What a beautiful day! With the sun out and the temperature coming in at just below 70 degrees, today is a day of beauty! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, I can drive with the windows down, and I am gearing up for my last client of the day! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Tuesday, as well. I thought I would take a minute to address those of you that may be new around here.
Back in September, I was chatting with a great friend, Elizabeth. Elizabeth shared the story of her weight transformation that occurred just prior to our meeting. As she talked with me, I was filled with hope. This hope was born out of the realization that I had a very tangible control over my weight situation. Until then, I felt my weight was a curse upon my life and I was a victim. To reinforce this negative line of thinking, I had created a list of subconscious lies that empowered that thinking and I had resigned myself to always being a victim of genetics and life circumstances rather than in control of my situation. Her story also taught me that the true work of weight loss is more control of what you are taking in rather than what you are exercising out – a concept that completely reversed my misconception of what it meant to lose weight.
On September 11, 2016, I embarked on a journey. Weighing in at 450 pounds, wearing size 60 jeans, and wearing 5xl shirts, I decided that I needed to take control of my life and save myself from the brink of becoming dependent upon others for caring for my daily needs. Barely able to tie my shoes and unable to get out of bed without back or sciatica pain, I took control of the calories I was eating and the weight began to fall off.
Today, I am weighing 336.8 pounds, wearing size 48 jeans, and 2xl shirts. Thanks to a handy count up app on my smart phone, I can tell you that today is day 205 of my new journey and, while I’m still obese, I am back to a much more normal size and quickly closing in on the half way point of my journey.
I started this site to help encourage people that are struggling to find their pace and take control of their own lives. While it has taken some time, my wife and I have both known people that have watched our transformations and began to embark on their own journeys.
So, whether you need to lose 20 pounds or 250, this is the place for you. I’m not a person that is preaching about health and has never been overweight. If you take the time to read through my raw and very personal posts, you’ll find that I’ve been sharing an honest window into my life in order to let others know the struggles (mental and physical) that I have been enduring in order to make this happen.
The important thing is that you stop using thinking errors, you realize the control you have over your own weight situation, and you stop delaying the institution of necessary changes for weight loss. The journey of our lives is not one that we can ever take reset or do over. I had made promises that I would lose weight before I hit 20, 25, 30, etc. None of those ever worked. I made a decision and acted on it. Then, I followed through.
For now, though, it’s back to taking my life back…
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Yay Charles!!!! So dang proud of you!!!!
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Thank you Cynthia!