I’m back. Weigh in Tuesday’s are back mostly because I attended a Financial Bloggers Conference (#FINCON11).
“Adam, what in the world does you going to that silly conference have to do with your weigh ins.”
I’m glad you asked. This conference was more about finding yourself as a writer, a blogger, and developing yourself to be a valuable asset to your readers (stay tuned for my top takeaways). Health and Wealth Makeover wouldn’t have ever started if I didn’t have a ton of weight to lose and needed your help.
I needed you to keep me accountable. I needed you to keep me on track. I needed your “pressure” to workout and to eat healthy when we were hanging out at work, socially, or even if I was eating by myself.
There were a ton of speakers at the conference, but I was touched by Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. Pat is extremely successful, is a father, and his wisdom is evident. Pat said, “You have to be transparent and to treat your readers like they are your best friends.”
Oh Pat, I have screwed up. I have. I made a mistake; I have stopped writing to my friends.
When Health and Wealth Makeover launched over a year ago, I went from sharing my struggles with my health, to trying to be an expert. That isn’t me! I’m still a fat guy who is finding success in losing weight by having a balance in life and I want to help others find that balance.
Will you forgive me? I need your forgiveness because I need you to jump on the bandwagon with me to keep me accountable again. Please, forgive me.
I’m assuming since you are still with me that you have forgiven me. Feel free to put in the comments section that you have because that is inspiration to find the time to exercise, to pass on the food, and to keep livin’ the good fight.
This week I weighed in at 280.6 down 3.2 from last week. I am extremely happy with those results considering I attended the Bloggers Conference and the food choices were horrible. They weren’t horrible for the main meals, but the snacks available were usually pastries, or chocolate dipped something.
Breakfast one morning was coffee, juice and tons of muffins. I think I wouldn’t have even noticed if something simple like fruit was available. I don’t expect meals to be catered to my specific dietary needs, but it would have been nice to have a veggie or fruit tray available.
I brought Shakeology for my breakfast so that was an easy substitute.
Prior to attending the conference, I had another major success. I had an extremely stressed out day and as I was driving back to Plainfield and all I kept thinking to myself is, “I want to go sit in a bar and eat cheese fries. I want to drink and eat myself to oblivion.”
Then the financial side of me kicked in and I thought there is no way I’m getting out of there cheaper than $20. A couple of beers, a couple of fried appetizers, missed work…you are better than that. Then I thought, “There’s a couple of fast food joints that are cheaper…I can pass on the beer.”
“Damnit Adam! You deserve better!” I kept driving. I was fighting myself. But, I succeeded. I then thought about the chemical imbalance that must happen when we are stressed. If you know of research done on this topic, please share it with me. I know it has to be more than just exhaustion and stress.
To wrap things up, I’m sorry to have left the basic writer who I was a year ago. This is the beginning and I hope you will jump on my team of people looking to be healthy and change this world one person at a time. Are you game?
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