The Journey to 100 Pounds Down

As a new Dad, I started to hear “Carl, you looked like a Dad now?” I was confused by the statement but I accepted it because I love being a father. As time went on, I constantly kept hearing that for everywhere, within my family & my job. So I decided to take a look in the mirror to see what everybody else saw.

Once I glanced to the mirror, I did see the Dad that everyone speak of… Just a Fat one. In over on 9 months of waiting for my daughter to be born, I started putting on pregnancy weight. Just to give you a mental picture, I was starting to look like Peter Griffin from Family Guy.

Eating fast food almost everyday and the casual drinking of Patron, I weighed myself and found out that I was 340 pounds. This was the biggest I ever weigh in my whole life. It was depressing, to the point I didn’t want to be seen outside. The struggles of trying to find clothes in the stores just for it to be a waste of gas.

Fast forward to my first fathers day, my wife bought me my first grill. I couldn’t wait to put it up so I can start my grilling career for the summer. Once I placed the grill up, my wife did a mini photoshoot me and my prize possession and man, I’m really looking like a bear. No type of muscle tone, full of cotton and cuddly like a Damn Bear.

Enough was a enough. It was time for a change. It was time to get this Homer Simpson Stereotype off my character. It was time for a redesign. It was time to take back my life so I can be here longer to be a father and a husband. It was time for #NoMoreFatCarl

I look forward to sharing this journey with you. There are many highs and a great deal of lows but consistence has always been my key.