I am a very lucky man – I’ve got an amazing wife and am the father to three wonderful kids. Lylli was born on Halloween in 2008, Gracie was born November 2010 and although she only lived for 17 months, she will remain as much a part of this family as the rest of us, and Mickey Gray, our first son, was born in June of 2012. I’m not going to say that life has gone exactly as I would have wanted, but it is a good life and I am determined to make the best of it.

This blog is an attempt to document my quest to become a dad that my family can be proud of.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Does This Giant Gut Make Me Look Fat?

Oh boy is my wife going to be proud of this one -- NOT!

In true Bendoeslife fashion, I was all fired up and got up the courage to take a "before" pic in my boxers, but after I started thinking about it, I had this vision of seeing my picture pop up on all of my co-workers computer screens, so I'll admit, I'm using the one with the flash that makes it difficult to make out my face in case I need to deny that its me. But make no mistake about it -- there it is, in all its glory, my giant Belly. What kind of 300+ lb idiot posts a picture of himself in his boxers for the world to see? One that obviously needs to change his ways and get his act together -- everybody has been so forgiving when I haven't followed through in the past -- Maybe a little public embarrasment will help!

Dear Gut -
My friend, it's been a great run and man, it was a lot of work and a lot of fun watching you grow -- you've grown far beyond my wildest dreams. I'm afraid that its time for me to say good bye -- don't worry, it won't happen overnight, but I intend on spending a lot of time chipping away at you until a good portion of you has gone away -- If I can put the dedication into getting rid of you that I did helping you grow, I will not be keeping you (or at least all of you) around for long -- no hard feelings!
The rest of Rich

1 comment:

  1. Don't give up...keep fighting for what you want. I keep checking your blog everyday for updates and to see if you are succeeding in your weight loss journey. You seem like an amazing father and husband...and I keep crossing my fingers for you that you will also be able to conquer this journey of yours. Little steps is all you need! they say it takes 3 weeks to break a habit...don't give up...it will get easier!

    Hope your daughter is doing better after her surgery and congrats on the new baby boy!

    sorry for babbling! I just wanted to say that far and near, you have people wishing, hoping and incouraging you in this weight loss battle you are living.

    good luck. wish you all the best!