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 suck.
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 can’t!

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?

Yes, life is not fair, but what does that have to do with what you put in your mouth?

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.

I can live with that.

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!

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