Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment
Would you capture it? Or just let it slip?

-Eminem (Or for weight loss purposes M and M’s!)

One of my favorite bloggers out there is a man by the name of Fat Daddy. Every post he has, I can relate to.

Well, except for hunting. I am not a hunter.

He lost over 100 pounds, is a hard worker and a family man. Just an all around nice guy. If you have not checked out his blog, you should. It is great!

One of the funniest things he did, in my opinion, is he tried to change his blogging name. He did not want to be called Fat Daddy anymore. He decided to be called F Daddy. To me it did not make sense, and I do not think it stuck.

We only get one shot to truly make our name……..

In April of 2008, I decided to make a blog. I was not really into it, but thought it would be kind of fun to  document my journey.

My posts were short and broken up. I did not put any passion in them. It was just something to do. I did not understand comments, or readers, or anything about websites.

I had to come up with a name for the blog.

I decided The Anti-Jared.

If you look at my past posts, I have about 5 million reasons why I am The Anti-Jared.

Truth is, I have no idea why I chose the name.

Looking back it makes no sense. If I was truly The Anti-Jared, then I would have gained 200 pounds.

Jared was my weight loss hero. He was the only guy I knew of at the time that lost over 200 pounds. He was always on commercials which meant he kept the weight off. He is around my age, and he does a lot fo good for the community. He seems nice and I do not know anyone who has said a bad thing about him.

I never liked Subway. I had a really bad experience there (Which I wrote about here).

I can deal with poor quality food, but not disrespect.

I did not want to lose weight by eating two subs a day, drinking a shake from breakfast and lunch, or taking a pill three times a day.

I was done with gimmicks. That I did know.

But you get one chance to come up with a name. That was mine…for blogging ever.

Some Bloggers want to change their names, and it does not work in my opinion. I would love to change my “handle” to Captain Chomp or Sweet Pickles.

I will always be “The Anti-Jared”.

So I find it funny that when people do  Subway giveaways and ask “What question would you ask Jared?” there is always one comment that is….

“I would ask Jared if he knows the Anti-Jared and eats hoodies and runs through brick walls!”

So I thought about it today…what would I ask Jared?

I honestly do not think Jared has any idea who I am or cares. I am probably that annoying guy who wants attention by using his name.

I do have a ton of respect for him and what he has done. How he gives back, and he does care about weight loss. Even if he does push sugar sauces on sandwiches with sodium filled meats.

So what would I ask a man who lost over 200 pounds….got sponsored, inspired millions and probably has tons of weight loss tips?

One thing……..

Thank you….for letting me know losing 200 pounds is possible.

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