You just need to be yourself and not worry when you can't be the perfect man you would like to be. There is no perfect man. No one expects you to be. You haven't let us down nor yourself down. You put too much pressure on yourself. We like you and accept you the way you are. You may not be able to write the book on amazing weight loss but everyone knows that you are a genuinely nice guy. To me, being a good man beats being a thin man. I'm sure everyone else would agree.
John, I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:
* S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R *
S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results! P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health! A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion! R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun! K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements! T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do! A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals! C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results! U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change! L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth! A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track! R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!