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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New Update and Tips To Healthy Living

Hey everyone! You may have noticed that I have not been on here in a couple of weeks. Two weeks ago was a little discouraging for me. I did not lose any weight that week so I was a little down. I had lost complete focus that week after breaking below 400 the week before. This week I came on more focused and lost four more pounds and I am back on track and focused again. I hit all my workout goals except for one day this week which was yesterday, but I was sick for most of the day. I am feeling better today and I am back at it again.

The biggest revelation of knowledge that I received in my studies this week is that every time we step foot into a gym we need to know exactly what we are going to do. We need to know what exercises, how many reps, and how much weight we are going to do. We also need to know how long it should take. If we are not focused and know what to do we are wasting our time. We will mess around and do a few things with no exact meaning and either not get a good enough workout or over work a muscle that should be resting. Working out is like a science. If it is done correctly it can be very beneficial, but if done wrongly it can hurt you.

I have noticed a couple people ask me about how often I weigh in, so I am going to throw this new knowledge out there. You only want to weigh yourself once a week at the same time preferably with the same type of clothes on if not at home undressed. This way you are consistent and can get a accurate reading. You don't want to weigh after a workout one time and then before a workout the next time. It will look like you have gained weight. This goes back to the science in it. You have water weight so when you work out you sweat it out and you weigh less. This is what boxers and fighters do to get down to weight.

Another thing I recommend because it is working so well for me is the 5 to 6 small meals a day. It keeps your metabolism working the whole day and you burn up more of the food in your system. Every time your metabolism works it only burns up so much. This is different for everyone but if you are putting in too much at once the rest is stored as fat. You also don't want to eat to little because your body thinks it is starving and will store whatever fat it can get. If this is happening then your body will start to eat away at your muscle which is never good.

I recommend if you are looking to make a lifestyle change learn as much as you can. The more knowledge you have the more chance at success you have. I am here to help you with anything you may need. If you have questions let me know. I don't know a lot, but I have a lot of friends that do. Lol

Love you guys and have a blessed day.

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