Well, my book was finally published this month and I know some of you have already read it. It means a great deal to me to read your positive comments and remarks showing your support. More importantly, so many people wrote to say that they shared those same feelings that I described in the book as I fought the battle to gain control and that they could totally relate to what I was going through. It is my hope that they will take that message and pursue their own journey to better health.
The past few weeks have been exciting. Some of you may have seen my interview on Face Book with People.com. I’ve also just finished an interview with The LA Health Examiner which is a radio station in Los Angeles and have a couple more interviews coming up soon. I have gotten so many compliments, not only on the book, but on my appearance at my current weight of 185 lbs. And at the same time, so many people are reaching out to me asking for help or just wanting to compare stories. I truly feel for all of these people because I do, indeed, know what they are going through.
One of the reasons why the book took almost five years to finish is because I was reluctant to acknowledge what Dr. Forse kept calling my underlying issues. He would, very tactfully, approach me from time to time suggesting that the book, in fact, could not be successfully completed without that final piece of the puzzle. I thought I was just a unique kind of a guy who was wired differently than everyone else. When I finally admitted, even to myself, that okay, maybe I did have a few issues to deal with, I decided to get help. Only then could I begin to understand why it was so important to face the issues head on. I could finally see, for the first time, that without facing those issues, I would continue to go on diet after diet without success and at the same time increase the possibility of going back to square one with my weight, which I never, ever want to do again. I am very thankful that I had such a caring doctor who worked with me to get me to see how important the underlying issues really are.
I hope you will read the book and let me know what you think about it. It is available on Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com. Your comments are important to me.