About

My name is David, and as the title of my blog states, I am FAT.  I believe my battle with weight began around the age of 9, and I am now 49, so I have been FAT for 40 years.

I have tried numerous diets with varying degrees of success/failure; at 6’1″ tall, my adult weight has ranged from a high of 350 to a low of 238.  Currently I am fluctuating around the 290 range.

In 1997 I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes – a condition which is exacerbated by obesity, and contributed to the necessity of a below knee amputation of my right leg on August 1, 2001. Additionally, I have a condition known as “Charcot” in my left foot. This severely limits the physical stress I am willing or able to place on the foot.

So with all of this in mind, I am writing this blog to announce that tomorrow I am beginning life anew. I will attempt to post daily updates regarding my food intake, workout regimen, and hopefully physical/health  improvements. Additionally I will post with regard to my state-of-mind and emotional condition.

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Don’t let em get your health too.. « 52 Weeks, 52 Pounds
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 04:52:06

  2. TestingTrueChange
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 16:36:33

    I’m glad you ran into my blog so I could see yours as well! You are making great progress and I look forward to following along your journey!

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Jul 29, 2011 @ 17:12:24

      Thank you for the kind words 🙂

      Good luck in good health,
      David

      Reply

  3. losing bee
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 21:00:08

    David, i am so glad you found me, so i could find you. I cannot wait to jump in and start reading your journey

    bee

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    • davidisfat
      Jul 29, 2011 @ 22:23:46

      I like reading your posts as well.

      Kindest regards,
      David

      Reply

  4. chuckcotton
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 21:22:22

    good luck david

    Reply

  5. SkinnyVinnie
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 23:54:07

    David,
    Thank you for the find.. I’m sorry it took me so long to subscribe to you!!! You are doing a great job… KEEP IT UP!!! I have enjoyed what I have read so far and look forward to reading more!!!
    Vin

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Aug 05, 2011 @ 08:58:13

      Thanks, I’ve enjoyed reading yours as well.

      Continued success,
      David

      Reply

  6. breakingbeauty
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:20:02

    Thanks for tracking me down so I could check out your blog too! It’s great to see someone fighting and suceeding!

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:22:55

      My pleasure, I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts.

      Good luck,
      David

      Reply

  7. cruz2lose
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 15:01:56

    So glad that you visited my site. I am looking forward to following you on your primal lifestyle since my daughter is doing the same! : )

    Beth

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Aug 09, 2011 @ 16:47:57

      Hi Beth,

      Thanks for following along; I hope your daughter has great success with the lifestyle change.

      Good luck in good health,
      David

      Reply

  8. motmob
    Aug 20, 2011 @ 11:50:55

    WOW. I am so inspired and impressed! Thank you for sharing your journey – It is a blessing and encouragement for me, as I am only in week 2 of mine. 🙂 thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Aug 20, 2011 @ 22:31:07

      My pleasure; good luck in your journey to good health,
      David

      Reply

  9. runningthriver
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 06:46:34

    Good luck on your journey!!!!! So glad your are making a positive change and sharing it 🙂

    Warmest Regards,
    Jenny

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    • davidisfat
      Aug 25, 2011 @ 09:28:16

      Thank you for the comments, and for following along Jenny.

      Good luck in good health,
      David

      Reply

  10. closetfatgirl
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 18:04:34

    Thank you for the comment, looks like you’re having some great success on your journey! I look forward to following along with your progress! 🙂

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Aug 26, 2011 @ 19:58:56

      Thank you for the comment and for following along … The more the merrier!

      Good luck in good health,
      David

      Reply

  11. halfpass
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:10:38

    Thanks for visiting my blog….good job…I’ll be following!

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Aug 27, 2011 @ 15:35:50

      Thanks for commenting and following along.

      Good luck in good health,
      David

      Reply

  12. mrsveggiepants
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 08:02:08

    You are such an inspiration, David!
    My uncle recently had 1/2 his left leg amputated, and I will recommend that he reads your blog… I think it would be good motivation for him, as he does not have a prosthesis yet and is feeling pretty helpless. You are such a great example for diabetics and amputees.

    Keep up the good work!!!

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Aug 29, 2011 @ 11:07:45

      Thanks for the comment and for following along. If your uncle needs to chat (via email, messenger or phone), I’d be happy to talk to him.

