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Weight Loss…AGAIN! Part 2


Alright I don’t usually go back and read an old post but in checking yesterday’s I realized I left out a side bar…in September I had entered into a contest between several different IT, Technical Directors, Video, Audio type folks at churches around the country. This is the 6th year that this contest has been held and I thought it would motivate me to get back on the path of weight loss. In the first week I gained 9 lbs..fabulous job…the good news is that the 2nd week…no weight gain! Oh well no weight loss either but hey I had something to hold onto…
It was during that second week of the contest I had the talk with my doc and he sent me to a place that he had looked at with a fine tooth comb. See my doc is a guy who wants his patients to find something that can be life changing, and in looking for that something he found Slim 4 Life. A fellow doctor showed up at a conference and lost a dramatic amount of weight. My doc asked him if he finally did the surgery and he said nope I found Slim 4 Life. So doc said he had people on the program who had lost the weight they needed too lose on this program and he checked it out and it was medically sound. Nothing crazy and not something you can’t keep losing weight on.
Now folks I have been on A LOT of different diets..Pat Walker’s, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, cabbage soup (ugh)…cookie, Slim Fast, a protein shake and candy bar diet. I mean I don’t know if you can relate but if something came out and it said I could lose some weight…baby it was in my house by the end of the day… So honestly…going to another “diet” place…made me want to hurl…but..I went…
I went to Slim 4 Life ready to tell them no thanks…and I was ready to say forget this I will shoot for 400 lbs and prove the good old doctor wrong..I will be alive…HA! So I go expecting the same old pitch…which I did get…”this can change your life! You can be healthier! We know what we are doing!” Only problem is…I could see the results around me…one person who works there..she lost 50 lbs and believed in the program so much that she now works for the company.  In fact everybody in the place I go to has done the plan and come on staff afterwards not the oh yea I need to see how this thing works. Nope they have been there and done that.
So I did it. I decided that I would give it a shot. By the time i made it in there i had gotten up to 357 lbs…two months later…as of this morning I am at 308 lbs…yea I know not too bad..I am somewhat reserved in my excitement only because this time last year I was 295…but it works. Not does it work but I am changing my life and the way I eat. I have for the longest time eaten like “give me a bucket full of stuff cause it may all go away!” Now I know I don’t need to eat all I can cause it will still be around. Also it is amazing how better you feel when you actually get your fruits and veggies in a day. I am not going to go into the diet.  If you are interested check Slim 4 Life out. Have a been absolutely perfect? Nope just ask my pal Rusty…I ate 20 chicken wings and had a large fry at Wing Stop just last Saturday. The difference now is…I understand how to get rid of that poundage that comes afterwards.
I will be doing this diet till June according to them…mainly because we are shooting for 210. So as of today I am about 100 lbs away…I will keep you updated better since maybe I can give some people out there hope.  Cause really I had given up…I was resigned that I was going to be fat and unhealthy for the rest of my life…now I know I won’t be. So I will be praying for you and ask that you would pray for me.  Food addiction is a struggle…and I know I have that addiction…but I know I can lick it.
Oh by the way..after giving the contest a two week head start….I am now in 2nd place…two more weeks to go till it is over I will let you know how it ends…time to get groovin’.


Weight Loss…AGAIN!


Sorry it has been a while. The Fall is busy. I know..I know…we are all busy…lame excuse. I know I have one loyal follower but even he has most likely forgotten I write a blog.
Anywho…
As I sit here I just read a tweet from Jillian Michaels..you may not have heard of Jillian…she may be the coolest weight loss woman I have ever seen. She, along with Bob Harper are the trainers for the one show on NBC that is a success…The Biggest Loser. I have watched this show for a while now…even went so far as to go to a cattle call audition last time they rolled through the DFW area. Anyway Jillian’s tweet said something about having a weight loss blog.  She even linked it to an article about why you should have a weight loss blog http://www.johnisfit.com/u/108
So I guess it is time…time to tell you…I am losing weight AGAIN! I have written about my weight struggles before so if your are interested browse through the past and you will see diet mentioned a couple of times.  
So back in the early fall I went to see my doctor.  He is a really awesome individual, as far as doctors go.  I saw him 3 months prior for regular physical and he said see you in 3 months.  I said what? Why? “Just to see how you are doing?” I was just on the other side of my struggle with a depression and had put on 30 lbs from the 50 I had lost a year prior. I had told him the stuff I thought he wanted to hear and even the stuff I had written about here. I am going back to the gym…getting refocused..bah..blah..blah.. Truth time..I hadn’t done any of that…I was lying to him, to you, to me, and trying to lie to God (good thing He knew better). I had even gotten my buddy in trouble for not telling his wife I was back in the gym…oh the guilt! Well not much on that last part cause my buddy Rusty is like all good husbands. He stays in constant trouble…
Anyway…when I went back in 3 months and the doc looked at me..as I was another 20 lbs heavier and said very matter of fact, “so you are heavier…you heading for 400 lbs? Cause I don’t think you will make it.” What? Really? No…I am not heading to 400lbs…or am I? What was I doing? I had lost a bunch of weight a year ago and now here I was heavier than I had ever been in my life. What was I doing?
I had gotten back to the place I thought I would never be again…I had let myself be controlled by food…I had given up…I had decided that four cup cakes were better than 30 minutes walking..
So doc told me that if I really wanted to change he knew of a program that would do it…he had patients sitting in the same chair who had lost 30…40..70 lbs…I said ok what is it surgery? He said “I will never recommend that to anyone..so no…you need to go to get your lifestyle changed…” honestly..I had heard that before…been there done that like six…eight times…but I kept listening…and tomorrow…I will tell you the rest of the story…cause this is getting a bit long in the tooth and there is more to tell….so until tomorrow…..time to get groovin’


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