Another truly inspiring story! Thank you for sharing..xoxo Bob.
Bob, I would like to share my weight loss story with you. I watch the show every season, this season has been different for me. I used to sit in my recliner with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s (Ben&Jerry’s Everything But..) and a 20oz bottle of coke and watch The Biggest Loser. I would laugh and crack jokes about the people on the show, what kind of mess they are, I would call them names and laugh when they tried to give up. One night while watching eating the ice cream and drinking coke, my 10 year old daughter turned to me and said “Dad, it’s not funny! You are just as big as some of the people on the show!” I laughed it off and sent her to bed. Well, the look on her face when she told this to me stuck with me. The first few days after I was a little angry, because I didn’t see it. One morning shortly after Christmas 2009 I pulled out the scale and stepped onto it, the dial kept turning and I was over 300lbs. In fact I had a physical a few days later and realized I was 318lbs. This news hit me like a ton of bricks!! I heard my daughters voice, I saw her face. I realized it was time to change!
On January 8, 2010 I quit smoking! On January 11, 2010 I joined Global Fitness in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and on that day I changed my life. To date I have lost just about 120 lbs! I ran my first 5K (30 minutes 03seconds) on 10/24 and my first 5 Mile race (47minutes 53 seconds) on 11/21! I will not stop. This season of the Biggest Loser I watched the show with a different outlook, I realized that I was laughing to hide my pain and to cover up who I was, now I feel their pain and know how they feel. I want to help others make a change in themselves.
Thank You for the inspiration, I am attaching my “Before and After” photos. The first picture is of me with the Boston Red Sox 2 World Series Trophies when I weighed 318lbs. The second photo is of me and my 3 year old son right before going to one of my kick boxing classes at the gym.