Sunday, September 4, 2011

So What's up with you? I am gigantically fat.

What is up with you,
I was  on my face book and noticed that my niece Kristy has started a blog and I wanted to be just like her so I started one too.  I wanted to start by telling a little about my self. So as the title of this post says I am fat. I mean almost 4 bills fat. I am 40 years old I wrestled for Meridian high and I used to be some what athletic but one day about 10 years ago I got really tired and sat down to rest for a while and never really got up again, unless it was to go  out to the car and drive to Carl's Jr. (hmmmm...Breakfast Burger).  I work at a school in Meridian and on the last day of school I noticed it was hard for me to walk more than 10 steps at a time without passing out and although I am in very poor shape I don't usually pass out.  So after a trip to the school nurse and then an ambulance trip to St. Luke's where I spent a nice afternoon having some fluids shot into me and other fluids sucked out of me I found out my heart was trippin, Straight trippin yo. so they gave me some meds which seemed to, with a stern but loving hand get my heart back on the right track.  I decided on that day June 8th 2011 I was done risking my health and I was going to change some things immediately.  So on the first Monday in August of that year I walked in to my first weight watchers meeting and with my shoes on and  my pockets filled with my cell phone, 3 dollars in change and my keys  I stepped on the scale and I tipped that mother at 3 hundred 91 lbs. (Give or take an oz.)  One week later with shoeless feet and empty pockets I stepped on that loathsome scale again and I had lost eight lbs. Glory! Glory! Now after one month I have taken off 20 pounds which is believe it or not five percent of my body weight. I t doesn't really show, but I haven't given up yet.  I know, I know you annoying positive thinkers out there are like "Oh Scott don't say yet, you can stick with your diet this time, I believe in you ." 
My response to that is "Shut up!" If you are saying that you are probably skinny, most positives are and you have never been to Jack in the box let alone gone there at two o'clock in the morning, ordered two tacos and a big cheeseburger, taken the bun off that luscious  piece of cheesy beef product, wrapped the two tacos around the burger replaced the bun and stuffed the delightful  amalgamation into you eager mouth. So you have no idea what it is like to be me! Positive self talk? Never really gone there. I know some of you are saying (Those of you that are, are probably skinny) " Whether you think you can or you can't you are correct."  Again I say Shut up!! (With two exclamation points that time.) I am living proof that you can have what amounts to zero belief in your own ability to accomplish a given task and still succeed. I f it weren't true I would still be working at McDonald's and living in my mom's house. So I guess what it all boils down to is even though I have absolutely no confidence that I will be able to use the Weight Watchers program to lose the massive amount of weight I need to lose I know I can do it. Tune in next time to read about my foray into Zoomba dance. I am so...out.


  1. Someone once said to me, "You are willing to die for your family. But are you willing to do what you need to do to live for them?"
    That threw a kink in my thinking. It helped me move forward to losing 117 pounds (so far) and I'm still working on it. Hope there aren't any more birthdays for a while! Just keep plodding along...

  2. You can do it! I believe in you! Just keep going! Aw crap, I just read the "no skinny positives" disclaimer... I guess I'll just leave you with: If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.