't be prouder of them to finally make this decision. I also had the gal who cut my hair the other day call me the "diet guru!" I just had to laugh, but I tried to give her advice. My wife says that there are tons (no pun intended) of people who could stand to benefit from my experience. I just look at it as life anymore, but I have learned a lot over the past 4 years. Maybe I'll write a book and go on Oprah! The wife would love that at least. Thanks for your time.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Ok, last weekend was great. I finally broke out of the 300's and I got to meet Bill Germanakos, winner of Season 4 Biggest Loser! My company held it's annual family festival with wellness fair. At this years wellness fair the had fitness guru Richard Simmons & Bill Germanakos. I mostly wanted to meet Bill though; ever since seeing him and his twin brother on-stage at the season finale. I had never actually thought about what size I wanted to be or what I wanted to look like when I complete this journey. When I finally got near meeting him I didn't quite know what to say. Well, I had my cheering section with me, my wife and daughter. Bill welcomed us and asked if we were black-team fans. Before I could even say anything my wife spits out "I would like you to meet my husband Bill, he has lost over 235 pounds all on his own." I wasn't quite sure of what his reaction would be, but he jumped up and wanted a picture with me! He has given me his personal email and would like a copy of the photo plus a "before" shot to add to his webpage. I was almost in tears. Here I am to see a weight-loss "hero" of mine and he is taken with my story. He explained that some of the things that they don't show you on the show. The male contestants are on a strict 1800 calorie per day diet 6-days per week. On day seven, weigh-in day, they have a crazy cheat day. He said that he may take in around 4,000 calories on that day. It was one of the best weight-loss weekends yet. Keep pushing.
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