Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Many of us during our lifetime will try to lose weight to make others happy for one reason or another.  I have been guilty of this as well and it's why all of my past attempts have failed.  I have tried to lose weight in the past to make my parents happy, hoping that a girl would like me, have more friends, fit into a certain crowd etc.  The reason that all of these attempts have failed at least for me is because they were all for the wrong reasons.  It's like telling an alcoholic to stop drinking, a smoker to stop smoking, and a drug addict to stop using drugs.  Just like drinkers, smokers, and drug addicts we have to want to change our habits for ourselves and no one else.  In May of 2006 when I weighed 442 pounds I decided that I wanted to lose weight and adopt a permanent lifestyle change for the right reason which was for myself and no one else.  When I began my journey I wore an 6XL shirt and had a 64 inch waist.  That was when I began my incredible weight loss journey that many thought was impossible but has been a huge success that I'm very proud of!  As I sit here behind the computer in June of 2010 I have maintained my 230 pound weight loss for over a year, wear an XL shirt, and have a 36 inch waist because I did it for my self and not to make anyone else happy!!!

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