Sun, 2 December 2012
Join Hank N. as he describes his 24 years of abstinence, dropping from a high of 404 pounds to his current weight of 245. He takes you on his life’s journey, starting with his painful childhood, where his father was a gambler and alcoholic, and his mother said he was ugly, leading to 60 years of trying to prove he was worthy of love. He describes how he felt when he was sent to live with a grandmother who stole from him. He described the amazing story of what happened when he tried to steal a car as a boy, a humorous story of what happened when he tried to rent a tuxedo as an obese man, and why meeting a guy who used to be 800 pounds changed his life. He describes his experiences with Weight Watchers, why it didn’t work for him, what happened at his first to OA meetings. Hank shares gems of wisdom, such as why the acronym NUTS helps him keep his abstinence, the difference between “bleeding deacon” and an “elder statesman”, and what gift he asks God for every day.