Hey Everybody! How's it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! Another personal story and new episode of the Beats and Speaks Podcast for you all today! Like millions and millions people before I have struggled with weight issues for pretty much my entire life! I blame my love of food! I absolutely LOVE TO EAT! My appetite for the most part, for most of my life has been completely out of control! I pushed my intake limit to its max and far, far, beyond that, at least in my opinion. I suppose I never really felt full, so as such, I kept eating until I felt I was at my max capacity, and in case you're wondering, I've learned that's a terrible idea! What can I say? It takes me a while in some cases to figure things out, and this is one of those cases! I realized that I had a weight issues when I got winded just putting my socks on one day! Red flags went up, alarms went off, that was not a good day! I always thought that I had my weight managed and under control, boy did I find out the hard way! I've had a few years where my weight had ballooned to right around and even north of the 200 pound mark, which is SUPER HEAVY for someone of my height, for those of you that are wondering, I'm about 5 foot 7 inches tall, so when you're hovering around and even north of 200 pounds, and you're me, you're considered extra on the airport baggage conveyor belt! The funny thing about those few years where I was around and north of 200 pounds, I didn't feel that I was that heavy, I was still moving around as well as I did before my weight had gotten to 200 and beyond, which still confuses me to this day, I don't understand it. I'm not sure whether it's the old saying, "you eat beacause you're unhappy, and you're unhappy because you eat". I don't know. I don't want to call a form of depression either, I'm really not sure. I was convinced that I had my weight under control and managed, I was proven wrong! When I started getting winded just putting my socks on, I knew it was time to do something about it, it was time to make a change. I felt like Homer Simpson trying to run a marathon, it was terrible! So, to combat the fact that I weighed as much as an 18-wheeler, I just started watching what I was eating and how much I was eating. I started reading the nutritional information on the groceries I would buy, I HAD NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE! The only numbers I would pay attention to when shopping for groceries before the nutritional information was the sale price! I also added more protein to my diet, and that's a four letter word that I'm not used to saying, there are others, but I won't add them to this post! I'm not on any sort of program, I just decided to do this on my own, for the betterment of me and my health! Without question, getting winded while I was putting on my socks to start off my day was a total wake up call! I know I'm not the only one who deals with weight issues, and if anyone out there is in the midst of dealing with or has dealt with weight issues, believe me when I say, YOU'RE NOT ALONE! With me, I had gotten to the point when I had enough of sluggishly getting around and it was time for a change, and I figured out that watching my intake of anything and everything was key. Don't get me wrong, you could get on a program, but it really comes down to discipline and regaining some semblance of self control. Personally, I'm not sure how much weight I have lost but I know I've lost weight, I feel lighter, my clothes fit better, I feel refreshed, I feel ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I FEEL GREAT! *CUE TONY THE TIGER!* Everything in moderation, including moderation! We all love food, but as an individual, you have to be in control of food, not the other way around. If there's anyone out there who reads it, I understand the struggle, I've been through it at several times in my life, there have been several episodes produced of my food life story, Leigh Dickey: SUPER CARB LOADED MAN! I know it sounds like the title of a bad TV movie, but I'm sure you all get the idea! There it is! That's the story of my struggle with dealing with and having weight issues, and how I've finally had enough of it, and how I decided to do something about it! I hope that you all can take something from this story, and remember, if you or someone you know is dealing with weight issues, they're not alone! If you all would like to reach out, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you like what you see and hear, then PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO LEIGH DICKEY BEATS AND SPEAKS ON YOUTUBE and SUBSCRIBE TO, LISTEN TO, DOWNLOAD, AND LEAVE A REVIEW OF MY PODCAST, THE BEATS AND SPEAKS PODCAST! Thanks everybody! Talk to you all again soon!
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