Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
They say, “Dre, how come you don’t blog anymore?” I say, ‘Cause I don’t have anything to say!’ But that’s a lie. I miss y’all. And I have a lot to say. Mission Meltdown reset coming soon!
For a while now, I’ve been discouraged.
Discouraged about the weeks I bust ass and only lose a pound.
Discouraged about the weeks I don’t bust ass and gain seven.
Discouraged that this process is ridiculously slow for a man my size.
This is the truth of my journey — I’m nearly 400 pounds. I’ve been on the trail to healthy for nearly three years. I started the year on fire, ready to change and take this thing day by day. I wanted to eat better. I wanted to exercise more. I wanted better sleep. Here’s the kicker: I’ve done those things, to a point. While inconsistent, my eating has been considerably better than much of last year. I’ve moved more in the past 12 weeks than I did most of last year. I’ve slept better with the help of my cPAP. But I’m about as heavy as I was to start the year. Continue Reading
This week, I flunked. But it’s behind me. For you readers who are following and need to hear it, these kinds of weeks happen. The important thing is to not let it get out of control. Figure out the problem and improve. Continue Reading
As you can see if the graphic, I dropped three pounds this week!
And it was a solid week. Less calories. Better control over carbohydrate numbers. I hit my steps goal of 4,000 a day (baby steps, y’all) five days out of the fiscal week. I am happy with the loss, but more important, the decisions I made. Continue Reading