Being in an industry that requires me to be on my feet from 12 to 14 hours plus, I certainly felt the toll of carrying around 385 pounds. The road map for where I was heading was clear. My dad, in February of 2010, passed away suddenly of a heart attack and was only 54. It was a big shock, of course, to me and really hit hard. He struggled with obesity most of his life and never found a healthy lifestyle that worked for him. I knew then I needed to do something, but after a few failed attempts at weight loss, I just went back to my normal routine and gained any weight I may have lost and more. Last year, I was looking at some photos and was shocked how unhealthy I looked. I knew then I needed to make a long-term change I joined Weight Watchers.
Breakfast is an English muffin with guacamole, an egg and turkey bacon. Lunch is turkey on sandwich thins, reduced-fat cheese and avocado spread. Dinner is protein and vegetables.
Unless he's in production, he works out five or six days a week. "When I started, I could only walk, if I was lucky, a mile." Now, he walks 6 miles and, when biking, he bikes 10 to 12 miles. He also strength trains.
My wife and kids.
The hardest part was getting started...Genetics load the gun, but habits pull the trigger, and looking at my family history, that gun was loaded for me. I had to change my habits to give myself a chance to live a healthier life.
Being able to walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath is a great feeling. ...The support I get from my family, friends, and co-workers is amazing. ..The best thing I can say is to get started. ....Just do something.