287 lbs – Time for a Change

I can tell you exactly when I decided to let myself go… It’s when I jumped on the scale and for some reason I decided 240 “wasn’t so bad.” Fast forward 10 years and the scale had the nerve to show 255! I was officially on the downhill slide to 300 pounds! Stupid scale is stupid I thought to myself. I also thought I should probably start doing something about it. So I dieted. I lost 20 pounds. I stopped dieting. I gained 30 pounds. A year later I did the same thing, lost 20 and gained 30. I was convinced that if I hadn’t started dieting in the first place I would still be 255 instead of the 287 I am today! My name is Drew, I am a 43 year old graphic designer from Iowa. I’m actually the web designer for Nature’s Youth. Now before you close this out because you don’t need another BS sales pitch. Let me tell you that I am actually a real person that is going through real struggles with my weight. This blog is not only intended to motivate me, but also motivate anyone out there that can relate to my intro paragraph. Man I loved basketball. Here’s me 18 years ago receiving an entry pass in front of a double team. I don’t remember what happened on this play but I would guess I dribbled to my right, gave a pump fake, and hit my teammate on his cut to score. My teammate in the background is my friend Chris, we were always on the same page, if you played us we would out work you, out muscle you, and out hustle you. We would venture to different towns and challenge anyone to games of 2 on 2. In all the years we played we never lost a game. Seriously, we never got beat, and people noticed. One night we were tipping back a few at a neighboring town’s watering hole when a couple locals approached us. It was like a scene from an old western, “heard you guys are good, have never been beat.” “You heard right, friend, we’re the best around.” But instead of a starting a brawl we headed to the court at 1:00 a.m. to settle things. We ran those chumps off the court 11-3. That was the last game I ever played with my friend Chris....

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