Starting Over & Starting Something New

Welcome to the new Losing It Blog! This blog will be dedicated to telling stories of weight loss and fitness journeys. When most people see a weight loss story online it usually is about someone losing hundreds of pounds by doing some crazy kind of diet. That is not what this blog will be about. It will be about REAL people and REAL stories and REAL results. I’m going to start out this blog with my own story. It’ll be told over a few posts so there will be steady content posted here. My goal is to do at least one post every week. So without any further ado, here is my story.

I had been overweight all my life. I was terribly bullied when I was in school and this caused some pretty major emotional scaring. Unfortunately, the beginning of my story is the same as a lot of kids in this country. I think that is what a lot of overweight kids go through. Fast forward to when I was twenty years old and I found myself working with a personal trainer for a few months in the summer of 2012. That was the first time I really discovered that it was possible to lose weight and be motivated to continue. That summer I started around 250 lbs and ended the summer around 230 lbs. When I returned to college that fall, I was away from my trainer and didn’t really have anyone to help keep me accountable. I gained all the weight that I had lost back and then some.

A quick side note that will end up playing a big part in this story. I am a huge professional wrestling fan. I don’t remember how or why I started watching wrestling but I’ve been watching it since the late 90’s. Around the same time I was working with my trainer and going to school, a retired wrestler by the name of Diamond Dallas Page started working with another wrestler named Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Jake had been down and out for years. Hooked on drugs and alcohol he was barley his former self. DDP brought Jake to his home near Atlanta and started working with him and doing Dallas’s DDP Yoga program. One day I saw a new picture of Jake after doing DDP Yoga for a few months. He looked like a new man! That got me thinking about myself and my own weight loss journey up to that point. I made a decision right then to order the DDP Yoga DVD’s and commit to the program.

This is where I’m going to end this post for today. Check back here over the next few weeks to see where this all leads and what the future holds for myself and for this blog.

MP=/=MF (My past does not equal My future)

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