Low-Carb Blogging Purposefully Personal To Encourage Others

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ February 1, 2007

I am both criticized and praised for the way I write my columns. You see, I’m not content with simply regurgitating health and weight loss information in a very dry, impersonal manner that does not give people any practical context for using it in their own lives. Instead, I make every effort to share from my own experiences to help others who may be going through similar circumstances.

Some say they don’t care what some former fat guy has to say about diet and nutrition because all he is basing his comments on is what he has gone through and not basing his writings on any professional medical opinion. That’s true and I’ve never claimed otherwise. Plus, I make that point abundantly clear every single time I write a new column. If you don’t like what I write about, then nobody is forcing you to read it. There are plenty of drab and boring web sites out there to fit your tastes just fine.

At the same time, though, there are many more who are intrigued by my weight loss success story because I am able to connect with them on a personal level that helps them deal with their own journey because it is a very personal thing to go through. That’s why I write like I do to hopefully convey that livin’ la vida low-carb is about real people going through the struggles of life like everyone else.

Today, I have an example of someone who empathizes with my slight difficulty in keeping my weight from creeping up. As my regular readers recall, I gained 10 pounds back of my total 180-pound weight loss by the middle of 2006 which is why I started The “30-In-30″ Low-Carb Weight Loss Challenge. While I lost down to 215 at one point, the weight has since crawled right back up again to the mid to upper 220s again.

The fact that I have blogged about my up and down battle with those last few pounds instigated a response from an Atkins weight loss success story to share her similar experience and concern.

Find out what she wrote as well as my encouragement back to her regarding her current low-carb struggles by clicking here.


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