It’s funny, when most people start a blog about diet and exercise they put their goals in the very first posting. If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you’ve probably figured out that I prefer to not be like most people. I told myself when I first started this blog that I wasn’t going to just parrot what everyone else posts on a weight loss blog. Sure there are some commonalities that we all want to discuss, but what I hope you get from me is a different perspective from everything else you’ve read out there.
There are so many of us that are struggling with our weight; it’s clear that this is not a problem that’s easy to solve even though it seems like it should be. I’m an engineer, and one thing I’ve learned in my career is that when I can’t solve a problem, quite often it’s because I made an assumption early on that led me down a wrong path. We make those assumptions when we fail to look at different perspectives. If you look at the blogs I follow, you notice that a lot of them have totally different views on how to lose weight. I choose to follow them BECAUSE they are different from me. I want to see different points of views because every once in a while you pick up one little nugget of information that moves you forward on your weight loss journey. If there is one thing I’ve learned through my struggles, it’s that this problem with weight loss is so difficult because we are all unique and different things work for different people. Dare to think differently as you create your own path and you might find a few of those little nuggets that help to craft your success.
So how do you solve the weight loss problem?
- Arm yourself with knowledge
- Don’t be afraid of different points of view
- Carve out your own path
- Don’t Give Up!
In 2010 I started this blog with the intent on increasing my accountability. After all my failed attempts at losing weight, I figured it couldn’t hurt to try something different. While I was writing I was truly enjoying myself and I was punching out some articles that you don’t see everywhere (check out “Will you be happy after you lose weight”, “What’s your eating personality”, and “You don't have to starve to lose weight”). I have a lot more to offer and look forward to continuing this journey with all of you. I hope you all learn as much from me as I do from you, and please feel free to leave me a comment if you do pick up one of those little nuggets from my blog. Stay Strong!