Message from my Gran

I am not sure if she made this up or not- but I love it.

"You can't find peace by avoiding life"

Words to live by

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Here goes

I am unsure if I am more nervous about starting the Project- or blogging? Seriously, I am thrilled to be a part of the BTWG team/community and have already received so much support from all of you. Thank you all.

I know that the next 90 days will be quite a journey- filled with small victories, some set-backs, tired muscles, moments of 'why in the world did I commit to doing this?'- but mostly, a feeling of - finally- "you took control and are doing what you need to do get healthy".

Over the past 4-5 years, I have started down this path on my own- worked out hard, tried to focus on healthy food choices, cut back on drinking, tried to quit smoking- but always hit the wall of injury or excuses. This time- I know that it's different- I have a plan- I have an advisor (here's to you Chris- thanks a million already) and a team of fellow PBWG's to help me.

I do feel extra forunate to be on this path with a number of close friends in the group and to have the support and friendship of a couple of Project grads. I'm also lucky to have home support on the diet side of the equation. Thanks guys! I appreciate it already.

Well, my food plan is done- time to get to bed so that I can get my sorry rear end out of bed at 5:00 to get to the gym.


  1. Dear Paul,
    Great title! Best of luck to you - love the layout and format of your blog.

    john s.

  2. Paul, you know what they say: bird of a feather, flock together (ug-who comes up with these sayings?) and your Wild Birds Unlimited crew are going to rock the program. See you soon.