Tuesday, July 21, 2015
People ask me why I put everything out there for the whole world to see. Part of the reason I did that is for accountability and support. Which as I learned this weekend is crucial for success. Because I told the world what I am trying to do, people have gone out of their way to cheer me on. I mean the amount of people who have reached out to me is just staggering! My parents made sure there was stuff Allie and I could eat. Even going as far as buying bagel thins so I could enjoy having a bagel and lox for breakfast and not have all of the calories and carbs of a full size bagel. They made sure there was plenty of fruit for us to snack on and healthy choices for lunch available (thanks Mom and Dad!). Did I have a few slip ups? Absolutely! Did I make more right than wrong choices? Absolutely! I'm human after all.
So what other lessons did I learn this weekend? Well I learned that I do in fact have some will power. Who knew? I learned that walking around weighing 285 pounds sure puts a pounding on your legs. I learned that pulling a fully loaded beach cart while weighing 285 pounds, is like walking through quick sand. Most importantly I learned that I can in fact do this, because the circle of people I have around all want me to succeed. Sure there are going to be times that I slip up and eat junk food or drink a few to many beers. It's what I do the next day that matters. It's that I get back up and push forward. As Rocky says, "It ain't about how hard you hit; It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. It;s how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done."
Starting Weight: 295 lbs.
Week 1: 286.5 lbs. - 8.5 lbs.
Bring on Week 2!