A college buddy of mine and more recently a participant on NBC’s Biggest Loser, Ken Andrews, has posted an interview of me and my weight-loss journey.
Ken and I traveled together in a music group for our college back in the day. He played trumpet and I sang. We would sit on the bus together and play Rook. I later to came to realize (through his blog and post-Biggest Loser conversations) that he was struggling with so many issues of pain that were leading to his weight gain. Many of which I identified and was struggling with at the time as well. It’s so sad how we mask our fears and pain and find ways to manage it that fall desperately short of God’s best plan for us. If we had both just opened up to each other and others and experienced the grace we needed then, imagine how different things could have been.
But life is a journey, sanctification is a process, and better to find healing later in life than not at all. Ken and I have both been doing that! He now is an advocate for healthy living and faith and has started RetroFit Ministries with his son and fellow teammate on Biggest Loser, Austin. Check out their blog and ministry!
UPDATE: I continue to lose weight and have now lost even more than the interview states. I hate giving out actual numbers as it is really is embarrassing, but I felt it necessary to do so for his interview.