A very christian oreinted person that loves people with out discrimanation of any kind. The way God wants it. A grounded easy to talk to person with a willing ear. A well rounded person oh and I don't just mean my weight, when it comes to subject matter joking of course! A very loving and giving person when the need is there. Very self motivated to say the least, when the world says stop I usually say go.
November 8, 2005
Today is my surgery date. I'm suppose to be at the hospital at 11:00 am. My surgery is schedule for 1:00pm.
May 9, 2006
Hello everyone, I haven't been on to update my profile. Well I'm in my 6th month and I have lose a total of 139lbs so far. I feel great. I never realize how good I could feel. My weight right now is 274lbs. I still have a few more pounds to go to reach my goal. My idea goal weight is 195lbs to 200lbs.
I will update later......
June 1, 2006
Hello everyone, I have wrote in a min so I decide I would write and give you all a quick update. I just came back from Cancun, Mexico. I had a blast mainly because I was able to do more things this time around. I was able to ride in the airplane like a reg. person. I know a lot of you know what I'm talking about. :-) I rode the Jet Ski's for the first time in my life. I felt so good to be able to enjoy myself and not have to sit back and watch my homies have fun without me. My weight is still coming down it's just going really slow. At times I get upset becasue I'm ready to reach my goal but I look at other people who have had the surgery and see I'm doing really well. I keep lifting weight and doing other thing to keep the weight falling off so it's all good. Well until next! :-)
July 17, 2006
Hello everyone, I have wrote in a while so I decide to update my page and tell you all what's been up. As you can see my weight loss is still going. I'm getting very close to my goal. As I have said before I would like to stop at 200lbs. I haven't had any problems with the surgery. I haven't been doing much just working two jobs and trying to eat right. My weight loss is still moving really slow, which is fine because I'm getting very close. Well I'll write again really soon.........
July 31, 2006
Hello everyone, I just giving you all a quick update on my weight lose. Well I still losing and now my current weight lose is 238lbs. So I have lose total of 175lbs in 7 month. And I feel great. I have now started drinking my protein shake everyday and trying to do a little weight lifting before I go to my second job at night. Everything is going good. Until next time I'll Holla!
Well write again soon..........
September 12, 2006
Hello everyone, Sorry it been a while since my last update. Well I'm going to give you a quick update on how things been going. Well my current weight is 233lbs. I still moving just moving slow and my doctor said that's how it's gonna be since I'm getting closer to my goal weight. I go for my 1 year Post-Op visit sometime in November and my goal is to be at my goal weight which I would like to be 195 -200lbs. I'll have to make sure that I posted on that day. Other then that, My life have been going really well. I feel so good and it's all beacuse of the MAN UPSTAIRS, becasue without him none of this would be possible. :-) i count my blessing everyday. He has made a way so me and my wife could have a second chance at life and would be able to started a family one day in the near future.
Well I'll write again really soon........
October 25, 2006
Hello everyone. I know it's been a long time since I updated. Well I just wanted to give everyone a quick update. I go for my 1 YEAR POST-OP Visit on November 17, 2006. I'm very glad to have made it this far. Without GOD none of this would be happening. It's been truly a blessing to go though this and go though life and truly understand what been health means to alot of people. I would like to tell everyone that has been though it or is going though it. Hang in there and be strong becasue it's the best thing that you could ever do in life. I will write again after my 1 Year Post Op. Unit then HOLLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A New Me I'm not the person I used to be. I've allowed God to come into my life, and now I'm set free--free from all the things that had me in bondage: all the past hurt and pain, disappointments and shame. It's a new me. I refuse to let the enemy keep me in misery! I've got the key to stay set free. The Word will always and forever keep me. See, I have changed the company I keep, the way I walk, talk, and see things. It's a new me. My self-esteem has changed; I'm no longer the same. I am beautiful and the Word tells me I can have love, joy and peace. Watch out world, it's a new me!
