My Health Journey—New Beginnings

Just finished my Puffed Ranch Snacks. Crispy. Tasty. (So satisfying it’s hard to believe I can have them.)

 Several hours ago, munched through a great lunch: Sardines and spring mix salad with baby lettuces, greens, and radicchio—which Google says is “a perennial cultivated form of leaf chicory sometimes known as Italian chicory because it is commonly used in Italian cuisine.”

 Going back to breakfast: Started the day with a bowl of Red Berry Crunchy O’s and a hot mug of just-made Starbucks Caffè Verona, dark roast.


 Does life get better than this? I think not.

 That’s one reason why, for the first time in a long time, I’m looking forward to the New Year. In 2017 I’d made some New Year’s Resolutions, none of which were kept. By February, I was slogging through the same rut-ditch I’d plowed the previous year. And the year before that. And the year before that.

 Why’s my attitude different now? For one thing, OPTAVIA.  For another, my coach, Jennifer Barna Crouch. Plus, my wife joined me on this journey to better health. Makes a difference. Big-time.

 Let me share something that may sound crazy. Few weeks ago, with a bunch of health issues beatin’ me down, I prayed. Wasn’t fancy. Something like this: “Lord, I gotta lose weight. I wanna feel better. I can’t do it myself. Please help.”

 Like I said, not fancy.

 Why that little prayer would make a difference, I have no idea. Seems like I’ve prayed something like it many times before. Nothing happened.

 Anyway, like I said earlier, first time in a long time I’m looking forward to the New Year. Things seem a little brighter. Change is in the air. Anticipation’s on the rise. Can’t wait.

 Meanwhile, take care, God bless, and have a great holiday weekend.

 PS: After talking with Coach Crouch, I’ve decided to post updates on my health journey about three days a week—probably Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. If you have questions, let me know. I’ll try to answer them.