I am a blessed man!

Having lost over 200 pounds, a baby on the way, and a wonderful family, I can honestly say that I have so much to live for!

It was not always like that for me.

When I was over 400 pounds, life was rough. I was not much of a husband. I did not have the energy to live. Moving was a chore. In fact, I did not have the energy to hug my wife for over 5 years.
My job was tough. I sat down all day because I could not get the energy to move around the restaurant. Sure, I did a good job. But for how long.

It felt like the movie “Groundhog Day”. Every day was a struggle, and it was always the same day!

Then in February 2008, I made the change that helped me live again

I learned how to eat. My food might be a touch boring, but it works.
I learned to work out. The elliptical machine might be boring, but it worked.
I learned how to journal my life in a blog. Sometimes my posts are boring, but….

Hey, you saying my posts are boring!!!!!!

The truth is, I hated being called an inspiration until so many of you have done so. Believe it or not, but every single person who visits this site, or leaves me a comment helps me with my weight loss! I believe that blogging is a HUGE factor in losing weight.

And now, it is time to give back!

There is an awesome blogger named Mizfit who donated 10 cents for every comment on one of her posts to a great charity. It is an awesome idea! I want to do it too!

So that is what I am going to do for all of 2009! Actually, for as long as I have this blog!

As of today, I am starting the “Give Your Two Cents!” program. For every comment you leave on any post on my blog from this day forward, I will donate 2 cents to a monthly charity. Give me ideas on some awesome charities you might know of!
This month it is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is such a great organization. I can’t even begin to go into how many children they have helped.
The minimum my family will ever donate is $50 dollars, but the sky is the limit.I mean, I do write about 30 posts a month. 100 comments each time will be $60 per month.

I want to raise as much money as possible.

And you can leave any kind of comment you like! Here are some examples:

“Tony, you are an inspiration”
“Jared, you stink!”
“I lost 15 pounds with the Acai Berry!”
“I have a blog called…..”

I have been called an inspiration for a while. Well, a true inspiration helps others. And that is what I want to do! Plus, your comments are my inspiration!

Also, steal this idea if you like it!

As always, email me any questions you might have!

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