Looks like the last time I posted here was a year and a half ago. What in the world happened? I actually forgot I had this blog. You have all these visions of grandeur and then Life sets in. Well those visions of grandeur have changed to nightmares of insignificance.
What's been going on for the past year and a half, you ask?
Same old same old. As in right back to the same old stuff that turned me to blogging in the first place. Problem is now it is much, much worse. I fell off the wagon and it ran slap over me, hit reverse and, just for good measure, ran over me again. I went back to all my old habits, all of them. I honestly believe that if it were possible to grow gills and breathe soda, I would sign up to be the first test case. I can pound sodas like there is no tomorrow. Smoking again also. What the hell was I thinking? It almost killed me to get off of them to begin with and here I am cheifing again like there is no tomorrow. And don’t even get me started with the no exercising and sedentary lifestyle thing. I can barely be moved off the couch to take a wiz. The only exercise I get now is walking into work to sit down all day, or walking to the stove for seconds, thirds, or tenths.
You know I went back and read all the 3 posts, (I know, huge amount there) from my last "vision of grandeur" and man did I sound happy. Guess it was the calm before the storm. I have since put on god knows how much weight. Reason I say that is my scale actually cannot weigh me anymore. I get on it and it says, " DANG! One at a time dudes!" Actually if I got on it now, it would probably just give up the ghost and die. I'm positive I would break it in half. Looks like my last weight was 334 lbs. I can say now I am probably pushing 400 easily. I had my wife, Ang, measure my waist today and it was downright depressing. I am 12 inches away from being as big around as I am tall. Also along the way I have developed gout in the big toe of my left foot. I saw my grandfather go through quite a few bouts with his gout and you would think I would learn from it, but noooo.
So what am I going to do about it?
Well this is public notice, I am mad as hell and I aint gonna take it anymore. Ima be like those stupid J.G. Wentworth commercials, you know the ones that have people hanging out their windows yelling " It’s my money and I need it now!!". Well ITS MY LIFE AND I NEED IT NOW!!!
Starting tomorrow..no to hell with that, starting right now, no more sodas! I am declaring war on the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. and all its jabroni co-conspirators like Pepsi and Coke! I will not drink another soda from this point forward. No diet, no caffeine free, no throw back, nothing! Smoking is on the way out too. I may have to wean myself off those or who knows; I may just drop them at the same time. Done it before and by God I'll do it again. One thing I have to say is we have been doing excellent in the eating out category. I can count the number of times we have gotten fast food in the past month on 1 hand. That coming from a family that used to eat out breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every day. Problem is now we're stuck on processed food. This is going to be the tough one here. About 5 months ago my wife lost her job and it essentially cut our income in half. Then our car decided to die leaving us as a one car family, that one car being a truck that can only accommodate 3 of us at a time. When that happens it’s a real wake up call. Suddenly the bills seem to be that much harder to pay and you go from eating out every day to cooking. Problem is the food we are cooking is all over processed crap. Yeah it’s cheap. I mean were not down to Ramen noodles and peanut butter sandwiches yet but were one illness or car breakdown away from it. Eating healthy is so much more expensive than buying from Aldi's. And that is the ruse they use to get you. If you go on the cheap, it’s all processed crap and your health goes down, way down. Then they get you with the doctor and hospital bills. If I buy healthy, I can see the day coming when it will be a decision to either have power or buy groceries. I mean it seems no one can win these days. Well they aint gettin me without a fight. Ima start walking at work and at home, even if it’s just to the end of the street, which is about my limit now before the pain sets in. Ima incorporate a dumbbell workout plan and I'm going to stick to it, hell or high water!
Let it be known, from this point forward, I am born anew. Out with the bad and in with the good. I will be using this blog to get me through most of this. I will try and make an entry at least on a regular basis. Not like one every year and a half as it stands now. I will be posting pics of my progress right here for the entire world to see. And there is where I NEED your help. I need encouragement. I need words of wisdom, encouragement and any other good traits that can be used. I need someone to keep me accountable for my actions. I know slip ups are going to happen, except for the soda, I'm done there, but with your encouragement I will succeed. This is going to be hard, seriously hard. But one way or another, one day at a time, one bite at a time I will do it. So please join me in my journey and watch this fat man disappear in NC!
Thank you so much for reading this rant and joining me in my fight against morbid obesity!