Hi! I’m Stephen from Birmingham, Alabama. In February 2009, at my highest weight of 632 pounds, I started WhoAteMyBlog? to help keep me accountable with my health and wellness journey and to motivate others to reach their goals. Since then, I’ve had many highs and lows, but have still managed to lose a lot of weight (Over 260 lbs). I am on Twitter and Facebook very often. <<< Be sure to follow me. :) Feel free to make yourself at home and browse around.Receive WhoAteMyBlog? posts via email.

I Want To Be Around For A While… And Be Less Round

by WhoAteMyBlog - Stephen Vinson on April 24, 2014

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My weight has been on the rise lately (as well as my pant sizes) and I’m ready to stop my depression and take action. Yes, I had an injury. Yes, I regained 100 pounds. Now it’s time to suck it up and get over my funk.

Rachel and I had a talk last week and it scared me. She was nervous about the wedding and something else. It took a little prying, but she finally told me that she didn’t want what happened to my dad many years ago, to happen to me. My father passed away when I was one from surgery complications, and the surgery that he had was to help him lose weight (gastric bypass.)

Rachel and I want to start a family fairly soon and I certainly want to be around for my children. (My dad, of course, wanted to be around for a long time and didn’t expect anything to go wrong with his surgery.) When she told me that she was scared that I’m going to end up like my dad, it really hit me hard (in a good way). I’m being so selfish with my self-pity and excuses. My behaviors  affect other people.

The new physiologist that I am seeing is so helpful. He’s helping me to set up good, healthy boundaries. Sometimes we have to get back to the basics before we can grow.

My goal right now is to be healthy. I want a simple life and to be around for a long time.

 

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Oh Canada

by WhoAteMyBlog - Stephen Vinson April 23, 2014

I’ve been having a fun week here in Kitchener, Ontario Canada. The drive up wasn’t bad, but I did run into some delays. I learned if I’m offered a detour from traffic, take it… There was one stretch in Kentucky that had only one lane open. This cost me an hour and a half. Fortunately, […]

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Thank You, Ken Lass, Daytime Alabama, and Alabama’s NBC 13 for Having Me On Your Show

by WhoAteMyBlog - Stephen Vinson April 17, 2014

Thank You, Ken Lass, Daytime Alabama, and Alabama’s NBC 13 for Having Me On Your Show. In case you missed it, here’s the video: WVTM-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Birmingham, AL If there’s a problem with the embedded video above, here’s a link to the video: http://www.alabamas13.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10060060

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Update

by WhoAteMyBlog - Stephen Vinson April 14, 2014

Mom is doing better, thankfully! We’re in the home stretch of her recovery. I’m doing okay. My eating hasn’t been great but I’m really enjoying the new counselor that I’m seeing. He’s assisting me with setting up boundaries and being aware of my emotions. I’m thinking of asking him for a strategy on motivating me […]

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Ken Lass’ interview with Me will Air on April 16 during Daytime Alabama on Alabama’s NBC 13

by WhoAteMyBlog - Stephen Vinson April 9, 2014

Ken Lass’ interview with me will Air on April 16 during Daytime Alabama on Alabama’s NBC 13. The program starts at 11:30am. They will also post the interview online, and I will, of course, post the video on here when it’s available. It was a brief interview and we discussed the blog and my weight […]

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Momentum Works Both Ways

by WhoAteMyBlog - Stephen Vinson April 6, 2014

I’m working on what I’ll say tomorrow during my interview with Ken Lass, and I’m reflecting on my journey thus far and realized that momentum works both ways. One good day can lead to another good day, which can need to more good days, then to weeks, and longer. On the flip side, one bad […]

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