TheFatGuy Story & Where He Started

TheFatGuy-Jims-Old-PantsMike Campbell
TheFatGuy

I lost 150 pounds in 363 days!

I am truly healthy for the first time in my life!  On March 2nd 2009, at 351 pounds, I was being treated and on meds for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Anxiety, Sleep Issues, Migraines, Asthma and Esophageal Reflux. Now my doctor loves me and I am off ALL of my meds and all issues are under control. I am a HAPPY HEALTHY FAT GUY!!

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My History

2009- Present> FOUNDER Fat Guy Diary, LLC- Working on ME & Helping Others!

Other Careers:

  • 2005-2008> Executive Director Boys & Girls Clubs of the Trident Area
  • 1976-2004> Operations Management South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA)- I had the opportunity to expand my business career and volunteer service with this great organization.

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Where Did TheFatGuy Journey Begin?

ONE QUESTION TheFatGuy GETS A LOT IS “WHERE DID I START?” BELOW IS AN ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION:

Several bits of advice about where TheFatGuy started:

  • You have to start this journey for YOU! Do it for YOU!
  • Make sure you consult your doctor about diet and exercise. With your weight, health, and meds this is very important. I talked with and see my doctor regularly.
  • You have to start this journey for YOU! Do it for YOU!
  • Make sure you know it is a journey and not a point A to point B destination of diet and exercise. It is a lifestyle change and from where I stand, well worth it.
  • Without knowing you I would suggest you start with Moving More. Walk more and be active. That is what I did the first 6 weeks of my journey> walked the dogs, walked the park, took the steps, and so on). Maybe Start with half hour periods and move up to an hour per day.
  • LOG: log what you eat in a book, software application, or on a spreadsheet. Track your calorie intake so you know where you are now and where you are going. You can check your BMR (amount of calories you burn at rest) on line at http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/. This will give you a gauge of what you want your intake to be each day. Keep your calorie intake below your BMR (try 300-500 calories below at first and adjust from there). When I started my journey I tried to keep my calories below 1500/day with a healthy dose of protein and low/good carbs.

    View the Log That I Kept

  • Start your day with HAW> Honesty, Attitude, Water. Be honest with yourself about what you are doing well and not so well. Choose a good Attitude each morning. I make good choices when I have a good attitude, and I promise I make bad choices when I have a bad attitude. I drink 1/2 ounce of Water per pound of weight per day.
  • Eat at least 5 times a day, no more than 4 hours apart. Eat breakfast.
  • I started with higher lean protein (chicken, veggie burger, protein shake/powder/bars) and low good carbs (spinach, berries, greens, etc.)
  •  I gave up sugar for a year! I may give it up for life. You need to be honest with yourself here!! If you have demons you cannot manage or fight then give them up, don’t fight them!
  • You need to apply everything you learn with a certain amount of thought on your part. What fits your life? What will and won’t work for you? What are the things that will keep you on track? What are the things that will knock you for a loop?
  • START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY AND FIND YOUR WAY “OUT OF THE FIRE”! ALSO CHECK OUT WHEN “SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT”!

TheFatGuy wishes you the best on your journey!