High Five 235

High Five 235. That is a very good number for me. It signifies an achievement of something I’ve been striving for for years. It is a goal that until recently has been unattainable for me.

High Five

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As many who know me, I’ve been juicing since Christmas 2011. Monica and I watched a documentary that change my way of thinking. That’s a whole post in and of itself. It’s been three months now. Juicing is taking vegetables and running them through a machine to extract only the juice and then consuming the concentrated liquid. Many do it for health reasons. I am doing it for health and as an experiment.

At the start I weighed 253 pounds and felt miserable. I’ve been trying to lose that weight for many years. I tried many different “diets” if you will. Sure, my weight would go down to around 240. 240 was easy. I could usually get there, but that’s where I would plateau.  Then make the slow rise back up again.

Back to juicing. After about a month, I hit the 240 mark, and that’s where I stuck again. Once in a while it would dip, 238, 241, 240, 239, etc. But that was it.  I decided to continue to juice and add a raw fruit and veggie Thursday to my routine. I am feeling much better. I can’t say I have an abundance of energy like all the hype about juicing will tell you, but I do have more.

This past Saturday, March 17th, I hit 235. High Five 235!

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The Begining

The Beginning. In thinking about what type of blog I would like to create, many ideas for topics have come up. I could write about coffee, juicing, family life, work life, church, cars, time management, leadership, or just about anything. These topics are covered by many different people already. What would make me so special and who would want to view what I post? Am I trying to sell something? Is there an audience that I am trying to reach? Do I just write about myself and my experiences? These are questions I ask myself. Then I think this – Should I write at all and is my writing good enough?

This last thought is a horrible one. I keeps me away from sharing. Binds me up. Causes doubt in my abilities as a writer. Believe me I struggle.

Me a writer? If the definition of writer is “one who writes”, then yes, I am a writer. I tweet, comment,  post to Facebook, and instant message my wife, friends and family. My skills may not be tuned as one who writes for an occupation, but that will come with time and practice.

I’m not going to answer the questions that I asked above. Not yet anyway. I’m just gonna write and see what unfolds.

I write this to start my journey. This is The Beginning…

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