Friday, April 23, 2010

Carpe Diem

I started dreaming big about Dunk. For the last two months I have been speaking with a very prominent magazine based out of New York and a very big Athletic Apparel company also on the East Coast about Dunk. I spoke with CMO’s, COO’s, Editors, and such, but I am not sure what will come out of it. Essentially I have been resting on my laurels because I thought I would be able to drop a bomb on you about how Dunk was blowing up, and we were going national with our little weight loss adventure. Honestly I don’t know what will happen, and while I am still hopeful that we can get some national press as well as a clothing-shoe endorsement, I have now realized that Dunk isn’t about waiting for something to happen, it’s about making something happen.

The reason I started the blog was so that I can share with you all, the journey that Abby and I are on. So far there have been some great ups, like Kohen and Chloe crawling, babbling, spitting out first words (not to mention we now have number 3 on the way, naming rights to be discussed). And, there have been some downs, like two sprained ankles, falling off the pizza and wing wagon, sleep deprivation, a rowdy boxer girl named Bella who is under the impression that my sole job in this world is to please her (there are only so many tennis balls I can hit).

Today, I am at my lowest weight since we started, 245 lbs. We started at 272 lbs, so that is definitely progress, but remember I have to get to 195 lbs and maybe even lower, and the only way I can get there is by making smart choices and eating healthier. I know now I can’t wait for something big to happen, like a magazine article or free shoes, to propel me into a weight loss frenzy. I have to do it myself, I have to work hard, and I need to do it now. So I am going to change the format a bit for these blogs. Starting on Monday I will be keeping a food journal for the blog and each Friday I will report what I have eaten for that week, as well as work outs and other trials and tribulations.

The picture above was taken this morning after Abby and I took the babies for a 2 mile walk. These are my money makers, or as Dave Renke and Joe Harper like to call them, my Kielbasa Sausages, my little smokies, my meat-cicyles. Truth be told these are Heather’s creation We have come so far with so much further to go, but these legs are strong and up to the challenge.