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WIFE WEIGHS IN WEDNESDAY: I Thought Mike Was Adopted
How Mike and I Met:
I have always been attracted to husky men.Whatever you picture as husky... you know the guy who has some muscle to balance out the fat ;) It gave me security knowing I was smaller than the guy I was dating, it made me feel secure and confident. And I just find bigger guys attractive okay!
Sorry all you husky guys out there, I'm taken.
Ha ha ha!!! Lol.
When I first met Mike I considered him the perfect combination of husky. Him and his sister Shelley (also taken) were always together. Before I knew it was his sister I thought Mike was dating Shelley because they were ALWAYS together. After a while Shelley and I became "besties" in our Singles Ward and I figured out that Mike was actually her brother. Phew!
This is Shelley, Mike's sister
She slowly introduced me to Mike. I completely fell in love with his personality, good looks and his MAD guitar playing skilz and love of music.
He was annoyingly oblivious to the signs I was throwing his way until I had to basically tell him...."Psst, I kinda like you, and I'm "trying" to make a move soooo take it or leave it buddy!" Lol. No I was a little hesitant and stubborn myself.
Here's where it get's interesting. Mike took me to meet his parents, and I was taken back for a minute. I looked at them and then back at Mike and then back at them.
Mike's parents Kim and Paul
Mike's parents, Paul and Kim are thin as can be!!! In fact Paul is an athlete and avid cyclist. Normally the children resemble the parents......? I didn't see it. I immediately assumed Mike was adopted! Simply because their parents were fit?! Just total opposites. Looking now I can see the resemblance, but I totally thought Mike was adopted. Luckily I didn't have the guts to say anything to Mike about it. I would have been humiliated. And eventually as I got to know Mike, I realized that wasn't the case.
It puzzled me for a long time.
Now knowing Mike has insulin resistance and some bad genetics with metabolism. There were quite a few things going against him. Keeping him from walking in his dads footsteps.
Paul and Kim are wonderful examples and amazing parents and grandparents. They have been more than supportive of any efforts Mike has done to become healthy. As you saw in my last post, Kim and I continue to run together, it has been such a bonding time for us.
I am excited now, to pave the way for my kids to walk in our footsteps from here on out.
Mike and his dad 2008
Ultimately it was my decision in the end. And I chose Mike. He'll say he tricked me into marrying him, but I disagree. I was fully aware of what I was getting myself into. For the most part.... (story for another time).