Hi, I am David Johnson. My desire here is to give you a little information to give you an idea where I have been in my life and where I might be going and why. Hopefully there will be things I have learned that may help you in your journey.
I am 66 years old (as of the fall of 2012 ). I am a father of three loving daughters, the grandfather of 5 grandsons and 1 grand daughter. I have been a widower since the fall of 2004. I grew up in a very rural area as an only child ; I finished high school, some college. I have worked in several different fields and owned and ran three different businesses. I am now a personal performance coach, an EFT practitioner and semi-retired.
There have been hard times in my life. My late wife was disabled for a good portion of our time together; that was very difficult at times for myself as well as for the girls. There have been many good times as well and I would not go back and change anything. My career decisions allowed me to better take care of my wife and also to be more in my daughter’s lives. I would not trade the time I had with them as they were growing up for anything.
I have always been a spiritual person; I definitely believe in a higher power but never fit in with any mainstream religions that I was involved with. I was always open to new things,new ideas, new ways of looking at things and doing things. Having been an avid reader all my life; when my wife first became ill; I was the one who figured out what her problem was even before her doctors did. I have come to believe we have tremendous power within us for change that few of us realize that we have. I believe we have the power to heal ourselves and others but few of us learn how to use it.
What we think determines who and what we are; we attract into our lives the things we most think about, good or bad. How we react to everything in our lives is determined by our core beliefs; 50 percent of which were formed by the time we were 5 years old. How capable are we at 5 that we can form a belief that can literally in some cases stay with us to the graveand have a profound affect on our lives daily. Those beliefs can be changed or eliminated and replaced by more mature and beneficial ones.
I have gone from weighing 190 pounds when I left high school to a weight of 265 in my mid twenties; back down to 245 for the next 35 years on down to about 205 in 2007. Since then I have floated between that and a high of 215. I was under 200 today (10-22-12) for the first time in about 45 years, on the way to 185-190. I will do this without dieting. As my weight was put on I kept having to move up to a larger pant’s size ( from 36 to 42 ) where I made a vow that that was the limit. When even the 42″s became very tight I made the first cut back. The way I achieved both weight losses was that I just decided I didn’t want to be there anymore.
I take no prescription drugs, very few over the counter drugs, and my blood pressure and cholesterol is in the normal range. I am healthy and can do pretty much anything I want to do. I try to eat a healthy diet; exercise and take care of myself. This has been a gradual process of eating less and eating more healthy food and cutting out a lot of the most unhealthy ones.
I believe anyone can be healthier regardless of how unhealthy they have become. If you are still breathing; you have a chance to improve your health. Health is the true goal here, not weight loss. When we have a truly healthy diet and lifestyle we will naturally reach our perfect weight.
I don’t believe in diets. To be healthy and at your ideal weight you must change your way of thinking. Whatever change you make in your diet and lifestyle must be something you can live with for the long haul; not a temporary thing you put up with to reach a goal. You can be healthy without being hungry. You can be healthy without giving up everything you love to eat but as you get healthy you will likely desire those unhealthy foods less and less; I know I have.
The information in my blog is my opinion, either derived from my experiences or the experiences of others. The information is not intended to be medical advice and do not discontinue or alter any medical treatment without consulting with your personal physician or other medical professional. If you need any health advice, please go to the appropriately trained or licensed professional in that area.