I’ve been reading through this blogspace — a meager dot in the infinite, space-sized realm of the blogosphere — and feel like my rants on recalled food and industrial farming and the like aren’t necessarily serving their purpose. Not always, anyway. Not on a regular basis.
I really want to help people find their way to a healthy life — a life free from heart disease, especially. And I know that most people find their way to new things through stories. It’s how I did found my way, too.
All that said, I thought it might be helpful (and possibly entertaining?) to give you four faithful readers the whole story, the “whole shootin’ match” as we say in Georgia. The path that took me from a depressed, morbidly obese man, struggling to find his way, to a less depressed, much thinner and healthier man who is determined to keep getting better at life everyday. It’s a long road, so I promise not to hit you with a long post, but I thought I’d create a special series called “The Road to 140,” which gives you both the milestones and the millstones that helped me rise and fall my way to better health, losing 140 lbs. along the way.
I’m not out of the woods yet. Don’t let my month-long silence fool you! I’ve actually visited the ER in the last month and had to make emergency visits to my cardiologist as well. I’m still battling heart disease, but I’m still armed with my carrot, poking that dragon in the eye, spittin’ and kickin’ until I have him beat. And I’m determined to beat him.
I’ll have the first installment for you later this week, and I truly hope you’ll find it helpful. It’ll be depressing at times, sometimes hopeful, sometimes funny, but I hope that in all of it you’ll find something that resonates with your journey, too.
I guess this was an announcement post — maybe a warning post? Either way, the blogging experts tell you not to do that.
They tell me it’s why I only have the four of you. Just so you know…I’m okay with that!