The Official Site for David Freeman Coleman

The Official Site for David Freeman Coleman
a.k.a. Funkyman

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Weighing In

Hello everyone! I have so many topics I want to write about, but I figured this week
I'll be humble and write about . . .


Seriously, though, I know I can ramble on forever about the details of science fiction and pop culture, but I'm going to be personal and write about the major changes taking place in my life. So here's my personal list of five:

1. My Daughter's in SCHOOL! (cue "Psycho Shower Scene" music)

I'm not afraid for Aimée. She is a smart girl who knows how to kick and run from strangers. I'm not afraid for her teachers. They're competent and experienced, and best of all, sweet. I'm afraid for me. I miss my princess. :-(
Aimée is in pre-school full-time because . . .

2. My wife is a full-time teacher - again! (cue "Welcome Back, Kotter" music)

Yes, after 5 years of microbiology research and 3 years of being at home with Aimée, fate has given Fadie a chance to teach Biology (which is what her two degrees are in). She misses Aimée more than I do, but we've learned the only thing that never changes is change itself. We need separation therapy.

3. I'm exercising 6 days a week (cue raucous laughter track from "The Jeffersons")

It's true. For the first time in my life, I myself am my number 1.0 priority. In the past, I've been 1.3 or 1.7 - calling myself first, but knowing when push comes to shove, I'll sacrifice myself to get a job done. No more. I've got both hands on the wheel with my health, which also means . . .

4. I weigh and measure all of my meals (cue Martin Lawrence - "You so Crazy!")

Well, let's just say that I'm on a sponsored food plan - NOT A DIET - and that it requires me to portion my foods correctly. I have seen the success both in my diabetes and in . . .

5. My weight. I've lost 37 pounds in 60 days. (cue the theme from "Rocky")

I am on the path to good health and true happiness. In the past, I thought mental and spiritual happiness was all I really needed to survive. If I had to put them in order, I would have ranked them Spirit, Mind, Body. But now I rank all three equally, and I will not forget.

Today is day 61 of my new life. I will continue to count, because I'm taking it one day at a time, and I do not want to fall back into old habits. So the next time you see me, ask me what day is today, because July 29, 2007 was the first day of the rest of my life. See you next week!

- Funkyman

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