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…….