People frequently contact me and ask that I lay the secret of losing weight on them, as if I have all the answers in my back pocket but simply choose to share silly song parodies or pass along fart jokes on my blog instead of doling out the good stuff.
But I’ve spent enough of my life driving in the fat lane to feel a little empathy for somebody seeking answers.
The simple truth is that there are no uncomplicated solutions, no pat answers. What works for me might not necessarily be the path that’s right for you.
We all have to find our own way.
That said, I’ll be happy to tell anyone who asks how it happened for me: it was an Easter Sunday three years ago and I had been questioning whether I was ever going to be making any headway in my own personal Battle of the Bulge.
I was home alone, my family off doing I-can’t-remember-what. I do recall the long come-to-Jesus I had with myself that weekend, and I remember stumbling upon the wonderful world of weight-loss blogging. Somehow, someway, it all started coming together for me that weekend and magic started happening… on my scale, on my blog, in my life.
It really is a marvel when we finally discover that spark that lies within each of us, that reservoir of strength, commitment and determination that turns just-another-diet into a transformative experience.
I can’t tell you how to do it, but I’m here to tell you that you can do it.
And believing that is the first step to making your own miracle happen.