First and foremost is my health. I had a health scare last year and I figure it's time to stop playing around and lose this weight now. I know people who have had heart attacks now and while I'm pretty healthy, I can't keep rolling the dice and expecting to hit sevens.
After that I want to walk all of my daughters down the aisle. But I also intend to chase away the ones that don't make Dad's cut. Nothing is more sobering to a young man than a dad who might just whip your a$$ for messing with his little girl. And even if I wasn't working for the health of it, the gut has got to go so that I can project just the right sense of terror when I say, "My daughter is home by 10 in the same shape she left in or you and I have a problem. Do you understand?"
Last but not least by any means, the less I weigh, the more I can do in bed.
I have not failed, I've just proven 10,000 ways that do not work ~ Thomas Edison
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. - Oscar Wilde
Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion. - Robertson Davies
my boiling point was when I had a very bad snoring problem that really scared my wife. At the time i wasn't diagnosed with any type of sleep apnea , but i knew i had to do something about it because i would literally stop breathing in my sleep. This awful snoring would cause me to get headaches when i would wake up. It was so bad that when i was on the road working with people from work, nobody would never want to room with me. This was very embarrassing and my coworkers gave me the nick name " the freight train"
From this is were i got a lot of motivation and i knew i had to do something. After doing some research I found out that weight loss was the key to losing weight. I ended up doing a lot of running on the treadmill and after losing 30 pounds, my bad snoring went away.
put GOD first!
current weight: 262.0
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The thing that got me motivated is the day I was looking at Oprah and she did this story about these people who were grossly overweight. Iím talking about 100, 200, 300 pounds overweight. Not one person weighed less then 400 pounds. One man was close to 700 pounds. Some of them were obese as kids. But most of them started out just 10-20 pounds overweight and it just kept growing and growing and growing.
Looking at all the problems they faced Ė from not being able to drive because they were too big, not being able to work because it tired them out too much, not being able to get out of bed because the weight on their legs was too much, the humiliation of having a friend or nurse or family member change their diapers because they couldnít get to the bathroom fast enough.
Man, Iím telling you. Watching that story truly woke me up. To begin with, I was only about 20-30 pounds over weight when I first started. But lots of the people in this story were just about at that point too. That was my motivation to get on top of my game and start to lose weight.
How Iím doing it is focusing on reduction in calories. The main thing is I eat regular meals during the day. I eat plenty of fruits and veggies and donít do lots of snacking. When I snack in between meals, I have healthy snacks, like a handful of nuts, I munch on Cheerios, or I have an apple or an orange, or a salad. I get to the gym at least 3 times a week for about 45 minutes, cardio and weight training. I stopped eating foods high in sugar. I do have a little sweet tooth sometimes, and I modified a pie recipe I found by substituting sugar for Splenda. But I donít do that very often.
I can say it has really made a difference, and I feel good.
~~ Will ~~
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