I have six months to reshape my life. I can do this.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

One Week To Go

So, on November 1st I am starting a new diet. Actually it is not a diet so much as it is a life change. I have been reading for about two months. I met with a doctor to discuss what I should do.

We settled on a good plan that I am making a six month commitment to. I am also continuing to work out (well, to walk - we decided that a few months of strict cardio-vascular work is best for right now). People get the wrong idea about my size.

I have not been this large all my life. Just since I went to college. I really blew it. I have been able to figure out what all happened in my life to help me gain so much weight. And I have established some prayer support and accountibility. Plus just being able to really prepare and focus in on a diet, on a plan, has really helped my mindset. I need to do something now. I cannot wait.

So, I am allowed to have between 800-1200 calories a day. Hopefully we will see some dramatic results soon. That coupled with a LOT of water and walking and basketball twice a week will begin a process of reshaping my life and my self. Pray me up, especially you all who are also dealing with a battle of the bulge.

I also highly recommend My Big Fat Greek Diet by Dr. Nick Yphantides. He was a medical health expert who weighed 467 pounds. He lost over 200 in eight months. Now he is down to below 200 and has reshaped his entire life and existance.

My goals are to see the life change, get things back in order, glorify God. I also hope to shut some mouths of some pretty miserable "fatists" who surround me daily. Churches are loaded with the self-righteous skinny. These are the same people who equate fat with lazy. Not EVERY fat guy is lazy. Some of us work VERY hard at what we do. We just eat too much. And we don't work out enough.

And Dave, if you read this, give me a call. You are mainly the only one who reads this blog. I will continue to write here because I know you will help hold me acocuntable as well. I write over on my myspace. Mainly I need help looking at a reward for the six month mark. Any suggestions?