Hi again.

So these last few days I’ve made quite the progress, I think.
I’ve lost 5 lbs in five days. I think that’s a good result. 🙂
Two days left… BBQ this evening at my sister’s place.
“Vegetables and meat for me, please”.

Five days, as I said. I understand why many overweight people, me included,
give up after a while. To lose weight IS hard work. I think you can
compare it to quit smoking, quit drinking or gambling, but with food instead.

The thing is, I love chocolate, and I like crisps/chips, fast food and
other less healthy things, like candy. The problem is beeing strong
enough to not give in to temptation. It’s the same thing as when
you try to quit other unhealthy habits.

I bet there are people out there that says; “I can easily avoid candy. How hard can it be?”

Good for you! 🙂 But I bet you have another thing that you can’t stop doing.
Maybe it’s gambling, maybe it’s excercise, maybe it’s sex, I don’t know.
Maybe you buy stuff to feel better? It only works for the moment, as with any addiction.

I’m not saying that I’m addicted to beeing fat, but it gives me an emotional
protection. Many people (not all) don’t like to date fat people, which gives
fat people the protection I just mentioned. We won’t get hurt if no one comes
close to us. But getting hurt is sadly a part of life, and we cannot escape it.

Now, I don’t want to get hurt, but I do want a family, and it’s a lot easier
if I’m not overweight. That’s what’s keeping me going now.
I’ve had some obstacles to overcome for the last eight months
or so, that have held me back. I even gained some weight during the time.
But now I’m back below 300 lbs, and it feels really good!

The most I weighed is about 330 lbs, but as I said, I’m back below 300, and I’ve
got about 70 lbs more to go.

If you’re in the same position as me, keep fighting! You will succeed! 🙂