First of all, Hi again, as it was my birthday yesterday, I thought I would enjoy it.
I am a bear with a sore head this morning so forgive me for poor spelling, but also forgive me for becoming mushy.
As @smithr82 implied to in his weekly update I had been having a really tough time of it throughout the whole period of Man V Fat, fighting homelessness for the first few weeks of the league season, and only being in a night shelter for the next few weeks after that. I still consistently turned up to football, and looked for every opportunity to be with the boys from football, and do things to work towards my end goal, of having a life which I could be proud of.
The weight loss has been good with 8 kilos over ten weeks, but last night changed my outlook on life and the lads from football.
I had three things in my life that I could be proud of, My Daughter, ManVFat, and my friends. However much they mean to me, I did not realise how much I had inspired other people around me, by just being myself, and showing up to football regardless of what was going on. This amazing bunch of lads that I know, I have grown to respect, but also learn as much as I can off, to allow myself to have a life.
These boys I play football with, truly blew me away, and left me speechless, which a lot of people can attest too, its a pretty hard thing to do. I had a feeling something was happening, with it being my birthday, and although my performance on the pitch was poor, that didn’t matter to me. I realise how truly blessed I am to have the mates I do, and although I would love to mention them all, I have not got enough time to try finding everyone or naming them all, as I am not that good with names.
Chris and @mr51pay have been two people I look up too most as they are the guys who help me regardless, or so I thought.
As I walked down to the car park last night after football I was shocked to see everyone there, thinking we were going to have a impromptu trophy presentation, but I did not realise that the guys were waiting for me. Chris took the lead and said how much I meant to everyone in the league and explained that the lads had all chipped together to help me. Then I saw what seemed like endless boxes of food other stuff including a new phone, which I will thank mark for. New football boots from the lads in my team, new trainers which mark goad sorted.
I can only go so much further before I start to well up again.
I am so so blessed to have 50 friends, that when I moved back to Yeovil I never ever thought I would make.
so thank you all, and I will make you and mainly myself proud.
By the ways guys I read the whatsapp chat, you guys are way to crafty, although I did have a feeling.
I love you guys and thank you for making my birthday, the best one I could possibly ever wish for.