There is hope for Charles on his overweight issuesPosted: January 6, 2016
In the previous post, Octopus linked to a story of a man who lost 400 pounds. This is relevant to DOD as we mock Charles Johnson’s weight gain. However, being overweight is not a joke and can result in death. Charles is the lifeblood of this blog and it is in our interest for him to remain healthy. In this spirit, I will link this story for Charles to read.
Jesse Frank Shand is 28, 6′1″, and currently weighs 260 pounds. But back in 2013, he weighed more than 653 pounds. This is the story of his weight-loss journey.
The Turning Point
I could tell I was getting more and more overweight. I had made attempts to lose weight in the past, but could never continue past the initial burst of motivation that I would experience in the first month or so. When I wouldn’t see drastic results, I’d always give up. It got to a point where I finally told myself that I just didn’t have the will to do it. I gave up trying and just tried to distract myself from my worsening situation with video games.
Due to my physical condition, I was unable to do traditional physical activity when I started. I could barely even stand up at that point. So one of the members in the forum thread said to me, “At your weight, you could literally just flop around and lose weight.” So that’s what I did. I flailed my upper body around to some music until I had worked up a sweat for my first real workout.
I started doing workouts like this at the same time every night, and within a couple months, I was walking laps around my house, I coupled this with very small changes in my diet — a couple less chicken quesadillas, or shaving a few hundred calories off my intake here and there. It was only a few months before I started to see serious weight loss! Within roughly seven months, I had lost 100 pounds!
I feel so much better. I am active and get to enjoy activities I never would have tried before. I play racquetball, cycle, swim, practice archery, and lift weights. I have gotten to meet up with friends I haven’t seen since high school who can’t get over how different I am now. The public nature of my weight loss has meant I get to hear people’s struggles and advise and help them in a similar fashion to the way others helped me.
Charles there is hope for you. Stop being a shut in ranting about whatever the latest outrage is and do some exercise. Ride a bike, hike or any other physical activities. Ron Paul does not have Vlaams Belang snipers looking for you. 99.999% of humanity would not even recognize you. Just go out there and lose weight, DOD depends on it! Also Charles you need to go into your pantry and ruthlessly purge it of Cheetos, Wise Potato Chips, Mallomars, Mars Bars, Mountain Dew, Pop Tarts, Ring-Dings, Devil Dogs, Twinkies, etc.