The first thing I do when I wake up is sit up on the side of the bed, have a glass of water and 5 capsules. I make my way to the kitchen to prepare my Green Abominator (I find that a Green Juice with less of the sugars of fruit get me moving better) and before you know it it’s time for 5 more of those damn capsules. I move into my day and then by noon another round of you guessed it! Capsules. Baby, I got so tired of those capsules that I almost quit on their ass’s.
Green Abominator and the Full Body Cleanse
True story. I just got tired and it became burdensome; at least that’s how I felt before I weighed in. Lol. Once I saw that scale though I was On Board. Now the truth is 30 capsules a day can become a bit tiring but we have to consider our goal. Or maybe I had to consider my goal. Remember, I already take 13 pills a day to control my heart disease, and on top of that 30 extra pills! Yeah, that’s crucial folks, but its all a part of my goal. FFL Fight For ...
2010 at my heaviest weight 415lbs
Sometimes the ass kicking you need is one you definitely didn’t ask for. I say this because I’ve spent the past three or four days trying to pick my face up off the floor. There are times when you will need to hear what you didn’t ask for anyone to say. Be grateful.
I wanted to start this Monday blog with an upbeat you can do it type message, and it would have been nice to have that kind of pick me up, especially with me starting up the Full Body Cleanse round 2…but no such thing today. I’ve spent the weekend digesting every gift I’ve gotten from my mentors this past week. Oh and the ass whoopings I got too!
They posed hard questions, questions I had not considered in my accepting the challenge of a weight loss journey or life for that matter. Why are you doing this? What do you want people to learn? What made you quit the first time? Why now? And the Powerful earth shaking question, what is your message? Wow what a series of questions but “What Is Your Message” continued to resonate with me and seemingly though none of my mentors ...
But “First Things First” as my good and spicy friend Vikki would say.
Wake Up Wednesday…
WHAT THE HELL IS IN THAT MEAT?
Don’t believe me just Watch.
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This is my account of my attempt to purchase my favorite burger at a popular fast-food chain on the West Coast. Needless to say, I did Not make it, I ended up with a salad from another spot that I could trust was serving Natural lettuce!!! Laaaaawd What do you mean “All Natural” burger…Now!!!!????
Don’t get me wrong, I do understand the English, however…I’m disturbed that “All Natural” wasn’t the First 1st Option for the establishment or the American people.
Even with that lets make better choices. Yes I was a bit shocked but the truth is I should have already vetted the menu choices for myself. When you know better, you do better.
Let’ Watch What Happens
I guess you could say I’d become a bit edgy about it, my weigh-in I mean. I knew I had done the work but for some reason had been feeling like I wasn’t going to make my goal weight of 375 for my first weigh-in of the year. When I started the ...
Me, earlier this year.
Who did you meet in yourself this year? A question I try to answer at the end of the year, every year. This years question, though the same as last years has so much more weight to it (no pun intended). 2014 was a year of unmarked territory and conquering, I faced challenges with my health, my wealth, my stability but more than anything I faced myself. I faced my heart and mind, the idea of who I believed I was, what my foundation was. I mean I truly went up the mountain this year. The thought of who I thought I was had become a hurdle in 2104; a hurdle that I jumped and cleared.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” had been my mantra for years, however I wasn’t changing, I had become stifled and useless even, I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted and if that weren’t enough I ended up in the hospital with heart failure, then had to release my home (a better way of saying “I lost my shit”), and definitely lost my sense of self. All of these things attributed to a darkening heart ...
You’re moving at no one else’s pace so keep it steady, focus on your own race, keep the momentum and you’ll see your progress. Remember this, every time you put a fork into your mouth that’s a new set of calories you’re adding to your body. If you want to win this race it’s not simply about hitting the gym, hitting the treadmill the elliptical and a bunch of weights, it’s about a state of mind and the decisions we choose to make.
The decision to be on the Full Body Cleanse is also a commitment to healthy living and a change in diet. Let’s see the cleanse through and make our dreams come true. I know I’m not the only one who dreams of walking in a store and buying something off the rack, I know I’m not the only one who when I sit down at a restaurant I’m concerned the people are watching what I’ve decided to order and I couldn’t be the only one who feels a hint of guilt when I decide to put something into my body that doesn’t celebrate the change I’ve decided to make.
