People ask me all the time why I named myself “The Anti-Jared”. I always give a very vague answer. I finally have a answer for you.
A couple of weeks ago I got a call on my cell phone. When I picked up the phone, this is what I heard.
“Toooonyyy Posssnanski!!!!!!!!! Matt Star,______ News Orlando!!!!!!”
It was incredibly exciting! As you might know, my goal is to try to get my story out there. A 400 pound guy who changed his life to lose over 200 pounds!!! A local news team was going to do a story on me. Awesome!!!
“Wow! Hi Matt, how….”
He cut me off to say this:
“One question? 200 pounds lost!!! P90X????”
That prompted me to say:
“Joe Buck Coreself!”
Except I did not say Joe Buck Coreself. I said something that sounds very similar to it.
The phone call ended and my shot of being on TV ended as well.
At that moment I realized that I am not going to be great on TV. I have nothing to sell. I am boring. I lost weight by eating fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. I go to the gym, and lift weights. One that I got from a book that was printed in 1982. People always ask me:
“So you eat lean meats, fruits and vegetables? Have you ever had a Kashi Bar??”
Yes, when I was 400 pounds I had a Kashi Bar, and a Power Bar, and Slim Fast. I had Ripped Fuel, Sugar Free Apple Pie and I also had Special K.
Now I eat fruits, vegetable and lean meats. Throw in a bean and oatmeal here and there.
See, I call myself “The Anti-Jared” because I have used gimmicks for over 30 years. I was always on the “hot diet radar”. Any new product that came out I bought. Snackwells, Lean Pockets, etc.
Every time I failed, I blamed myself.
I am weak.
I did not go through with it 100%.
That was not true. I failed because I heard someone else lost weight “that way” and I was convinced that I was going to as well.
That never works by the way.
I have nothing against Jared. He is one of the only people I know who has kept off over 200 pounds.
I just did not like the fact that I thought I could do it with subs.
I never talk about what I eat on here or “if it works for me it will work for you!!”
I am “The Anti-Jared” because I will talk about hope.
If a former 400 pound guy, who never played sports, had a life coach, or trainer can lose over 200 pounds and keep it off for six months, then what is stopping you?
So I have come to the realization that, although my pictures are impressive, and I have heard compliments from some inspirational people, I will not be a media gem. I will not be a national sensation nor will I be a hard core fitness trainer.
I will not sell you products from “The Anti-Jared” line, nor will I have my own talk show.
I will just have to settle with being Tony Posnanski for the rest of my life.
Oh, by the way, I do own a P90x. Remember, I was a 400
pound guy who would do anything to lose weight!
You ain’t losing 200 pounds with it! $100 down the drain!