Tuesday, January 16

Ready to go again...

By the title you may wonder if I gave up the ghost before I even got started. Well the answer is no, I didn't I just couldn't get the time to blog this weekend for you guys. On Sunday I ran into a case of Vertigo. It's where your bodies equilibrium is thrown off and it cause extreme nausea and vomiting. (At least that's what it did from me) So that leads me into my post for today.

On this cleanse and diet that I'm doing, they offer you a road map of when to eat and how to eat and what to eat. The only requirements (they say) are the three shakes a day and the supplementation that you take to cleanse the liver and other organs. Well that requirement borders on malnutrition, as I have now found out. The shakes are very filling, so my body wasn't hungry. When I'm not hungry I don't eat, unless I'm emotionally eating, so I went without food in between the shakes. Since I am so overweight, this was a gross error on my part. Your body still needs nutrients and minerals that the shakes and supplementation DO NOT provide. Once I corrected this error, I was back on track. I spent most of yesterday recovering from the nausea and sick feeling but am back in spirits today.

I'm drinking the three shakes and taking the supplementation, eating a small amount of over roasted turkey (no seasoning), and eating a little bit of fruit and vegetables to round out my intake.

If you've found me - Welcome! I'm glad to be here and hope you enjoy reading about my eventual success! And good luck to you if you've decided to do the same thing.

Saturday, January 13

Ringing in the New Year

Hello all,

Today is the first day of an epic quest in my life. I'm glad that you are joining me for this and hope that this inspires even one of you to try the same. Let me give you a little background on why I've started this blog...

I've been overweight pretty much my whole life. I'm 30 years old now. I'm sick and tired of feeling this way, being overweight and out not only of shape, but health too. About a year ago my wife started getting into organic foods and total body health and took me on her ride with her. We started eating healthy, organic foods and cut out a lot of different foods and things that were causing us to feel and look the way we were. My wife started this because of her depression. I started it because of her. Now, I'm doing it for me. That's the only way that it will work - You've got to want it for yourself. My reasons are starting to get selfish. I want to look better, wear nicer clothes and be sexy again. ;)

So I'm starting this quest of mine, a goal to lose 200 pounds this year! Today is not a Monday, you don't have to start on a Monday to be successful - today is Saturday January 13, 2007. I'm starting by going through a cleanse of the kidney and adrenals that will last the next three weeks. From there, I'll be working on a better quality of life and weight through better eating and more exercise. So why 200 pounds? How much am I starting with? As of today I weight 394 pounds. I'm 6'4" tall. I wear a size 56 waist and usually a 3 or 4 x shirt.

This blog will track my progress on a daily basis. I'll offer my feelings, my struggles, my accomplishments and even some products that I use and where you can get them. I've learned a lot about the body and weight loss over the past year. My wife is writing an eBook about it as well so I'm going to be our guinea pig and see how quickly I can reach my weight loss goal. But please remember, the main reason is my health first, then the weight lose. I've learned that you cannot lose weight until your body and organs are healthy. Everyone tells you to lose weight to get healthy - well, they're wrong. Your body needs to be healthy and functioning properly for it to be able to shed those extra pounds of fat and water. So this will be my journal or testimonial, if you will, to the world of how to lose weight the right way. I hope that you enjoy it and would love to hear about your success and feedback as well. Enjoy!