Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Final Countdown

Hello All My Friends,

Wow! Reality is finally sinking in that the surgery is only a week and a half away. Next Friday is the day that will change everything. It will change my perspective on things and the way I look at food. Fortunately for me, I am not addicted to food. Do I like to eat, Yes. But food is not my bee all and end all. I have just always had terrible eating habits.

I normally would not eat throughout the day and just drink massive amounts of coffee; all the while my body was starving even though I did not feel any physical hunger. By the time my dear wife Susan came home from work, I would make dinner and would have a ravishing hunger and I would make up for not eating all day.

Thank God that I have never been a big soda drinker. Don't like it too much, therefore that won't be an issue or a loss because I'm not crazy about it. I am not a candy or sweets eater either. Yes, I do like Cheesecake and other things but I am so ready to let go of all those things. Now when it comes to Arby's, Chinese Food and Lindor Truffles; that will be a different story; however, I will not allow anything to hinder my progress and these things have no control over me.

I always said that I would be comfortable in reaching 200 Pounds, but our dear friend Erin challenged me that I can make it to 175 Pounds. I accepted her challenge. I do have a little fear, but I am all for it. I am still trying to wrap my head around the concept that in about 6 Months, I will be almost 100 Pounds lighter. After all these years of being morbidly obese, I almost can't see myself thin. 

In this journey, I am so fortunate that I have such an excellent support system. My wife Susan is the best wife and partner that a man could have. She is so real with me and has no problem in setting me straight when I want to stray from my plan. My son Alex is also a major encouragement in my life. He is so looking forward to my transformation and it has inspired him to change his life to. 

My wonderful friends David and Erin are also a vital part of my life. They are also so encouraging and loving. They mean the world to me. All the people in my circle mean a lot to me. My life would never be the same without any of them. Susan, Ale, Melissa, David, Yari, Elijah, David and Erin. These are the people that inspire me to do better. To be stronger, to try harder.

Life as I know it will not be the same as of December 10th and I am welcoming every second of it. So, to all my loved ones I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am truly a blessed man. As the transformation takes place, I will be posting pictures of the changes as they happen. Once again. Thank you ALL and know that I love you more than you know.

Talk to you all soon.....  


SueNJ said...

I am proud of you. Don't look at numbers. Your body will let you know when it is done losing weight. I look forward to walking beside you on this new journey.