Monday, August 2, 2010

What do you mean there is no magic???

Last time we met, our man of interest Zeusmeatball had acquired a new means of transportation in the form of a fat burning, muscle building dual wheeled crank driven vehicle new old bike which was added to the fleet. A long weekend that included more eating than should have happened because of going to a HUGE car show and frankly not caring about having a burger and a hot dog from a vendor at said show, the Holy Grail of cars was found and a good time was had by all. He walked for more than two hours looking at classic cars which evoked more drool on his chin than any cheeseburger could ever hope to achieve, now plans for a new old car are floating through his gray matter. This weekend was decent on the movement front but the eating properly was lacking as the trip to the car show paired with an adventure to a Drive in movie relaxed the usual stern resolve that normally resides within me.

1969 Shelby GT500, they don't get much nicer than this.

My neighbors 1951 Plymouth Concord with the Shelby in the background.

The fact that I was able to walk around a car show for more than two hours much of that time with my 47 pound daughter bouncing around on my shoulders is a testament to what can be done when we take things into our own hands where health is concerned. I was unable to walk a quarter mile to see a broken bridge not so long ago and now my little girl gets to have great memories of riding around on Her Daddy's shoulders with her red balloon in hand dripping ice cream onto my shiny dome. Things could have ended up so differently for me if I had not hit that turning point where I decided to change my lifestyle up, This is a much better option for everyone involved if ya ask me.

I believe that anyone can lose weight if the time and effort is put into it, once upon a lullaby I was that guy sitting in the couch thinking about how impossible losing the weight was and had all but given up hope of ever being smaller. That guy felt defeated and backed into a corner where his health was the subject and started looking into alternative options to help with the weight loss but what he found out was that there is no such thing as magic and nothing but hard work was going to change things. Without putting work into ourselves we can not hope to accomplish weight loss or any health goals, If I had chose to continue sitting on my ass with a joystick in my hand..lets keep our minds out of the gutter kids that's not what I meant! who knows where I would be today? perhaps that couch would have collapsed by now and the wood floor would have the beginnings of an ass shape forming into the very fibers of the wood itself! I don't know and I don't want to know, I am just happy that I made my mind up and stuck to it.

If you are reading this blog for the first time or the 700th time know that you can change the way that you eat, no disability, no problem and no lifestyle requires a person to mindlessly shovel food into their face, those things are just excuses. Even now after two and a half years of doing it right I still struggle with eating more when I am stressed but at the core of that I am the one that lifts food to mouth no matter what else is going on in my life so I am responsible for my own actions each and every time, just like you are.

Eat less, move more, hold on tight and enjoy the ride is what follows, go ahead ask me how I know.

As Ever


  1. Wow, your blog is very inspiring. Being a 300lb guy myself (topping at 345 at the worst point), I am hoping to achieve what you have. Thanks for the inspiration. Congratulations on your achievments!!!