I remember talking to my wife last summer and telling her that after the summer was over, I was fully going into Weight Watchers. I found the local site and meetings and decided to go. September 18, 2013 was my first meeting. I weighed in at a whopping 330 pounds. Way more than I thought and way more than everybody around me thought. But that number scared the shit out of me. I had just found out my wife was pregnant and there I was, clinically extremely obese and about to be a father to a newborn. I couldn't be that. So I stuck to it. I had assistance from my wonderful wife +Lori Lambert . We transitioned easily to making healthier dinners, helping me not look for bad snacks and organizing our fridge and cupboards better. I never thought I would make a year, but I never thought I would be that fat.
|Here is me right before I signed up. Lori had this picture while we were looking back and it doesn't even look like me.|
This past year has been so much fun. I remember my first 25 pounds, my 10%, my 50 pound, my 75 pound. I am now actually having the conversation about making lifetime goal weight. In one year I lost over 82 pounds. I basically lost a quarter of myself. But I like to think I basically lost all the beer and food I ate from high school until now. I am officially ate my high school weight. Which is crazy and great at the same time. Oh yeah, in the last year, we also had our beautiful daughter, Avery. Which by itself is pretty awesome.
I couldn't have done it without my wife +Lori Lambert and our two wonderful kids. Without them I wouldn't of been motivated to do this. I still have work to do but I am much better than a year ago. I am just one of the great stories of people who have done Weight Watchers. I hope I can keep it up and keep doing what I am doing.
In a year I went from not being able to run a mile to training for a half marathon. I went from running 13 minute miles to running my average of ten years ago of 10 minute miles. I have run numerous races and have scheduled more. I am more confident. Most importantly, I am so much happier. I am also much more energetic. I love it. I need it with a 4 month old.
So, one day, when you read this Avery, I am doing this for you and me. So I can play with you when your crawling, when you running around our yard, when your playing spots or dancing or cheer leading. I am doing this for you, your big brother and your mom. Because I want to live long and enjoy my life with you all.
Thank you all for the support and love. I look forward to my second year in Weight Watchers (AA for fatties).