BLOG. Below are direct links to each Blog that I have posted. It probably makes the most sense to read them in order as I will sometimes refer back to them in later blog entries. That said, here is a direct link to My Blog on Blogspot.com
For the most part I have tried to post them so that you can have an understanding of where I have come from and how I ended up in the shape that I am, both physically and mentally. One of my friends mentioned that I write exactly the way that I speak and I suppose that's probably a good thing. Others have said I am speaking from my heart and have been critically honest. Again, that's probably a good thing and also true. I have never written anything for public scrutiny before so being myself is all that I know. Unfortunately they are extremely long (I call them bloated) but realistically what you are reading has probably been cut down in half as I wanted to show some mercy on the people who actually take the time to read them. Thanks.
1)One Point Five: The Journey Begins.Posted 06/02/08 Today, Monday June 2nd at 7:30 AM, I opened the side door of my house and stared down upon what I have always considered just a normal step that I take to "Everyday". But not today. Today the step seemed to stare back at me, almost challenging me, and I knew that once I stepped down off of it, onto the driveway and down the street, my life would change forever...
2)The Turning Point.Posted 06/10/08 I suppose there's something quite ironic about the fact that a portion of my 3 mile walk is through a cemetery, and even more ironic is that it contains my "Turning Point". So essentially I'm running INTO a cemetery so that I stay OUT of a cemetery! I suppose I should explain.
3)My Body Is An Amusement Park .Posted 06/26/08 Anyone that knows me, knows that eating food is more like an adventure or distorted hobby to me. Almost as a defense mechanism, I would joke with people who witnessed my eating habits, a phrase I heard back in high school and repeated throughout most of my life: "Some people treat their bodies like a temple. I treat mine like an amusement park".
4)Take My Picture.Posted 07/28/08 Has anyone ever made a comment to you, that at the time didn't really make sense, but years later actually did make sense? For me, it was about 10 years ago and it came from a guy named Fred that ran a printing office in the same building that I worked. Fred was one of those people that I never quite figured out whether he was a genius or one step away from being committed. The saying "Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one" pretty much sums up the situation.
5)August Update.Posted 08/31/08 Whew, just made it with an August post! Unfortunately I have been pretty busy with both "works" (working out and regular work) so I haven't had a chance to update. Sorry about that.
6)September Update.Posted 09/07/08 Well, as usual I have been been lax in posting to this blog. I actually started writing one at 3 AM on Sunday, Sept 7th (hence the date of the posting), but as usual got way off track and pretty much wrote an entire book, without completing the last couple of chapters.
7)October Update.Posted 10/22/08 I know, I know... As usual I have been very late with any type of update. I suppose it's one of those things that go on the "I'll do it tomorrow" list that keeps on getting pushed back to the next day and the next day and so on...
8)October Update (Part 2/Three Pictures).Posted 10/24/08 Last week I found some pictures that I had taken in our kitchen at the beginning of this project in early June and was really surprised by how much I had changed. So on Saturday morning (October 18th) I had Mary take some new pictures of me...
10)December Update: 6 Months to change my life.Posted 12/10/08 Mary Christmas. I'm one of those people who usually does the majority of my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. There's a bunch of us (mostly guys) who show up at a store around 3 PM on December 24th, smile and nod to one another like we know each other, and run around the store grabbing whatever is within arms reach that we are positive our "significant other" will be exclaiming "This is EXACTLY what I wanted!". And every Christmas morning, regardless of what Mary receives, those are the words I always hear coming from her mouth, accompanied with a smile that melts my heart.
11)January Update: 6 Months to change my life.Posted 01/31/09 OK so it's now January 31st and I just realized that I have not posted a January update. I might as well file for an extension for my taxes as well as I know what is going to happen come April so I might as well as face the inevitable.
13)February Update.Posted 02/27/09 A couple of days ago I was completing a survey online. In exchange for answering 5 questions, I was promised a lifetime of grocery coupons delivered directly to my email.