Hi, my name is Chad Newman and I’ve recently come to the startling conclusion that I’m fat.
I’m not “gained a couple of pounds after high school fat”. I’m not “got to lose these love handles fat”. I’m “heart attack at 45 fat”. I’m “close down the all-you-can-eat buffet he’s coming fat”. I’m “sweet Jesus I’m being pulled into his gravitational field fat”.
And that is about to change. I’ve just celebrated by 42nd birthday and I have got to do something. I’m as big as I’ve ever been. If I don’t lose the weight, I’m going to lose my life. At this point, I’m literally Too Fat To Fail.
So, here us what I’ve decided to do: I’m going to pull together a crack team of slimologists and put myself completely into their hands. Learning as I go. Sharing as I go.
It’s not going to be easy. There will be ups and downs. But we’ll see if I can pull this off. And here is where you guys come in. I can join a gym, start a diet, start down a path. But I need someone to hold me accountable.
I’ve never in my life been able to just do something for me. It’s just not how my psyche is wired. But, I can move mountains for other people. Just the fact that there are others out there hoping to see me succeed (or fail, i’m looking at you haters) is going to give me the push I need to move forward, especially when thing get hard.
Will it be easy? No. Is it going to be hard? Yep. Will I be able to change my life? We’ll see.
My hope is that it will be entertaining. Maybe we will learn some things along the way. Maybe some of you will join me on the journey. Take some of the things I’ve learned and apply them to your own life.
So, follow me on twitter, friend me on facebook, catch me on YouTube and follow along our my blog.
The more of you who follow along, the more pressure on me to follow through.
What have you got to lose? Me, just 200 lbs or so!