As most guys I have always loved food. So much that I made it my career. Although my love for food hasn’t always been the healthiest. I have struggled with my weight as long as I can remember. I played high school football and was in the best “shape” of my life during those four years. After the coaches stopped yelling at me I decided to go to culinary school. A little tip….being a chef is not the healthiest of professions nutritionally. I was working crazy hours, tasting and eating whatever I could scarf down the fastest. Which included many cans of pop (or soda depending on where you live). A few years ago I was at my highest weight ever 340 pounds. I was unhealthy, felt terrible, and had severe back problems. Because of the back pain I lost 60 pounds because I was in constant pain and not eating properly. Which turned out great for my back because I dropped the weight. However, once my back was feeling better I started eating again.

Which brings us around the Spaceship Earth of my life to now. I have gained back 40 of the 60 pounds I lost and have that terrible feeling again. I came across the Maelstrom t-shirt I had bought because I was upset the attraction was closing and wanted to have something as a memento. Problem was for some strange reason Disney seems to only make most of their shirts up to 2xl in size. Coming up on a Walt Disney World vacation in three months I decided it was time to do something.

I started  my journey to health a week ago and decided to put my story on here to maybe help other guys who might not know how to begin their own journey.

I am not an expert nor do I play one on TV. However, I have been experimenting with recipes, counting calories, and started going back to the gym. I will be posting my recipes, triumphs, failures, and tips. Hopefully this blog will not only be informative but fun and if nothing else you’ll get some good recipes out of it. If you have any questions or suggestions please email them to me at