Hi there, my name is Kevin Grant.
I’m a 28 year old recently graduated electrical engineer (6 months into job search)
I currently weigh in at 365 pounds.
I have been overweight from as far back as I can possibly remember.
After my graduation (Dec. 2016) with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering I found myself weighing in at 380+ pounds. That’s right I weighed almost as much as two average dudes on my 5’11” body frame. (Ladies round to 6’)
When I saw that scale my immediate thought, “This cannot be good.”
Getting that degree was no easy task. After years of discipline and hard work and achieving the certificate that I needed to start on my new life’s journey, in the moment of them calling my name to the stage I felt absolutely terrible in what should have been my time of glory and celebration. I was 380 pounds and could barely stand in line at my graduation ceremony without feeling like my knees are just about to take a power nap.
Long hours spent studying and working had forced me to put my health on the back burner.
Somehow my success has put me at a dangerous cross-road.
I felt completely hopeless.
At that moment I knew it was time to stop making excuses.
However it’s not as if my body was not warning me before I got to that point. With the constant anxiety, depression and a sprinkle of sleep apnea I found myself at the point where I had to listen.
Health should always come first and I’ve made the mistake of putting it on the back burner for many years only to find myself in a critical standoff with life and death. To put things into perspective, imagine waking up in the middle of the night because you have completely stopped breathing. Breathing is autonomic. Meaning the body automatically regulates your rate of breathing even while you are unconscious or sleeping. Now imagine if that breathing was cut off while you are in an unconscious state. You are suffocating without having any knowledge of being suffocated. It is an absolute nightmare. I’ll rather take a visit from Freddy Krueger any day.
Long story short I’d like to say that Hey I’m Fat and let us get this healthy lifetime journey going together.
Regardless of your age, gender, nationality or religion a positive attitude reigns above all.
I’ve decided to go on this weight loss journey and to solidify it as a part of lifestyle I want to use this as a way to inspire other people as well as myself.
The goal is to prove to myself as well as others that you are able to elevate yourself through any of your current circumstances through positivity and it gives us the opportunity to learn and grow together.
I will post bi-weekly videos on my progress as well as make videos on what I’ve learned during the whole process.
I’m currently sitting at 365 pounds I’ve lost 15 pounds since December of 2016 and it’s now July 2017. It isn’t much but I feel leaps and bounds better than I did at that graduation and in sharing even a little positivity I hope it will inspire other people to take the right steps moving forward.
I will answer any questions you have or if you have any tips and idea I am more than willing to take it into consideration.
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