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Join Ken Raymond on his trip from fat to fit

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm •  Published: April 5, 2010

Last week, we started a new project on

It’s called “Ken 2.0: From Fat to Fit,” starring our own reporter Ken Raymond.

Ken is an outstanding writer and a first-class journalist. But that much was clear well before this project began.

What we didn’t necessarily know was the extent of Ken’s bravery.

Think about it. How many times have you embarked on a lifestyle change?

Any kind of lifestyle change … Dieting? Exercising? Quitting smoking? Going back to school? … anything. When you take on something like that, you are challenging yourself. And, likely, there’s some doubt in your own mind.

These kinds of things are hard — and you can often fail. Sometimes, you don’t even tell your loved ones for fear that it will put more pressure on succeeding in your personal challenge.

Now think about Ken. He’s blogging about it every day. He’s taking a video camera with him on his journey. He’s writing about it in The Oklahoman. He’s on Facebook. He’s on Twitter.

He has told the entire world. And he wants the entire world to go on the journey with him. He’ll document the trip, whether he succeeds or not.

Ken has told some amazing stories in the past. The stack of awards is proof of his talent. His last long-term project with us was the Jim Chastain: ‘Life is Real’ series as he detailed Jim’s battle with terminal cancer. In that project, Ken’s used his talents to shine light on the remarkable bravery of Jim Chastain and his family as they went down the path of ‘writing the final chapters’ of Jim’s life.

Now we see Ken becoming the subject of one of his stories. We hope you will join him.

by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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