On Weight Loss and Inspiration

I think I’ve put off blogging for long enough. Though today will regard my loss of about 218 lbs through nothing but diet, exercise, and some kind supervision.

I’ll save the details of my loss for another day as I’m on my walk now typing this on my phone.

This has happened more times than I can remember now. I’ve been stopped on my walk around my apartment complex and asked how much weight I’ve lost. Today struck me as special, as two kids approached me and asked the same of me. Both of them boys looking about 10 years old. One boy looked fairly athletic and skinny, the other looking fairly overweight for a boy his age.

The overweight boy has seen me before I lost my weight and wanted his friend to hear about it from me. Naturally the athletic boy didn’t believe that I had lost that much weight. So I showed him a picture of me before the weight loss. He still didn’t believe it was me and I couldn’t blame him as my whole face has changed since then. So I showed them more gradual pictures and he finally got it. But that wasn’t the best part.

After saying that anyone can do it if they put their mind to it, I went back to my jog. After a little bit I turn and see both boys racing each other to a gate. After the both touched the fence, the athletic boy stopped but the other boy kept going. Needless to say a wide grin formed across my face, thinking that just maybe my message got across.

At first I wasn’t sure about posting something like this as I want this space to be more technical in nature. Though I think I will spin the yarn from time to time my development efforts regarding my own body. I’ll commit my thoughts to the ether and hope someone finds it of interest one day.