My wife, Sherry, and I have a joke about “our daily bacon.” As the Lord’s Prayer says, “Give us this day, our daily bread…” we start each of our days with our daily bacon. From our little joke comes Sherry’s new blog, Our Daily Bacon.
Sherry and I at our Valentine’s Day dinner this year.
I am very proud of my wife, not just for starting her blog or making a very candid, heartfelt, and great first post, but for agreeing to go down the Paleo path with me that started by doing a Whole30. She told me I was crazy, and that there was no way she could do it, but when I told her that my health was failing and that it was only a matter of time before all the little issues compounded and killed me, she agreed. I’m sure she felt it was under duress and that I was strong-arming her into something she didn’t want to do, but I think she recognized that I wasn’t being dramatic or just trying to get her to do something she didn’t want to do. I will admit that I did want US to do it, not only because it’s easier for me to do something like this with some help, but because she needed it, too.
She was having her own health issues, all exacerbated by her weight. Her mother talked to me about it and asked me if I was okay with both of us being relatively young and beginning to experience the health issues we were seeing. I thought a lot about it, and I decided that it wasn’t okay. I also decided long ago that I wanted to live as long as I could to “Annoy and molest” my wife as long as possible. I put that in quotes, because I say that to her all the time. It is my prime directive.
I also want to be a grandfather.
I recommend following her blog. She’s a great writer (far better than she would ever give herself credit for. She’s such an engineer!) and she has plans for posting some of her amazing recipes and info about her exercise plan, what she does to work out, and how she pushes past those negative days when the scale fights her and doesn’t reward all her hard work. Go over and check it out. Trust me; it’ll be worth your time!