My Path to Healing

My name is John Atkinson. From June 2014 to June 2016 I went from 290 lbs to 180 lbs, seven medications to no medications, and sedentary hermit life to a lifestyle of activity ad engagement. Here’s the story.

Weight Loss, Nutrition and Wellness

My PersonalJourney

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I always struggled with weight. It cost me more than I can account, however, I have faith in God’s grace, and that all things led me to right here just so I could tell you my story.

 To the end that along with the telling you might be helped or blessed in some small way in your own struggles. I struggled and failed for 32 years. I admit for many of those years I just gave up all struggles and dwelt in depression, sickness and pain of my own creation. 

This is the story of my journey from that state. Not only to weight loss and wellness gain, but in growing to a life that I love within a disability that I have adapted to. Its a series so subscribe!


Part 1: Long Story Short

From June 2014 to June 2016 I went from 290 lbs to 180 lbs, seven medications to no medications, and sedentary hermit life to the lifestyle and activities...

Rocky Neck State Park

Part 2: Fat, Sick & Triggered

June 2014 was when my journey towards health started in earnest following a series of awareness triggers. Triggers that led me in a direction of whole-self, or holistic,...

Photo journals

Flying South For the Winter

Moving south from Connecticut to Texas in the RV. On this trip we will be hitting seral spots and taking over a month for the journey. We left Lake Williams on the 15th of Oct, 2021. Stops along the way are Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and a couple of spots in East, South and finally Central Texas. Follow me here for the ride!

Photo journals

Adventures on the trail and road

I like moving. Whether in a vehicle or on my feet. With or without a destination in mind. Everything on this site revolves around a holistic wellness journey. My hikes and trips serve my wellness on multiple levels. I like bundling stuff.

Here are some of the photographic journeys. 

Ice Rimmed Surface Of Walden Pond

On Walden Pond

A walk about Walden Pond and a visit to the bean...

Healthy Eats

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Blueberry Superfood Glue

Blueberry Glue is a great quick power breakfast that is nutritionally balanced with 22 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber from yogurt, blueberries and superfood goodness.

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John Atkinson
John Atkinson

Health Coaching

I hold a Health Coaching Certification from Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Certificate Verification Link FYI. I hate the word coach. Its overused. I consider myself a Wellness Advocate in this one of my several roles.


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