After the Huffington Post ran the story, the London Daily Mail ran with it as well. Not too long after, I was contacted by Good Morning America! Well, my dream of helping as many people as I can seems to be coming true, we will see. After years of being a Radio Talk Show Host/Personality nicknamed “The Mich” (a shortened version of Michelin Man, which was given to me by a show I worked for in Dallas, TX and already weighed over 400 pounds). I had that nickname for over a decade. Now, it just doesn’t fit…unless you count my loose skin.
So, GMA’s Rachel Smith came to Plano, TX (a suburb of Dallas), to interview me about my story. I don’t know when it will air, but it will be soon. The great thing is that it makes me feel like this is all real. I still can’t believe the weight loss, and I lived it! I don’t know how I did it. I wouldn’t say I am proud because it was my own irresponsibility that caused the extreme weight gain in the first place.
I am happy that I changed my life before it was too late. Who knows how many years I knocked off of my life with the way I treated my body. I do know that I couldn’t be happier with my life now! I enjoy every day and I truly want everybody else to feel as great as I do! We aren’t taught to love ourselves and it’s about time we really practiced that. I don’t mean being conceited and feeling like you are better than everybody else. I mean realizing you deserve to feel good and understanding that everybody else deserves the same feeling.
You will run into roadblocks, most will be people who are family and so-called friends. Don’t let them determine your fate. It’s all up to you! BTW, I don’t consider my gastric bypass a failed operation after gaining my weight back. I failed in not changing my lifestyle! The surgery was what it was supposed to be, I just wasn’t ready to change. I am now!
Here are the links to the articles: