This is my first attempt at blogging.  It is a new beginning and I want to track my journey in the Optifast Program  as part of Kaiser’s Positive Choice.  My goal is to lose 100 to 110 lbs and to embrace new habits that will lead me toward living a healthy lifestyle AND keeping the weight off!

I am 60 years young and on July 5, 2010 suffered a near death experience that has helped me to change the focus on my lens of life.   In January 2013, my wife and I were able to visit Key West and along with my 80 something in-laws made a trip to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras.

I am learning to paint/draw and I love the ocean.  As a boy, I dreamed about Pirates …and their wenches… and that is the reason for my background.