Friday, September 17, 2010

The Road is long...

The Road Is Long..

The past two weeks have been a nightmare for our family. My wife's mom passed away a couple of days ago. She was one special lady with a heart of gold.  The last three days were the worst. We all watched her fade away. Our hearts are broken and were all a little shocked even though we knew it was coming. Those of you who have gone through this know what a heart wrenching experience it is to lose someone you love so much. She kept right on smiling until the end. I saw not a single ounce of fear during her three year illness. She simply accepted it and continued on as best she could.

She was so proud of our weight loss. Everyone she talked to was told of our progress, Even when I knew she was feeling so bad, she still looked at us and told us how great we were looking.  Pat Burke is a driving force in our dedication to erase all our excess weight. When I feel like quitting I'll remember her strength and courage and keep right on going.

It's so easy to feel sorry for ourselves and start eating wrong and skipping our workout. When you feel tempted to quit remember Pat Burke and keep right on going. Tell you body that you're in charge now and nothing else. Picture yourself getting into shape and how good your going to feel. Picture yourself shopping for clothes in the real people's section instead of the tall and fat section. Don't you quit!.

So where am I at, you may be wondering?  Did I eat myself silly during this tough time. NO, I knew food would not make me feel better. I'd only wind up with a stomach ache and gas. One of my goals has been to get below 300 pounds, it's been 10 years since that has happened. Today I weighed in at 298!!!!!!!!! One goal has been reached. I still need to lose another 75 pounds to reach my target weight. My wife and I have joined a gym and have personnel trainers. I know it will be tougher now but we need to keep going to gain total control of our bodies.

I'll keep ya posted ~ Dave


  1. Yay! I am so proud of the both of you! Dave-under 300 pounds-Amazing! Hard work pays off baby! I am so sorry for yalls loss! Use her for memory for modivation. You can do this!

  2. WOOHHOOOO!! Congratulations guys! So sorry about Mrs. Burke....she was a WONDERFUL lady! :) She is rejoicing :)