Campaign Against My Own Obesity (and an invitation to you)

That’s me on the left at the Harvard Writer’s Conference 1 year ago
Me, 25 pounds lighter and still going!  On top of Mount Tom, April 1, 2012

Wow.  It should have been Confessions of an Obese Dietitian.  In the last year I have lost 25 pounds and I still have 3 more pounds to lose before I become just a regular overweight dietitian.  It has been a pretty amazing journey.  In October of 2011, I gave up drinking and in November I stopped eating gluten.  The gluten was giving me horrible reflux and the drinking was helping me medicate my emotions.  I have found myself in a bit of a brain fog since then and am finding new ways to deal with my anxiety and emotions and I’m still in the learning phase.  Overall though, I am feeling different than I have in a long time.  I have more energy, I am loving hiking in the woods, and I am taking my business to a whole new level.  As I get clearer, opportunities are opening up around me.  I feel blessed.

My invitation of celebration:
In 5 weeks, Christine and I will be walking 20 miles through Boston along with 40,000 other people.  It is the annual Walk for Hunger on May 6th.  My goal is to be out of the obese category by then with the long term goal of never being there again.  For me, it is a celebration of my new adventures into my health.  It is also Christine’s birthday weekend and we would like to invite you to do the walk with us.  It is an amazing day and a great challenge that might help you continue on your adventure into health or you might just want to come to support me or to raise money for some great organizations in Massachusetts.
And here is a video I made a week ago with my declaration of wellness (if you haven’t seen it yet):

5 Responses to “Campaign Against My Own Obesity (and an invitation to you)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    You're awesome. I'm a dietitian, too. I hear you on all this!

  2. mes says:

    You GO, Bill!

  3. mes says:

    You GO, Bill!! Applause!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Bill!!!! Good to see you're committed to a life change, not only in your diet but in your 'way' of life which should always include some kind of moderate exercise. A daily walk of 30 minutes is the best, which is what I try to do. Giani still does a lot more than me. He is a living example of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through good food and ample exercise. I use many of your recipes in the Cretan cookbook and still adhere to Hippocrates' philosophy: “Let your medicine be your food”. Will keep my eye on you! Double kisses, Karen in Crete

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey Bill, It's a funny coincidence but this week I just became overweight after being obese too! I was starting to see some health effects from my weight- sleep apnea, high cholesterol,back problems and acid reflux, I've lost 35 lbs over the last couple years by lots of exercising and watching the sweets and alcohol. I've also reversed all the health problems. Good luck !
    Mark Pollard from Bread Euphoria

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