An Interesting Take on Being Fat and Weight Loss – Curious Much?
You guys have been reading for quite a while now, or maybe you’re just starting. Heck I don’t know. I can’t see everyone who is looking at my stuff. You could be aliens for all I know. Hello there little green man reading my blog! Tell all your little jibblets I say, “hi!”
Sorry. Lost my train of thought.
I wanted to let you in on a little secret. I’m absolutely fat. As a matter of fact, the medical community titles me as morbidly obese. I’m not the, My 600lb Life fat, but I am definitely the, “Hey, are you going to finish that donut?” fat. It’s a gross sight to see. Please avert your eyes if you have a weak stomach. The following image is not suitable for the faint of heart.
Ugh… That makes me shudder with a bit of a bile favor in my mouth.
The image you see above is of a 352lb man. I’m not that man anymore. I’ve began a health journey as of 2 months ago. My weight as of this morning is 326lb. I’ve dropped a whole toddler. It’s a miracle! I’m the first man ever to have taken a toddler from his body! Call the scientists, CNN , and Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
Being fat has very bothered me before for the most part. Yeah, there comes the occasional stare and snide comment. But I’ve always been able to live a regular life without limitation. In my younger years, I was even able to glean much deserved attention due to my squishiness. I was the human teddy bear for all the pretty girls.
Then why have I decided to drop the weight off?
I could tell you it’s because I’m trying to lead a good example for my children not wanting them to be in a place where laziness abounds. Being obese does have its health risks after all including heart attack, diabetes, and falling on a small dog squishing it flat.
And this is one of my reasons.
Another reason, if you want to be real honest, is because I’m tired of having to pay the fat tax. You know, when they place that extra 2-3 dollars on clothing that exceed normal sizes. And they don’t even make enough of each thing for there to be my size in stock half of the time. I’ll never get to join the cool crowd this way!
I’ve begun an intensive program to melt away the pounds. I call it the Pokemon Go Plan. I’m a nerd. That part isn’t a secret. I also struggle with a bit of ADHD. My fitness tracker told me I needed to take 10k steps everyday. I’m fat, and I have lack of motivation due to my attention span. You saw that occur above with my train of thought. Pokemon Go helps me get in my steps. I catch Pokemon for an hour a day while simultaneously trying to hatch eggs. The eggs hatch when you walk 2, 5, or 10 kilometers. My goal is 2.5 every morning. It makes it feel like a game more than an exercise program.
On top of that, I’ve cut my calories to under 2k with the goal of trying to hit 1600 or below.
Let me tell you right now… I’m starving.
I love food. I eat when I’m bored. I eat when I hang out with friends. I eat while I’m driving to the store to get something to eat.
I eat a granola bar. It sucks.
I’m going to need your help to do this. I’m going to need people to tell me to put down the slice of cake. I’m going to need people to call me on my crap. Guilt me into dropping weight. Cheer me on. Buy me a piece of broccoli instead of meat lovers pizza then understand why I hate you the rest of the night.
My goal is to be down to 250lb within a year of my journey. I would like to be down 27 more pounds by 30 days from now. I can’t do that without you.
At the same time, I hope to be an encouragement to all of you out there as well. I’m going to be updating hopefully once a week to let you know how I feel along the journey with all my gripes, misery, depression, and starvation.
Keep coming back.
Because here’s the deal. If at the end of this year, I was able to pull it off, you can too. I still don’t know how I’m going to handle this yet. Let’s find out together.