My name is Tony Posnanski, and odds are you have never heard of me. I have a wife and newborn and have been a restaurant manager for over 10 years. Just like any other guy I love sports, spending time with my wife and I love to read.
I also have lost more weight than any Biggest Loser contestant, 221.4 pounds to be exact. I did it all in a year without surgery or pills, and have maintained it for four months.
Losing weight is a funny thing. At 420 pounds, people advised me on so many diets. There was Atkins, Zone, Carb Haters, Carb Lovers, Protein Dandy, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, Weight Watchers, and of course the “all-purpose” berry.
What if I told you the “Diet” has very little to do with losing weight.
Most diets work. If they did not, they would not be successful.
Diets are like snowflakes as well, two people have never lost weight the exact same way.
What losing weight takes is heart!
I recently came up with a very simple challenge called “The Missouri 60.”
One day at work my boss came up to me and was pointing out a lot of things I need to fix. The stoves needed detailing, the server’s shirts needed to be pressed, etc. Before I was going to explain, he glared at me and said:
“Hey Tony, I do not want to hear it. Just do it. See, I am from Missouri. Get it! Missouri. Show me baby!”
I finally realized Missouri is the “Show Me” state.
After fixing all of the issues, I thought about my weight loss. I did not lose the weight on a special top-secret diet that will make me millions. I lost the weight by finding a plan that worked and doing it.
So here are the rules for my challenge. Get a huge pad of paper and a pen with a lot of ink! Ready.
- Take a picture of yourself
- For the next 60 days, learn about yourself and show yourself how great you can be.
- After 60 days, take another picture and compare.
Sounds silly, right? Well, most people hate taking pictures of themselves, and most people cannot dedicate themselves for 60 days.
I can tell you, if you can do this, you will be a better person. You will have more confidence, you will make better decisions, and you will find a plan that works for you.
Show yourself how great you can be!
Learn more about Tony Posnanski‘s story here at DietsInReview.com.
July 18th, 2009