Friday, June 10, 2016


I have to say, I am ready to take my weight loss journey to the next level. My last weight loss blog post was about how I had tweaked my knee and it was hurting. It still hurts but I was optimistic that if I managed my calories that I could still lose weight. How did I do?

Since my last weight loss post on June 5th, I have lost 3.2 pounds. I have lost four pounds in total since hitting the reset button on my weight loss journey. My current weight is 354 pounds.

I realize that in the grand scheme of things, I am still ridiculously overweight. That has not changed all that much with this last weigh in. What has changed is my resolve. I will lose this weight! I am more dedicated to the process. I don't want to paint the picture that I was not committed before. A person does not lose more than three pounds in five days by not being committed. I am so motivated right now!

I am also realistic though. I know that in the future, I may or may not be this motivated. I have many friends that are also on a journey to live a more healthy lifestyle. For anyone reading this blog today or tomorrow or whenever, if you find that you are lacking motivation, drop me a comment here on the blog or message me on Facebook or whenever we cross paths. I love hearing from you and honestly, your success feeds my competitive nature. Friend me on so I can see that you are kicking my butt. I love that!

I know that I can do this and I know that you can do it too! The only thing is, we have to want it. I mean really want it. We have to want it more than the donuts at the office where we work. We have to want it more than that ice cold Coke on a hot day. Life is all about choices. My favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13: "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."

My point is, many of us struggle with eating things that we know we probably shouldn't. This is not something that only I deal with. Not only that, but there is always a way out. Anytime I have turned down something tasty being offered to me and explained that I am trying to lose weight, no one has ever has ever had their feelings hurt. In fact, they are quick to offer support and praise.

I am going to dedicate myself to this goal of losing weight. If you are on a similar journey, what say you? Are you in? If so, let's get to it!


  1. Hi Sheldon!! I am in this with you! I have 60 pounds and am doing a 1500 calorie diet! My goal is to accomplish this weight loss so I can look really nice for my granddaughter wedding next June 10! I have the Lose It app where I log all what I consume during a day! So far I consume between 1400 and 1500 calories a day! I am determined to do this!!! Good luck with your weight loss!

  2. Thank you for the encouragement! I appreciate it and I know that you can do this. Keep at it and never give up. If you have a bad day, just remember that everyday is a new day!