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Next week, I turn 51. As I reach the end of my first half-century and beginning of my second, I can't help but look back at this monumental change in my life.
Above is my favorite before/after photo. Putting on that biker jersey for the Clean Air Challenge promo on KTVA was the very first time in about 20 years when I looked into the mirror and said to myself "I'm skinny!" It still gets me emotional thinking about it.
When I weighed over 300 pounds, I felt very alone. As I lost the weight with You First on the Ideal Protein Protocol (link), the encouragement, compliments and support seemed to overflow. Where did all of these friends come from?
Then it hit me-- my cheering section was there all along, but I just couldn't hear them.
During my weight loss, I don't recall there being a single word of discouragement. Nobody was wishing for me to fail--nobody wanted me to 'blow back up again,' and everyone I knew or met was telling me 'good job--stick with it!' But you know, they were probably always there, waiting for the opportunity to show their support.
I can't help but wonder sometimes how many people saw me at 313 pounds and worried about me. My family, no doubt, was saddened by my condition and declining health.
One weight I can't lose is the weight of regret. I lost weight too late in my life for my Mom & Dad to see me like this. It took me 50 years to finally become a man I think they'd be proud of, but they are no longer alive to see it. Not a day goes by that I don't miss them... or feel saddened that the last time they saw me was at a low point in my life.
If I could, I'd spare you this same regret. There are people waiting to be your fan club. People out there are ready to cheer you on and see you succeed. They will notice, they will smile, and they will encourage you to continued success-- as your success will encourage them.
With every pound I lost from my body, I made room for more health and hope to get in.
But the first thing I had to do, and the toughest thing, was make the decision to get started. Each of us must get there in our own way, and hopefully we do before something irreversible happens.
If I haven't said it enough, THANK YOU to all of my family, friends, colleagues and fans for being my support crew. The outpouring of encouragement has been overwhelming.
If you are struggling with your weight, I hope you make that decision and find those fans who have been rooting for you all along. Please hear them.
Even if I don't know you, let me guarantee that you have one fan right here. I would be happy to help. ~Brian
Disclosure: I, Brian Ross, was a client of You First for 10 weeks. After seeing significant weight loss results on the Ideal Protein plan, I proudly began endorsing them & receive compensation for on-air mentions & web content. I also now work part time at You First as a Health Coach. Results may vary.
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