For some time now I’ve been following Joseph DuLaney’s blog at Moving Through Life. Joseph doesn’t claim to be a writer. He describes himself as a “normal Christian” offering his perspective on life. A while back he announced he was leaving his blog. Then, on September 16th he suddenly reappeared.
In his words:
“When I left the blog I really had no intention of coming back.
My career was stressing me out. My health I was unsure about (cleared that up). My overall well being I just was not happy with.
All in all I needed to step away from some things so that I could clear up some craziness in my life.
The step away was really good.
I have come up with some new ideas about what I want/need to do in a couple areas. Since a lot of it is a bit too personal I will keep much of it to myself, but lets just go with the idea that they are good changes.
Here is what I will share:
Friday I will be rolling out Pledging for Weight Loss. A plan for me to lose some weight while raising some money for others… complete details on Friday. I think this is cool even if I stole the idea from someone else (hey, theft is a great form of flattery, eh?) (or should I go with great minds think alike?)”
And, that’s what he’s done. On September 18th he went public, announcing his current weight and his commitment to a serious exercise and diet regime for the next three months. Now as someone who has spent a lifetime battling my weight I know how easily that initial determination can wane without support. He has the added incentive of knowing his success will also benefit two other worthwhile causes but a little extra motivation can’t hurt.
So if you’re inclined, please click on over to Joseph’s blog and offer a word of encouragement… maybe even a pledge or two. Let him know you’ll be checking in on his progress periodically. You can tell him Careann sent you.