Losing Weight and Passing the GED are all about Discipline
Yesterday evening I came home from work and saw Paul strolling along with a friend. Or I thought it was Paul. He looked pretty thin for Paul.
So I caught up to him and said, “Paul is that you?”.
He said yes it was. He’s as old as my son (22) and lives two doors down from our house so I’ve seen him grow up for the past 10 years. I said, “You’ve lost weight. You look great.”
He said thanks and said he had lost 100 pounds from 320 to 220 pounds. He’s still chubby at about 5’10” and 220 but he’s a whole lot lighter. I congratulated him again.
He began to walk away with his friend and I decided to ask, “Did you ever finish high school? Did you get your GED?”.
He said, “No. I’d do anything if someone would help me pass the GED and help me make something of my life. I want to be a chef. I love making food for people.”
It was cold out this winter evening in Chicago. But I told him, “Anyone who can lose 100 pounds certainly has the discipline to study and pass the GED test. When warm weather comes, you’ll be seeing more of me. I’ll help you pass that GED if you want the help.”
He smiled and walked away with his friend.
He doesn’t realize it but I’m going to help him pass the GED test this 2011.
One day, I hope Paul becomes a GED success story on this blog. After all, anyone with the discipline to lose 100 pounds at the age of 22 certainly has the discipline to study every day and then pass the GED test.