Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
A few days ago I was playing in a poker tournament and one of the players told me he’d been reading my weight loss blog. He told me I was destined to failure because even if I lost weight I’d gain it right back, everyone does. I smiled and looked at him. He was well over four hundred pounds and had more chins than a Chinese phone book.
I tried to be nice. He said that his doctor tells him to lose weight because of his high blood pressure and diabetes. He said that pills took care of the symptoms. Besides, he said, who had time for all of that bullshit? I couldn’t help but smile and think of Sweet Brown. A few hands later he raised and I went all in with my set of fours taking him out. As he left he grabbed a few cookies.
I’ve read that most of the people on The Biggest Loser gain the weight back. That makes sense. They are in an intense environment and lose it without outside influences. Once back in the real world the same reasons they became overweight come back and bite them in the ass.
I am making a long-term change in my life. I am doing a lot more than losing weight. I am changing my life. Once I lose this weight, and I will lose the weight, I will keep it off. I am planning on becoming a serious cyclist and becoming fit. It will happen. My fat poker friend ain’t got time for that, but I do.