Thirty years ago, I wasn’t exactly a poster boy for healthy living. After decades of yo-yo dieting, my weight had ballooned to an all-time high. My blood pressure was in the stratosphere. And I was nursing a half-gallon-a-night ice cream habit. My overall health was that of a much older man. A geriatric man, to be specific.
Fortunately, at age 50 I finally faced facts. If I kept living the way I was, I might not be alive much longer. So I began making the kinds of lifestyle changes you’ll be reading more about in this blog. And in so doing, I learned something profound: change your life, and given time, your body will change too. This insight is a key part of what led Enid and me to open Canyon Ranch. And it’s a key part of Canyon Ranch’s healthy weight philosophy. New Year’s resolutions and fad diets may take weight off, but they don’t keep it off – consistent, measurable changes you can live with do.
So take it from a former stressed-out, Rocky Road inhaling, overweight executive on the fast track to a coronary. If I can achieve a healthy weight, a more joyful, vibrant life, and still enjoy ice cream (in moderation!), so can you. And the purpose of this blog is to inspire you on that journey.