It is funny how life can be sometimes.  I spent 10 years in a relationship I should have gotten out of a long time before I did. A series of circumstances forced me out of that relationship which in hindsight was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I do not want to spend the time in this post talking about the relationship and what happened – that is over and done and frankly would not serve any point worth acknowledging. What I do want to talk about is what came out of it including major weight loss.

Let us go back over 3 1/2 years ago. I was working for a client at College and Gerrard in Toronto. At the time I lived in the east end. I used to walk 5 to 6 subway stops every night on the way home. My reason for doing it was two-fold – 1. To clear my headed and 2. To avoid going home because things at the time were not good. The Bi-product of all of this is I started to lose weight. At the time I was 295. Today I weigh in around 170.

I liked doing this exercise so much I just stretched it more and more every day. I was starting to feel great and that was the important thing.

Then the fateful day came when the relationship falls apart. It had been coming for a long time and frankly at the time I was done. I did some hard thinking and decided I would not even try and put it back together. I was long done. This was the best thing that ever happened to me.  I made the decision to move on.

In it all, I continued the exercise. It was a diversion from all that life was tossing at me at the time. So was work. These two things helped more than I realized at the time. I also was seeing a psychologist at the time. Remember life is all mindset and we have to take care of the brain as well as the physical you.

I also do not where I would be without my close friends and family. They were all very supportive in many ways. It helped. Yes, I lost some friends in the process but the reality is that is their issue, not mine.  I did not explain or just because that is not me. I just moved on!

Things took another turn when I asked one of my longtime friends Jill Mclean to go out for dinner with me one night. We went to the Duke of Kent pub at Yonge and Eglington. After being friends for 16 years (and we dated many years before) we did not realize it at the time but we were now back in the dating world:)

A little while after that, I was planning on going to Niagara Falls on a mini vacation for some me time. In the end, I asked Jill to go with me.  Jill and I went to Niagara Falls together.

The rest of the story was history.  We were engaged in Friday, Jan 13, 2017, and married in Niagara Falls on Aug 8, 2017.  I have never been happier.

The weight watching journey continues today. I still walk for an hour a day if anything to clear my headed and exercise is great for you.

The key is to take care of both the physical you and your brain. When you do both the results are amazing.