100 Days of Self-Discovery – Day 10 – Fat & Unhappy – 3 Minute Read

At the end of 2013, I was as at a very low point in my life.

Outwardly, I’m sure no one noticed. I was still that happy, go-lucky party guy that was going 100 miles per hour from one party to the next.

But on the inside, my heart and soul were sad. I was constantly searching for the next drink to numb my pain.

All the partying and trying to numb myself took a toll on my relationships, on my body and my health.

In my days in the Army, I was always fit and trim. Growing up, I was always the skinny kid that could eat 3 Whoppers from Burger King every day, and not gain an ounce of weight.

Then, one day, I woke up and I realized that I was 263 pounds to be exact. I’ve never told anyone the exact number until now. I was always 260.

What gave me the realization that I was obese and only getting more obese by the day is when my Dad called me and shared a victory he had of hitting 235 pounds.

I was like, “Holy shit… My Dad weighs 30 pounds less than I do.”

Right then and there, I decided it was time to make a change.

With the help of a very good friend, Antonio, I began my transformation.

Over the next 2 years, at every moment I could, I chose to eat healthier. I didn’t always eat healthy, but it was on my mind every day.

Now, it’s October 2015 and I am proud to say that I hit my goal at the beginning of the month of 200 pounds.

I lost 63 pounds because I am committed.

I lost 63 pounds because I chose every day to eat better.

I lost 63 pounds because I choose to drive by the drive-thru.

I lost 63 pounds because I chose to do some sort of physical exercise 4-5 days a week.

My point in sharing this story is this:

I’ve experienced what it’s like to be fat and unhappy and I don’t like it.

So I changed it.

I can do that with any area of my life.

If I don’t like something, I can choose to simply change it… NOW!

What are you unhappy with in your life that you would like to change?

What are you waiting for?

December 2013 -BrandonJeffs.com


Brandon, Jenn & Antonio – December 2013


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Brandon – Tombstone, AZ – October 2015

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