E.J. is a former active duty Marine, current National Guard Staff Sergeant, dad to two grown and beautiful kids, and husband to the ever-patient and amazing Sherry. E.J. currently works as a technical analyst and technical writer. When not preaching the evils of sugar and the benefits of eating right, E.J. enjoys flying radio controlled aircraft, playing bass guitar in his daughter’s band, and target shooting.
E.J. became inspired to start this blog to help the many people who have messaged or emailed him for help, motivation, or answers. He doesn’t claim to be an expert; he is just a person who has walked miles and miles wearing the shoes of a fat man who finally got fed up with being fat and did something about it. This is his journey, his path, and the lessons he has learned along the way.
Here is a silly photo he put together of me. On the left, E.J. is in Hungary in September 2014 and weighing over 312 lbs. On the right, the photo of E.J. was taken after running a 5k in September 2016. His weight was 179 lbs on the right.
A photo E.J. is very proud of is this one taken at the 241st Marine Corps Birthday Ball in November, 2016. This photo is the culmination of 14 months of dedication and perseverance toward getting back into the height/weight requirements of the Marine Corps and getting healthy and fit. 15 months prior, he couldn’t imagine that he could ever wear a Marine Corps uniform again. He never thought it was even a possibility.
On February 17th, 2017, E.J. fulfilled a goal of his to re-enter military service as a National Guard Soldier. He took the oath of service at the downtown Houston MEPS. He is currently a Staff Sergeant and enjoys his weekend drills and training.