Why did I write these posts? Isn’t the diet and weight loss sector of the market crowded? What qualifications or skills do I have? What have I achieved to have the “right” to write this? Am I rich or famous? A Celebrity?
I started writing these posts while I was losing weight.
I wrote most of it whilst being obese, and I hadn’t lost 300 pounds already like some celebrity type dieters….
I am writing this now, still 20 pounds away from my target weight region. I have never been within my normal weight zone since I was a child, I’m not sure exactly but maybe at 10 years old I was normal. That was around 30 years ago. Throughout my life I have been at between 30 pounds to 70 pounds overweight. I am not famous, I don’t want to be famous, and I was never that obese. I am just an average guy.
The reason I write these posts is because I had an epiphany, for many years I have read the occasional book on diet, weight loss, personal development, philosophy, spirituality and so on.
A few months ago I experienced a few ‘aha’ moments in a row.
It was like I suddenly woke up and all the pieces of the jigsaw came together. Much of the realization was related to information that I had known for a long time. I realized the extent that I had been fooling myself, twisting reality to suit my ego. I figured out that no matter how hard I had tried in the past, my attitude and my identity as a fat person caused me to fail and give up repeatedly.
I am a different person now. I have no doubt that I will reach my target weight and be able to maintain it.
My epiphany was almost like a religious revival, I am seeing clearly for the first time. I felt that I had to write these posts, even if hardly anyone reads them. I don’t care how much competition there is or that I am not a celebrity. These are the kind of writings that I wish someone had given me as a teenager, so that I could have avoided much heartache and feelings of failure and frustration.
These posts are a gift to myself, and to the world …
… regardless of how many people I am able to touch. Even if only a few people read it and it helps them be the person they should be. I will be happy.
So no glitz, glamour, or promotion. No calorie counting, strict rules or annoying routines. Just a simple guy sharing what he has figured out relating to psychological and practical matters. Nothing complicated, nothing difficult just (what should be) common sense.