I am not going to give numbers, but I am going to be completely open and honest. My doctor really isn’t giving me a choice anymore, and I have to lose weight. I know I need to. I want to. I want to be the best and healthiest me for my daughter and wife – but this is an area that I truly suck at. I simply am not good at sticking to it. I should be. I have pretty good self control. I can deny myself things I want if I know that they are bad for me, mentally or physically. So why do I suck at sticking to dieting and exercising. I don’t know. The choice is over though. I can no longer suck at it so here it goes. Starting now, I have to turn over a new leaf. So here I am blogging about it. Because I hope that it helps. I need to stick to blogging and writing, because that is truly what makes me happy and what I want to do in life. I need to stick to dieting and exercising to see my daughter grow up. I suck at both even though doing both make me feel good, and why? I don’t know. SO I am holding myself accountable. This is my first blog in my new leaf life. I am going to blog and write and enter competitions and be true to my dream of becoming a writer. I am going to diet and exercise to see my daughter grow up and be the awesome person I know she can be. It won’t be elegant, but I am going to do it this time. I am writing this and declaring it to you. I will try to make it clear when I am blogging about my diet and exercise, or when I am blogging about something else to make it easy for people to follow whatever they want. Either way, its gonna be a bumpy ride – but hopefully successful, and always interesting.