About Me

I am finding this to be the hardest part, talking about me.  Telling a story of how I got here might be better for me and make more sense for you.

It was a stormy night and I just came in from thwarting another Zombie attack, they just don’t give up, oh right wrong story.

It really began about 7 years ago, I went from this kid who was called every skinny name in the book, met my Wife and did the having a child.  Realizing as a baker with no benefits I could not give my Daughter what she deserved I quit and started working for a call centre. The money was decent and the benefits were great.  Before you know it the days of getting up and working my ass off for 4 to 5 hours to get baked goods out was replaced by sitting at a desk all day.

Now this is where over time I learned about burning loads of calories every day to burning enough to walk from point A to B was slowly putting on weight.  One day I woke up and was getting closer to 40 and that guy who never peaked above 165 lbs. was now 250 lbs. with boobs.  After about 6 years of this my body just gave out one day, I was coming home from work and something was just not right.

For about a month I was getting chest pains and dizzy spells. One night as I was busing home something just went and my chest felt like it was going to burst out of my chest, and sweat it was coming out of me like I was in the shower.  I managed to make it home and fell to the floor, I will be honest I thought I was dying because it sure felt like it.  While my Wife was on the phone with 911 I was actually laying with my eyes shut tight and thought I am a dead man, the pain was so intense that I said to myself “just take me and get it over with Grim”.  Once I got the hospital a battery of tests was done, the Doctor actually said “you want the truth or sugar coat it”?  Being blunt, I said lay it on me.

The Doctor was blunt that’s for sure “your fat and out of shape Mr. Junk, you did not even last 5 min on the treadmill”.  When I got home 2 days later my Wife decided we needed a change.  Step one, we changed our eating habits. I actually dropped from 250 lbs. to 222 lbs. just changing my portions and what I ate.  Step two; we got more active with our lives.  We would walk after meals, take our Daughter to the park and throw a basketball or kick the soccer ball around.  Step three we joined a gym; I owe Good Life gyms my life for being there for the everyday person!

As of this day (Friday June 15th 2012) at 43 I have slimmed down to 173 lbs. with a goal of 165 by the end of July or early August. I have taken up running and love every second of it.  I am laying Junk Miles to get stronger and faster.

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2 Responses to About Me

  1. MuddyJ says:

    I just started using the “Zombies, Run” app on my phone last night and I thought of your bio! The app is badass, telling a story while you run, and then…YOU GET TO HEAR A ZOMBIE HORDE CHASING YOU! The moans grow louder the closer they get… a great tool to keep your runs fun when they would otherwise become a bit tedious….check it out!

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