…there are people out there wondering why I’m posting such intimate details (weight, waist, neck, and body fat info) on my blog for everyone to see. Here’s the questions/objections I can think of:
Here’s the answers I can think of.
Answer 1: Frankly, I don’t really care that no one cares. I started this blog in Feb 2005 because I wanted to write on the internet. At the time, I thought it may take the place of a journal; however, I quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen–there are things one writes in a journal that aren’t shared. Since then, I’ve gone through highs and lows of blogging and not blogging. But, I do this because I want to and have something to share. You can read it or not. Either way, it doesn’t really bother me.
Answer 2: Yes, but if you look at me, you can see I’m heavy. I’m way heavier than at my lowest point. But, I’m actually below where I graduated high school at (I’m almost certain of this). Last time I lost weight, I posted some things online, but kept waist/neck/body fat percent in a small notebook. I don’t have a clue where that notebook is now and I’d like to be able to see what it was then (and where I actually was).
Answer 3: I’m posting it because I want to. In a year or so, I would like to be able to look back and see how I’ve improved. I could keep it in a notebook; however, the last time I did that I lost the notebook. I expect I’ll keep this website up until the WWW becomes obsolete. I’ve even toyed with the idea of setting aside money for heirs to pay for hosting after I die. That may seem a bit vain, but look at Sheldon Brown’s bicycle site (the best on the internet): he wrote tons of articles that are extremely useful. Now, I don’t have too many HOWTOs, but the ones I do have are hit quite often.
Anyway, the main reason I’m doing this is so I can look back in a year, two, or three to compare where I am then with where I am now. A second reason is the chance that I might encourage someone else. Who knows if someone will search the internet and come across my posts where I talk about my change and be inspired. From personal experience (and an all-time high weight of 290lbs) I know when I workout I feel better.
Image from kevinspencer via flickr