Thursday, January 30, 2014

24 Day Challenge Complete

Hey Gang,

So yesterday brought to a close this round of the 24 Day Challenge.  I have to admit this time the challenge was extremely hard, because I am under a tremendous amount of stress and I am an emotional eater.  So when you put the two together, it means I definitely had days where I slipped up.  However that is the beauty of this program.  It allows you to get up after you fall down.  I couldn't have done it with out the support of my wife, kids (yes they made sure to stop me from eating something that I shouldn't) and our Team Evolve.  Every time I was tempted to give up all of these people where there to make sure I snapped out of my pity party.

So how much did I lose?  Well I know weight isn't everything, but 15 pounds is pretty darn good.  However the change in my body (with minimal exercise) is remarkable.  I haven't actually taken my measurements yet, but as you can see from this picture it's actually pretty drastic.  More importantly though I feel great, and have more energy then I have had in a long, long time.

So what is next?  Well I was issued a challenge to lose 88 pounds by Success School in August, by our fearless leaders Nate and Jenn DeTracy.  That would mean I would weigh 200 pounds by August 6th.  I plan on making that happen!  My question to you is what are you doing just sitting there watching me?  Why not join me and set a goal of losing 10-20 pounds over the next 30 days?  Let me help you!  Will you think about it at least?


Monday, January 20, 2014

What's Next


So it's been quite a few days since I've posted anything. Well I can't say I have a good reason. It seems I am still fighting through this writers block.  Every now and then it seems like I am breaking through (which is why I cleared everything and started over).  Then bam the wall (or block) comes crashing down.  So in an attempt to force my way through that wall here goes.

So let's see what's going on with me.  Well I am 41 years old and looking for a new career.  I've worked in my family business for the last 20+ years and over the next few months it will all be coming to and end.  To be honest, I am sad and excited at the same time.  I'm sad, because I wish that things didn't have to end, but as they say with every ending comes a new beginning.  This situation is completely pushing me out of my comfort zone and forcing me to find a new profession.  Who knows maybe I'll actually find something in the field that has to do with what I studied in college.

Deep inside I have always considered myself a writer of some sorts.  After all I graduated Temple University with a Bachelors in Journalism.  I just never really liked asking a lot of question and quite honestly I was never really aggressive enough.  I can't really see myself as a reporter.  So what then?  Perhaps something in creative writing?  I can't tell you how many books I've started and then stopped.  Probably close to 5 or 6.  I just can't ever seem to finish them.

So what then?  I've applied to become a Philadelphia Police Officer (now that's quite a change isn't it?),  I'm just waiting to see if I get accepted to the Academy.  That's not to say that if something wow's me I won't change directions.  So right now it seems I am in a holding pattern and just waiting for some things to break one way or another.

I said it was going to be a bumpy ride, didn't I?


Tuesday, January 07, 2014

It's Really A New Start!


In case your are a frequent reader you will notice I have made some changes.  I'm sorry I haven't been around in a while. I've been going through some stuff which I will explain later, but I've archived all of my old posts, so that I can start fresh.  If you are new to my blog, welcome make yourself at home.

My name is Stuart Janoff and I am a fat guy. I'm some what lazy, but not completely useless. I am here to say that in 2014 that all changes. 2014 is going to be a year of stepping out of my comfort zone.  Goals are set, plans are in place and it's going to be huge!!

The ultimate purpose of this blog is to share my journey.  Along the way I will discuss things that I am doing to accomplish my goals, but I will also discuss the things that got me to where I am today.  I have always felt it is important to not live in the past, but you can't forget where you came from or you are doomed to repeat some of the same mistakes.

So to those who have been here before Welcome Back, to those who are new Welcome.  Either way hang on it's going to be a bumpy, but fun ride.


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