I have been overweight for most of my life. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, but always more than I should. I tried a bunch of different things over the years to lose the weight, but all of my efforts were basically half-hearted, and none of them really produced any significant results. For the past 3-4 years I have struggled with a number of health issues – IBS, Fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. Mostly, I just felt like crap. Last October, after yet another failed attempt to lose weight and get in shape I was at my breaking point. I knew that there was an answer to my problem, but I couldn’t seem to figure it out on my own. Then I saw a commercial for a weight loss challenge sponsored by H-E-B, a regional grocery store chain, and I knew I had found my answer.

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24 Jul 2014

The Friction Born of Living

  Inertia – put simply, an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force. In this case the motion I am referring to is health and fitness-related. The gym, the diet – all of it. And the external force is the rest of my life. Like the drag that the concrete causes on car tires, my life has slowly, inexorably worn my motion down and I

17 Jul 2014

Wrong ideas are like bad directions…

They never get you where you want to go. I have spent the last couple of days examining my experiences so far on this journey, and in the process I uncovered a couple of beliefs that I didn’t realize that I had that are causing me to be dissatisfied with my progress and disheartened about the future. The two ideas are connected, one to the other and I will need to let go of both

14 Jul 2014

The Good Life

  Sometimes I forget the real reason that I am attempting to make all these changes in my life. And then I have a weekend like this last one and life finds a way to remind me.   I get very fixated on numbers and goals, as though hitting the right calorie count for the day or getting to my target weight is actually the goal. It isn’t. The whole reason I am doing all