About the blog
This blog is about how doing one simple thing – going on a campaign to find fifteen new favorite foods – and how that has jump-started my fitness, helped me start burning and losing fat, and set me on a permanent course to a healthier me. I still have farther to go, and I am sharing in case you want to come along.
I started this journey in earnest (with complete commitment) about 5 months ago, and since that time I have lost over 15 pounds of fat. If you compare that to results of some people who get totally focused on losing weight, it may not sound like a lot, but for me it has been life-changing, invigorating, exciting and empowering. So much so, that I know I have started not just a journey toward fitness, but a new chapter in my life.
I am not a nutritional expert, or fitness pro, and I haven’t even reached my goal yet. I am just a person who has wished I had a better level of fitness for years, and tried and failed to lose 30+ pounds many, many times, using many,
many different ways, only to end up in the state of “Oh, that didn’t work for me, guess I am screwed” or “I need more discipline” or “I still look pretty good” or some other similar defeated refrain. So, if any of that is familiar, we are comrades.
And, I’m someone who finally realized that the direction I was headed with my weight, (down a few, up a few more, down a few, up a few more) was no longer OK with me. Simply put – I ‘did the math.’ In the past 10 years, I had averaged gaining a negligible 3 pounds per year. That doesn’t sound excessive or obsessive, but if I looked out, continuing on that path – in 10 more years I was headed squarely, certainly, well into 200 pounds plus territory. And that was when something inside of me just said “No! No more. That is NOT how it’s going to go.” And that’s when I started this journey.
And now – even though I am still at the beginning in terms of the percentage of the way towards reaching my goal – for the first time (distinct from all the other tries) there is no question in my mind that I am on a new path. I’m not worried about quitting or ‘backsliding’ because I am clear I have ‘been there, done that’ and now it’s time for a new adventure, and this is it.
I hope will find something useful in it. If so, please let me know. I would love to hear your comments and feedback.