It hasn’t been all roses since then, but I have managed to lose all of my weight in a healthy way. And THAT is a success.
As I mentioned, I began Weight Watchers November 2, 2009 (217.4 lbs), hit my goal weight on January 10, 2012 (153.8 lbs) and Lifetime on February 21, 2012 (155.4 lbs) – I got rid of 63 lbs through the program … I like to say got rid of it since lost insinuates that I want to find it again … which I don’t!
In January 2012, I made a life change. My wife and I made the decision to up and move from Chicago to my native home, Boston. I quit my job in Sports PR and began a new path … working for Weight Watchers. I am so happy I made the change. I am having a BLAST paying it forward.
My world has been turned upside down since November 2009 and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In addition to getting a healthy eating habit under wraps, I’ve also caught the running bug … to say it lightly. ;)
I grew up HATING running. I gave it a shot in 2005-2006 before suffering an injury that took me out of the running game until basically June 2011. Since being cleared to be active after surgery, I’ve been a running junkie … and loving it.
I am proud to say I am a 6 x Marathoner, including the 2013 and 2014 Boston Marathons with Tedy’s Team – bringing awareness and raising money for the American Stroke Association.
Running = therapy … freedom … life!