Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Weight loss is hard. Lifestyle change is hard. Nowhere is this more evident than when you look at the rolls of dead blogs.

Having nothing better to do (ha!), I've been leafing through the bloglist on Jimmy Moore's site. He's got a looooong list which looks to me like every blog that has ever been tangentially related to weight loss, mostly low carb. And if you click through these links, you rapidly discover two things. 1. A lot of them are dead. No longer a blog. 2. A lot of the blogs that still exist have the most recent post at about a year ago, or so.

Where does everyone go? It's almost heartbreaking to read the words of so many people who start out with bright shiny hopes, hope that THIS time will be different. This will be the magic time, the time that will work. But it doesn't, I guess. Or you get tired of blogging, which to some extent is a bizarre and self-absorbed activity, I guess. Or life gets in the way.

I have to also say, though, that if you're trying to eat low carb, it is NOT a good idea to wax enthusiastic about how delicious the pizza you ate last night was. Lifestyle change is about learning not to long for the forbidden fruit... because, eventually, all will power fades, and if you think of this thing as desirable and just out of reach, one way or another, you're doomed to fail... either because you quit before you get to your destination or you revert to original eating habits and gain it all back. Yes, very preachy of me. But, I think, true.

Some people make it. I want to be one of them.

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