Dear Friends,

I am writing this letter because I know I have a calling on my life, and in order for me to fulfill that calling I need to lose weight. I turn 30 years old in a couple of months, and just getting dressed in the morning is wearing me out right now. I have struggled with my weight for most of my life, and it is time to do something about it.

My life

Both of my parents died before they were 50 years old due to health issues caused by excessive weight. My dad had a heart attack and my mother could not get the liver transplant that she needed because she was overweight. I do not believe that obesity is hereditary, but I do believe that parents pass down eating and exercise habits to their children. I currently weigh 432 pounds. The older I get, the more I realize that I am following in my parent’s footsteps. Over the years, I have tried many diets and hit the gym a few times, but I have only been somewhat successful before my routine falls apart. When I went to donate blood today, they told me that I was too big to get on the chair in the mobile unit. Whenever I have dinner at a restaurant, I have to ask for a table because I cannot fit into a booth. This is my life right now.

My plan

An opportunity is in front of me that could change my life forever. Just like the TV show, The Biggest Loser, my goal is to completely focus on weight loss without any distractions for an entire year. My weight loss goal is 200 pounds, and I will be working with three personal trainers and a nutritionist to help me reach that goal. The nutritionist will set up daily caloric intake and meal plans. The trainers will set up a workout plan that will have me in the gym for five to seven hours a day. Essentially, I am putting my life on hold for one year in order to save the rest of my life.

My need

In order for me to do this, I am asking for your support in several ways. I am asking for a financial commitment, but I am also asking for your prayers and support throughout the next year. I will need people to pray for me that I can be strong when workouts get tough or I feel like giving up. I will need people to work out with me and push me to the next level in many areas. Because this will become my full-time job, I also need $2000 a month to live on. This covers my basic living expenses and the food, vitamins, and supplements that are part of the program. I am looking for 100 people who will commit just $20 dollars a month, or who can donate any amount possible. You can donate online below, or mail a check directly to the address below. I will also use this website to post pictures and blog about my journey. I want the pictures and stories to motivate me and keep the people who are invested in my life updated on my progress. Thank you for any investment you can make into my life. I promise that it will not be wasted, and I will use it in the future through a long healthy life of helping people. I strongly feel like I could be more of a blessing for a longer time if there were less of me.

Gene Milstead

· 8317 Emerald Hills Way #306 · NRH, TX 76180 · 817-705-2727 ·

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Do you love who you are?

I was looking in the the mirror the other day and I realized that I was not happy with who I am. I am not talking about what I look like but who I am. There is a huge difference. If you are my size you need to not like what you see physically. That is one of the things that is driving me to work out. What I realized is that I was not happy with the person I was becoming and that needed to change. If you can not look in the mirror, deep into your soul and be happy with who you are you need to do whatever it takes to get to where you can.

What I mean by this is I had come to a point to where I was just existing. I had lost the drive to become great and that scared me. I would go to work and then come home and watch TV or just hang out on the computer. Also I had let my self image get so low that I didn't see myself worthy of being great or accomplishing anything worth while. I had let myself be broken by what society thinks is successful or beautiful.

I want to let you know that we are all beautiful. God showed me through revelation on the next few days, that no matter how we look or where we come from we are all beautiful and special in the eye's of God. We have to get to where we are happy with our self based on who God wants us to be and not what we think the world wants us to be.

Health and being fat is a whole different story. Our bodies are a living Temple for God so we must take care of them. This is something that I have been in denial for years. If yo don't love who you are as a person you will never be able to succeed because you will never feel worthy. Your self image will drive you to become who you want to be. It is driving me to become a better person and achieve the goals that I am going after because I know I deserve it. I didn't feel worthy enough to focus on myself for years but now I know that I am worthy and I owe to God. So are you. God loves you and you are beautiful the way you are but you owe it to yourself to be healthy. Chose to live.

I will weigh in tomorrow and will post my results. Have a great day.

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