Realizing I had lost control of my weight


by | Jul 26, 2016 | blog

Hello everyone!! My blog this week is going to be about how I allowed myself to get out of control with my weight. I will also explore why I allowed this to happen?

I’m a firm believer that, with the exception of medical reasons, obesity is a byproduct of something else that is going wrong in our lives. No one wants to be overweight or obese.

Please understand this, “I Do Not Judge Anyone” for who or what they are. I leave all the judging to the man upstairs.

I believe for every time, there’s a season and for every season, there’s a time. Your time and season to change has to come from within you.

I wasn’t doing anything to stay physically fit. I got out of the Army, stopped playing sports and I went down hill from there. All my life, I had coaches or a Drill Sergeant telling me what to do. They held me accountable and I embraced the challenges they put in front of me. When I was no longer held accountable by a coach or mentor, my motivation slowly vanished.

I think everyone, at some point in their life, tries to gain someone’s approval. We like validation for our hard work and efforts. I am guilty of seeking that validation and the funny part about it was I didn’t even know that about myself until after it was happening.

I was slowly starting to spiral out of control and didn’t realize it until I hit rock bottom. Well let me rephrase that, oh hell yeah I knew it was happening. I was taking 8 to 10 different medicines a day but I kept telling myself, “it’s not that bad, I can start getting back in shape anytime.”

That didn’t happen because my quality of life started suffering. I was getting by but getting by is not the same as living life.

Please tune in next week to hear more about my transformation. Right now, I am going to do one of my favorite workouts on my NuStep recumbent cross trainer.

This weeks O’Nealism:
Never let your past creep into the present and manipulate your future.

Stay healthy my friends.

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.