Q: Are you really fat?

A: Yes. I’m really fat.

Q: Why are you blogging about it?

A: Well, as it happens, I’m tired of being fat. This isn’t to blog about the wonders of my fatness, but rather, it is about my journey to shed some pounds through exercise, eating right, finding motivation and support and all that other stuff.

Q: Are you a health professional?

A: NO. Not at all. This blog is, in no way, intended to substitute for medical advice. If you have a serious problem, please consult your doctor. Besides, I don’t know how much medical crap I plan on injecting in this blog anyway…

Q: Is this some sort of gimmick you’re trying to make money from?

A: NO. I have no intentions of trying to make money with this right now…or probably ever. This isn’t a business plan, it’s a health plan. My health is the #1 priority with this blog. Period.

Q: Why are you so concerned about losing weight?

A: Well, let me direct you to the first question, initially. Furthermore, I have realized that I am too young to be in this state. I have a wife and son that need me around for a long time. Gone are my days of sitting on the couch watching TV. Here and now are the days of my productivity and a renewed sense of vitality.

Q: I’m sensing a bit of sarcasm in your tone. Are you serious about this or what?

A: I’m dead serious. And if I’m not serious about it, then I’ll just be dead. I find that humor helps me not only embrace who I am, but realize that I’m trying to make a difference in my health. Trust me, this blog will definitely have sarcasm and humor, but I will also do my best to inject critical health issues as well. If it’s not fun to read, why the heck do it?

Q: Do you feel qualified to write on such a topic?

A: Frankly, I don’t care too much about qualifications. I have seen dietitians, doctors, nutritionists and counselors…many people with various “qualifications” and what did it do? Not much. I don’t want to sound like an ingrate, because in various ways, they did help me, but this blog is mostly my personal journey. I welcome the opinions of experts with open arms…but they only provide the equation for health, I provide the solution, because it is up to me to change. I’m not trying to sell an exercise program or a fad diet. I am exposing my fatal flaw to family, friends, strangers…the world…in order to hold myself more accountable and keep setting goals for better health. I believe the answer is simple: eat better, exercise more. If I can manage to help even one person along the way, then that’s fantastic. But to answer your question…regardless of whether or not I feel like I’m qualified, I’m going to write something anyway!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jarrod
    Oct 01, 2008 @ 15:02:15

    Hi Johnny,

    I’m leaving this note here, because I couldn’t find any better place to ask you questions. Good luck with your quest to lose 100 pounds by 2010! I’m writing to ask if you would be interested in trying Smart Ones new Morning Express breakfast items. The Morning Express Breakfast items offer the same type of taste satisfaction found in fast food favorites, with only a fraction of the fat and calories. You can read more about them here:


    The launch of the new breakfast items coincides with kick-off of the Morning Express Breakfast Club, brought to you by Weight Watchers. The community is the latest online destination for healthy breakfast recipes, tips for starting the day off right, and healthy living advice from leading food and nutrition experts. You can read more about it here:


    If you’re interested in receiving some coupons to try the Morning Express breakfast items yourself or share with your readers, please let me know. I would be happy to send you some, as well as some additional information on the new Breakfast Club community.

    Thanks so much for your consideration, please let me know if you have any questions.



  2. totaltransformation
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 14:52:17

    Best of luck achieving your goals in the new year.


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