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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So I had my morning weigh in and I lost 9.5 pounds this week.

I started off my morning with my Protein shake. I found out that if you take Sugar Free Fat Free Cheesecake Pudding and put it in your vanilla shake it is amazing. It blew me away how good it is. I then went to the gym and met with my trainer John at the Keller 24Hour Fitness. If anyone needs a trainer let me know he is amazing. Great caring guy but knows how to push the heck out of you. He weighed me in and I am down to 420.5 which is 9 pounds down from last week. We then had a good hour work out in and then I finished up at he gym with an hour water aerobics class which whipped mine and my roommates butt. I then swam for about 15 minutes and then went home. I had a protein bar as a snack and then headed to Aunt Susan's house to eat lunch which was a chicken salad sandwich and a salad that was amazing. It had cranberry's, sliced almonds, feta cheese, and a great low fat vinaigrette dressing. We then walked 1.25 miles in her neighborhood and now I am going to take a nap. Hope everyone is having a great healthy week.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the props man. I have been monitoring your nutrition on BodyBugg. Your doing alot better but make sure to get your steps in.
    John Kirk