The reason for this blog is simple... I'm presently writing a book to motivat folks needing to lose between 50-100lbs. I'm asking anyone that would like to contribute their success story to please comment on my blog and if you'd like, email me your story wth photos to

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Start of Blog - My Situation

I've never had a "chisseled"body but I've always thought of myself as having an average body type. By 39 (currently 41) I was at 245lbs. but I carried it well (or so I thought) and felt okay with my weight.

In early 2008 my life and health began unraveling. I began seeing the symptoms of sleep apnea (exhausted all the time and only thought about sleeping). I developed severe acid reflux and on top of all of this, I had a cough that would not stop (no I don't smoke).

All I can say is fast forward to Christmas 2008 and I was at 316lbs. MISERABLE! Not only did my physical condidition deteriorate, but my mental state suffered as well.

Well, I realized I could either go in the path I was on and die or I could try to do something about it. So far I've lost about 31lbs. but I'm not stopping here. I PROMISED my daughter I'd be at 200lbs. by May 2011.

What does this have to do with a weigh loss success story? Well, I've found that by seeing sites with photos showing regular evey day folks who have lost large amounts of weight really motivates me.

I hope you'll share your stories and photos with me.

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I'd love to post your story and photos.

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