Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about my amazingly talented musician friends Kristy and Mike, who wrote a song (!) based on me and this blog? They recorded it, and it’s beautiful, and now you can hear it! More on that in a couple paragraphs…
…I wanted to start with a greeting to everyone visiting Keep It Up, David for the first time:
Super clever, I know… It’s the best I could do at 11pm! Seriously, though, I’m so glad you’re here. Please take a look around! The menu along the top of the page is a nice introduction to me and this blog. The Story So Far chronicles my history with obesity, with more on how Richard Simmons has helped me. There’s great Before and Current photos in the Photo Gallery, and My Favorite Posts is, well… that’s pretty self-explanatory!
I try to post something every day, so there’s always something new for you to check out (my most recent posts are collected in the “Need To Catch Up” box along the right side of the page). I love connecting with my readers, so follow me on Facebook and Twitter (both are also great ways to learn about new posts), leave me a comment after any of my posts, or shoot me an email – you’ll find my email address if you click on Contact at the top of the page. You can also subscribe to receive new posts via email – check out the “In a Nutshell” box along the right side of the page!
Now that you’re all settled in, let’s get back to my song!
To catch everyone up, my friends Kristy Hanson and Mike Chiaburu just formed a band called East Paris, and wrote a bunch of songs based on the writings of some of their friends. They wanted to write a song based on my blog, and I suggested using my post “One Year Ago Today” as a jumping off point. They got to work, and a few weeks later, they premiered my song, which they titled “Today’s The Day”, at a show in Hollywood, and it practically had me in tears. They finished recording it this week, and I’m proud and excited to share it with all of you!
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “TODAY’S THE DAY.” They’ve also provided Keep it up, David readers the ability to download the song for free, so take advantage of the “Free Download” button on that page!
I suspect you may fall in love with Kristy Hanson’s voice, like I did when I first her sing over 10 years ago. So check out her website, and sample her other music at her iTunes page – her newest album, Into the Quiet, is simply stunning. You should definitely buy it!
Every time I listen to Kristy sing, whether it’s live in concert or on one of her albums, I’m reminded of how special and extraordinary she is. I’m lucky to have Kristy and Mike in my life – they’re tremendous friends and unwavering supporters, and this song is one of the best gifts I’ve ever been given, and I’ll never forget that.
I can’t sign off without including my Food Log for the day, since I’ve committed to including, on this blog, every single thing I eat this week. Here’s my…
Food Log for Tuesday, March 15, 2011:
–Breakfast: 2 packets instant oatmeal; 1 banana; 1 box raisins
–Lunch: Big Salad Bar: mixed greens, carrots, peas, tofu, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, white beans, roasted beets, balsamic vinegar (no oil); 6 saltine crackers
–Dinner: Leftover Black Bean and Corn Salad; Leftover Sweet Potato and Squash Soup (from my freezer, I forgot I had this!); 1 veggie burger patty w/ 1/2 cup sauerkraut
–Snack: 100 calorie pack Lorna Doones; bunch of grapes
–Beverages: 2 water bottles (64 ounces each), 2 liters water, 1 glass hot tea, 1 liter sparkling water
Keep it up, David!