The only thing I could think of is my wife and my two daughters. But that was the wrong thing to be thinking about. I should have been thinking about me and how I was going to change so I can be around for my wife and daughters.
So I started to change the next day. I completely dropped fast food, fried food, diet sodas, chocolate, candies, ice cream... all junk food. I started eating the good stuff: salads, chicken, beef, fat-free & lowfat everything and WATER WATER WATER.
I hit the gym 1-2-3-4-5 times a week for 30 minutes at first, then an hour. This Thanksgiving Day I walked my first 5K with my wife and 2 daughters.
I stepped on the scale this past Friday and it read 366 lbs. I'm down 76 lbs and I feel great.
It was tough to get to this point but I can't specify enough that I wouldn't be at this point in my trek without my faith in God and the support of my wife and daughters. Also the encouragement from my friends.
To all my Facebook friends I thank you for the support with comments, advice and the ever powerful "Like" button.
In the next few posts I will share how difficult its been, my highs & lows, struggles and what I go through daily. Also I will go back in time and share how my relationships with my father, mother and brother tie into my disease.