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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cheeseburgers and beer = nice body?!

Quoted from People Magazine: "Channing Tatum may have one of the best bodies in Hollywood. But when he isn't working, he's a regular guy with a taste for "beer and cheeseburgers." "Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things like a double cheeseburger," says Tatum, 29."

Eight months ago, this was my thinking. Whenever I went out to eat, I would splurge. Not on dollars, but calories. My infamous saying was, "You only live once. I wanna be happy and eat what I want". The thing was, I wasn't happy eating what I wanted... not even close. Yes, Channing may have a "nice" body even though he eats cheeseburgers and beer (lucky bastard!), but I am far happier where I am in my life now than eight-months-and-33-pounds-heavier ago. I am no where near my healthy body weight but I am a hella lot closer than I was eight months. When I think back at how my life used to be... fast food for dinner after I got off of work at 11:00pm, going out every weekend and spending $100's on alcohol, not exercising, not doing anything... it's no wonder I exploded up to almost 180 lbs. But it's also so remarkable how some time, effort, and patience can change you. Since starting my weight-loss journey, I have not gone through any drive thrus, I have had only a couple of drinks (TOTAL) in the last eight months, and I exercise religiously 6 days of the week.

Yes, I have a long ways to go to get my "sexy back", but today it is not a question of if anymore, but when!


Jeff said...

Good Post! Wait until Mr. Tatum is 35 yrs old and that cheeseburger goes right to his belly! I don't even have cravings anymore for crummy food so I know exactly what you mean ...keep up the great work!

Michael said...

I know how easy it is to splurge money on alcohol, but just think of it this way. It's money in your pocket plus you're not taking in those extra calories if you don't spend it :)