An Unexpected Journey

"Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness — an open and noble temper." – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Let me tell you what my breakfast used to be,” I began “first I’d go to McDonalds and get two steak and onion McGriddles with hash browns and then a sugar filled large iced coffee.  Sometimes I’d then go to the Burger King next door and maybe get their hashbrowns instead or one of their sandwiches to go with a McGriddle.  I did this five days a week for years!”

This is a story I told a friend recently and one I’ve retold many times.  This is just one example of the lifestyle I used to lead.  Then, several years ago the bottom fell out on my life.  I divorced, lost my job and was told by a doctor that if I didn’t lose weight I’d be dead by the age of 30.  All this happened in the span of about two years and I needed a change.  And that change was leading a healthier lifestyle that led to shedding 100 pounds and being a much happier human being.  This experience has been an unexpected, but most welcome journey in my life.

This blog is all about leading that lifestyle, but it’s not just going to be exercise and weight loss tips.  There is an emotional component to this daily effort and that will be reflected here as well.  I hope you find this blog entertaining and informative.  Take note: I am not a certified nutritionist, trainer or health care expert.  What’s on this blog is what has worked for me and items I have found interesting.  You should always consult health care professionals before changing your lifestyle for guidance.

Thank you for visiting!


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