Back in 2008, I was enrolled in a medically supervised weightloss program in Toronto at www.weightcare.ca. It was a great experience with Dr. David Macklin and his staff. Over the course of 6 months, I did everything right including exercising and preparing (a little) for a Try-a-Tri Triathlon I wanted to do.
On Sept. 6, 2008 I headed to Wasaga Beach with my wife and about ten work colleagues and friends to give it a go. I came in 2nd last but wow was I proud of myself. (Check the bottom of the link…. :))
The Try-a-Tri was a 400m swim, followed by a 10km bike and a 2.5km run, it was hard and took me an hour but I finished!!!
The really interesting part of this was that this experience was the beginning of the end for me. I had set out to run a triathlon and in my mind this fit the bill. After this I slowly gained back weight until the launch of this project at 417.5lbs. I will be talking more about this in later posts and videos.