My Journey


In the post New Direction, I mentioned that I back in High school, I know, I know going back to high school, but just bare with me. I was a buck fifty, 150 LBs from the 8th grade until I graduated from high school.

150 LBs

Yes, you read that right, if you look at me now, you are probably thinking you are a fat man, how were you skinny? Yes, I was skinny as I was active in life I ran as much as my asthma would allow me. I ate what I wanted to eat and not gain the weight. It was awesome.

Said some mean things

I told my dad that I would never be as big as he was, he wasn’t that big, I mean 230 wasn’t that big. But to a snot nose teenager it was big. Before he passed away he weighed about 90 lbs. and I weighed more than he ever did. So I guess karma comes and bites me in the ass.

So how much do I weigh

I have topped out at 323 and now I am at 313 well that was a week ago and that was after spending a week on a cruise and ate like 15,000 calories a day, but I walked like crazy as well. Had some amazing steps while on this cruise. I do need to improve my activity, I just have to plan my time a little bit better.  Now, I am at

How did I get that big

Depression, and more depression helped me get this way. I also worked the graveyard shift of 5 years and I didn’t eat very well, fast food all most every meal. Lack of sleep. Yes, sleep helps with weight loss, and I don’t sleep very well.

Weight loss

Is part of my Journey and is a small part of this to make me happy over all. Right, as that one of the reasons in life is to be happy, right.  Losing the weight might make me happier, that is what I am hoping for. I will be smaller and should be able to more things, right? In theory, that is correct.

 So what do I have to do

Well, I am not working the grave yard shift, thank goodness. I am eating normally well somewhat normal. I sometimes eat about 1,500 calories a day, when I should be eating 2,500. Yea, I am hungry, but I also just get sick of people talking about me behind my back. I know that I shouldn’t let that bother me but it does. So this is what I am doing:

  • Eating a good breakfast
    • Eggs and sausage
    • A good lunch
      • Salads and such
    • Dinner
      • Maybe depends on the day
    • Stopped drinking soda
      • Well cut way back, 2 cans a day
      • This is hard when the soda is free, part of a perk at work.

I need to exercise more I am just trying to figure out what would be the best. I need to sleep better. But that is a different story. 

Moral of my journey

I need to get back down to a good weight. There is no way in hell I will be back down to 150. But a good weight like 220 or so. I need to stick to my diet, even if it means Keto. Find a good exercise program that will help me and I need to stick to it.

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