Weight Loss Day 1

It's 4:30am on a Wednesday, September 2, 2015.  I've woken from a really bad dream where I went to a strip club, met Stills and Nash from Crosby, Still, and Nash, and locked myself in the bathroom just as we were about to party.  It was so real...

Anyway, sleeping has become difficult for me.  The stress of being a self-employed business owner struggling to stay ahead in this economy causes me all kinds of difficulties.  Add on top of that my skyrocketing weight problem, and it's a wonder I get any sleep at all.  Looking around for solutions, I can't help but think of the adage that helped me quit smoking and drinking back in the day - I can't do anything about the rest of the world.  I can only control me and how I respond to it.  I can't do much about the immediate stressors - work and money come and go, and I can have some influence on it, but not as much as I'd like.  But my weight is an issue I can address, and it's something I can take hold of.

I've always been an overweight kid.  With a brief exception at the end of high school and early college when I was an athletic trainer and getting in a fair amount of exercise, I have always been chubby and overweight.  Even during that brief period, I still felt like the fattest kid in the room.

It's time I change that.  If I can fix one thing about me, it's that.  I'm not going to turn this blog into my personal diary of weight loss and change, but I am going to use it from time to time to talk about what I'm going through and how it's changed me.  I need an outlet to talk about my goals and what I want to accomplish and to keep track of how I'm doing.

Since fewer people read this than read my Facebook page, I think it's less embarrassing for me to talk about it here, too.

Anyway, today is day 1 of what's going to be a long journey.  Stay tuned.