Here I go again!

A few weeks ago I watched a popular weight loss show that runs on TV. I was especially interested in this particular episode because it was going to chronicle past contestants and show “where they are now.” Towards the end of the show, they interviewed a former winner who had put most of his weight back on.

He talked about how he had been caught in a downward spiral and the weight kept creeping on. The man was visibly shaken and embarassed because of the weight gain. The next day, on some popular “social” websites, I read different opinions on how he could let that happen. I heard comments about him in the gym and at work.

I know how it happened. I know what was going on in his head. I know the feeling. It was happening to me.

A few years ago, I was a morbidly obese 300+ pounder who ate subs, fries, chips, and cheese sticks. I was given a wake-call during a routine physical from my doctor and proceeded to lose near fifty pounds by crash dieting.

Over the summer, Lee Labrada appeared at a work conference and made the announcement that he was going to introduce a special Lean Body Challenge that applied only to us. I sat up, took notice and informed everyone that I was going to win it. Once the challenge kicked off, I was focused; I didn’t do everything correctly, but in the end, I emerged as the champion.

That should have been the end of the story…..

I have had my share of life stress during that time: we had another baby, I had a few health issues, we bought a house etc. Because I didn’t learn the correct ways to eat, (I ate the same foods over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and……..) I eventually fizzled out.

This is my notice that I am back! Registeration is completed, workout plans are organized, and most importantly, my MEALS are organized CORRECTLY. I am here to help others; at work there are some who have joined this challenge and I am going to support their efforts as best I can.

This time, this challenge, I will correct the many things that went wrong and move forward.
Here I go again…….

2 Responses for Here I go again!

  1. Shannon Wallace Jr


    December 29, 2009 4:23 pm

    Hey Mike! Good luck man! We all need purpose in our lives to continue the pursuit of health and wellness. Enjoy the journey my friend!

  2. Nancy Solberg


    April 7, 2010 12:21 pm

    Awesome! Inspiring. I am female, but at the beginning and am working it as much as I can. I too am having challenges witht he food and maintaining the right balances. Please post more!