To Sora, her spy network is three parts her way of contributing to Val’Dhar’s security and one part endlessly entertaining plaything. Just in case you were curious. π
Being a professional cartoonist is, by its very nature, a sedentary occupation. Coupled to that the fact that I have been heavy for most of my life and you can see how that can combine to make a “perfect storm” of poor health and a battered sense of self-worth. Some of you may be familiar with Chris Powell. If not, he’s most known for being the star of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, where he helps morbidly obese people shed their weight and reclaim their lives. He has also written a diet and exercise book, which my wife and I purchased recently. We started the program this week. So far, it’s been interesting. Right now, I weigh 284 pounds and you have no idea how hard it was to type that just now. I’m hoping to lose a total of 110 pounds by this time next year. I know that telling you all this doesn’t really relate to the strip at all. I’m hoping that by putting this out there, being honest about the struggles and the achievements (hopefully) I encounter, something good might come of it, for both myself and others. If nothing else, it might help keep me honest. π
Thank you very much.