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My New Weight Loss Goal

It’s no secret that I’ve gained weight since my time on The Biggest Loser (and I discuss why that’s no surprise here), so today I want to share with you my weight loss goal for the year, what motivates me and how I plan to accomplish that goal.

I don’t mind sharing this with my followers and friends because there’s a certain level of accountability when you put yourself out there. These posts are for you, but they’re also for me too.

This year my goal is to lose 25 to 30 pounds, but that’s only part of it. The other part of my goal is to stay as healthy as I can at my age. I’m proud to say that I’m well on my way to accomplishing those goals. I weigh myself once a week. I would be disingenuous if I told everyone that every week has been successful. Some weeks I haven’t lost any weight, and one week I even gained two pounds. That is the reality.

The other layer of that reality is that I keep pushing forward. I do not give up; in fact I get stronger. After that bad week, I dug into why I was not successful and why I gained two pounds. I figured it out, changed it and pressed forward. I’m a firm believer in the saying, “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.” You absolutely have to bounce back up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward.

My motivation for this new goal is to never be obese like I was before, and to never again be as unhealthy as I was when I was taking 8 to 10 pills a day. I’m still medicine free. I’m not taking one prescription medication. Now that is enough motivation for me to stay healthy! Trust me, taking time to set goals and make changes to achieve them is far easier then living with the toll obesity takes on you physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially.

This is why I wanted to put it all out there and share this journey with my friends and followers as a form of accountability for me and hopefully inspiration for you. I have nothing to hide. If you’re also working towards losing weight and getting healthy, please share it with someone, you might just be helping them get over the mountain they are trying to climb as well.

Stay healthy my friends.

O'Neal Hampton

About O'Neal Hampton

After being diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic and weighing 420 pounds, O’Neal Hampton Jr. became a contestant during the 2010 season of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser." It was then that he was introduced to NuStep. Through the O'Neal Hampton Wellness Foundation, he educates others on the value and importance of exercise and nutrition. O’Neal Hampton Jr. is a NuStep spokesperson.

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