Some weeks ago, my wife and I decided to get control of our health. When we got married, I weighed in at about 190 pounds. Twenty years later I stepped on the scale and it coughed and muttered, "One at a time please!" That's when I decided enough was enough. About the same time, a friend of mine sent me a book about being more healthy. The junction of her care and my concern, coupled with my wife's personal desire to change her lifestyle, put me over the top. I came face to face with the reality that I don't sleep well. I have aches and pains. I can't keep up with my kids. My blood pressure has been borderline high. I often need or want a nap to get through my day. I realized, I was getting by, but I wasn't really living.
Just a note to say life is changing for me today. And they say journaling helps so you can see where you’ve been. So here is Day 1: (don’t worry, I’m not journaling everything here, just want everyone to be aware so that if I don’t eat everything at potluck you won’t be offended! 😬). I'm not even posting the before picture I just took. I look angry and obviously not happy. I'm sure I'll show it when I realize the results I'm looking for. Anyway, I’m overhauling my lifestyle and my diet with a specific diet and health plan. I’m going to live healthier, eat healthier, and lose weight so I can feel better, live better and serve better. My kids say I’ll be able to chase them better. Ok. I’m in.