I’m a large guy; I’ve been so since third grade. I’ve lived a roller coaster lifestyle of dieting and excess. I had my first stent at age 38. I had my emergency double bypass at age 44. “All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death,” but I’m standing up and dusting myself off today. As it is said, “Quae nocent, saepe docent.” Loosely translated, that’s “What hurts, often instructs.” I’m sure this will be a difficult path — it’ll hurt — but I need it.
I’m not in this for the glory; I’m not in this for praise. If, by my success or failure, I can help one person, then the blog has served its purpose. (And I’m actually in it to help more than one person. More on that here.) So follow me as I either get healthy or die trying.
Oh, and as for the tagline at the bottom of the page, “Qui vivat atque floreat ad plurimos annos,” it means, roughly, “May he live and flourish for many years.” Hence the name of the blog.