Don’t talk to me about diet!


Don’t talk to me about diet!

I am over 100 pounds heavier than I need to be. This Is not news to those who know me, and if you look at my picture, you will see it also. So why am I even stating it? I am talking to you about it because I know that I am not alone. I know that most of the people who will read this have some type of battle going on within themselves around their weight. If not their weight specifically it may be around the health of their body.

I am writing this as a precursor to a series of articles I will be writing about food, health, exercise, and well being.

Why would you want to read anything I have to say about diet and wellness? Good question. My hope is that you will follow me on a journey I am taking and maybe along this journey I can share some things with you that will make your life a little better.

I am not an expert on any of these topics. Not yet, anyway. What I am is a student. I have dedicated this next year, 2015, to learning more about health through diet. It is one of my New Years Resolutions after all.

I am also open and willing to learn from you, if you have something to add to the conversation. I know that some will agree with a lot of what I say as I start down this path. I know some will disagree with things I say. All that is wonderful. I look forward to the conversation.

Here is what I propose.

I promise to learn and share what I learn.

I promise to keep learning and never be too attached to what I think I know.

I promise to not quit! This is where I may need your help. Encourage me with your thoughts and ideas. Don’t be offended if I do not jump at every suggestion. I need to take my own path.

I promise to be healthier this time next year. Will you join me?

Now, I named this article “Don’t talk to me about Diet!” The reason for that name is simple. I am not going on a diet. I am going to be making some big changes in my lifestyle so that I can achieve the outcome I desire, but I am not going on a diet. The reason for the clarification is that diets are a short term solution to a lifelong need. As I begin this process, I will be making some short term plans. These plans are designed to have a specific result. They are not lifelong changes. Some plans will be life long changes. These changes will be in the form of habits designed to help me gain and maintain health. I also retain my right to change my mind as I learn and grow.

I hope you come along with me on this journey. I hope we help each other.

More to come soon.

Resolve to Resolve


Resolve to Resolve

It is time! It is the new year. It is 2015. Well, almost.

It is time to make the new years resolutions. Do you make New Years resolutions? I never really have. As a matter of fact, I was pretty adamant about not making them. I had decided at some point that it was better to live my life always changing and growing and that to make resolutions at the beginning of the year was really just a cop out for not being who I should be all the time. Wow, what a bunch of poppycock. Sometimes I just shake my head at some of the goofy things I once believed. It is okay, you can shake your head also, I don’t mind.

So now I am rethinking this whole resolution thing. I think it is a good thing. (Random Thought) ( I hope that in 10 years I do not look back at this writing and call it poppycock, hmm) Where was I, oh yeah, I think it is a good thing to make New Years Resolutions. It is a time for us to push the “reset” button on our goals and plans. It is a great time of the year also to do this. What else are you going to do in January? Making New Years Resolutions gives us a chance to rethink our goals, to make new plans and just decide some things.

There is an old saying.  “You don’t plan to fail, you just fail to plan.” Deciding to make New Years resolutions forces you to stop and think about what it really is that you want in the new year and beyond. If done right, it also forces you to question your goals and plans. It also should lead you to making a list of steps to achieving these goals.

So today I Resolve to make New Years Resolutions! (Random Thought) ( Resolve and Resolution should not go together. Shouldn’t it be Resolvolution? ) Yes today, I resolve to start the process of making my New Years Resolutions.

That’s it!

What are you waiting for?

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You want to hear my resolutions? Haven’t made them yet. It was a lot of hard brain work just resolving to resolve. You want me to do this right don’t ya? Stay tuned, you will hear all about them.