I want to hold myself a bit more accountable when it comes to my weight loss. While I’m embarrassed by my weight, I want to share with you all my personal journey towards a healthier weight.
Before life took me in a different direction, I worked out 7 days a week, for 2 or 3 hours a day. I was a body builder.
While in paramedic school, I suffered a serious back injury and I never really recovered from that.
I was unable to workout anymore and I became depressed.
I slowly began to gain weight and as of this year, I hit 303 lbs. Thats about 60 lbs overweight and I’m very motivated to say goodbye to that unwanted 60 lbs.
Today I’m proud to announce that I’m down to 289 lbs. So what’s that, like 14 lbs I’ve lost.
I’m so excited and I want to keep moving forward.
Next Wednesday, I’ll weigh in once again and share my progress, be it good or bad.
I want to get back to where I used to be. I want my energy levels back and I want to be healthier. I want to be a better father and husband as well.
Wish me luck……..
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Congrats! Keep up the hard work! I’m doing the same as well. As of today, I’m down 20 lbs myself. 206.7 -> 186.7. Goal is 135ish! If I can do it, you can too!!
OnyxPanthyr thanks and congratulations yourself as well. Keep up the hard work. 🙂
I do Weigh-In Wednesdays too! Since Jack’s autism diagnosis last November I’ve gained 70 lbs. Now I’m the type of person who was always teeny-tiny and who could eat whatever she wanted. Model material, if I was 7 or 8″ taller! J/K! To be trapped in this fat suit is horrifying. What’s worse is that I’ve gained about 50 of those lbs in my stomach, so I completely look pregnant. (I’ve been asked on 3 separate occasions when I’m due, and I’ve never felt angry or embarrassed by the question because I really do look pregnant. The people asking me when I was due were only asking the question because my appearance seemed to show, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I was “with child”) When I was pregnant with Jack, I gained a balanced 30 lbs., so I like to pretend that my current “pregnancy” represents each of his new diagnoses that I’ve had to come to (full) terms with; almost like having another baby, symbolically. We already came to terms with his Down syndrome diagnosis before he was born. Now I had to accept the fact that he had autism. He also has Celiac Disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (as well as the other psychiatric conditions that go hand-in-hand with autism–anxiety disorder and SPD). So I’m trying to not get anxious, but wow–this is NOT me. It’s like being trapped in a nightmare. But anyway, you’re not alone! I’m doing Weigh-In Wednesdays myself!
Tammymcgann You are an incredibly strong person with an amazing outlook on life. Stay strong and keep doing those Wednesday Weigh ins. 😉