So when I was young, I may have aspired to be Superman.
Now, I am a little more realistic in my dreams and understanding of my capabilities.
Since my hips started deteriorating almost 3 years ago, and I had the 2 hip replacements, it has been challenging at times with mobility and of course, weight gain.
But as I continue to get back to myself, some people have been particularly encouraging and inspiring to me.
One is a terrific doctor that my wife had recommended, and she told me straight up to just lose the weight.
She told me about JuicePlus pills--which I found a cheaper version with JuiceFestiv that are capsules for organic fruit and vegetables that energizes and also fills you up.
She also told me simply what her principle has been, "Eat half!"
Next, I am grateful to my friend, Jacob Elbaz, who told me how he wants me around a long time as a friend and with my family.
He also had good advice, "Just one pound a week...how hard is that?"
Finally, I am grateful to my wife who in a most caring way is cooking the right foods now and making me lots of healthy mush--some of it even edible.
With G-d's help, I believe that I can do it! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)