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Dan Nied’s Fortress of Weight Loss: Day 150

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So you might notice that I’ve been scarce with the postings the last couple of weeks.

I want to tell you why.

After 150 days of the diet, and trying to post at least three times per week, it’s gotten hard to really figure out something new to tell you.

Of course, we can compound that by noting that this is my second weight loss in two years, and you can only go on and on about screwing up so many times, and you can only celebrate gradual progress so often before it gets a little redundant. And I don’t want to be redundant.

Tonight I sat here and tried to figure out what to write about, and I kept coming to the same things. Really, this blog boils down to these points: 1. the diet is going well or poorly. 2. I am exercising enough or not enough. 3. I have or have not lost weight. 4. I am happy or sad about something going on in my life.

That’s what it boils down to, with the occasional past fatty stories thrown in here and there.

One thing I don’t want to do is just run down constant updates of what I ate that day, what exercise I got, and what I’ll eat tomorrow. This isn’t a food log, after all. It’s a story of a regular guy trying to do something to change his life. Problem is, there is no real “Ta-daaa!” moment coming up. Instead, the plot of this story came in incremental steps.

And while I loved experiencing – and then writing about – those steps, they are long in the past.

So it gets difficult to write about it three times a week, especially when I hold these writings to at least a minimal standard. Plus, add to that the fact that I usually write after a long day of work that lasts until 11:30 p.m. and exhausts me, you should realize that you guys really aren’t getting my best stuff.

That said, I want to scale back this blog in the final months of the diet. I want to offer you one entry per week, probably written on either Sunday or Monday night, published on Monday or Tuesday. And I want to make those entries worth your while to read and mine to write. As I come to the end of this – though an end date has not yet been determined – I want to give you the things you want to read about. Instead of 500 words about how my day went, you deserve 1,000-1,500 words about an issue that I’ve dealt with in the past, or how I am going to look ahead once this is all over with.

And I want to pour myself into those entries, so they will offer you something different.

I don’t want to become bland, though I fear I already have.

So I scale it back from here and that is kind of a relief, honestly, since I am feeling like these last stages of the diet must be done for me, rather than for you.

If you have any requests or questions or suggestions about what you would like to read in coming posts, then please leave a comment.

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  • Alexandria

    drumming fingers……scaling back a whole bunch, eh?

    How are you?