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I Blame Obesity

Obesity…it’s not personal; it is a disease. For every new Oreo cookie on the market, there is a new weight loss diet or food, proving the disease is falsely medicated.

Shouldn’t that put the odds at a even keel?

It doesn’t appear to be working; but it’s not our faults, right?

When I was growing up, my mother taught my family that it was always someone else’s fault.

If it was bad weather, blame the weatherman. If they came out with a delicious new food, blame the food company.

There was always a way to find solace in blaming others.

Now that I am older and spent the last three years surrounded by every weight loss and health guru around, I have changed my position.

I find that if I stop taking the time to blame others for what has happened, I have at least the fighting chance to change things.

It’s a frighting thought for some, since it is so much easier to blame others whether they are right or wrong.

After being in a terrible truck accident, I spent three years in unbearable pain and blaming the truck for it..

While of course in some ways this is true, what I did with the situation was the most important. I needed to be proactive to help myself. I needed to take control.

I would have to deal with the pain for the rest of my life. There would certainly be different ways I could take to try and lesson the pain but it will always be there.

Normally, I would eat food to comfort me and just complain about what happened. I ate the candy because the truck accident aftermath MADE me…

Now I refuse to not take responsibility for my choices of how I react to my pain. I finally realize that I am the only one who can take proper action to stop the damage. I need to be proactive to help myself.

I have to make the first step towards helping myself. I don’t want anyone else to blame. Sure it isn’t personal, it’s a disease… but I can stop being the victim.

I know it is scary, but there is hope out there.

 

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Hope Is Reignited in the Battle Against Obesity

For those of you who don’t know, I had at one time lost over two hundred pounds. After a severe truck accident, I spent a good amount of years having surgeries and many painful procedures. And through the many courses of strong steroids and agony, I have started to make my way back.

This film has been my chance to heal myself and try to help others. I still suffer from obesity as many of the rest of you do and I hear your voices. Regaining the majority of my weight back, left me with the feeling of shame and little hope.

I have spent the last three years of my life on the road across many states in this country. Continually, I have been struggling to look for the answer that has taken many unnecessary lives and most of my family and friends. Obesity is the never-ending plague that we all must fight against.

What I have found is that there is hope. Many of the great people we have talked to have been so very helpful.

Names ranging from Dr. Michael Roizen to Jillian Michaels and over a hundred of other experts, authors, and celebrities have been so fourth coming.

I would like to extend my warmest regard to all of you for the great support while making this historic film.

Even as I struggle through my pain and move forward in my battle against this dreaded plague of obesity, I know I could never have done it without all of your support.

With all of that said, I encourage you to check out our big announcement and blog Monday. It will be one of the greatest additions and interviews I have done.  Please stay tuned for Monday as the best is truly yet to come.

 

The iPod Saved My Life

When I was four hundred and fifty pounds, I couldn’t even walk ten feet without getting out of breath. I

tried exercising by walking outside but just couldn’thandle it. I just couldn’t have it in me.

One day I bought myself perhaps the greatest materialistic possession ever. It was the legendary iPod. Suddenly I was inspired. I was walking out a half a block in no time at all.

Now-years later- I have my iPhone and iPad and I am starting again. I had lost a ton of weight, was in a serious truck accident that took almost five years of my life and put a lot of weight back on.

To now have the chance to start walking outside again to help with the weight loss was so refreshing. I found myself walking longer then I thought I would. It would even help take my mind off the pain.

So as I find my way back, I just want to put out a personal thank you to the folks over at Apple for assisting me in taking off the weight and getting my health back.

An apple a day definitely keeps the doctor away.