In the last two years I have not watched American Idol. Before that I was a huge fan. I would watch every week. I thought Clay Aiken should have won and also thought that Bo Bice was better than Carrie Underwood (Probably was wrong about that.) I had no idea who the contestants were this year, and did not even realize that Ellen was a judge until my wife told me.
In the last two years I have learned a lot about myself. That I am a good father. That losing and maintaining weight means nothing if I am not happy with where I am. That portion sizes and eating healthier can contribute to looking completely different. That self-esteem is the most important part of any eating plan. That anyone can lose weight, but not anyone can feel great.
Two years ago I could not tie my shoes. I had to lay on my bed to wipe myself. I could not put on socks. Two years ago I coughed up blood, I had to sit in the doctor’s office for two hours because he would not let me leave with my heart rate so high. Two years ago I could not fit in a booth. Two years ago I could not take a bath, I could not bend down to pick up a quarter. Two years ago I could not get clothes at a normal store, I could not hug my wife. Two years ago I could not go on a plane. Two years ago…..
The weirdest thing is that I could not do all of this in 2008.
That is it.
That is not so long ago.
My life is so different now. I am so different now.
I will never worry about the small stuff.
But make sure that I will always be able to enjoy the small stuff.