Still here

I’ve been hovering up and down the 250lb mark for the past two months. Exercise has been virtually non existent.

My wife, on the other hand, has been a workout machine. She puts in a good 5 or 6 days of working out every single week. I honestly feel that if she wasn’t so into the fitness thing right now I would probably weigh 280 or something. The good folks at McDonalds and Burger King still haven’t had my business for over 3 years now and they can thank her for that.

This is all to say that I have not fallen into some pit of dispair and gained back all the weight. I’ve got a partner who helps me stay accountable even when I’ve lost all my motivation to do any physical activity whatsoever.


52 responses to “Still here

  1. If exercise isn’t your thing right now, focus more on food it you’re ready to shed some pounds. It can be as simple as increasing your fiber by 5 grams/day. It’s nice hearing how you and your wife care about your health enough.
    Amy w/ Full Plate Diet

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  6. Losing weight and staying fit is all about consistency and maintaining what you’ve got. Nothing beats that.

  7. Its a good thing you got a great partner to lift you up when your down specially on physical activities. Good post. Thanks for sharing.

  8. its good to see you haven’t lost focus and stayed the right side of the weight your after. and it always helps to have a partner to help you

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  11. all cheers to your wife for backing you up…try loosing much weight and get health conscious..

  12. Keep up the good work and the results will be there 🙂 I’ve lost more then 100 pounds. It woasn’t easy or quick but it hapened. Good luck!

  13. hello friend congratulation you did a great work

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  15. I’ve always been a McDonald’s fan and it’s just so hard to resist. You are definitely lucky and blessed to have a partner like your wife. You might also want to encourage her to join you to be part of a forum about slow carb recipes I’ve also recently joined. Every one there is so friendly and generous with sharing great ideas that might also help you resist food temptations.

  16. Looking at the brighter side of things, you’re definitely lucky to have a wife like yours. Such a blessing!

  17. i m totally agree with “Amy Hanus” you should concentrate on food and your diet.

  18. Kudos to all your efforts, persistence and sharing your experience to improve your wellness.

  19. If exercise is not your cup of tea, then pay close attention to your diet.
    Do not stop eating or reduce food any way, each fat free fool, lots of fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water.

    That’s more than enough…

  20. Thank you for taking this on! I don’t think I totally qualify, but I’ll give you mine. I’ve run 3 marathons and 5 halves since 2004. I adore running and usually weigh 165lbs when I’ve run my races. I went to my insurance about 3 years ago asking to race my life insurance for my family. Everything checked out with them (i.e. never smoked, no drugs, drink a handful of times a year, exercise, floss, wear my seatbelt, etc.). The agent was impressed by my running and even said that they could never imagine running a marathon. Everything looked great until they asked my weight. “I weigh 165lbs.” They looked shocked and proceeded to tell me that my new life insurance rate would more than DOUBLE each month if I didn’t lose at least 20lbs. I was VERY UPSET when I left their office. Sure, I was fit. They then proceeded to tell me that I am fat. I have until age 45 to get down to 140lbs to lock in the rate they quoted. I’m still angry about the whole thing. Yes, I am trying to lose the weight to increase my life insurance for my family. However, I’m doing it mostly for me. I wish what you are doing could change how insurance is handled. I’d love to be able to go back into their office and show them that I’m not a couch potato. I’ve had several family members die from morbid obesity & Type II Diabetes. I WILL NOT be following their example. I hope your report opens the eyes of the insurance industry. They have had on blinders for a LONG time

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  22. Great blog, hope the weight loss journey is still going well!

  23. Hi
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  24. Really an inspiration. I always believe that determination and focus
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  25. First off, I would like to thank-you for taking the time to read this as you are passing by through this particular portal of communication on your life journey. My name is Tyler Yang and I am from Vancouver, British Columbia; and I am here to share with you the story of someone I hold close to my heart. Seventeen years ago, I was born. I opened my eyes and took my first breath of fresh west coast air. Little did I know along with life’s miracle, child birth, I would be one of the biggest impositions and challenges my seventeen year old mother would have to overcome.


Let’s fast forward to two days ago (June 3rd / 2011), that was the day I walked across the stage at my convocation ceremony and received my Diploma. While I did so, my mother was in the crowd screaming her lungs out and the sheer joy and pride plastered on her face is an image that will forever stay engrained in my mind. Looking back to that first breath I took and the absence of a breath in that moment two days ago, I thought to myself: “My mother made it work, she gave me a life where I felt secure and had the support to learn and grow.” More importantly, she made me realize over these seventeen years that I was not an imposition, no not all, but instead a gift to her soul.


The reason why I chose to share the personal bond I have with my mother and disclosing details about my graduation is so that I could repay my mother back in a deserving way. Several months ago, she took to a local competition offered by a fitness centre, Go Fusion Fitness. The competition has been an enduring weight loss battle between twenty women. My mother with her determined soul and body, has fought to shed those pounds and in the process of doing so made many lasting friendships with the other incredible women in the competition. 

She has now made it to the top five in the competition and just recently had her final weigh-in. I am proud to say that over the last four brief months, my mother has lost a total of 46.0 lbs and a total of 33.50 inches. I look now and I see such a positive change not only in regards to her physical being, but her mental and emotional state. My mother has no conclusive thoughts about her weight loss in this battle because she plans to continue on this health journey as the competition comes to an end. This competition has only given her the tools and passion she needed to build a better life for herself.


