Blogging and Dieting take a lot Perseverance

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blogging-perseveranceOver the years my weight has gone up and down like a yo-yo.

Sometimes I’m overweight by 10+ kg and sometimes I’m about right.

But come closer…I want to share something with you…I am much more inclined to be overweight than ‘about right’.

You see I love food like cakes, puddings, and chocolate. I simply cannot resist them.

Last year I gave up the 9-5 corporate world and started to work from home. During 2009, I added 14kg of FAT!

Imagine all that fat in a big pile – it would make you recoil, wouldn’t it?

There was a turning point though.

People who are hooked on drugs or alcohol say they have to hit a really low point before they can change.

Now my situation is nothing like some people find themselves when it comes to drink and drugs but I did have a very low point…

Watching a video of me jumping with the Masai Warriors during my wedding anniversary holiday last year.

You can see some holiday pictures here: Holiday Slide Show

The other tourist guy who ‘jumped’ before me did ok but I thought I could do better.

It was my turn. I thought I did pretty well. My wife was videoing. I finished my jumping. I was proud. I had jumped as high as I could.

We got home and watched the holiday videos. Of course, there was the one of me jumping with the Masai.

Remember when I said I thought I did pretty well. I didn’t. It was awful. It looked like I could hardly life my fat body off the ground.

That was my low point. I had to do something about it. I was so overweight.

To see how I started to lose weight, you can read my guest post at Daniel Scocco’s Daily Blog Tips, entitled, “What Has Blogging Got To Do With Losing Weight?”

Since that blog post was published I have lost another 6kg.

In you find yourself in a similar situation, simply watch this fun video and the weight will simply fall off:

What do you do to keep your weight in check? Please share your views in the comments below.


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22 Responses to Blogging and Dieting take a lot Perseverance

  1. Pasty Muncher April 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Hmm – ironically I went from bobbing about doing household chores – cleaning, mowing etc to a nine to five (thirty) whilst ‘working at home’ and I have gained two whole stone – that’s even with lunchtime Gym sessions.

    Wise words


    .-= Pasty Muncher´s last blog ..Dubai Aquarium It’s A Cracker =-.

  2. Klaus April 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    Oh my, those cookies in the video kinda made me hungry 🙂 I’m sure that wasn’t the purpose of the video…

    I better head over and read that blog post, after which you lost 6KG – thanks for the tip.
    .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Special Usenet/Newshosting Offer – Discount For Life & Unlimited Downloads =-.

  3. Chuck Edwards April 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    Your post describes well the bind that so many of us are in as we live more sedentary lives sitting in front of a computer screen. Believe me, I know how difficult it is to lose weight (and that low point of realizing that you are truly, undeniably FAT).
    Congrats on losing 6 kgs! I am truly happy for you. When I hit my low point, I was quite a bit overweight and therefore know how good it feels to be shedding those pounds. It wasn’t easy by any means but with determination and a positive attitude I not only lost that extra weight but have also made a career out of helping others get to where they could enjoy jumping with the Masai.
    .-= Chuck Edwards@Weight Loss Tips´s last blog ..How to Lose Weight at Home =-.

    • Andrew April 27, 2010 at 11:11 am #


      Must admit, the first few weeks in my training were tough. Now I’m a little fitter and leaner, I actually enjoy going to the gym.

      I’ve still got another 6kg to go.

      Great you have made a career out of it.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..How to create awareness for your blog =-.

      • Chuck Edwards April 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

        Starting out is always the most difficult stage in losing weight because it’s such a big change for our bodies. Once we make it a habit, though, our bodies also get used to and look forward to exercise. Once someone can get to that point where they enjoy exercising (like yourself), they have cleared a pretty important hurdle.
        .-= Chuck Edwards@Weight Loss Tips´s last blog ..How to Lose Weight at Home =-.

        • Andrew April 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm #


          The other thing I do is mix up the training. Sometimes running, sometimes weights, circuits, rowing…

          I see so many others doing the same thing everyday. I need variety.

          .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Am I alone in thinking these are odd… =-.

  4. Alex April 27, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    Haha the youtube clip is just awesome. You know it sounds mean but most people are just like that always looking for the magix pill and trying to avoid the “not so nice” part at all cost.

    I like the way you always combine blogging with something in the “real” world.
    .-= Alex@Briefkasten Edelstahl´s last blog ..Edelstahl Briefkasten “Flaschenpost” =-.

    • Andrew April 27, 2010 at 11:13 am #

      Thanks Alex!

      The video is excellent, isn’t it?

      I cam across it a few months ago and thought, “one day, that will be useful”.

      There is no magic pill to weight loss and it’s the same with blogging!

      Both take hard work and determination.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..How to create awareness for your blog =-.

  5. stacie April 27, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    Sometimes I think: ah, forget losing weight, just eat cake and be happy! Except, apart from those few seconds when I’m munching cake, I’m not that happy. It gets to a point where you don’t want people to take photos of you, don’t want to be captured forever looking like that. That’s when you should do something, not because someone else says you should. Good blog 🙂

  6. Dennis Edell April 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    Luckily I have a very small sweet tooth, unfortunately I can eat about 50oz’s of meat per day. lol

    I was way overweight before I was forced home full time; need to do something though…
    .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Theme Customization 5- New Pages, Tabs, and More! =-.

    • Andrew April 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

      So what ya gonna do, Dennis?

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Am I alone in thinking these are odd… =-.

      • Dennis Edell April 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

        Dunno yet; figured I’d mull it over some with a sandwich. 😉
        .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..What are YOUR Top 3 Social Sharing Recommendations =-.

  7. Suzanne Franco April 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    This video cracks me up … I have it saved on a list of future posts and I really enjoyed seeing it again. LOL. I have let 20 lbs creep on over the last 6 years … just inched my way up there *sigh* Now I’m determined to lose it all and keep it off. I’ve never lost all the weight I gained from having 3 kids ~ oldest 14 youngest 11 so no more excuses!!!!!!!! I am working out 4 times a week with a trainer and eating healthy (including healthy snacks every few hours) and so far I’ve lost 9 lbs. (17 more to go). Thanks for the encouragement! *huGs* Suzanne
    .-= Suzanne Franco@Fitness at 40´s last blog ..I Quit Diet Coke! (2 1/2 Weeks Now) … Watch This Video =-.

    • Andrew April 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm #


      The video is great, isn’t it? I had it saved for a while as well…all ready to use.

      Great news on your weight loss, so far.

      Sounds like your target is similar to mine (but I didn;t have kids – I was just greedy!)>

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Am I alone in thinking these are odd… =-.

  8. Jen April 29, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    I wish I was as disciplined at dieting as I am at blogging. I’d be a size 6 by now!


  9. Collin September 6, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    A good healthy diet with physical workouts helped me to lose weight naturally. I think the tips in the video is really very nice and i shall follow it.

    • Andrew September 6, 2010 at 8:16 am #


      Did you actually watch the video?

      You going to follow the tips…i.e. do nothing and keep eating rubbish!


  10. Irvingia Gabonensis June 30, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    Most foods contain a mix of some or all of the nutrient classes, together with other substances, such as toxins of various sorts. Some nutrients can be stored internally, while others are required more or less continuously. Poor health can be caused by a lack of required nutrients or, in extreme cases, too much of a required nutrient. Thanks.

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