I want to let you know that I have the nicest people who read my blog!
Do you want to know why?
Really, not one of you called me out? Not one of you questioned it.
Because I can? Really?
Well, I will call myself out. I apologize.
Because it was not what I wanted to write.
It was weak. Here is what I wanted to write.
There is a blogger named Tyler. He writes a blog called 344pounds.com. He has been on television, on the radio and on CNN’s Fit Nation.
He is a real nice guy. When he was starting out, he would comment on my blog. Then he got a little more popular and focused on his blog. He has gone through a lot this year, personally and with his weight. He has lost 150 pounds and is in the process of building muscle. He helps people out and truly cares about people who read his blog.
I wrote him a few months back when we were both sponsored by a company called Papayahead. I told him how impressed I was with the way he blogged and how he lost the weight. I always have had a thing for people who can count calories for a long amount of time. He is one of them. I told him to keep it up. He wrote back a nice reply.
So on Sunday he wrote this post called “Requesting Donations”. I have read it a few times. I have read the comments.I am a little confused at all of it, but here is what I will say…….
I think it took courage to write. A lot of it! I am a huge fan of courage. I always have been. I am a big fan of people who take a stand. He has done that. I do not have an opinion one way or the other on the post. I think that people who love him will support him, people who never liked his style will not like him, and the ones on the fence will still be on the fence.
Just like every post I write.
But it did make me think about me and my blogging. I do not blog because I can. At the end of the day, I blog for me. I am so thankful that people read, but I do this for me. I write stories about my past so I will not forget. When you lose weight, it is easy to forget that you had back pains. That you could not wipe your ass. That clothes shopping was hard. That the gym was not fun.
I blog for myself. This is for me. Every person that agrees with something I wrote helps me so much. I am glad I was not the only one that would sweat in a 65 degree room. I am glad I was not the only person that had a hard time hugging his spouse. I am glad I was not the only one that would eat a lot of food in private. You have no idea how much that helps me!
You have helped me. I can not ask for more. In fact, I have not given people enough!
When you give me a free “Like” it helps me. When you comment it helps me. Just like every WW meeting…..
It is a great feeling to know I am not alone.
I am no expert. I am no guru. I just do not want to be fat anymore. I am scared, yet have all the confidence in the world.
In two years I wonder if there will be an Anti-Jared. If Facebook will be gone or Twitter will be like MySpace?
But I know for now I blog for me. And if all of that is gone in two years, I do not care.
I will be a restaurant manager coming home to his son who will say “Dad, who is that big guy in those pictures?”
I can look at him and say “Someone who cares about you, but you will never see him again”.
And that is why I blog.