So if you’re with me lets not just raise a ...
Shit!!! Is it really Christmas already? The smell of gingerbread looms in the air, I see candy canes everywhere. The cookies and cakes and pies, oh my…if I eat any of this shit I will definitely Die. Oh but who could resist my moms famous dressing? Me, cause I don’t want to pressing, an extra pound or two, three or four, If I eat that stuff I’ll never be able to get through the door. I know, I know who says no to Mac n Cheese, the person who doesn’t want to die of Diabetes!
Ok, so I’m no poet. Lol.
My family comes together on the 24th of December, there’s always a lot of food that smells and tastes amazing, there’s lots of laughter and usually a lot of people. This holiday wasn’t the polar opposite of my former Christmases but it definitely had a lot of high points I’d never seen before, namely with my family. This year was different for a number of reasons, starting with it was literally my first Christmas as a single man who lives alone, second because I had to give up my home this year, this was my first time hosting Christmas in a smaller ...
What it do America! Yes, you guessed it, I’m a happy guy today I’ve been having a ball, feeling good and making life happen! And before I make this next week happen, I need to tell on myself. Yes. Your fearless leader got smacked in the face by a fried chicken thigh, a piece of chocolate cake and a few pieces of bacon. Now of course this didn’t all happen on the same day…but that s#*t did happen. And in case you’re wondering, I did enjoy it. It was mmm, mmm, mmmmmmmmm, good. Lol.
Let Talk About It
The New Year brought great hope and cheer, along with an unbearable craving; I mean I felt it deep in my gut, lol. It was a strong calling that I just couldn’t get away from no matter what I tried to eat to “trick” the craving. Look! I know I sound crazy lol, but that’s beside the point. I’d just cleared my cleanse-free-week from the Dherbs Full Body Cleanse. Breaking: working out and eating clean while not taking Dherbs supplements. You do eventually run out and have to refill.
So, as I was saying, I had just cleared my cleanse-free-week and I wanted to prove to myself ...
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Well it is day 15 and No, No, No I did not succumb to my displaced feelings...I did not have pizza. I guess God knows exactly what you need when you need it because when I got to work this morning a co-worker told me she noticed the difference and I told her how I felt about the scale. She made a valid point. I am a rather active individual I run and I lift weights on occasion. I'm not lifting much now because I really dont feel I have the strength. So for now I am in an okay place and I am still taking it one day at a time.
Peace & Blessings ...
Busy busy busy that was my weekend in a word, busy! I was a bit of everywhere doing a bit of everything. Lets see, there was a Toy drive and performance, I worked out all weekend, I taught class, I handled a few things for my church, got a couple meetings done and finally got some time in with my moms. I don’t have any complaints; my kids were a delight to teach at Lula Washington’s, the toy drive for Union Rescue Mission was a success, we’ll be able to help a lot of families this years and I’m grateful.
I did a lot, but what was my thinking, where was I mentally. I know physically my body was stretched and pulled in every way, but I also found that mentally I faced a few hills also. There’s always that space of can I make it, will I make it, I know I got this. A lot, yes, but who doesn’t man the gamut if they’re really living? I enjoyed the weekend because I felt the burn; in the gym, during the toy drive, doing the announcements at church, even while teaching. There’s only so much energy that you have access ...
It’s easy to see and say, but how often is it easy to just do? No fluff, no stuff, just doing it! Arguably there are many things that you can just do and plenty of folks who do just that…they Do It! Sounds simple enough… So, I want everyone reading this blog to stop, clap your hands consecutively three times and say ‘Weight Be Gone” Did it happen? Are you the exact size you long or desire to be? Is your waist the size it was when you were in college or better yet, does your Tux or dress fit from when you got married?
Did the Imperial Courts decree it “National Fat NoMore Day? Hell naw, none of that crap happened and it’s not gonna happen with a clap. I mean, you can make ugly go away with a clap using The Clapper” lol, lights out; but chances are you’ll never be the change you want to see until you become fluid in the action of change. Oh boy, oh boy, what a journey it is. I find myself in the wind of it all, pushing my way through. Funny, I often imagine myelf on the side of a mountain ...