First of all, it really blesses my soul and puts my heart at ease to hear all the kind words sent to me on my return. Sometimes it is difficult for one to realize how much friends really mean until you hear them and sometimes take a slice from that "humble pie". I have the most impressive support from my wife BUT to have it from dear friends from the many miles apart that we are, means more than than we can sometimes express.
As for the 1st step, I have just joined a new gym that opened up in the North Texas area. It is called Just Fitness 4U. It only cost $10 dollars a month and they have everything a large gym has except for a swimming pool. Which I would use since I dont want everyone to see me as a beached whale. I have to start taking care of my health TODAY, even if I am 47 years too late. I have even, in the last 24 hours, signed up and registered for the Dallas 2011 StepOut Diabetes Walk. That way I can make myself workout , strive for a great goal and raise money for this wonderful cause. I will email you the direct link to anyone that wishes to help support/donate with me on this new journey of mine.
I feel good knowing I am starting my life over.