Welcome to the Brand New Antuan….

19 Feb

I guess this has been a long time coming.  I wrestled with the thought of starting a blog for a couple of reasons.  One being, the transparency of it all.  It takes some courage to put your life out there for people to see on any level.  The second one being I didn’t think I really had a lot to say on losing weight. I’ve experienced some success at losing weight before.  Lost it and gained it back.  Looking back on it, I believe life had quite a bit to do with it.    I reached the point where the pain of changing was more than the pain of staying the same so I set out again to lose weight.  This time around I focused more on the mental aspect than the physical.  So I was off.  Now 16 weeks,  58 lbs later, 4 pant sizes & 2 shirt sizes later here I am.  Haven’t reached my goal yet but I’m closer.  I feel like I’m about 100 yards out at sea.  I can see the shore but I’ve paddled too far to go back.  So here I am,  sharing my journey.

I heard a while ago you never know who else wins when you succeed.  So to that end, I’m diving into the blog world.  Here’s to helping someone else by opening up my life, my thoughts, & my emotions.

Where I started……                                                                    Where I am now…..



Posted by on 02/19/2012 in Inspirational, Weight Loss


18 responses to “Welcome to the Brand New Antuan….

  1. Kenny Bingham

    02/19/2012 at 7:37 PM

    Ant you know I am so proud of you and everything you are accomplished. Man when I think about it we have been friends since the 3rd grade. Keep it up man you are doing so good. Like we talked about and you mentioned on here, you never know who is going to read this that really needed to hear what you have to say. Never be embarrassed about what you have accomplished, it truly is an amazing feat. Loe you like a brother man.


    • antuanruss

      02/22/2012 at 11:59 AM

      Thanks, bro! We definitely go way back!! Apreciate the info shared!


  2. shaylew

    02/19/2012 at 8:04 PM

    Congrats on your journey!!!! Stay motivated!


    • shaylew

      02/19/2012 at 8:05 PM

      ^^^^BTW…shaylew = Shani


    • antuanruss

      02/22/2012 at 12:00 PM

      Thank you!!!


  3. cbrvisuals

    02/19/2012 at 8:49 PM

    This blog was a great idea! Congrats to you and continue on, Im inspired!


  4. Miki

    02/19/2012 at 9:35 PM

    Awesome job Antuan 🙂 you look amazing …. Keep up the great work !!


  5. Alma Russ

    02/19/2012 at 9:58 PM

    Keep up the good work. You are indeed inspirational. Remember the race is given to them who endureth to the end. 🙂


  6. Angie Burgess

    02/20/2012 at 8:16 AM

    So proud of you!


  7. Doug Cleland

    02/20/2012 at 8:30 PM

    Excellent work, Antuan, keep at it and you will surely reach whatever goal you choose. Continue being an inspiration in all you do!


  8. Alma Russ

    02/26/2012 at 8:25 PM

    I am on this journey with you…..Keep up the good work………Keep your eyes on the prize.


  9. Tameka R.

    03/02/2012 at 11:43 AM

    Wow!! Look at you! Congrats, I definitely am starting my journey! Enough is ENOUGH! I am thinking of it as a lifestyle change. You made great points, I will not allow myself to be discouraging by unfair expectations and will learn to enjoy the small victories. Thank you, thank you, thank you! My very best to you!!

    Hometeam is following you, and always encouraging you!! :^)


    • antuanruss

      03/02/2012 at 4:04 PM

      Thank you so much! Always great to know that hometown is encouraging and supporting! #hometownlove



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