Every day is a new day, and every day presents new challenges. This is the online diary of a fat man intent on not being a fat man anymore.

This blog has, since January 20, 2022, followed my progress to lose weight. That morning, I weighed 395 pounds. I have written an article (often more than one) every single day since the beginning, and it follows my ups and downs. When I have failed, I have tried to write about why I failed… what was going through my mind, what outside temptations and challenges I have faced, and all too often I have outlined my excuses and justifications for what I did, and what I told myself to justify that I really had no choice… and that it was not that bad. When I have succeeded, I have tried to write about the strategies I have used to do so. Throughout, I have (and will continue to) try to share my emotions, because weight loss is simple but it is not easy. Obesity (and until too recently, the medical terminology for me was morbidly obese) is not only a physical ailment, it is a mental one… and it is also a symptom of so many others, including depression, food addiction, and many more.

Looking at the progress pictures, there is a tremendous difference. Looking at myself today, I know I have a long way to go before I am happy with myself… but I will get there. Today is January 26, 2023. I am not slim… but I am no longer morbidly obese, and I will continue to shrink until I am just overweight, and then healthy.

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