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Funny story on why I started to lose weight

Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 142Member Member Posts: 142Member Member
This is gonna be a bit long, sorry.
At my job we have CDL licenses but we are exempt from having to need a medical card. Anyway my employer was going to start sending us anyway to get a medical card because of miscommunication. Its a long dumb story.
Anyway I thought I'll find a push over doc that will just stamp a card and I'll be on my way. I find this place that looks shady and just issues a medical card for 80 bucks. I make the appointment for the morning of my son's birthday. That comes into play later. I walk into this office figuring the doc would do a few BS tests and give me my card. Um nope, not even close. He did the whole deal exact the way its supposed to be.
First thing was weigh me. Weighed me with my clothes on, no shoes and he says 276.8, take off 4 for the clothes you weight 272. Here is how people in denial think, I was like nah he is wrong, clothes gotta be 10 pounds. Like 6 pounds means anything when you were as fat as I was.
Did the tests and he wouldn't issue me a card because of my BMI. I was over the threshold and would have to go for a sleep study. Panic and quite frankly depression started to set it.
I was really, really down on myself for letting myself get this bad, this heavy and I was disgusted. I was really depressed, I hid it at my son's 5th birthday party later that day but I was depressed inside and disgusted.
The next day, Sunday July 8th 2018 without a real plan I started my diet. I said that is it I am losing weight, and next summer as in this summer right now I'm gonna go in the pool with my son and not be embarrassed. Over the first few weeks I lost weight using MFP, developing a plan as I went. I developed that plan and at my sons birthday party this year I was down 70 pounds and went in the pool with my son. I am down 71 now and the goal is 82.
So that is my story, sorry it was so long!

By the way the doc was right, I was 272.6 :D

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  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 1,962Member Member Posts: 1,962Member Member
    (Happy dance) hurray! Congratulations on your success!
  • Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 142Member Member Posts: 142Member Member
    (Happy dance) hurray! Congratulations on your success!

    Thank you very much. Appreciate that.
  • GreenValliGreenValli Posts: 668Member Member Posts: 668Member Member
    Thank you for posting this, Cavallaro65! Reading this just motivates me and I am sure others. I often think of "Rosie the Riveter": We Can Do It!
  • FflpnariFflpnari Posts: 728Member Member Posts: 728Member Member
    Awesome work!!
  • dloewen17dloewen17 Posts: 38Member Member Posts: 38Member Member
    Sweet story! I love it! Very inspirational and a great story. You’ll absolutely get to your 82! Rooting for ya!!
  • Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 142Member Member Posts: 142Member Member
    dloewen17 wrote: »
    Sweet story! I love it! Very inspirational and a great story. You’ll absolutely get to your 82! Rooting for ya!!

    Thank you very much, appreciate that.
  • adotbabyadotbaby Posts: 151Member Member Posts: 151Member Member
    What an amazing story, bravo. I, Too, think of this as a life change, not a diet. Diets are temporary. Feeling great and eating well should be permanent.
  • Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 142Member Member Posts: 142Member Member
    adotbaby wrote: »
    What an amazing story, bravo. I, Too, think of this as a life change, not a diet. Diets are temporary. Feeling great and eating well should be permanent.

    Thank you and I could not agree more.
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