I was amazed at RichieBoo's story yesterday and the inspiration it gave to so many blippers based on their comments.
I think his story is remarkable and I am wowed at how disciplined he became and how dramatic his results were (once I figured out what a stone was). Simply, he transformed his life through determinitation and focus.
Many of the comments said that, as a result of reading his story, they too were going to live healthier lives. Last night, I re-evaluated my eating habits as I reflected on his story. About 10 years ago, I had a wake-up call when my brother passed on at a very young age due to poor health habits. I vowed to not follow a similar path. For a couple years, I was "all talk, no walk". Then, I had a bad doctors report and, like Boo, I completely and suddenly changed my life. However, I have slipped back a bit in the last few years. I knew this but did not want to admit it to myself. Many healthy habits remained but "stones" have been added and the blood results are not quite as stellar as they used to be. I have been slowly sliding back to trouble, from time to time.
Until yesterday. Yesterday, in light of Boo's real life story, I confronted my delusions that I was living as healthy as I did a few years back. So, today was a new start for me. Thanks, Boo.