Project “No More Broken Chairs” Explained…

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Shabir is the man. These four words best describe him. Period. Watch this video and it won’t take long to realize why I use this description. He is a man on a mission to better himself. He has come to the realization that he is not the best version of himself and he is going to do something about it.

As he shares his story of broken chairs, public embarrassment, and eating away his problems, I encourage you to reflect on a change you’d like to make in your life. Look to Shabir for motivation because his mind is made up. In a year, we’ll be wheeling out a wagon with 360 pounds of fat on it like Oprah did in the 80s. The wagon will likely break, but, unlike Oprah, Shabir won’t be gaining his back…

On Monday, we both weighed in. Shabir came in at 434 pounds and Paleo Nick came in at 206.4 pounds. I lost 9.8 pounds in one week. I feel much better than during my gorging stage and the only real change I made was to cut out sugar. This week, I will continue without sugar and introduce more workouts. In order to shed the remaining 10.2 pounds, I will need to pay close attention to my macronutrient balance and ensure that my consumption is in line with my exercise. Stay tuned to see how I spend my forty bucks…

Last, but not least, I’ll end this post with a quick glance at how today played out…

I was editing this post at Starbuck’s at 7:00am when I received a message from Jessie stating that she was at Urgent Care and that “The Jo” stuck a miniature screw up his nose. I packed up my belongings and rushed to meet my family. Upon arrival, I laid “The Jo” across my lap and swiftly spanked him!

Just kidding.

I tilted his head back and looked up his nose and, sure enough, I saw some shiny threads. The doctor attempted to remove the screw, but was unable to do so with out sedation. So, we had to pack up and go to the Emergency Room. They took an X-Ray to validate our story and it was time for extraction.

They decided to give him a shot of Ketamine and within 5 minutes, he looked like a Zombie. Thirty seconds later, the screw was out and we were headed home. NOT! It took nearly 40 minutes for him to return to consciousness and then two more hours before we were released. All in all, it was a 9 hour experience.

The ER was an eye opener. Late in the day, a guy was delivered by paramedics to one of the beds in the room we shared. He couldn’t have been much over 60 years old and he was on his last leg. For awhile, they thought he was dead, but they were able to bring him back and then prepared him for surgery. I don’t know all of the details, but the situation was grim and I felt for the man. What really hit home was that he had no family to visit him. His neighbors had called 911 and when the doctors asked who they should call to warn of his predicament, he had no one…

While Jonas had only a “screw loose” and I was not sick, I was given a prescription. It was a potent reminder that health is the first wealth, relationships are to be cherished, and that the simple pleasures in life are often taken for granted. The medicine I was given came not by pill or with IV, but through a realization that when you live with “The Jo” and “The Bro”, particularly “The Bro”, challenges are commonplace and there is no such thing as just another day…

Tell your friends and family that you love them and please encourage them to, “Keep It Paleo!” They’ll likely live longer that way.

Your Pal,

Paleo Nick

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