Monday, April 26, 2010

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Today I have realized is the first day of the rest of my life. I am tired of living my life waiting for the coroner to tell me how I am doing. I can no longer excuse my situation with humor. My doctor told me that I needed to get into shape, I looked at him and asked "isn't round a shape?". Or how can I watch my weight if I don't keep it where I can see it? I have decided to live for some things that are important to me. I recently stood besides my Mother as her body released her spirit into eternity, I promised myself there that I would make the necessary changes in my life so that My wife and children will not have the same experience. I love my wife and have decided that the greatest thing that I can provide for her is a healthy 'ME'. She, along with my children are great motivators.
Months passed and I still only gave lip service to change. I started reading "The Culprit and the Cure" again, this time I listened. I have started exercising and really watching what I eat. Then my Doctor told me that the only way for me to increase my risks of early death is to take up smoking. I then made an appointment with a friend that has lost over 100 lbs and went to visit him. Accountability, Accountability, Accountability.. and did I mention Accountability? I needed to become accountable to more than myself with my pocket full of excuses. I have started using Loseit on my iPod but felt I needed a bigger presence, so here I am..
I weigh 259 lbs. I am 5'11" tall. I have a job that provides a lot of benefits, but little exercise. So I have to find opportunities to get my heart rate up. I have committed to updating this blog at least once a week.


  1. Atta-boy Phil!!!!! You can do this. You just took the hardest step and an important first step. One thing that I have found out just this week is that more people follow your blog than you might think. I will be cheering for you buddy!

  2. YOU CAN DO IT! Regular exercise and eating right...hard to start but so addicting once you start seeing the changes.

  3. And so the journey begins! Exciting.