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As 2018 started to come to an end, I decided that in 2019 I was going to workout every day. As I started to remember what I accomplished in 2018 it was really fun to see where I began and where I was on 12.31.18.

On 10.20.18 at my YMCA and leg pressed 270#, dead lifted 250# and rowed 500m in 1:56.8.

I slowly increased my weights and times every other day. On 12.31.18 I leg pressed 560#, dead lifted 275# and rowed 500m in 1:53.1. These were great accomplishments for me.

At 59 years young, I said I can work out daily. Today, was Day 10. In 2019, I’ve done the 3 Dune Challenge on 1.1.19 to daily weights, swimming and biking outside. Today 1.1019 the outside felt like 6 degrees and I rode 6 miles.

Exercising daily is hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

My mottos are #NoDaysOffIn2019 – #ThereIsNoOffSeason – #TriathlonTraining – #IBikeOutiside365 – #100milebiketraining – #nevergiveup – #neverquit – #noexcuses

I’m preparing for an Indoor Triathlon on 2.10.19.

If you ever need some motivation from talking to doing something, hit me up.

Rick Gosser
text/phone 219-808-9888
email. gosserrick@sbcglobal.net

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8-years ago today 11.29.10, I was LIVE on the NBC Today Show in the Big Apple (New York City) with Joy Bauer, Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb because I had lost over 💯#’s and she wanted me to tell my story to the world and induct me into the #JoyFitClub Thanks Joy!

http://www.today.com/id/26184891/#40417906 (watch using laptop or desktop)

Joy also featured me in her March 23, 2012 book Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan & Inspiration An inspirational book, with 30 stories of ordinary people who have all lost over 100#(+) naturally and are working hard to keep it off. Available at most books stores and Amazon.

I happily able to keep up with my 5 grandchildren (soon to be 6) and continue to be living life without taking any pills or potions. Even started weight lifting 🏋️‍♀️ recently to off-set my bike 🚴 riding days. #nevergiveup #neverquit #noexcuses

 

Rick Gosser

phone:  219-808-9888

email:  gosserrick@sbcglobal.net

 

 

The three easiest words in the English vocabulary… Please. Thank you. You’re Welcome.

I’m always teaching my grandchildren to say these words. Please. Thank you. You’re Welcome. They may not know what they mean, but then again maybe they do. It’s just common courtesy to be nice to all people in general. “I want… I want… I want…” is the thing people say. If people just started out by saying “I want… Please.” Children say “I want a cookie” for example. Could I please have a cookie might get a better response. Yes, you may have a cookie since you asked so nicely. Once the cookie is given I always say: “what do you say?”… the response is usually “Thank you” which I reply, “You’re Welcome”. To those people saying “No problem” after “Thank you”, you are missing out on the last easiest word in the English vocabulary. It’s all about CHANGE. Change from “no problem” to “you’re welcome’. You will notice so many new behaviors from people that will make you smile.

Rick Gosser  219-808-9888 http://www.rickgosser.com

 

I.N.S.P.I.R.A.T.I.O.N.

I have a lady friend who probably weighs less than 100# dripping wet. She said to me about a week ago, I am so out of shape. Now one would think that if someone appears to be in good shape (skinny and looks good) that she claims to be out of shape.

Here is what she recently said to me: “I recently became interested in exercising to get fit and stay fit. I learned very quickly how out of shape I actually I am by the fact that a short jog to the bank from the office wore me out majorly”. I ran for 5 minutes and thought I was going to die. I said, well you didn’t die but you can start to do something to get into shape.

I saw her last Friday and she said, yes, I know that I should not be wearing tennis shoes to work “But, these are my sneakers” and I’m running to the bank today for lunch. Funny how people still call running shoes, “sneakers”.

Here is a woman who has 3 children in her home and is getting married in less than a year. She says she is out of shape. Well, she is now doing a new workout program that they call BURST and it takes LESS THAN 30 MINUTES of pretty simple exercises, but that are done in a way to get awesome results from simple exercises. Here first day, she was so sore and she could barely move. She could not even bend over to pick up the baby! But, she is doing it again tomorrow at 5:30 A.M.

She even takes her kids… Since it is at a park, the kids can play (if they are awake) if you cannot get a sitter (that is what I am doing with my kids). Yes, I am getting me and all three kids out the door, a quick workout, and back home by 6:15am! I am excited about how that will start my day!

I told her, the best time to workout is at 5 or 530am. It’s amazing how good it makes you feel to start your day with a workout. Your energy level will amaze yourself once you start some kind of a program. Way to go Barbara. I’m so glad that I was able to inspire you to get fit. Staying fit will happen as long as you keep it going. Congrats and keep it up. You can do it.

Today, as I look back on the last 7 years, I can’t even believe that I did it. I’ve lost 135# pounds as of this week. This picture taken in March 2010 reminds me that I was overweight and fat at 310#.

In August 2010, my wife bought the book “Your Inner Skinny,” and her and my oldest daughter started the plan. Two weeks later, they suggested that I start the plan as well. That’s when everything really began for me. I weighed 270 pounds then, and by November 1st, I had lost another 65 pounds. My total weight loss was at 105 pounds. I posted my success on Joy Bauer’s Facebook fan page, and soon after, she contacted me about applying to become a member of the Joy Fit Club, an exclusive club of members that have lost over 100 pounds. New Joy Fit Club members are inducted on the NBC Today Show in New York. Soon after filling out the questionnaire, my application was accepted, and I appeared on the NBC Today Show on November 29th.

I am just your average hometown guy that was overweight and knew I needed to do something about it. I decided to go for it (with some help from my family), and now I’m sharing my story with other people who want to lose weight but are afraid to take that first step. Trust me, it’s never too late to become healthy.

