I have been blogging for a few years now, and I will tell you, the first couple of years, all I truly cared about was having Google Readers and followers. I cared about how many comments I could get on a post and how many emails I would get after a post.
I will tell you, the more I cared, the more I hated blogging. The key to being a good blogger is not hating it. You have to love it and be honest no matter the consequence. Even if it is a bad comment or an unfollow once in a while.
But I could not accept that. I wanted more followers. Even if it meant writing posts that would please the masses. I wanted more comments.
For the past year I have wanted to write this post. I have been hesitant because of trying to pursue sponsorships. I have been hesitant because I have been trying to build my blog.
Honestly though, I have to enjoy this. I have a good job. Blogging is a hobby that I am good at.
So here it goes…..
I have not written a weight loss plan or a workout in years. That is not what my blog is about. It is not even close to that anymore.
But you know me, right? Because we were both overweight you know the struggles, so you are looking at me for advice or for that magical post or you want all of my secrets for weight loss.
Well, most people do not know me here. You know my “story”. You know my writing. Writing I do not read very often. You know I was overweight. You want my secrets of weight loss.
Here you go. Wake up early to work out and change the way you eat. Sounds rough? Well, it is the only way I know how. I did not get results by learning one simple rule. I do not have any tricks up my sleeve. That is why I am not that great of a weight loss blogger. There are millions of weight loss bloggers out there. Coaches, RD’s, personal trainers who would love to help you.
Knowing what I eat or how I work out will not help you lose weight. It just will not. I could lie to you and say it is the best way, but it isn’t. I lost weight the stupid way. My dear friend Sean Anderson has a great simple system. 1500 calories a day, done. Mine was changing everything I think and do. No one should have to do that.
But no one should have to be 5 foot 6 and 420 pounds. No one should not be able to fit in a booth, use a urinal, wipe their ass, put on a seat belt and make love to their wife. that is all I remember. I do not know about power foods, I know that I need to do whatever it takes to keep my weight off. Period.
I am so appreciative of the people that are inspired by my stories and honestly so am I. I need this because I will struggle, I will slip, and then I need to see my strength. I need to see my writing to know that losing weight is possible. It did not get easier after losing the weight. But it is not as hard as living morbidly obese.
So if my blog is not what you are looking for, unfollow me. My blog is not a forum. My Facebook is not a message board.
I will not lose any sleep over it if you unfollow me. Delete me on Facebook and Twitter. In fact, email me and I will send you ten names of people you are looking for.
I can not lose weight for you. I do not know the best ways.
All I know is that I am a selfish man who never emailed anyone for advice. I walked into a Weight Watchers meeting embarrassed at 420 pounds at rock bottom.
And in four years, I learned more about myself than weight loss.