I was a skinny kid until the third grade when my
caloric intake overtook any amount of benefit that I had from
running around, hiking, and being very active. I was so fat that I
went on my first diet in eleventh grade, only to quit and gain it
all back. That was the beginning of the yo-yo diet cycle for me.
Four years ago while watching a local newscast on
WGAL 8, I saw a story about a grandfather clutching his grandchild
in a raging stream during a flood. The force was too much and swept
the child from his arms, and the child drowned. It made me think
that I could not save either of my granddaughters, nor my wife or
children. Weighing 400 pounds, I could not save myself, much less
Like an alcoholic hits bottom,
that was the bottom of compulsive overeating for me. That moment
I made a commitment to never diet again. Rather I would change
my eating habits, while only eating what I like. No more crazy
diet shortcuts! Normal people weigh what they do because normal
people eat normally. I know, my wife has weighed 118 pounds all
of her adult life. Compulsive overeaters ARE NOT NORMAL!
My book is a journey through every diet
imaginable, and the many years of looking for the silver bullet
of weight loss. I do not offer a diet plan, Weight Watchers is
best for that. I offer you insight on how to admit and get over
being a compulsive overeater. No excuses. We are who we are
because ultimately we allow it to happen.
I have shed a total of 215 pounds and now weight
your employer to book me as a featured speaker for your
workplace wellness program.