I am a 38 year old happily married man. I have 4 beautiful children that I want to be around for and a beautiful wife who deserves to have to put up with me for a very long time. I made bad decisions in the past and have decided – with my wife – to change those decisions and make a new future.
I have always been a large person, whether in school or after, but I have always had a love obsession with food. I would eat even when i wasn’t hungry, snack “just because” and choose the worst things in the world to eat. In 2009 I weighed 400 pounds and decided to change. I changed how I ate, changed how I viewed food, changed how I exercised and changed how I lived. Over the course of a year I lost 150 pounds. I felt great, I looked great and I loved running around with my kids. Then life happened.
I went through a divorce. My kids ended up hundreds of miles away from me. None of this was easy but I thought I had handled it pretty well. Then I realized one day that I had turned back to food for comfort. I hadn’t gained everything back, but I had gained half of what I had lost. There was no way I wanted to get back to where I was before. There was no way I was going to weigh 400 pounds and be in pain all the time and look the way I did and not be able to do anything fun with the kids. I decided to make a change.
My wife and I are on a journey and it is a permanent one. Thanks for coming by and if I can inspire one person to make that change, it was worth it!
Below are goals I have been working on. They have been updated recently as I was able to do a half marathon and break my other race goals along the way. My lifting goals are a bit tougher but I am still working on them.
**UPDATED March 16th 2019***
Goals I want to break (or keep breaking):
°3.1 miles – 27:28 (8:51 per mile) 01/26/2019
°6.2 miles – 57:36.5 (9:17.5 per mile) 02/09/2019
°9.3 miles – 1:36:11 (10:21 per mile) 02/23/2019
°13.1 miles – 2:08:27 (9:48 per mile) 03/16/2019
°Bench Press Goal – 265 pounds
°Squats Goal – 385 pounds
°Deadlift goal – 450 pounds (Trap bar)