Last week I wrote about my junk food addiction and I knew when I wrote that column that it would hit home for some readers and not register at all with others. I also knew I’d get a lot of advice from people about how to lose weight, which I gratefully accepted.
While many of the suggestions I received were excellent and ones I will look into, I actually do know a little something about how to lose weight and have been successful at doing so many times. What I’m far less knowledgeable about is how to conquer my self-sabotaging ways which lead me back to a place of eventually feeling heavy and unfit again.
If there’s a magic potion for that, I’m in, but after decades of trying almost every diet solution out there, I’m quite convinced there isn’t a simple or easy cure for self-destruction. I’m no psychiatrist, but I believe that conquering that kind of behaviour, and unhealthy addictions in general, has more to do with our minds and our own feelings of self worth than anything else.
Yes, consuming healthy foods will assist with a healthier mindset, which is why I’m finally eating clean, drinking eight waters a day and exercising when I can. I’m also recording everything I consume at MyFitnessPal.com because I believe that logging a diary of what I put in my body will help keep me on track to reaching my goals. For anyone out there looking to get healthier and wanting to sign up to this free website, please connect with me there if you’d like to encourage each other along the way.
Okay, no more weight loss talk for awhile. I don’t want to bore the heck out of all the readers out there who could care less about this topic and have probably stopped reading this article already. As of this week I’ll be blogging about random topics that interest me on my newly-updated website and I’ll undoubtedly write about this particular subject from time to time. If you’d like to connect with me there, please do. Subscriptions to my website are free and weekly prizes will be given out to those who sign up.
Along with my blogs I will also be posting cartoons courtesy of my talented cartoonist Jim Hunt, and I’m always open to any feedback or ideas that anyone would like to share.
Why I would choose to write more when I clearly could use the time in the gym or doing countless other things is a little beyond me right now. All I can say is that I have this overwhelming urge to share more than I already do in my weekly newspaper columns.
There’s something about blogging that’s different than column writing and I guess the biggest difference is the lack of rules that apply when you’re writing online. I can be as brief or as lengthy as I wish and I can write about whatever topic interests me in that moment with little regard to appealing to the masses.
The definition of a blog according to the Urban Dictionary on the internet is this: A meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life.
With a description as wonderful as that, who wouldn’t want to spend their valuable time blogging? Now if I could only figure out a way to blog and jog simultaneously, I’d be set.
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