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Happy Thanksgiving! Thoughts about health and happiness.

Thursday, November 24, 2011 by  
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love getting together with my family, cooking for (and with) them, sharing a wonderful meal and–most of all–taking a day to give thanks for my many blessings. I’m truly grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve come to know (online and in real life) through this web site and the forums. Thank you all for being part of my life.

Of all the things I have to be thankful for, one of the things for which I’m most grateful is my health. Thinking back to Thanksgiving 2002 (about a month before I started my initial transformation), I was totally miserable. My health had been declining for years, I was overweight, I was negative, I had no energy, I lacked drive and there was no passion left in my eyes. When I made the choice to take control of my health in January 2003 everything started to change for the better. Over the past nine years my ongoing commitment to healthy living has formed the foundation for everything else in my life.

If you’ve let your health slide and are feeling like I once did (or worse), then let me tell you something: you can change. I did it, countless others have done it and YOU can do it. So if this is you, my advice (even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving) is this: take some time today to think about the things you want to change. Be thankful that you have that power, because you do. When you wake up tomorrow morning, don’t blow it off. Make a plan, get excited and get to work. No one is saying it will be easy, but the cool thing is that once you start to notice the first changes (and it doesn’t take long) the process becomes fun. As you work towards your goals you’ll never feel more empowered and positive about life, I promise.

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