Alright, so here it is! The big reveal for the winner of the competition is this Thursday, June 9th. A significant portion of my mother’s final score is based on public voting, which has resulted in a big popularity contest. My mother has her close network of friends, but that has only managed to get her so far. As of right now, she is currently sitting roughly 600 votes behind first place. I told my mom countless times, that I’m proud of her no matter what and it’s the weight lost and the lessons you’ve learnt that will serve you more value in the end. However, I would like to repay her for what she has done for me and the opportunity has presented itself, so I will seize it.


If my mother has inspired you in any way or you believe she should be recognized for her efforts, please go about these 5 easy steps to vote for her:


1. Visit the following link:

    2. Scroll down the page, until you see the six images of the contestants. There you will find the image of my mother “Lisa Dorozan.” Underneath her photograph, you will see the following text “Vote for Lisa Dorozan” (Click On This).

    3. A window should pop up where you enter your Name and Email, and then click “Submit Vote”


4. Go into your email inbox and open the email sent to you by the Go Fusion Fitness website regarding voting.

    5. Inside this email you will see a link that looks similar to this one “” 
Click on this link – it will confirm your vote and add it to my mother’s score. 

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    If you have now voted, I would like to thank-you so much for doing so and if you feel it is appropriate to recommend this article to your friends, family or colleagues; please do so. For more information you can contact me at: by “@mention” on twitter: @itstyleryang Cheers! La dolce vita! 

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  27. Hii not only proper exercise take proper diet also which is low in fats and proteins, because it will leads again to weight gain. Losing weight is not an easy thing. Try to take some health weight loss supplements. It will definitely helps you. Good luck to you Both.

  28. Weight loss takes time, but can be easy with the proper motivations and knowledge. Stop clinging onto “fads” its a simple math!!! Consume LESS! If your hovering at the same weight, you must not be documenting what you are eating calorie wise, and or water is VERY HEAVY it is summer which you been drinking more of I HOPE. Scales are useless, check your bodyfat % biweekly, that is where the real fun is. 1

  29. My personal feeling after a meal every day walking to lose weight, adhere to drink Chinese tea can also help. Change the next day, the best way of regular exercise, weight loss is the subtle long-term. Good luck!

  30. Good post. I too have the hopeless, “why cant I do this” feeling after eating unhealthy! With one bad choice, I FEEL extra fat on my body. I completelty agree about the organic food choices. I too would love to venture in that direction but just cannot possibly see my grocery bill go up anymore. Maybe later. I will however view a few adds to hopefully make groceries a little easier for you!!

  31. You really have to be thankful for your wife 🙂 When one’s partner is particular about fitness, it sort of creates a pressure on the other to keep it up! (Too bad my partner is not really into exercising right now.) I think it’s normal for everyone who are on the path to lose weight to have no motivation at some point. Exercising requires perseverance and sometimes we just wish to take a break! I hope you find your mojo back!

  32. You know, you can try acupuncture for better weight loss. I am sure they offer it in your area and it is not such a big deal to start it up and yet you will see many benefits from it fairly soon. Check it out and give it a thought!

  33. Awesome job on staying away from the McDonald’s and BK. I have found that the more processing food goes through, even “diet” foods the harder it is to loose weight. I try to eat as much organic as well. I am now able to cycle despite a knee injury thanks to joint juice, and that has really helped to keep the weight down.

  34. ya stay away from the fast food is a great first step.

  35. Sorry for my bad english:)

    Most of the problem of genetics, but if you pay attention to diet can be a problem to solve.
    Here’s a recipe for athletes and students and all those missing a lot of energy
    After this drink is not necessary to eat

    oatmeal soup- x3 soup spoon
    flax seeds (omega 3!) – x1 soup spoon
    raw wheat germ – x3 soup spoon
    milk without the fat – 0.08 gallons (USA) or 3dcl (Europe)
    banana – x1
    grape sugar – x1 soup spoon

    put everything in a blender and drink in the morning, so you will have energy all day

  36. Get yourself informed about Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or as we know it, hCG. It’s a great weight loss supplement if used under hcg diet.

  37. well,, yoga and a good balance diet will help you to stay fit, there are many ways but,, maintaining routine life and this activities together is bit tough.

    regards –

  38. Losing 1 pound a week also uphill task for the people who have less will power.The desire should be burning.Never crave things that come as hurdles on your path to the goal.Let

    us put a stiff target to become lighter by some ideal percentage of our weight by this new year and let us start today.Nice blog here to help us in our dream come true.

  39. Great blog mate! Thnx for sharing your personal experience.Helps us alot

  40. I am really thankful to you. I am always reading your articles. It amazing and also improve result in my day to day life. Thanks for sharing such a great tips.

  41. Congratulations for staying away from McDonalds and Burger King for three years. That is a great record. Those places can sabotage a week’s worth of good efforts in one meal. I can tell you are thankful for your wife’s drive and support.

  42. It sounds like you have all the help you need with your partner, take inspiration from her motivation to get to where you want to be. No one ever said losing weight is easy it takes determination and lots of will power. Once you start to see results it should be easier to keep going. Getting up and taking action is half the battle. Good luck!

  43. You are very lucky to have a very determined and focused wife. I agree with you when you said that she contributed a lot in your weight loss. I hope by this time both you and your wife have reached your target weight and keeping at it. 🙂
    ‘Would love to hear your update soon. 🙂

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  45. keep it up just don’t give up!

  46. Try to engage in sports such as basketball, even once a week will do, it worked for me,


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