Please know that I am always here to help. I want other people to achieve the same type of success that I have. I did it, and I know you can too! This is my picture of Joy Bauer and me after I had lost 105# in New York City on November 29, 2010.

Me in the “Green Room” of the NBC Today Show after my National TV appearance.

Rick Gosser. phone or text me at 219-808-9888

My NBC Today Show appearance 11-29-10

Between what I did on my own and Weight Watchers which I started on 4-3-17… I’ve lost 56# since 1/30/17!

This whole idea of Weight Watchers is to track the smart points that you eat and to lose weight every week. Well, 2017 was kinda like a roller coaster for me. As an obese man most of my life I took control in 2010 and lost 135# in 4-months. I kept that weight of=f until 2016 when I just stopped watching what I was eating at gained enough weight to balloon back up to 258#. So, on 2/1/17 I said OK, let’s do this weight loss thing again. Slowly lost 26# and got stuck, so I joined Weight Watchers on 4/3/17. On WW I’ve lost another 30# and I’m 7# away from what WW calls LIFETIME Goal weight. In January 2018 I lost 9# and today 2/2/18 I stepped on the scale ands it said 202#. This has been quite the ride. The key to my success has to be #nevergiveup #neverquit. Bicycle riding like a crazy man outside all winter, doing a daily squat challenge and a daily ab challenge.

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NEVER GIVE UP ON ANY GOAL(S) YOU HAVE IN LIFE!

Back to 2010, with no pills, no potions and no surgeries… Good ‘ole exercise and following the Joy Bauer Book YOUR INNER SKINNY and I was inducted into her Joy Fit Club on 11.29.10 for losing over 100#. I was even on TV: Here is my 5-minutes of celebrity fame (My FAT video), LIVE from the NBC Today Show 11.29.10 http://www.today.com/id/26184891/#40417906

So, here I go on another ride in 2018… 7# to my WW goal weight.

Rick Gosser
phone or text me 219-808-9888

email me: gosserrick@sbcglobal.net

I lost 48# in 2017!

Posted: December 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Between what I did on my own and Weight Watchers which I started on 4-3-17…

I lost 48# in 2017!

NEVER GIVE UP ON ANY GOAL(S) YOU HAVE IN LIFE!

Back to 2010, with no pills, no potions and no surgeries… Good ‘ole exercise and following the Joy Bauer Book YOUR INNER SKINNY and I was inducted into her Joy Fit Club on 11.29.10 for losing over 100#. I was even on TV: Here is my 5-minutes of celebrity fame (My FAT video), LIVE from the NBC Today Show 11.29.10 http://www.today.com/id/26184891/#40417906

So, here I go on another ride in 2018… 15# to my WW goal weight.

Rick Gosser
219-808-9888

October 1, 2016 and I’m still 30# overweight! Ugh! As an overweight person most of my life and being 57 years old, losing weight has been like that roller coaster at an amusement park. It goes up and down and up and down and up and down. It’s always a struggle to get to that ideal weight in my mind. I’m not sure how to define that “ideal weight”, but my doctor said I was “too skinny” back in 2010 after I lost 135# to get to 175#. People started asking me if I was sick and I would say, NO, I just lost a lot of weight. My doctor said the charts say I should be right around 200#, the ideal weight for my age and height.

This year (2016) has been incredible:

I climbed the stairs for the 7th time at the Hustle Up The Hancock in Chicago. 812 stairs and 52 floors.
I ran #9 1/2 Marathon in Indianapolis… The Indy Mini!
I got scuba diving certified! Now I can swim 60′ down below the surface of the water with a buddy!
I did my 1st Triathlon. 1/4 mile swim in Lake Michigan, 12.5 mile bike ride, 5K run.
I biked my 1st 100-mile ride all in one day in Three Oaks, MI. I was literally pedaling for 8-hours!
I vacationed in Italy, Florida, Boston and Vermont!
I no longer have to take cholesterol medicine! Woot! Woot! No meds for me!

All while being overweight by 30#. The best part is I’m not 310# like I was back in 2009. I’m my hardest critic. I have to always remember that I have lost over 100#.

Back on 12.31.09 I weighed 310# and that’s the day that changed my life forever. I was tested for sleep apnea with the expectation of being hooked up to and sleeping with a new bed partner every night “The C-Pap Machine.” They told me I was free and clear of sleep apnea, but that I probably should lose some weight. Ya think, I weighed 310# at the age of 50. I was ready to lose weight.

Losing weight will always be a challenge for me, BECAUSE I LIKE TO EAT.

My ideal weight is to be right at 200# to be healthy, happy and good looking. LOL

Back to 2010, with no pills, no potions and no surgeries… Good ‘ole exercise and following the Joy Bauer Book YOUR INNER SKINNY and I was inducted into her Joy Fit Club on 11.29.10 for losing over 100#. I was even on TV: Here is my 5-minutes of celebrity fame (My FAT video), LIVE from the NBC Today Show 11.29.10 http://www.today.com/id/26184891/#40417906

Fast forward to 10/1/16… I’m 30# over my ideal weight. It’s not easy, and it’s been a bumpy road full of ups and downs. And it is still a struggle every day. There’s just not enough out there about food addiction. Being overweight and obese is a food addiction. I had a lady last week say to me when I was eating a Weight Watchers ice cream “hey, aren’t you on a diet?” First of all it’s not any of her business. But, I did reply: Nope, I don’t do diets. I’m not ready for the first 3 letters of that word, DIEt. It’s a lifestyle food change for me. I choose what goes in my mouth, not anyone else.

So, here I go on another ride… Hoping this one stops at my ideal weight!

Rick Gosser
219-808-9888
gosserrick@sbcglobal.net