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Hey Fatso! Biggest Loser Can be a Winner

by Steve

OK, so I've never been called that -- at least that I want to remember -- but I could have been called that throughout most of my life. So I know what it's like to be fat.  Yes, I said it.  Fat isn't a bad word just like skinny isn't one.  That's a name that I've never been called.  I do know what it's like to be the biggest person in the room and wanting to stay in the background.  Just being real.

This is a new year and a new endeavor to live a healthier life.  Sure you see all these "Biggest Loser" TV shows but what does it actually mean for the average, local person.  Having talked about losing weight for years, I was finally motivated by becoming aware of what St. Joseph's Hospital is doing with their employees.  They are having a biggest loser contest!  Great incentives for all participants.

So I started and on Monday and have lost 6 pounds so far but the treadmill broke yesterday.  Guess I really do need to lose some weight!  Actually, I've had the treadmill for some years and it's been great.  I need to find a company that can repair it.  I've also considered joining a local gym to use their equipment.  I'll find a solution quick.  If you know of a local treadmill repair company, please let me know.  (I'll post my email later.)

The one thing I've found from previous attempts is to really commit to doing it.  That doesn't mean "I'll try" or "I'll do it when convenient" but really committing.  Paul Vosti of St. Joseph's Hospital has been a great resource.  The hospital offers so many healthy free public classes.  No, this isn't a promotion for them but I do appreciate all that they offer for our community.

Today's meals included Special K with strawberries for breakfast and a delicious spinach salad with chicken, beets, black beans, waxed peppers and a dressing of olilve oil and basalmic vinegar.  Haven't decided on dinner but maybe a Tai chicken salad should be healthy.  Need to work out first.

UPDATE: Signed up at a gym and Fernando at the front desk was so helpful.  It was super quick and no long forms to fill out.  Wow!  It was great to fill sweat on my forehead.  Yes, I had to see the speed of the guy next to me on the treadmill.  You know you do it too!  I was walking and he was running so I don't know what I expected.  He was going twice as fast but hey, that's OK.  I still got my 45 minutes in and it was super.  Had Samson and a corn, cucumber and corn side dish with lemon juice.  I think I cheated but I had to put a bit of mayo on the salmon.  It was delicious.

 I'm hoping that this will help others to dig in and go for it!  Who knows, maybe we'll have to buy new clothes in a few months!  Good luck and keep up the good fight.

P.S Thanks to co-workers and family that are of great support.  They are some of the fittest people that made me tire just hearing about their workouts.  So glad they've made their health a priority everyday.  You're a great example.  Thanks!

 

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