It's really neat to get letters from readers telling me the positive impact I've been able to provide for them. After all, that's the main reason I began this blog in the first place. Below is a Question and note I recently received:
I'm really inspired by your weight loss story, and it's just weird, but I'm starting to lose weight at the same time and same starting weight as you. My biggest ever was 215 pounds, and now, I'm just a little below 200 pounds.
I'm really astounded at how you were able to do it. I hope you could help me answer some of these questions.
- What was your motivation to do this?
- What was your height when you started and when you ended? Did you gain height while losing weight?
You're really an inspiration for me. I hope you could reply soon.
You don't know how much this means to me.
First off, congratulations on the weight loss- thats great! After seeing positive results it only gets easier and easier so the hardest part is over.
to answer your questions
1) My motivation was to just be happier in life. As you probably know, being overweight is a very sad thing for some people and can lead to having alot of bad feelings. Eventually I was tired of being unhappy and decided to change the way I looked in order to make my life better.
2) when I started I was 5'7 and I'm still 5'7 so I did not get taller while losing the weight.
Keep up the great work my friend. You can acheive any body you want as long as you want it.
I love hearing from people! Please feel free to email me with questions, or to just let me know how you're progressing on your diet and exercise program. I try to answer as soon as possible. With my school schedule it sometimes takes me a little longer to respond than I like, but I will answer questions thru the Q & A as soon as I can. I've found that many people have the same thoughts and concerns, so if you ask a question, chances are, other people want to know the same thing. Thanks!
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.