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Old 09-12-2009, 11:30 AM   #9
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Hey guys Steve was nice enought to grab me from bb.com and allow me to post an article on here. I'm glad he did, this site is like bb.com minus all the kids.

I will try and check and post on here daily, but if you have any questions at all about the Spike Diet please let me know and I will anser them.

My book is being published in Minneapolis, it's currently in the layout design phase and there will be a digital run to get about 200 copies done by the end of the month for a business expo and to be sent of for review and the media.

The commercial run will take 3-4 weeks so I will get a large supply of copies by mid-late October. It will be available then from my site and other sites like Amazon and Borders.com. My goal is obviously to get this to spread from happy "Spikers" word of mouth style so I can get it into the large chain of book stores.

If you are interested in the book and don't want to wait, I am selling the eBook from my site. It's PDF and printable.

Again I really want to thank Steve for the opportunity, and also for the really kind posts from the other members. My feedback from bb.com has for the most part been great but there are a few kids and older kids who are kind of set in their ways and will dismiss it without ever trying it.

A little background about me, I grew up the "heavy" kid. I wore husky sized jeans, and from my earliest school aged memories I was singled out and teased for being fat. When I was 13, the summer going into 8th grade I finally had enough and I really wanted to lose weight. My parents tried but they were not much help. They told me to eat salads and drink v-8. I hated both but I had them anyway. I began doing push-ups and jumping on a trampoline daily while beginning an early form of the Spike Diet. While I was eating lettuce with turkey most days for whatever reason I forget, I chose Thursday's to eat what I wanted; I had a Tony's Pizza every Thursday night with Ice Cream for dessert, and I allowed myself to eat the regular school lunch. My weight went from 220lbs to 180lbs from May-September, and when I was back at school I wasn't recognizable to many of the kids there. Knowing what I know now, it worked because I ate very little 6 days a week, very low fat, too low actually but I didn't know any better, but my Thursday binges saved me from starvation mode.

The next several years of my life I still struggled with weight, but on a very minor level. That lead me to eventually just giving up foods like pizza and ice cream for several years.
I bought the Anold Shwarzenegger Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding when I was 16, I learned a lot from that book. Plus that with watching "Pumping Iron" I fell in love with lifting weights and Bodybuilding. I stayed in pretty good shape until my early twenties when I got married. I married one of those ladies with hyper-metabolism, she can eat a lot and not gain a pound, so I tried to keep up with her and once I started eating pizza and ice cream again I was up to the 250's, and then eventually 300, and then up to my highest of 330lbs. During those years I tried about a 3 dozen diets but they never lasted more than a month or two. I really just gave up and I began believing that this was my inevitable fate. Then after I saw pictures of me and my son, with my enormous 46-inch waist just surrounding him I decided I had to lose weight for him AND myself. I wanted him to have a Dad that could run around with him, wrestle, and play ball. At the time I was heading to 400lbs and a wheel chair, I didn't want that to be my life or his life. So I went back to my bodybuilding bible, and began with just cutting calories. The more I read from bb.com the more I got hooked on the science of fat burning and I became hopefull that I would find a way to finally lose this weight and keep it off for good.

----Wow this is getting long, I have a lot more to write still so I will come back and finish soon---- I need to find a way to quickly summarize this..lol
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The Spike Diet is my dream come true. 20 years of yo-yo dieting is now at an end, and I am now finally able to follow a plan for the rest of my life that will keep me fit and not deprive myself of the foods I love.

Please visit www.spikediet.com for more information.
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