the big guy

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You know the kid that always struggled hopping over the fence, ran funny, laughed like a woman, ate more his portion of cereal at your house, etc… yeah, that was me, and in a lot of ways I’m still that guy, you know, “the big guy”. I tried to do the baseball thing when I was a kid to hopefully plug-in a little more with the kids at school, and I remember being totally embarrassed when I had to get the largest size available for boys baseball pants and still nearly ripping the pants right down the butt because they were so tight (as shown in the photo above). I was so fat I would ALWAYS get pegged while it was my turn to bat, and there was always that overly caring mother, not my own, that would always  say something as I’m leaving the field, “you’re doing good kid” when EVERYONE knew I totally sucked, and ran like a girl. That baseball thing was short lived. In some weird way, I’m glad I’ve been “the big guy” my whole life. Of course there was that time in my life when I was kinda hot, but that was also short lived.

I’m freakin’ huge here…


So recently, sometime in April 2010 I decided even though I’ve never really minded being “the big guy” I wondered what it was like to not be heavy anymore, and to actually fit into clothes smaller than an XXL. I’ve tried SO MANY fad diets and TV trends in my day, most attempts at losing weight were 2 week hopeless events that would eventually end up in disappointment. I love grazing… I love bread. I could live on bread. And beef, I like beef a lot. And that is what made me a fat guy. So pretty much, I eat protein and veggies, or I eat carbs and veggies, but never protein and carbs together in the same “meal session”, which makes things really difficult because ALL great tasting food has those as combos like hamburgers, pizza, lasagna, chicken pasta… you get it. It has all worked though, I started at 245 and now I’m 195 and it’s weird, because I actually bought a large shirt and a size 34 pants the other day. I really hope food doesn’t take me over again, but deep inside I’ll always be “the big guy”.

Not so huge here…

7 comments
Lia Da Prima
Lia Da Prima

This site is AWESOME! I was just watching all of your videos, and you are a true talent behind the camera! The food deal is always a challenge, but it sounds to me like you have a pretty nice system down there. I too LOVE bread, but have been a vegetarian for a year now, and my body has adapted wonderfully to it. Your family is beautiful, and those kiddos, OMG (speechlees)Besos to you all. Lia

Sif
Sif

Stephen Mirabal, I am crazy about you :)

Tam
Tam

Stephen! I love our absoluetly BIG HEART!

Tia Lou
Tia Lou

I love your blog... You've left me "hungry" for more... You're seriously a writer! Love the story, Love you especially!

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Mr. Robot

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Deb Nava
Deb Nava

I really like your site, it's very 'you!' Josh and I are excited about our new site that you'll be doing :) keep blogging, it makes me laugh.

Stephen
Stephen

dude, it was funny, because I was thinking that a robot actually left this message, HAHA!