I want to share with you an email I received this morning only minutes after initiating my reader survey.
Do you believe in fate, Karma, nothing is coincidental, and all that?
I was searching for info on our Winchester 30-30 and for whatever reason your blog was included in the search. I started reading and am interested in your health regimen. I am 43 years old and a mess. I am active, I try to ride my bicycle everyday for about 30 minutes, but weigh around 350 and am sick of it. I have started lots of programs, bought almost every book, could probably write one but can’t seem to stick to anything for very long.
I answered your survey and it intrigued me. I will be married 20 years next May and would love to weigh 50 – 75 pounds less by then. ( I have learned to set reasonable goals). I have two daughters that are 7 and 9 and I would love to be more active with them.
I am going to go through your archives and see what I can glean but it seems like you are on to something. Please publish your program.
It's quite touching that someone who didn't know you from anyone just five minutes ago can write you an email like that, that quick. It's heart wrenching to know that so many people out there are in such despair. I've recently had friends that I've not seen in quite some time email me expressing utter despair and discouragement. And note: these are always people who are very successful in their lives. These aren't slothful, lazy people. They truly care about themselves. They even try program after program, but because virtually all programs are so unnatural for human beings, most everyone fails at them. How long can you do something that's unnatural?
Indeed, should you, even, be able to persist at something so unnatural as, say, a low-fat diet and slow, boring cardio? The truth: it says more for you that you indeed can't do those things than if you could.
Please help me decide. Take a minute to give me a piece of your mind. And if you already have, thank you very much.