I wanted to share how I got to such an unhealthy point. I was a very athletic kid growing up. I played sports with my friends all the time. When I hit my teenage years I was playing on multiple hockey teams in the winter and multiple soccer teams each summer. So I was a teenager constantly exercising. That meant I ate A LOT! Eating a lot wasn’t necessarily a problem, but what I was eating definitely was.
The Schwann’s man would visit our house on a regular basis. If you’re not familiar with Schwann’s, it is a frozen food company that delivers delicious frozen foods right to your door. In our house we would always have a freezer full of pizza, burritos, ice cream, etc. As an always hungry teen, it was awesome for me. I could have a frozen pizza for a snack, a few burritos whenever I wanted. Because I was so active, I appeared completely healthy, I was actually in really great shape, but I had developed some really poor eating habits.
Fast forward to after high school and beginning of college. My activity level dropped off almost completely. I tried to play hockey or soccer once a week depending on the season. It was nothing like it had been leading up to this point though. While my activity dropped off significantly my eating didn’t change. I would still eat as if I was a growing teenager.
The weight started adding up. For the past 10 years I’ve been over 200 lbs. (220 lbs. being the average). I would try different thing to lose the weight. I was always unsuccessful. Something always came up, like a party, anniversary, or wedding where I would “cheat” just that one day, then a week later realize I turned my day to cheat into a week, which lead to giving up. I had a hard time with committing and following through.
So here I am now, ready, and excited to finally get healthy again. I know its going to be hard to commit to this, but it is worth it!