As many of you have so subtly noticed and kindly looked past, I have gained quite a bit of weight since 2006. In fact, I have gone from 200 to 270 pounds. I don’t know the exact cause. I don’t eat too differently. Maybe my bad back has caused me to slow down on my exercise routine. Well, to be honest, my routine has almost disappeared. My back has been an excuse. As well, I have had so little time. Commitments to book deals, the Credo House, writing this blog, speaking engagements, time with family, and a thousand other things have kept me from concentrating on my health. This is not healthy and is not a good example to anyone. My wife does not like it and it is not fair to her. I get tired quickly and have less energy. The extra weight hurts my back, my ankle, and my heart. And I suppose I had better admit how much this hurts: it has become frustrating for me that people don’t really recognize me when they visit the Credo House. Many people only know me from the Theology Program videos, which were all done before 2005. Now they come here and have no clue that it is me. “I promise, it is me in the video.” “Uhhh…you have really changed. But I see you in there.” I hate that. I hate that. I am sorry, but I hate that. But things are changing now.
I have made a vow to my family that I am sharing with you. I have done this before. When I was 13 I lost 60 pounds. When you have accomplished an enormous goal like that before, it means something. On top of this I used to be in the fitness and health industry for six years. So here I go:
I am not shaving or cutting my hair until I get back below 200 pounds.
Oh, this better work. It will. God help me. It will. Bring it. It will.
How do I take a picture on this thing? I can’t figure it out. But watch this video to see me now: http://vimeo.com/24276473
Updates to come . . .