Sports On Tap wants to introduce you to Paul Minor. Paul is on a journey to lose weight. He started off his journey weighing 451 pounds and was angry with himself for letting himself get to that weight. So what did he do? He decided he wanted a lifestyle change. We are going to have Paul on the That Being Said Podcast next week. But in the meantime here’s his story from his own words:
Hi, My name is Paul, I am originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Now I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. For as long as I can remember I have battled obesity. I have tried over and over to get into shape and make major lifestyle changes only to fail. I found out that the biggest secret to losing weight is figuring out the mental aspects of motivation, dedication, and to challenge yourself. For the longest time I thought that it mattered on what trainer I had, or what diet plan I used, or what workout plan I was using. But the truth is, while all three of those play a key role in this journey, the most important factor and I can’t stress this enough, is you have to be fully committed.
When I started on February 8, 2019, I weighed 451 lbs. I was so shocked and angry at myself that I let myself get this big. I remember for at least an hour or two just sitting in my room and thinking what the hell had I done to myself. I had a serious one on one session with myself and ask myself is this really what I want for my life? I never thought I would get this big and here I was only 150 lbs shy of being a candidate for that reality show my 600 lb. life. I decided I needed to make a change and figure out how to attack this. Because I knew the strict diet plans and overworking myself wasn’t going to work as I had done that in the past and failed. I decided I was going to start walking at least 3 miles a day, and I would implement small changes and the farther I got add more changes. For instance when I started I would eat eggs on whole grain toast for breakfast and now I eat eggs on brown rice. I knew I had to change bad habits to enjoy my life, because being 18 and almost 500 lbs. wasn’t healthy.
Update: Paul is now only 12 pounds from breaking the 400 pound mark and reaching 399!