……there’s a new man hanging out in the Sisterhood! Quick, hide your daughters.
YES! We have found a dude who’s brave enough to dip his toes into our great big pool of estrogen. HAIL to Ryan from No More Bacon! He’ll be jumping into our regular rotation, spicing things up with his male perspective on all things shrinking, and he’ll also be blogging here about whatever floats his boat. I’m positive it will be worth the click to read!
Can you believe that Ryan wanted to come and hang out with us? Seriously. He’s amazing and hilarious, and he’s just kicked off his 1/2 marathon training. It’s hard to believe he actually begged us when we put the call out for a new man-writer. Silly boy. He totally makes us feel like a bunch of cougars.
So without further adieu, I give you Ryan (remember girls, no-touchy. He’s all ours.)
Remember the guy in high school who all the ladies loved as “a friend?” That was Ryan. He knew how to party but girls never took him seriously as a guy they could date. He just thought it was because he dressed weird, but it turns out his weight had something to do with it. He was a hunk o’ burnin’ love trapped in a fat man’s body. After high school he entered college and gained the typical Freshman 50. It is the Freshman 50 right? At some point however, he found a girl who saw past all of his flaws on the outside and ended up getting hitched. As life passed on and his wife went through two pregnancies, his empathy was so great that he actually gained all of the baby weight for her. Thoughtful right? Well it turns out all of his generosity put him in a pretty bad place. He weighed 400 pounds.
In July of 2009 (at the ripe old age of 27) he decided it was finally time to make a change in his life. He needed to have better health. He longed for the ability to play with his kids and not get worn out. He stacked up the pizza boxes, lit them on fire, and started working with a personal trainer. The program his trainer recommended he use was called IdealShape, a nutrition and exercise program that targets the mind first, and then the body. Twelve months later he finds himself winding down the weight loss journey and ramping up his effort to run 13 miles or compete in triathlons. He’s dropped 140 pounds (a Backstreet Boy) and is looking to drop 30-35 more. Help him finish up his weight loss journey so he can pursue his career as a trashy romance novel cover model.
So let’s give Ryan a big Sisterhood welcome. Don’t be a stranger. Tell him you think his headband is hot.