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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.

 

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Weighing In On My Resolution

I was feeling quite guilty this past year as I saw myself gaining weight going against my resolutions I set last year.

This feeling of guilt followed me until I discovered the other day that I was exactly the same weight that I was last March.

Some might say that this is a terrible fact and I should be filled with shame, but I am taking a different approach this year. I now look at it as an important piece of information through my personal journey on the film.

And even though at my same weight, I have to give myself the benefit of the doubt that I did not gain any weight back.

I have not gone back up to four hundred pounds. I have beat the odds in an odd kind of way.

Now I find myself able to turn away certain foods that I used to eat all the time.  I don’t feel deprived anywhere as much as I used to.

So, the next time I make a resolution or goal, I will think realistically and make it more attainable so I actually feel better about myself… and prove myself against all odds.