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Living Healthier With a Little Bit of Help

Weight loss and eating right is not a temporary decision to make.

It’s not about going on a diet — it’s a change in your lifestyle.

That’s what one of my best friends, Kenny Lippe, told my when it comes to eating right and weight loss. It’s not an option. It just becomes a regular part of my day.

After years of struggling, I have finally reached my point of clarity. As of Jan. 1, I weighed in at 305 pounds, but I am down to 254 since that point.

Was it easy? No way. The first step is eating right that first day, and then there’s getting to the gym and getting into a routine. I hadn’t given any thought to weight training, as losing weight was my primary objective, especially with a trip to Miami looming at the end of March.

Most people have been congratulating me, and I must admit, I have the best support system. Am I satisfied? No way. I have a goal in sight, and I plan to meet it.

The goal is to get to 200 pounds and get in shape. And I have been given an excellent opportunity to meet that goal. Sam, who owns the , offered to train Bellmore Patch Editor Danielle DeSouza and I to help us succeed on our missions. Monday was the first visit, and it felt more like a punch in the stomach of reality.

While I have lost a good amount of weight, there’s certainly ways to go. I am confident though, with Sam and the support system I have, that I will get there. I just can’t expect instant results.

Stay tuned, as I will provide ongoing process, including photos, videos and editorials regarding my weight loss challenge.

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Michael Ganci March 14, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Thanks Susan! I will go more in depth with future columns! I have to keep the people wanting more!
Susan March 14, 2012 at 01:36 AM
You had to correct that typo and now my comment makes no sense. lol. It was supposed to be AFTER this one. :)
Michael Ganci March 14, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Oh well. LOL.
denise divino March 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM
GOOD FOR YOU! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND MANY OTHERS. BTW... WHO IS THIS KENNY LIPPE GUY?
Michael Ganci March 15, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Thanks Denise!

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