Well hello again.
First I want to apologize to all of you who have supported me through my journey back from obesity.
I haven’t updated this in a couple months. Yes I lost focus!
Well lets start off with I have gained some of the weight back because I have not been focused.
I have gained less than 2 lbs back and now weigh 270.2 lbs.
I have made some good progress in my absense from my journey though.
First I completed the goal of at least walking a 5k marathon!
Thanks to my granddaughter Brianna who I joined at her 5k girls on the run activities about a month ago.
Brianna ran and I walked, but even though I did not run a 5k yet I did at least walk one.
Which was a bare minimum goal for this year.
Second on 6-10-10 I decided to finally quite drinking soda’s forever.
I have tried the cutting back thing over the years, and it worked for a short time, several times.
I have drank diet pop, and found out that Dr. Pepper does taste about the same.
And that 7-up actually tastes better to me in the diet form.
But I always return to the regular brand of Dr. Pepper, and Mt. Dew.
I also always seem to slip right back into the several a day habit, that is usually 6 or more a day.
So I finally decided to just quite.
Why? Because then I am not tricking myself, into thinking I am doing good by only having a couple pops a day.
Or that I will do better tomorrow.
Each 20 oz pop in 250 calories, and the 1 liters I use to drink over a year ago are 400 calories.
So I made progress by changing my habit from one liters the same number a day to 20 oz pops.
But progress is not the end of a journey it is just a step along the way.
So on many days over the last few years I have consumed 1500 to 2000 calories or more in soda.
Yes that is right!
Soda pops have made the man I am today! A huge fat man! But it is my choice to change that.
It takes 3500 calories burned to lose a pound of fat.
A daily recommended calorie count of soda alone is not a good way to lose.
Also I have Acid Reflux so the acid from the pop is bad for me.
I have high blood pressure so the Dr. Pepper and definitely the Mt. Dew is bad because of the caffeine.
The carbonated water doesn’t go through my body and is stored in my body.
I am sure soda pop is not great for my many other problems, especially obesity.
There is no nutritional value at all in pop.
To me with all the health problems, and obesity issues Pop is actually honestly poison to me!
So I started thinking of it as it is. Poison!
If arsenic tasted good and I knew it would kill me I would be a fool to drink it just because I like it.
And pop just because I like it is slowly killing me.
It is poison to me and I just can’t drink it.
If I do It will eventually kill me.
And I would be so stupid to keep that up.
I don’t care what other people do.
But to me pop, soda, soft drinks what ever you want to call the poison it is simply poison now to me in my mind.
I have never smoked because I knew it is bad for you, and will kill you.
I have never used drugs because of the affect it has on you, and it wasn’t for me.
I don’t drink, and haven’t in 25 yrs, because A friend killed himself drinking and driving.
I realized I wasn’t any different from him at that time.
It could of been me, if I would of got a stupid ideal in my head to get behind the wheel while impaired.
And I realized that I could have tons of fun without drinking, so I just don’t by choice now.
So why would I keep putting a substance in my body like soda that has no good value at all.
It is only harmful and even potentially deadly to me over time.
So I am no longer putting Poison in the form of soda in my body.
Yes it is Poison! That is my conclusion. In my mind I am gonna keep telling myself that.
Well now that is where I am in my journey.
So thank all of you very much for all your support.
I promise I will be more focused and keep working on this journey back to the living.
Back from the can’t touch my toes, short of breath when I exert, not doing activities because of my weight life and challenges of the morbidly obese. Yes remember that is where I started and I have just enter recently into the world of the 39.9 BMI which is obese not morbidly obese. So I have a long journey and I need your support.
Thank you and God bless all your dream and efforts. Hugz CJ