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Remember The Name

Posted Jan 04 2010 12:00am
A few months ago, there was a guest post on The Fabulous Fatties called "A Little Inspiration From A Song".

It was a post from someone who was talking about working out and how the song motivated him.

Yet, for six months this post annoyed me. Why, because he missed the point.

He forgot to put in his post the line "100% reason to remember the name." The whole point of that song is the title.

My name is Tony Posnanski. I work in a restaurant that has 6 of the top 20 worst foods in America. I work about 65 hours a week, and a lot of days I work until 2am.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I have a dog that loves to wake me up at 3am. She loves to bark. She knows I need sleep, yet she can not help herself. She has to let me know one of the cats is eating.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I have a newborn who I love with all of my heart. He is stubborn like me, so when he wants to wake me up at 5am to eat, then just smile at me and not eat, I am okay with that. I am the same way.

My name is Tony Posnanski and have a wife who I love with all of my heart. Sometimes, when she says she is hungry, I ask her what she would like to eat. She always gives me a fantastic answer of "I don't know" which means I am in trouble for an hour because I need to figure out what is going on in my wife's head. I am never right.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I write a blog. I do not want to be a professional writer. I do not want to write for a magazine. I want to write what is on my mind. I love that I inspire some yet love even more that I anger others.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I do not want to be a personal trainer. I do not want to be a motivational speaker nor do I want to be a Weight Watchers Success Story. I want to be a leader, because I have followed for so many years of my life.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I wear hoodies. I shave my head because I am bald and I am short.

Yet, with all of this:

My name is Tony Posnanski and I have lost over 200 pounds. I do not make excuses for going to the gym or eating the right foods.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I am a member of two gyms so I can go every day. I carry a protein shake in my car just in case i am in a situation when i am really hungry.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I could care less about challenges or New Year Resolutions yet I write down and achieve as many goals as possible.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I do not want to be over 400 pounds ever again. I do not want to put myself nor my family into fear that today might be my last day.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I know that 2008 and 2009 were great years. I will make sure 2010 will be the same, no matter what obstacles come my way.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I respect everyone. I know how hard it is to lose weight. I know how hard it is to get motivated. Yet, no one will lose weight for you. You can not pay someone to go to the gym for you. You need to do it yourself.

My name is Tony Posnanski and I know that the people who come up to you and say "Didn't you say you were going to the gym" or "Wow, you are eating a lot of rice" should not be chastised but should get a hug. They care. More than you know.

Welcome to my blog. My name is Tony Posnanski, and every post I do, I will give you 100% reason to remember the name.
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