Fear can move you to take action

Fear is a word that most people are afraid to put into their vocabulary. But fear can be a good thing when you take action. When I started to lose weight, I was afraid to buy new clothes. My fear was that I would lose weight, buy new clothes, and then put the weight back on. The yo-yo effect.

Well, as of today, I have lost 110 pounds and purchased my new clothes many times. I also have my new clothes embroidered with my new company logo, and I am not fearful anymore. Not only do I have new company shirts embroidered, but I also have new apparel of jackets and hats. Gosser Corporate Sales does all of our embroidery in-house; we have our own equipment, and we do not send any of our embroidery work out to anybody. I also have purchased new clothes, kept the tags on them, and returned them back to the store where I bought them to exchange for smaller sizes. I always feared that I wouldn’t be able to do that, or I’d just be too lazy and not return them.

Take action with something in your life, like buying new shirts and jackets, and get them embroidered with your company logo. When you lose weight and those new embroidered apparel items don’t fit anymore, donate them to someone who could use them. There are always people out there who could use a new shirt or jacket.



My Weight Loss Story

When I decided in December 2009 to lose weight, it was to get healthier and be in better shape. It was very hard to be 50 years old and weigh 310 pounds. I knew that I had to exercise and watch my food consumption. All overweight people know that’s what they need to do. It’s just hard to mentally start doing something about it. I started walking daily and began the journey of watching what I ate. Today, as I look back on the last year, I can’t even believe that I did it. I’ve lost 110 pounds as of this week. This picture taken in March 2010 reminds me that I was overweight.

In August 2010, my wife bought the book “Your Inner Skinny,” and her and my oldest daughter started the plan. Two weeks later, they suggested that I start the plan as well. That’s when everything really began for me. I weighed 270 pounds then, and by November 1st, I had lost another 65 pounds. My total weight loss was at 105 pounds. I posted my success on Joy Bauer’s Facebook fan page, and soon after, she contacted me about applying to become a member of the Joy Fit Club, an exclusive club of members that have lost over 100 pounds. New Joy Fit Club members are inducted on the NBC Today Show in New York. Soon after filling out the questionnaire, my application was accepted, and I appeared on the NBC Today Show on November 29th.

I am just your average hometown guy that was overweight and knew I needed to do something about it. I decided to go for it (with some help from my family), and now I’m sharing my story with other people who want to lose weight but are afraid to take that first step. Trust me, it’s never too late to become healthy.

A good friend and client of mine recently read the book and began his plan to do something about being overweight. Three more of my clients started their own plans and together they have lost over 100 pounds in a few short months. Please know that I am always here to help. I want other people to achieve the same type of success that I have. I did it, and I know you can too!


Rick Gosser feature in The Times OFF-BEAT

OFFBEAT: Crown Point man, Rick Gosser beaming from ‘Today’ show appearance on his weight loss