One Fat Guy

By Mick Holien

I used to think Americans were a nation of people who unnecessarily obsessed about their weight, but I have since come to the conclusion that while we are an overweight nation quite frankly we don’t seem to be all that concerned about it.

I have to admit – when I was a big no fat guy I hated it but I didn’t hate myself.

I weighed north of 320 pounds in 2001 and when I look at a picture of Gurns and me and see what I looked like, I just find it hard to believe.

I tried a lot of different weight loss programs and I can say that Weight Watchers probably was best with Nutri System a close runner-up.

The problem, which often is afflicted on others, is losing the weight wasn’t too bad of a challenge but not to slip back into why I was carrying that immense amount of weight and back it would come.

Every “fat guy” alive has lost several hundred pounds since again I was one big fellah.

So one morning when I watching television on the road with the Griz basketball here’s the weatherman Al Roker and the rest they say is history.

\After having Gastric Bypass, the weight just falling off my body.

And after I reached my comfortable goal weight of around 200 I would say for years I fluctuate maybe ten pounds one way or another.

Why such a drastic way you ask? I just felt that was the only way I was going to work for me but I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone.

It certainly has its challenges, some of which don’t show up until years later.

My stomach is five and a half ounces and I’ll bet you can figure what I mean. No carbonated beverages SO NO Micro Brews for me.

I have discovered however that losing the weight – and I think this is odd- I am pretty intolerant when I see other heavy people.

Anyway what’s done is done.

I suppose that whole time, I was just a fat person with a little guy working to try and get out.

No matter what you decide, I hope you have success, a healthy lifestyle and a long life.

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