Here I am once again, on this journey to "Health and Well being". The struggle is real! I am a man of 48 years and I am finding it a bit of a struggle to stay focused and on the right track to becoming a healthier and well older gentleman. I'm also finding that, a lot of the people in my life aren't much help. I'm not saying that it's their fault; I’m just saying that I’m not getting much support.

 One thing that I hear a lot is “Men don’t have to be worried about their weight like women do”, or “I think that a belly looks good on a man”. To that I say “Bullpuckey”! I am just as concerned about my weight and appearance just as much as women are. I’m not sure why there is a misconception that, when we as men reach a certain age we’re not concerned about our weight or appearance. Not only should we be concerned about the way we look; we should also be concerned about our weight for health reasons.

 I think that I have come to a point in my life where my weight is really starting to be a real big problem (no pun intended).  On top of that, I am really uncomfortable with my weight. Right now, I weigh about 250lbs, give or take (more give then take, lol) and for my age and height I should be at least 200lbs to feel comfortable. For the majority of my life I weighed like 180-190lbs and now in my older years, this extra weight is hard to carry.

 As a man of color there are several risks to my health that I need to be concerned with. Some of these include

  • High Blood Pressure (HBP)
  • Diabetes
  • Gout

 And a host of other diseases that escape me right now, but all of which are a huge concern to me.

 One thing is for certain; I am very motivated. And dare I say, obligated to get myself to a better state of  “Health and Wellness”. I’m not here to tell anyone how to do it, I’m here so that the understanding is that, we all struggle with one thing or another and weight and weight is one of the biggest.

 So my job is to take this Journey as a life-changing event and hopefully, others will be able to relate and understand that if you are struggling to get yourself Healthier and Well, you are not alone. Hopefully I can help someone out there and someone out there can help me, but whatever the case, I WILL get this done because I want to live a long and productive life.

 Come with Me…

 Peace with Love!!!