      Regards,
      David

      Reply

      • mrsveggiepants
        Aug 29, 2011 @ 15:39:41

        Thanks David, I think talking to someone else who has gone through something similar might really help him, he has been really down lately and feeling helpless. Could you email me your contact info (phone number and email address, he is not on messenger) and I will pass it along?
        My email address is MrsVeggiePants@gmail.com

        Thanks again and keep up the good work!!

  13. BODYbyDONAVON
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 08:51:11

    Best of luck on your journey! Consistency and setting short term goals will get you where you want to be! 🙂

    Donavon Israel
    BODYbyDONAVON.com

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    • davidisfat
      Aug 30, 2011 @ 11:06:29

      Thank you for commenting and following along Donavon.

      Good luck in good health,
      David

      Reply

  14. mckella
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 16:39:01

    Good luck with everything David! Changing your life is hard, but it’s a journey we all need to take at some point. You’re a brave guy, and I wish you all the best!

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    • davidisfat
      Sep 03, 2011 @ 17:52:46

      Thank you very much; as of tomorrow I will have been doing this for 26 weeks, and I don’t see myself going back to the old way…ever.

      Kindest regards,
      David

      Reply

  15. L
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 20:36:26

    David,
    I’m so glad you found my blog! I hope my posts will add even more motivation, ideas, and support to the awesome journey with which you are already having so much success. Congrats on your hard earned results and best wishes for continued success!
    ~L

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    • davidisfat
      Sep 06, 2011 @ 16:45:43

      Thanks for posting and for your support; I’ll be following your blog.

      Kindest regards,
      David

      Reply

  16. therobynnest
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 19:29:28

    Hi David! Good luck to you! We’ve been Primal for a month now so I plan on writing more posts about what we learn and love and hope to help you too.

    Best regards,

    Robyn

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    • davidisfat
      Sep 14, 2011 @ 20:18:00

      Hi Robyn, Thanks for commenting, and best of luck.

      Kindest regards,
      David

      Reply

  17. Miriam
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 07:57:44

    Good luck! Keep fighting diabetes!!

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 09:40:06

      Thank you Miriam, and good luck to you as well 🙂

      Reply

  18. Trish
    Dec 05, 2011 @ 09:18:49

    You are doing so well! Good luck! Thanks for finding my blog. Will be subscribing to yours!

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    • davidisfat
      Dec 05, 2011 @ 13:42:18

      Welcome aboard, and good luck to you too.

      Kindest regards,
      David

      Reply

  19. nikkianne
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 06:24:35

    Hi David, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting the other day. Reading your ‘about’ page is really inspiring. I am certain that you can meet your health and weight loss goals! Best of luck and I look forward to reading more about your journey 🙂

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Dec 06, 2011 @ 14:30:32

      Thank you for the kind comments; I too am looking forward to following your progress.

      Kindest regards,
      David

      Reply

  20. getfit2012
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 22:29:08

    Good luck,David!

    Reply

  21. Dayle Lynne
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 21:33:06

    Hi David,

    I know I haven’t gotten over here much lately, but I always check out your progress in my inbox. Congrats on getting back to the gym full time!

    I wanted to let you know that I passed along a few blogging awards to you. 🙂
    http://ishallbeatoad.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/some-really-overdue-blog-awards-and-some-new-ones/

    Reply

  22. Mike Barratt
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 22:30:39

    Congrats on losing 60+ pounds. Keep at em! I’m pulling for you!

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Feb 16, 2012 @ 23:12:50

      Thanks for following 🙂

      Regards,
      David

      Reply

  23. visalushouston
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 22:52:00

    I’m very happy for your ambition to strive and make a change! Most people that haven’t been overweight for very long….don’t even have the motivation you have. So keep it up… Please check out my page… or add me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/alisha.leehan
    You should check out my 90 day challenge program.. one of the men on my team has his mom on it – and she recently was able to STOP taking her diabetes medicine.
    http://www.alishanicole.myvi.net

    Look forward to keeping up with your progress!

    Reply

    • davidisfat
      Feb 16, 2012 @ 23:13:29

      Thanks for following along. 🙂

      Regards,
      David

      Reply

  24. jasonscottmackenzie
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 12:18:43

    David – this is an outstanding blog. Congratulations on taking control of your life and on your fantastic results. I’ve been at this primal thing for about 6 weeks and while its still early, I don’t see myself going back to my previous way of eating. I’ll definitely be following along. Keep up the great work.

    Reply

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