Day three of my mega e-mail mix!
I have received a good amount lately, and I have responded to them all!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah! (I am saying that like the Kool-Aid man would!)
I do not think any slipped through the cracks……… except for someone who wanted a blog interview.
I have done a few interviews which has been cool ( Muata and John).
I have also spent over an hour answering questions for others which have not been published. Some of these were supposed to be out in November.
If you know me from my writing, you know I do not like to wait for things. So what I have decided to do is take some of your awesome questions, and put them here in a little self interview!
Q. “Why do you always take pictures with your hands on your hips?”
A. “Because for the first time in a LONG time, I can. It has been a while since I can put my hands on my hips. It is a great feeling. Also,if you see me walk around now, I always walk with my hands behind my back (Like I am being handcuffed). I do that for the same reason!
Q. “When did you start seeing results?”
A. “The first day! I felt more energized, and I was happy that I controlled the way I ate. Every day I did this, I felt better, and more confident. Then, clothes felt better, and my movement was more rapid. I realized that I can live like this. Sure, I would sacrifice a pizza or a burger, but it felt really good to live!”
Q. “Tony, you do not have to answer this if you do not want to, but was it really hard to go to the bathroom?”
A. “Yes it was. I could not stand at a urinal, nor could I properly wipe myself. The bathroom was by far the most humiliating thing for me when I was morbidly obese. It still beings tears to my eyes today. I remember the weight I was able to go properly, it was 347! I do not wish it on anyone, but I know that I will maintain my weight loss for that reason alone!”
Q. “Do you really work 70 hours a week?”
A. “Ask my wife! Ha, yes I do. I work a lot, and I blog, and I spend time with my wife. I am at work over twelve hours a day, and I am able to answer email from my BlackBerry. When I get home, I will hang out with my wife if she is not sleeping. At night, I will blog and answer emails that I have not done during the day. I also work out at least once a day, if not twice. The only thing I really cut out is video games, and a lot of television.”
Q. “Do you really think you will be on Oprah, or a show like that?”
A. “Hmmm, I don’t know? I used to want to be on there, but the small blogging community is awesome! I am able to answer a lot of questions, and get support as well.The only reason I would like to be on there is to inspire more people, which is truly my passion. Losing weight/Getting healthy is worth it, and it is not that hard. It is making sacrifices, but worthwhile ones. I made a lot of decisions, and I think that if people could make some small sacrifices, they would see the result!”
Q. “You always make fun of the people at WW meetings. Why do you go?”
A. “Trust me, I need WW more than it needs me. Those meetings I go to give me a lot of hope. I hear how some people have lost weight, and how some struggle. It moves me each time. I always try to find the humor in a situation, but I do love going!”
Q. “Do you want to make money off of your blog?”
A. “No. For me, it is not about money, it is really about giving people hope. When I was 400 pounds, I would give anyone whatever money I had to lose weight. I know how people can be.
As someone who has lost over 200 pounds, I guess deep down I have some sore of responsibility to the weight loss community. I have to be able to give people answers or hope. It is important to me now.
Believe me, I am not a dumb guy! I actually have a very good business sense. I know I could make a good amount of money if I wanted to. It is not about that for me. It really is about helping out.
Q. ” Do you love your wife?”
A. “With all of my heart!”
Q. ” Anyone famous ever email you?”
A. “Hmmmmm, not really. I did get a nice email from the author of Hungry Girl saying I looked great. That was pretty cool!”
Q. “Wow, 200 pounds in 10 months. Is that a record?”
A. “You know, I have lost 211.2 pounds in 10 1/2 months now. Here is the way I look at it. There are people who have lost more weight than me (Kim) and some that lost it quicker than me (Eric). I am living healthy, and I am happy. I am not one to compete. Health is not a competition. I am just so thankful that my wife does not have to worry about me as much as she used to.”
Q. “What is one word that describes you?