My name is Michael Read and this is the story of the year I decided I wouldn’t be fat anymore. It began at the end of 2010 when I dropped a suit size, from 52 (above, September 2, 2010) to 50, in a space of two months. A friend suggested over wine that I start 2011 off by hiring a personal trainer. At a later suggestion of another friend over beer, I also took up running. Ironically, both life decisions were made over alcohol. Just putting that out there.
After writing about my weight loss journey on Facebook for friends and family, I decided to take my story public in the hope of inspiring others.
This is me now (January 2012). I reached my goal weight of 170 lbs at the end of September 2011. Now I’m on a journey even more perilous than the first: keeping it off.
You can start at the beginning, or if you want the Cliff Notes version of how I got here, I did a few posts at the beginning of the year entitled So You Say You Want a Resolution: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. There’s a also a photo gallery.
Hope you enjoy the read and it helps motivate you to achieve your own goals.