Thursday 6th October 2016
Today is a very special day, it’s the day I have been working hard all year for. Today is my Dads 70th birthday.
My Dad is a very hard person to buy a present for. If he wants it he would go out and get it himself.
Once my Dad wanted a pair of shoes. He liked the shoes a lot and thought he should buy 7 pairs because he got a discount. He also likes to play the guitar and he has lots. Once he went shopping and bought 4 at once. So if my Dad wants something he would get it himself – in bulk.
So you can see why I have so much trouble getting him a present as he is the man who has everything. Usually I would buy him a shirt or some hankies. I have been known to paint him a picture because I know he couldn’t buy that. His house though is full of my paintings. This year however, as its his 70th birthday, I felt he needed something special.
I wanted to give him something that would be a great effort on my part. My Dad has always been very concerned about my weight and my health . So the only thing I could think of to give him was to lose 70lbs for his 70th birthday. So today is the deadline.
I could have bought him a shirt and some hankies and not bothered to lose weight at all. I could have said there is no way I can do it, I could have said it is too much like hard work. I could have wasted the time completely. But I didn’t and I am so proud that I actually did it – I got to my goal a few weeks before the deadline.
Knowing how far I have come and all the added things I have learnt along the way and actually achieving it before the deadline makes me think that actually I have given myself a present for my Dads birthday rather than the other way around. However if it wasn’t for his birthday I might never have done it at all.
You may think the present is a cop out but I can tell you it has taken a lot of hard work, hunger, sweat, tears, exercise, emotional ups and downs and some great achievements to get there.
He has also got a present that I can hand to him but he will have to wait until I see him in a month and give it to him in person. So thank you Dad and happy birthday xxx.
Start weight 21st 5lbs
15st 13.8lbs. ⬅️➡️. 75.2lbs⬇️total
Start weight 136.5kg
101.6kg. ⬅️➡️. 34.9kg⬇️total