Wendy is quite a model mom. She has delivered 16 children. She weighs less than she did when we were married. She gets to the gym nearly every day (thanks to the tremendous sacrifice of her husband who stays home with the kids). She has a following of ladies on Facebook, all encouraging one another to get into shape and lose weight.
When Wendy published Love in a Diet in 2010, I teased her. “The pressure’s on, Wendy,” I remember saying. “If you don’t lose weight and keep it off, you’ll be in the spotlight.”
I know. That wasn’t very nice. Today, I’m incredibly proud of Wendy. She not only lost her weight a good nine years ago, inspiring her to write the most encouraging Love in a Diet, but she’s kept it off. What a testimony!
I’m running out of excuses. I’ll turn 42 this year. I don’t drink beer, but I definitely have a beer belly. I walk the dog everyday, but I struggle up the hill from the creek. Hardly in shape. I sit in a desk chair way long, sometimes with an unhealthy snack at my side.
That’s it. I’m sick of my gut. I’m tired of being tired. I’m at least 15 pounds overweight, and I’m gonna lose it this year. Huzzah! [tweet this]
Here’s what I’m doing in 2012. I’m going to read my wife’s book and I’m going to lose 15 pounds! I’m going to be one of the ladies and follow my wife’s Facebook page! And I’m going public about it!
I showed this post to Wendy this morning. You know her response? “Pressure’s on, Chris.” You’ve got to be cruel to be kind.
Here I come, 2012! Any guys out there ready to join Wendy’s following? I’m laying my masculinity on the line and jumping on board. I’m going on a diet! Post below if you’re with me!
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