Who’s driving this blog? Me! I’m Jake, nice to meet you.
I’m a Forty-Something with a passion for a ton of stuff. I’m an anthropologist, musician, thespian, activist, and teacher. I’m currently employed as an elementary school teacher in a Public Waldorf Methods school. It’s a funny, quirky way of teaching which meshes well with my soul. But all THAT stuff is found on my other blog: Mr. Carr on the Web.
I have a brilliant family composed of my lovely wife, Wifey. My eldest son is becoming a high schooler. There’s a firey red-head daughter in the middle, and then Wee-One, who’s old enough to get in a ton of trouble if left to his own, but young enough to cuddle endlessly. Together we love to garden, ride bikes, cook, do art, sing & dance, and NOT clean the house…unless there’s sufficient dance music.
I’m one of those kids who was heavy his whole childhood. All the promises of baby fat melting away just didn’t. I became a late-twenties father who was over 360 pounds. I made a drastic change to my future when I decided to entrust it to a surgeon, who performed a Gastric Bypass. It was the best choice I’ve made for my health in my whole life. I lost weight and gained health. I became an avid runner, and health-foodie. I got down to 180 pounds and felt amazing.
Then, I had a heart attack. Well, it wasn’t a heart attack, but the doctors kept trying to tell me it was for a year. But, for that year I didn’t run; doctors told me I might die if I did. My eating habits declined slowly and exercise roller-coastered it’s way into my forties
. Finally, I was up to 232 lbs. It was to make a very big change.
So here’s the plan: Do whatever it takes, and practice forgiveness in the process.
As I write this, I’m well on my way, and can’t wait.