November 09, 2006
Hello Everyone. I just wanted to give an quick update before next week. I feel great and I'm down to 225 lbs. Yesterday, was my 1 YEAR POST-OP ANNIVERSARY. (YEAH, YEAH, YEAH) I have lose an total of 188 lbs in one year and I feel so great. I never would have dream I would ever be down to 225lbs and wearing a size 34/36 in jeans. I'm so bless and everyone who decide or goes though this is truly blessed. This WSL has change my life and my wife life for the better. I can not tell everyone how Happy I am and feel right now. Well I'll write again next week when I go for my 1 year visit to let everyone know how I do.Until next time......
God Has Kept Me Here For A Reason
Repeat after me: God has kept me here for a reason. I survived because He has a plan for me. All my bad relationships, the addictions, the consequences, the bad credit, the repossessions, the death of my loved ones, the back stabbing from my friends, the negative thoughts, or the lack of support; I made it because I am blessed! I release and let go of all past hurts, misunderstandings and grudges because I am abundantly blessed! I recognize them as the illusions they are, and sent from the enemy to kill my spirit, steal my joy, and destroy my faith; For God is all there is. All else is a lie! Now give yourself a hug, wipe your tears away and walk in victory!!!!!!!! I love you, but more appropriately God loves you BEST! Be blessed and know that you are at one with THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD! And may the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other. Genesis 31:49. Amen! Be Blessed "The Will of GOD will never take you where the GRACE of GOD will not protect you.
June 20, 2007
Well I know it’s been a while since I updated my profile. I am about 218 lbs down about 195 lbs to date. Man trying to adapt to people calling you sexy, fine is a big adjustment for me you know. It’s been about a year and a half since the surgery. Man is it me or do you guys find it very sickening when people talk about overweight people around you and think its cool, never giving it a second thought. That really gets on my nerves when they do it and you say something about it, and they be like; oh you’re not like that anymore relax. Are you guys going through some of that please let me know? At work it’s like being a foreign animal at the zoo, look at Joel, girl he lost a whole person ain’t he fine. Don’t get me wrong some attention is cool, but for the most part I don’t need it like that all the time. As long as my wife love what she sees, that’s all I need. Joel is happy with Joel right now that’s my concern. Another thing, I guess people get use to seeing you one way, but when you lose a lot of weight they start tripping. What is it about people telling you to stop right there you look good at that weight, I DON”T THINK SO!!! I mean they act like you are losing weight for them or for their approval. NAH!!! I don’t hear the BIG JAY or BIG JOEL no more and I really kind of miss it, don’t get me wrong being sexy is cool too. :-} That was just me for so long, to say the least it’s been an adjustment. I really miss updating my profile, but life is full of obstacles and you really got to stay on your game man. You guys really inspire me to still to this day every time I go online and read the emails, I might not reply but I do check my email for sure. I try to stay as real as I can from the start, that’s my M.O. Joel is real. I don’t care if I’m Mr. Universe or whatever I go on to do whatever I need to do so that I can stay true to myself and all who I have contact with. With that, I must say that not being able to talk to you guys ona regular base has been eating at me, this website has really been a life line for me and my wife and millions of others and I really have to say that this is a part of my life. It gave me the courage to go through with the surgery. I was reading testimonial, about 3 months prior to my surgery. I don’t care how good people say we look or how sexy and fine we become, we must never forget that people need us to keep them encourage and vice verse. That’s why I felt guilty for not updating on a regular basic, I felt that I was letting people down who needed that inspiration, because I know I needed it and still do. Only we can truly understand the transformation we are going through mentally and physically. Please keep the emails coming. I really thank each and every one of you that sends me emails. I do read them and will try to respond as quickly as possible. Much luv to all of you, WSL Family.Until next time, I’ll Holla……
Yeah, you guys are my family truly believe that, because best believe I don’t write this much for anybody. I have finally posted some update pics. So check them out. Me and My wife are thinking about going to get some real one done, so be looking out. :-}