I just got home from work. It was a good day, just a little long and tiring.

I am sure you know the feeling!

I went to the computer just to check a couple of things, and then go to bed.

Nothing special. I was going to write a post tomorrow.

Then, I looked at the bottom of my computer screen at the date, and it said 2/5/09!

That is right, today marks my nineteenth anniversary of weight loss!

On February 5th, 1990, I was a 5 foot 1 220 pound ninth grader! I am not sure how your school was, but 5 foot 1 220 pound kids were not the most popular.

On this day, for the first time, I woke up, and decided to lose weight.

I did!

I ate smaller portions, and lost about 65 pounds in four months.

As you know, I gained it back.

For the next nineteen years, I have lost and gained back weight. It was not until last year that I finally made the decision to change the way I eat.

Why did I do it?



No, one other word.


I love my wife with all of my heart.More than I have ever loved anyone. She means the world to me.
She also has made me a better person.
Not only does she support my weight loss journey at all costs, but she supports my blog. She is very proud.
She never knew I loved to write, and she did not know how funny I was until she read a few of my posts. She never knew how passionate I was about her, nor did she know how well I can express my emotions.
Now, she loves the blog. It is one of the main reasons I keep it going. Some days when I do not want to write, she always gives me an idea:

“Tony, you should write about cupcakes!”
“Tony, you should write about the dog!”
“Tony, you should write about the gym!”

It makes me feel great that she loves this.

She is my inspiration!

In nineteen years, I am the happiest I have ever been. There is no more living in the past. It is all about the future.

And you know all about my life now!

About a month ago, I wrote about “Pimping your Blog”.

Well, what inspires you?
Tell me about your blog!
Tell me why you write!
Who in your life motivates you!

As always, let me put you in my blogroll if you are not there already! No strings attached!

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