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Welcome one and all to The Diary of a Chunky White Guy. I hope this blog will keep me inspired in my weight loss goals, but I also hope to help others who are struggling with their weight, whether they're ten pounds or two hundred overweight. I'm not a doctor, and I'm not a psychologist, but perhaps by posting my struggles, victories and viewpoints, I can make a difference in someone's life.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This One Kind Of Makes Ya Think or What Kind Of Fencing?

Hey everyone. I don't have too much to report on personally today, but I did run across an interesting blog today and thought I'd share. Go ahead and click the link, read the story and then continue with this one. The blog is by one of my favorite writers on the web, Ms. Andrea Rothe. Her blogs are always interesting and honest, and quite frankly amazing pieces of thought. The title of her blog is a touch indelicate, I know, but her content is amazing. So check the link out, then get back here for my thoughts.

Okay, glad you're back. How about that story, eh?

He trains six to seven hours a DAY. Every day. And he's in a wheelchair.

What the hell have I been doing with my body all this time? It functions normally, and I gripe and moan if I get a bit sweaty. This man has overcome so many obstacles and so many challenges and has a physically debilitating disease.

This story really made me take a look at what I'm doing currently in this new lifestyle, and it made me ask myself how much more I could do. I said in an earlier blog that with a sound mind and good attitude anything was possible. Rick Zengler proves that. He's just an amazing, amazing guy. Thanks to Andrea for that story, and thanks to Rick for being an inspiration to everyone.

So that's it for today everyone. Today's moral? Maybe doing 45 minutes on the exercise bike instead of 30 isn't really that hard.

Until next time, dragon slayers.


  1. That was a great story :) I ordered some cookies for Constance. Although tempting, I too am trying to stay on the beaten path to weight loss. Swimming and riding my exercise bike is about all the "working out" my hip and shoulder will allow. Holly is in a water aerobics class at SLU , may decide to join her there after I have to close my pool for the winter.

    I look forward to your blogs and am thrilled that you are making progress :) Keep up the pace. Push it to the limit while you are young enough to do it :)

  2. Thanks for reading my story. Keep up the hard work. Keep your eyes on your goal, trust me I know its easier said then done at times but just keep plugging away and you can reach your goal.
    Best of luck and I'll keep and eye on your progress from time to time
    Chef Wheelz AKA Rick Zengler


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