A few weeks ago, weight loss blogger Jack Sh*t wrote a post that asked “why?” He wrote that he finds the most compelling weight-loss blog posts to be those in which the writer explains why he or she wishes to lose weight, rather than posts that document “what I ate today” and “how many miles I ran,” etc.
I’ve been meaning to answer Jack’s “why” question here. But so many other issues have come to mind, I’ve failed to tackle the why. Tonight I surfed through a few past posts and I realize I’ve already somewhat answered the question. So I’m taking the easy way out and I’m posting links to those answers. Jack, forgive my laziness.
My Story, Part I
It’s Only Once a Year
Why have I taken this fitness journey?
First and foremost, I’ve survived addiction relapses. But I don’t know if I have another comeback in me, so today I choose not to eat addictive foods.
I know what it’s like to be in shape. I know what it’s like to be out of shape. In shape feels better.
I want to live my second 50 years healthier than I did my first 50.
Since giving up sugar, people tell me I look younger (Vanity, thy name is Pam).
I want to be a living example to those who are unhappy with the way they look and feel. I want people to know that if I can do it, so can they.
By staying away from addictive substances and by working a program of recovery, I have a formula for living that brings me more peace and joy than any dessert or rum and Coke ever could.
One day at a time….
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