7.05.2011

Sick, Fat, and nearly Dead.....and ready to finish it.

That was me a little over two years ago. 
I had heart arythmia and all sorts of problems....deep cracks on my feet...I couldn't walk very far....
I sat on the couch all day...had no energy.
I have been on a weight loss hiatus for quite a while now...to be honest...for about 8 or 9 months really.  I have been focusing in on other things..which is good in a way..
I was 'sick' of focusing on my diet and my exercise...I wanted to live a bit.
My single minded focus was neccessary to give me momentum to lose that first 100 lbs. 
To turn a runaway train, you have to really go full  bore.
I had been doing 2 hours a day at the gym for nearly two years.
I had put everything and everyone on the back b urner....and put myself first.
And I wanted to give to my family for a while...
I wanted to spend time with my kids...
And we have spent time together..
hiking, and playing.
Things I could have never done before...
I installed a vegetable garden...with long days planting and digging and hoeing.
I could have never done so many of these things at 262 lbs.
I wanted to clean up my house..organize it...
I did.
I have had fun..eaten some food I hadn't really gotten to eat. (and gained about 5 pounds as a result)...
lol.
Now I am ready to finish it.
I have picked up the pace at the gym again
and starting on July 15th...I will be going full bore.
To 135.
I am ready to finish this thing....For the first time in a long time...the idea of the gym is exciting instead of stultifying.
The title of this blog came from a movie I watched and am currently re watching.
It reminded me that our food can make us healthy or make us sick.
I am ready to dive back into a protein, veggie and fruit diet with occasional grains.
I am ready to restrict my calories and pound the workouts.
I am ready...now for a clip from the aforementioned film...
It truly is inspirational...you guys should watch it if you get the opportunity.

19 comments:

Deb Willbefree said...

Hmmm. No clip on my screen Just a black hole. chuckle. I wonder if that's where all of the lost fat goes...

Deb

Christine said...

hmm....lol...guess I will have to put a link in...It is a really good movie.

Rettakat said...

I watched the clip... It covered up the bottom part of your post, though.

Glad you feel excited again about finishing. I think I'm getting a fresh wind, too, and ready to make progress again. It's nice to feel that old excitement coming back. :-)

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

You go girl! I love your energy!!!

~Margene

downsizers said...

I have no doubt that with your personality you will finish this up. You have definite opinions, are pretty shrewd when it comes to people and situations, and can commit and stick to goals that you set. I will be looking forward to reading about your progress.

Jodie said...

Rock on! You can do this! Respite is a good thing. :)

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

I need to see that documentary STAT. I can't believe I'd never heard of it! I think it's wonderful you took time off to do other amazing things, Chris. And you only gained 5 pounds! Can you do a post on weight maintenance? By the way, I'm loving the new background!

E. Jane said...

There's a time for everything in life, and I think you were doing what you were meant to be doing during the past few months. From your description it was very productive. I feel your renewed energy, and I know it will carry you to your next goal. BTW--I am slowly healing, but it will likely take about 3 months. I'm half-way there. Thanks for asking.

Putz said...

be care ful chris,.<>i am still worried that you will stop eating and die<><>so don't do that

Annalisa201 said...

LOL, well, I'm not worried about you stopping eating... WT? Anyway, I am so there with you. After about a year of stalling out, and gaining back, IT IS ON!!!

Stephanie said...

Hello Christine! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog. You are such an inspiration to me. Congrats on your success!

Beginning Anew said...

You are a Godsend to me (and others) carry on...

Kimberley said...

I can't see the clip either and I tried to view it on Youtube and the actual website that sells the movie and nothing...just a black screen. Strange.

You did such a great job focusing on your family and getting your outside world organized...I am sure you will be reaching your goal in a short time. Love your focus!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Hugs backatcha!

Twix said...

Fantastic!! Knock it out of the park!!! :D

Lisa said...

Go full force girl! :) I have to tell you, your post to me today was one of the nicest things ANYONE has ever said. Thank you from my heart. Thank you for caring about others, for support, for love. :)

Losing it in Vegas said...

Christine, you look great! I have been away for a while and came back to the blogs (and the gym and the diet) and was totally in awe! I am glad you took the break you needed and now back to the weight loss!

Joy said...

Love the clip!! So glad you are back on it. You can reach your goal!! You've got what it takes!!!

Keep focused!

Hanlie said...

I've been following them on Facebook for a few weeks, but would love to see the full movie. It looks awesome! All the best for your next advance...

Ronalee said...

I am glad I took the time to go through all of the posts that have been waiting for me on Google, because it led me here.
You are an inspiration and that is why I started following your blog months ago.
This is a great post. Good job!