Well it rained. We got stuck in a crazy traffic jam with an pissed off cop who didn’t like the people behind us beeping at him. We were told to go park 15 towns away and we said FUCK THE MAN and parked where we wanted. 5 years of hell, begging to to his work, baby sitting him, changing his adult diapers…. 6 or 7 summer classes. 3 majors. And finally an 80 year old professor talking about being a winner because the sperm that created you got to the hole first… because of that, you are already a winner. That was who they got for a commencement speech. Not Ice T, not Cosby, They got a whacked out 80 year old professor. But in the end he walked across the stage and he’s a college graduate. I started laughing at one point which turned to tears covered in rain. I promised my grandma I’d get these two boys to graduate college. She said that in the end, that they’d be what I leave behind…. My legacy…. Just like I was hers. One down, one to go. All joking aside I am very proud of him. He definitely didn’t take the easy road. But he’s done. And now he’s got 6 months before the student loan companies own his ass.
I got on the scale on Monday after a long weekend and was 315.7. Today I was 312 flat. I worked hard over the last few days. My eating etc. It’s a day to day struggle. Wawa is a demon. I love munching when i am driving and it’s the devil for sure. So I am only .2 lbs under the 100 lbs lost. I feel much better. I need to take off 12 pounds to get under 300 and realistically we are looking at mid to late June the way my body is going and Memorial day coming. And guess what? I am okay with that. I am not going to work out less. I am going to keep doing 2 a days, a few times a week. I am going to keep trying to shed 600 calories every time I walk in there. I need to stop being so hard on myself. Sometimes. My expectations are too damn high on myself. I can’t even live up to it. But I am glad to be at 312 very much right now. So my REALISTIC goal is to get on stage at Fager’s Island 4th of July weekend and be under 300lbs.
I went to see Ryan Adams in DE a few nights ago and it was pretty awesome. It’s a very old place and I was nervous about the seats but I got by. Aram and I were cozy. But it was okay. The show was amazing. Much better than the Tower show in November. It might have been that I was closer and that the sound was just incredible in that hall. But I had a blast. I was glad I went.
Sunday will be another test. We are flying out to visit my family in North Carolina for a few days. The airplane test is coming. Things are going to get interesting.
I have made a lot of great friends at Dan Campos fitness and now at Orange Theory. Like minded fitness people get each other. They get the struggle. They are all very goal oriented and get it for sure. It doesn’t matter if they are runners, lifters, posers, meat heads… they are still always there for each other. They are there for me and they are there for my family. In turn I do my best to be there for them. My friend Joe posted this about his journey yesterday when I was on my way to the gym and you should have seen the smile on my face. I don’t think I’ll ever be a life coach or anything and I don’t want to sell anyone anything. But I do know that when you surround yourself with like minded people and build that support system for yourself that you’ll do great things. It’s a team Franco kinda thing. I have my support at home, then family, then gyms… there are people on the internet that reach out, people I don’t know that want to see me succeed and so on and so on. I will be the captain on anyone elses team. I am there for you. I am your greatest cheerleader. YOU CAN SUCCEED. Doesn’t matter if it’s weight loss, running your first half marathon… you name it. But I am glad that I can be living, breathing proof that Officer Joe can do it. And he will.
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