Well, some have you have emailed, IM’d me, cornered me at church and even while shopping…so here is the scoop. Yes, I have lost A LOT of weight. It is obvious enough that people who only know me from this blog are noticing. Of course, being up in front of a thousand or so people each week makes it hard to hide. Yep. A lot. I did not do it alone. My wife and I have journeyed this together and even my daughter has lost two sizes as a result of being around us.
I confess that I embarrassed that I had to lose this much weight in the first place. And, I am a bit nervous that so many notice, but I appreciate the support at the same time.
Here are the FAQ’s:
- How much? 53.3 lbs. in less than 6 months. I am now 199.7 lbs. and have lost a few trouser sizes (now a 34 waist and M/L shirt if you think of Christmas gifts this year).
- How? Dieting…I used a service I will not endorse online (until they give me some payola or something for it), but they sell food and the system is based on 1500 or so calories eaten more than you burn off. Basically, you eat less than you burn off. Like I said, I could not do this alone. My whole lifestyle has changed.
- Exercise? Not really, other than some cardio. I am planning on beginning that phase. I am going to do a home gym thing and begin some strength training.
This has been a huge life-change for me. Really. In fact, it has been a while since I have been this size and felt this way. I am still working it all out and realize that I am never done. As a Christian, the overeating thing is an “acceptable” sin. Food is an addiction and just one way I have masked pain and stress. Of course this is not good. I really believe that I need to take care of my body, just like my soul and the rest of me. I am not done yet, by any means, and never will be completely. But, this is a huge thing for me at this point in time. And no jiggle test or pics…yet. (That one is for my friend Carlos who is on a weight loss journey of his own).