Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Link to an Inspiring Story

Yesterday I posted about our newest friend, Diamond's blog, A day in the Zone. Yesterday was also the season finale of The Biggest Loser. Judging by the comments on that post and the other on my struggles, we could use all the inspiration we can get.

My wife had grown up with a man named Tim Dockery. The first time I met him, he had to be tipping the scales at over 400 pounds. His top weight was 547 pounds. He had many health problems and had to be disabled. One day he decided that enough was enough, and started walking on a treadmill. first day he lasted a minute. from there things progressed. Tim ended up losing over 300 pounds and in 2006 he was proclaimed the TOPS(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) national weight loss king. Click here to read his story.

4 comments:

Pat Jenkins said...

incredible in two ways wixy.. first someone could weigh that much. second someone could lose that much... he may be the biggest advocate for healthy eating after his "change" of life.....

wzzp said...

I saw the mention of fried chicken in the story. That is a tough one to give up for me.

Good story for Paul Rado to read.

Frasypoo said...

Hi Cliff,
I havent been at home much but when I do put down roots will catch up on all your posts

Diamond said...

That story brought tears to my eyes (I can be such a sap). These days people feel that they can't lose the weight on their own and turn to surgery. This man proves that you can do it with out a "quick fix", it just takes hard work, determination and commitment to get it done!