My name is Steve and I am the dad of this group. I’ve had high blood pressure and high cholesterol in the past, but in recent years I had gotten it under control by eating a healthier diet. We recently returned from vacation, where I didn’t eat so good, and after a visit to the doctor, I’ve learned that my numbers have crept up on me again. I have nine children that I would like to see grow up, and I’m sure they would like to see me stick around as well. I’ve tried diets here and there over the years, but never seem to stick with them for more than a month or two. My job is pretty sedentary, so I don’t get up and move as often as I should. Over the next few months, I am going to document my progress and provide frequent updates on how I am doing. I currently weigh 195 and really should be closer to 155, which is a weight I haven’t been since high school. I am not going to do any type of fad diet. I am simply going to try to exercise each day, and eat healthy by cutting out the saturated fat and bad carbs to see if I can lose the weight. In addition to just getting healthy in general, we also have family pictures scheduled in July…and I need to look good for those. I will be tracking how much I exercise and what I eat, as well as inches lost and the amount of weight I am losing, so please be sure to follow along. Hopefully by putting this out here for all to see, that will hold me accountable to stay on task. I am getting to the age where heart attacks happen, so there is no more delaying. Of course, this will start on Monday…because all diets must start on Monday.