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.