Sunday, July 11, 2010
It seems like yesterday that I decided to get my life back. As a matter of fact, it was on May 5, and I had just visited the doctor's office the week before. There was really nothing that the doctor could say. She stressed the importance of excercise and eating right. The doctor said I should at least walk a steady 5 minutes a day and reduce the food portions. The doctor said that I should really try to lose some weight. It could only help my COPD. I left the office feeling depressed and defeated. I did not think I had the energy to even think about trying to eat right "again" and just the thought of getting my body to move in a steady pace for 5 minutes, seemed almost imposssible that day.
It was already May, and spring was upon us. I was not looking forward to the hot weather because I knew it would be difficult to haul all of this weight to and from everyday. Over the previous months, I had a chance to reflect on what I was doing to myself and how I had come to this point. I knew I had to make a serious change, or this life as I knew it would be over. I had to take some control and "get my life back."
About this time, my wife decided that she would return to Spark because she had been delinquent and had not followed her regimen, and I was a bad influence. I would always persuade her to "cheat" with me.
Well, on May 5, 2010, I decided that enough is enough and made up my mind to do something about this, and it was a real comfort that my wife and daughters decided to all join together to beat this food addiction, and take back some control over our health.
Now here it is, two months later, and I am so glad I did. I am almost at my first goal of 250 lbs, way ahead of schedule. When I make it to 250 lbs, it will be the first time I have weighed this little in almost 15 years. What a difference this has made in our lives. The Spark has allowed me to begin to "get my life back."