God it’s been awhile a lot has happened the last couple of months. It’s a long story but it involved me pretty much having a “nervous breakdown” and some counseling which I’m still attending. It’s sad to say I put back on a few pounds but nothing major but it’s time to get back on track as of TODAY. I’ve experienced a TON of emotions and stress the last several weeks but we all have things that we go through. I have discovered that when you go through major bumps in the road in your life and when you feel your whole world is crashing down on you really see who cares and who doesn’t and you find new friends and people who care for you. So as I type this I am making a pledge to get back on track not only for myself but for my family. Everyday is a new day and it’s what you make of it. I need to start living my life again!! Thanks for reading I will be checking back in soon!!
Not sure what to blog about today everything is good on the home front so I’ll share a little bit of my weight loss story.
Last October I went to the doctor for a back problem and I got the wake up call that I desperately needed. I was depressed to find out I weighed 320 pounds it’s still embarrassing to admit that! I’ve always been a big guy but never payed attention to my weight or my overall health for that matter. I also found out my blood pressure and blood work was not good to say the least. The nurse even said and I quote “Your playing Russian roulette and you don’t even know it.” I was warned the doctor was going to chew me out, that didn’t really happen but I was put on blood pressure medicine and encouraged to lose some weight to help with my back. The best thing that did happen that day was that my loving wife put her foot in my butt and I started my healthier journey on October 6th, 2014 and I haven’t looked back since.
The first week was the hardest I will admit I dreamed about junk food. This journey has been easier for me because my wife is involved, she is also wanting to get healthier and lose weight. If you have read any of my other blogs the hardest thing lately is getting the kids to eat but it’s getting easier for ALL of us.
Over the past 4 months 13 days yup I’m keeping track. I’ve lost 72 pounds and I’m off the blood pressure medicine. I haven’t even had any heart burn medicine either I used to pop that stuff like candy. I’m in the best shape I’ve been in over 20 years. My wife has lost 34 pounds and I couldn’t be more proud of her. Without her in my life I honestly don’t know where I would be.
My only regret was not taking more pictures of my bigger self. I actually wanted to keep a photo diary but hated my photo being taken and just couldn’t bring myself to do it. However I don’t have that problem now. I’m proud to pose in photos with my wife and kids. This healthier dad feels like he can tackle the world now and it’s an awesome feeling to have.
I’ve put back on almost a pound in the last three days. I’ve kept track of what I’ve been eating and tried to stick within my calorie limit on the My Fitness Pal app but it’s been hard to get a full nights sleep lately and the weather here in central Illinois has been extremely cold and windy so no walking but I’ve got a lot of family time and that’s not bad either. I know this shouldn’t be a big deal but I have a doctors appointment in 26 days and I want to be down at least another 10 pounds, it’s a goal I set for myself hoping I can get there if not I’ve come a long way in a short time already.
The weight loss journey is not easy but it is a journey defiantly worth taking!!
Thanks for reading!