I know a lot of what I say is blunt. I am not being super tactful, nice, or sugar-coating anything. I’m not beating around the bush, or any colorful colloquialism you can find for someone who is talking around the truth. My kids told me when they were young that they thought I was always mad when I was sitting at my desk or working on something. I told them that I’m not mad; that’s my resting face. When I would smile at them, they would tell me that they wished I would smile all the time because my face looked better that way. It was sweet of them, and I remember them sitting me down to tell me this when my daughter was six and my son was four. They were cute.

I wish I could smile all the time, but the truth is that the misinformation about nutrition and exercise that is so rampant in today’s society makes me angry. It enrages me to see people eating bread, pasta, oat meal, and other foods and then hitting the gym to try to lose 20, 30, or even 50 lbs. They give up within a month or two because they see no results. Due to the crappy nutritional education we’ve received all our lives, or worse, that we see on reality TV, we think that we can eat whole wheats and quinoa and oats and all we have to do is exercise and we’ll get skinny.

This is all a lie.

If you don’t change what you’re putting in your body, you will not be healthy. You will not lose weight. You will not live long. These are facts. I know there are plenty of you out there who are skinny or not morbidly obese and you’re reading this (why?) and thinking, “Yeah, that’s BS. I’m eating all that crap and I’m healthy.” Keep thinking that, buttercup. I know people in my family who were skinny and died from heart attacks due to cholesterol. These people had perfect BMI’s, body fat, and low weight, yet they died before reaching age 55 because they ate like crap (well, and genetics didn’t do them any favors). It’s true some people can eat crap their entire lives and live to be 100, but those people are the exception. That’s like playing the lottery. How did that Power Ball work out for you? Not so well? Guess what: putting crap into your body is like betting against your reaching an old age.

This blog isn’t about being nice. Never did I promise you a rose garden. It isn’t about finding nice ways to say inconvenient truths. It’s a site where I tell it like it is, thorns and all. If I learned something from my own journey to getting thin again, then I’ll post it here. I will always post sources where I can, but sometimes, what I say is based on how I experienced it.

I never have, nor do I claim to be a nutritionist, expert, scientist, minister, or astronaut. I’m a guy who used to be skinny, got fat, and is now getting skinny again. Join me on this journey or not; either way, I’m going to reach my goal and I will continue to sustain my weight loss by eating healthy.

Do you have any information that would be helpful? First-hand experience or knowledge you would like to pass on through this site? Let me know! Got questions? Ask me! Comments? Leave them here on the site, or message me privately!

As of today, I weigh 225 lbs and have lost 64 lbs since August 31, 2015.

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