It is very frustrating to know that I look at food differently than most people……

My wife can eat half of a candy bar and be full. She will save the rest for a later date. I look at it and go “Half of a candy bar??? Really?? That is not even a king size candy bar!”

It can be stressful to workout every day……

I need to be at work by 7:30am some days. So on those day I need to get up at 3:45am. I have to walk the dog and make sure my wife is set up for the day since she works and takes care of our son. Since the gym by my house opens at 5am, I drive to the 24 hour gym to get the extra 20 minutes to work out. I work out for two hours, shower, and head to work. If there is time, I will stop to get coffee. I do this so when I get off of work, I have time to hang with my son before his bedtime.

It is very frustrating to know that I look at food differently than most people……

How can people eat when they want one day and then just switch back the next! It is amazing! They can eat 5000 calories for one day, and then brush it off!

It can be stressful to workout every day……

When my family makes plans, my wife makes sure I will have time to work out. Mentally, it is important for me to go into a gym and work out, even if it is for 10 minutes. When we stay at hotels, I find out what kind of workout equipment they have.

It is very frustrating to know that I look at food differently than most people……

I once ate five apples. I was hungry! It was one of those days where I just needed the carbs. Someone looked at me and said “How can you eat five apples?” I said “Because 600 calories is better than 2500.”

It can be stressful to workout every day……

My gym was closed one day because of water issues. I drove an hour to their sister gym to work out.

It is very frustrating to know that I look at food differently than most people……

I will always need to do some form of tracking food. Maybe not on paper all the time, but knowing what goes in my body.

It can be stressful to workout every day……

I have waited 45 minutes to workout on a certain machine,

Okay, so I look at food differently and it is stressful to workout every day.

I love working out. I never have to convince myself to go to the gym. I just love going.

Since I started three years ago, I have fallen in love with the gym. The smell of it. The sweat through my hoodie. Everything about it. My wife understands.

I do look at food differently. Everything can be a “trigger food” if I wanted it to be. I eat raw cauliflower and a ton of chicken. I eat beef jerky and rarely try new foods. I will not starve myself.

With all that being said, I do not make excuses. I made myself over 400 pounds. No one else did. It had nothing to do with the cakes in my house or the McDonald’s down the road. It had nothing to do with my wife wanting to go out to eat or every diet plan on TV. I did it through excessive eating and not being active.

Over the last three years I have changed. I lost 221 pounds, I gained weight during a transition phase, and I also*…….

*I have decided to keep some things a little private till later.

As I have said, I have worked out more. I have eaten more as well. I have gotten stronger and feel better than I have before.

I am result oriented. I have lived too long with the “would have could have” mentality.

What does all of this mean?

2011 will be a great year. From someone who never should have had weight loss success.

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