I am a loser and I could not be anymore happier about that fact. Losing never felt so good and to tell you the truth, I really hope that I continue to be a loser for the at least the next 3 weeks. If I can continue to be a loser for that period of time, I will be a true winner!! Now, I know you are asking yourself, “How can I be a loser for so long and at the end be a winner?” Well my friends what I am losing is weight and inches!!
If you have been following along, you know that on Jan 2nd of this year, I started the journey to getting back to being a healthier version of myself. To summarize, in 2015, I let myself go and in a short 3 year time frame I went from a healthy 215 lbs, in shape man to a 260 lbs out of shape blob. I was always tired, making excuses and literally hurting everyday. I had just had enough and decided that it had to come back off. I picked my day, January 2, 2018, I set my goal which was to be at the weight I was when I got married in October of 2015 which was 228 lbs. I set my date which to achieve this, April 26, 2018, my wife’s big Seminar for her SeneGence International direct sales business. I weighed in on January 2, 2018 at a whopping 253.6 so, to achieve this I had to lose 25.6 lbs in 114 days, a challenge but definitely doable.
Here we are on April 3, 2018 with 23 left til Seminar and I am proud to say that yours truly is loser:
I cannot put into words how much better I feel with this weight off of me. My clothes fit better, I sleep and rest much more soundly now and I have developed much better eating habits. I have not, however, been working out like I should but, I have taken steps to rectify that this month. With the love and support of my beautiful wife, I am 1 pound away from my goal and have now pushed that goal back to 220 lbs by April 26. I will achieve that goal and will then only be 5 pounds away from the weight I was on the first date with my wife.
I am not posting this to brag. I am posting this with the hopes that maybe it will inspire others to get of the couch and get moving to a healthier life. I am not going to lie, it is hard but, anything worth having isn’t easy. It took me longer this time to get the weight off than it has in the past and there were many days I wanted to give up. I just kept reminding myself that if I wanted to be around to spend a good and active life with my wife, it had to come off. I did not want to get up in years and be in such bad health that I could not enjoy my life. Did I get frustrated at time, hell yeah I did! There were many mornings I wanted to throw that scale as far as I could because it wasn’t moving down fast enough or at all for that matter! I just kept moving forward each and every day. I celebrated privately every time I had to pull my belt up a notch, putting my 2 XL shirts to the back of the closet because they no longer fit or having to throw away my “Fat Boy Underwear” because were just TOO BIG!! If I can do this, each and every one of you can do this. You just have to make up your mind to do it and go! I don’t care if you need to lose 10 or 100 lbs, we all have to start in the same place, DAY ONE!
I would be remise not to mention how fantastic my wife is doing in her journey as well. She has lost so many inches in so many different places and she looks and feels fabulous. I am so proud of what she has achieved and she is my inspiration to keep moving forward. She has her own goals of what and wear she wants to be and I will support her with each step she takes. I love her for who she is but so very proud she is getting back to the healthier version of herself. It won’t be long until we will be back to the weight we were when we started dating, almost 3 years to the date:
So yeah, I am a loser!! And I am damn proud I am!!!
Go be the best YOU, you can be today!!!