If you’ve never visited Birminghamian Stephen Vinson’s blog, titled “Who Ate My Blog?”, you’re missing out on an unbelievably inspiring story that’s been taking place for the last two years.
Stephen started his blog in February 2009, weighing in at 632 pounds. And, on his own (without weight loss surgery or being on The Biggest Loser or anything similar), has already lost over 230 pounds! He has used blogging as a tool to keep himself motivated and accountable, as well as to make connections with others on similar journeys.
I personally have been inspired by Stephen’s determination, vulnerability, and perseverance. And, I’ve been thoroughly blown away by his pounds melting away every time I’ve seen him at one of our blogger meet-ups – he’s constantly looking dramatically smaller!
And now, Stephen is getting some well-deserved media attention, and will be featured on ABC 33/40’s Talk of Alabama’s mini-series, Champions For Health, scheduled to air starting in February!
Champions for Health will tell the real (not sensationalized reality TV) stories of five people on their weight loss journey. They will be sharing their stories, working with YMCA trainers, and sharing strategies and tips to help others live a more healthy lifestyle.
As more specific information is available regarding the series start date and schedule, I will share it here. Also, the episodes will be available online once they air. But in the meantime, I encourage you to check out Stephen’s blog, and be encouraged by his incredible journey!