Friday, December 13, 2013

If you were obese or overweight as a child, you were probably picked on like I was.  If you didn't know this happens, now you do.  Yes fat kids get bullied.  I was a fat kid and here are some of my random thoughts.

There is no other way to say it, but kids are mean and make fun of each other all the time.  Some people will argue that is just part of childhood.  Everything I went through made me stronger eventually and it created the person I am today.  I have no regrets, no grudges.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

When I first started running, I did it to lose weight.  I hated running.  It is hard to run when you are over 300 lbs.  I used to run/walk along a busy street once I got some distance under my feet.  When I was on that road (in the picture above), people would yell out their cars, "Run faster fat boy".  The hispanics would yell, "Mas rapido, Gordo".  (I love living in a diverse town.)  

Eventually the yelling stopped as the weight went down and then one day at a stop light I heard someone say, "There is that guy that runs everyday."  At that point, I considered myself a runner.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

 (Pictures in all my posts from now on are #throughglass or via my Galaxy S4.)
When I was fat, sad, depressed and thought I would be fat forever, I never knew believed in motivating people or books, speeches, etc.  Then one day my Mom invited me to a motivating seminar that was being hosted in Chicago.  Back then when I was more stubborn than I am now, I was like, "Yuck, I don't want to hear rich people talk down to me and make me buy their stuff." I eventually I ended up agreeing to go and little did I know that this was the beginning of the new way I was going to approach the rest of my life.